July 2014
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We offer 60 expert tips for the best backyard bash ever, from food to drinks to DIY decor—and the perfect playlist for the action.
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The Cascadia Subduction Quake is coming. How bad will it be? Bad. (Maybe the worst natural disaster in US history.) Can we prepare? YES!
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In back rooms, on off nights, and behind borrowed counters, forward-thinking chefs are redefining dinner in Portland.
How our executive editor stopped worrying and started getting prepared for the Big One. But is the rest of Portland ready?
In back rooms, on off nights, and behind borrowed counters, forward-thinking chefs are redefining dinner in Portland.
Glimpse the next phase of Portland dining at these 11 pop-up dinners, secret back rooms, and farm fresh feasts.
Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks dishes on the restaurants, obsessions, and under-the-radar finds of the month.
The Portland Art Museum pays homage to Paris's Tuileries Garden, one of the world’s most inspiring spaces.
Glena “Heartless” Avila, 38, a Portland pro mixed martial arts fighter, mother of two, and the focus of the new documentary Glena. Watch the trailer now!
Portland artist Jo Hamilton crochets larger-than-life portraits and wall-sized cityscapes—you'll never look at a ball of yarn the same way.
Ashland's OSF hits its zenith in July with nine shows, ranging from Bard classics to world premieres.
Movies in the park, how to score tickets to The Book of Mormon, locals-only summer reading list, and more of the month's best bets for things to see and do in Portland
Follow one of Project Runway winner Michelle Lesniak's signature garments from inspiration through its appearance at the Museum of Contemporary Craft.
Get ready for summer excursions with these made-in-Oregon goods, from high-style hiking boots to Big Bottom Whiskey's pouches of bourbon.
Escape to Canada's Cascadian metropolis for 72 hours of great food, chic hotels, dreamy bike rides, and city strolls—all just a few hours to the north.
The Cascadia Subduction Quake is coming. How bad will it be? Bad. (Maybe the worst natural disaster in US history.) Can we prepare? YES!
The story behind the tiny nonprofit Urban Gleaners, one woman's mission to share the city's excess food.
A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from PDX-bound chef Peter Cho to the newly elected Multnomah County chair.
Fifty years ago, Oregon's iconic novelist launched American counterculture on a long, strange trip.
Why the annual Big Float challenges Portlanders to dive in to the river that runs through us.
Meet the unlikely team that changed the course of Oregon law (and love).
From the Oregon Brewers Festival to the boom of craft brewers within city limits, we explore the huge business of beer in Oregon.
Our go-to half-dozen local brews to quench your seasonal thirst.
We offer 60 expert tips for the best backyard bash ever, from food to drinks to DIY decor—and the perfect playlist for the action.
Decked out in spikes and spines, these perilous plants are water-friendly, beautiful, and just a little bit scary.
Geranium Lake's Kim Foren puts a summer spin on party décor.
Need a soundtrack for your backyard bash this summer? We've got a few choice picks.
We asked our readers to share their feelings about a catastrophic earthquake in Cascadia. Here's what we discovered.
Check out local crochet artist Jo Hamilton's extremely detailed yarn portraits from start to finish.
The director of Portland’s Bureau of Emergency Management argues that being ready for the Big One is as much about connection as stockpiles.