August 2014
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Cover Story
It's time to make the most of Oregon's peak season with dozens of swimming holes, day hikes, picnic spots, and beach trips.
Features
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The story of the city's rapidly growing ice cream empire, as told through five of Salt & Straw's signature flavors.
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During the ’60s and ’70s, Robert Rummer built nearly 1,000 iconic post-and-beam style homes in Oregon. This is the story of one.
Our executive editor explores why Oregonians deserve a kick-ass summer more than any others.
Slay your summer thirst with Mexico's answer to the Bloody Mary at Taqueria Portland, Sunshine Tavern, and ¿Por Que No?
This summer, don’t leave home without a bountiful basket of local bites. Shakespeare in the park just got delicious.
The story of the city's rapidly growing ice cream empire, as told through five of Salt & Straw's signature flavors.
Make the most of Oregon’s summer tomato bounty in these new spins on seasonal salads and chilled soup.
Add a scoop to these true brews from Oregon's beer pros (they're all way better than Barq's!)
Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks dishes on the restaurants, obsessions, and under-the-radar finds of the month.
Three cantinas stoking our hand-held cravings this summer (plus plenty of drinks to wash down the spice)
Inside local coffee shops’ battle to claim the title of most innovative cold brew.
Three new television series join Grimm and Portlandia to bring our city center screen this season. We've got the trailers.
Into short drives, easy strolls, and sweat-free escapes? There's no shame in that! Here's how to make the most of summer in your flip-flops.
Broken Bells at the Schnitz, the MLS All-Star Game, Pendulum Aerial Arts, and more of the month's best bets for things to see and do in Portland
The former Oregon Ballet Theatre dancer returns from performing around the world to preview a new work on a transportable set made by Opsis Architecture. Sept 6–7
The bucolic festival has always prized music over money. Can it find a way to thrive—and reinvent live concert video in the process? Aug 1–3
This month's hottest locally made goods, from refillable plastic wine pouch to high-design biking socks.
Fellas, here’s the plan: ditch the full suit, but incorporate a pop of color, whether vibrant slacks or a bright pocket square.
It's time to make the most of Oregon's peak season with dozens of swimming holes, day hikes, picnic spots, and beach trips.
Take your brood for a plunge without leaving Portland.
The recipe for a great day will often involve a balanced blend of walking, pedaling, food, and beer.
These transit-powered day trips are proof that you don’t need your own four wheels to have fun in the Northwest.
Looking for a healthy dose of adventure? Gather your friends, pack up your gear, and make it count.
Cool off with a sojourn to one of these five falling favorites.
The path to the perfect Northwest adventure is paved with peril. Can you make it to the promised land?
Paid or not, Oregonians (and the tourists who love them) make the most of their days off.
It's another installment of the shortest stories in journalism—because there's simply no time for details.
As the US marched to war, Republican-turned-Democrat Oregon senator Wayne Morse said no.
A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from a gluten-free cookbook celeb to the bear spotted in a Concordia neighborhood tree.
A local artist spent nearly a decade building this thing. For Burning Man. Obviously.
One man gave up his car in favor of Portland’s many mobility options. He loves it. Most of the time.