July 2011
Table of Contents
Cover Story
Forest Park is a natural treasure that's worth playing in and protecting.
Features
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Forest Park finally has a full-time ranger—and renewed support from the city.
Thumbnail for - Forest Park Guide: The Best Hikes
There's no shortage of hiking trails in Forest Park. The trick is picking a favorite.
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Pick up the pace and work up a sweat—and an appetite—on a pair of park runs.
Thumbnail for - Forest Park Guide: The Best Bikes
See the splendor of nature go whizzing by as breathtaking scenery is matched with a bicycle's breakneck speed.
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Because fine food and craft beer constitute the latest culinary dream team, we asked three local brewers to share their favorite BBQ recipes—and explain which summer brew will best accompany their dish of choice.
Thumbnail for - Forest Park Guide: Wildlife Crossing
FROM THE SKY, Forest Park resembles a long, slender finger sprouting from an endless mass of wilderness that expands north and west to the Pacific Ocean. In scientific parlance, such an uninterrupted connection to a larger ecosystem is known as...
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LIKE A BOA CONSTRICTOR WITH ROOTS, English ivy slithers up trees, engulfs them whole, and crushes them to death. And unfortunately for bark-skinned residents of Forest Park, ivy is virtually unstoppable. The park’s temperate climate and lack of...
Parks have always been a battle between expenses and aesthetics.
Our guide to Portland's quintessential dishes of summer.
Chef Aaron Woo from Natural Selection has a bounty of ideas for summer squash.
Agua Fresca is a tropical refresher with homegrown ingredients.
Sunshine Tavern's bill of fare embellishes and upgrades some familiar Portland dishes.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine style closely associated with California. Of course, we've got our own cabs here in the Northwest.
Just watch. You too can find the finesse to fashion a frittata.
Local writers get the last word with e-books.
The Dude abides at this month's Perfect Party.
Scaring up ghosts is not as easy as it looks.
Perhaps the perfect Portland mayor can be found among the pages of history.
This month it's all about blues, bikes, Bastille Day, and—Katy Perry?
Not to get on a soap box, but this Portland teen is legit racing champion.
A burgeoning butoh artist finds inspiration in her own backyard.
You'll find everything from totes to nuts this month.
A trip to the mall is not typically a great way to learn about local fashion. But Burnside's 811 mall is anything but typical.
Leave it to an outdoorsman from Oregon to build the perfect bulldozer.
There's always something blowing up at PDX Index.
Longboard is the latest thing on four wheels.
Nature lovers and daredevils alike are finding Oakridge an attractive spot for cycling adventure.
Forest Park is a natural treasure that's worth playing in and protecting.
Forest Park finally has a full-time ranger—and renewed support from the city.
There's no shortage of hiking trails in Forest Park. The trick is picking a favorite.
Pick up the pace and work up a sweat—and an appetite—on a pair of park runs.
See the splendor of nature go whizzing by as breathtaking scenery is matched with a bicycle's breakneck speed.
FROM THE SKY, Forest Park resembles a long, slender finger sprouting from an endless mass of wilderness that expands north and west to the Pacific Ocean. In scientific parlance, such an uninterrupted connection to a larger ecosystem is known as...
LIKE A BOA CONSTRICTOR WITH ROOTS, English ivy slithers up trees, engulfs them whole, and crushes them to death. And unfortunately for bark-skinned residents of Forest Park, ivy is virtually unstoppable. The park’s temperate climate and lack of...
Is flax the fashionable fabric of the future?
A local Mercy Corps man sees change afoot on the front lines.
Because fine food and craft beer constitute the latest culinary dream team, we asked three local brewers to share their favorite BBQ recipes—and explain which summer brew will best accompany their dish of choice.
Summer is the time to plant seeds and make plans.