June 2013
Table of Contents
101 festivals, cocktails, concerts, events, family fun, and other adventures to help you craft the perfect season
Features
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Itineraries for every kind of summer visitor
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Elite kayakers take on the Northwest's craziest white water—the raucous Little White Salmon River.
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In a messy part of the city, an urban farm grows connections between families and fresh food.
How one talented staffer has shaped the pages of Portland Monthly.
Eric Bechard's new restaurant, the Kingdom of Roosevelt, is unapologetically wild.
Farmers market veteran Mark Doxtader shows us how to start the day right.
Scott Snyder's East Burnside eatery offers Sephardic Jewish cuisine and a daring cocktail list.
Scott Dolich is back in the Northwest Portland kitchen with a revamped menu of homey roasts, house-made sausages, and tavern sides.
We gave three chefs $50 to spend at their favorite markets for a ready-to-eat BYOB meal (bring your own blanket, that is).
101 festivals, cocktails, concerts, events, family fun, and other adventures to help you craft the perfect season
Your cheat sheet to the city's best summer events
Itineraries for every kind of summer visitor
Portland’s doyenne of experimental dance returns to the work that sparked her career.
The Portland band courts major-label success with a swirling, psychedelic, Danger Mouse–produced new album.
A rollicking, and occasionally surreal, tale of nurses, surfers, and a film crew in Haiti
FOMOxicil: the first FDA-approved drug to treat the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)
A Q & A with Eugene's anti-aging author Lauren Kessler
Our picks for your calendar this month, from Portland's LGTBQ Pride Festival to PDX Beer Week
The Portland-based novelist chats about local creatives, voodoo, and Texas blizzards.
The newest 'summer camp for adults' combines three stages, dozens of music acts, and a skating rink-size wading pool.
Be prepared with our Do's and Dont's for the best local music events: Waterfront Blues Festival, PDX Pop Now, and Pickathon.
Portland's best-selling thriller author Chelsea Cain takes us on a tour of her favorite summer spots, with a few fatalities along the way.
We asked best-selling thriller author Chelsea Cain to share her picks, then turned them into haikus to whet your appetite.
The summer theater favorite ends its five-year mission with “The Trouble with Tribbles”—and your help.
Here's what you missed out on at Portland Center Stage last year. Don't let it happen again.
Five tips for producing—and watching—Shakespeare in the park
With the Cascadia Cup on the line, our hometown team looks beyond the Seattle Sounders to tackle their friendlier, Canadian rivals.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. “Keep Portland Weird.” We know. (Here’s how.)
From your a.m. sip to Happy Hour, with plenty of kid-friendly activities in between (rain or shine)
Glitter, glam, and man-skirts star on New York runways today, but Darcelle has been putting on the glitz for nearly 50 years.
June's best handmade stuff, from Bauhaus-inspired turbans to luxe woolen club covers
Elite kayakers take on the Northwest's craziest white water—the raucous Little White Salmon River.
Views of the craggy mountain, rustic barns, and fields of wildflowers may have you singing "the hills are alive..."
In a messy part of the city, an urban farm grows connections between families and fresh food.
School performance plummets during the long, hot vacation. Why not kill it?
A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people (and animals)
ESCO's John Dillon makes drilling quicker and more profitable
A by-the-numbers guide to the month of June in Oregon
A glimpse of downtown's intriguing new "Parisian" passage
The shortest stories in journalism
A short history of Portland's last Negro league baseball team
And why that mummy might explode
The 55th Cascadia Scouts welcome all comers to an outdoorsy scouting frontier
What Portlanders are saying—or should be.
Why Portland microbrewers are turning to aluminum
Yakuza's snap pea cocktail captures the essence of summer.
Five summery dry-hopped selections from craft cideries in the Northwest
Hosting a shindig? Consider a batch of these classic cocktails to quench your crowd.
The stories behind the fresh heirlooms and hybrids you should plant now
How to encourage beneficial insects in your garden
Farmers Market icon Mark Doxtader samples from PSU's newest vendors for the ultimate breakfast taco.
We’ve curated a compilation of songs from the summer’s hottest tickets for your listening pleasure.
Tour Darcelle’s closet with Pink Martini’s Thomas Lauderdale