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SEIZE THE SUMMER

Ultimate Summer Day Trips

It's time to make the most of Oregon's peak season with dozens of swimming holes, day hikes, picnic spots, and beach trips.

08/01/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

Top Stories

PROFILE

How Salt & Straw Captured Portland in a Cone

The story of the city's rapidly growing ice cream empire, as told through five of Salt & Straw's signature flavors.

08/01/2014 Photography by Karen Brooks

HOME DESIGN

Rummer Revival

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.

08/01/2014

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

CULTUREPHILE

Rachel Tess's Small World of Dance

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

08/01/2014 By Heather Wisner

ON THE TOWN

PoMo Picks: August 2014

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

07/31/2014

DISPATCH

Can Pickathon Survive its Own Success?

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

07/30/2014 By Aaron Scott

TELEVISION

Portland: Coming to a Small Screen Near You

Three new television series join Grimm and Portlandia to bring our city center screen this season. We've got the trailers.

07/14/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

Eat & Drink

WALLET GUIDE

4 Local Root Beers for Better Floats

Add a scoop to these true brews from Oregon's beer pros (they're all way better than Barq's!)

08/06/2014 By Kelly Clarke

HIT LIST

Portland's Coolest New Iced Coffees

Inside local coffee shops’ battle to claim the title of most innovative cold brew.

08/01/2014 By Caleb Diehl

EAT THIS NOW

Portland Taquerias' Top Tacos

Three cantinas stoking our hand-held cravings this summer (plus plenty of drinks to wash down the spice)

08/01/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

WORD OF MOUTH

4 Things You Must Eat (and Drink) in August

Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks dishes on the restaurants, obsessions, and under-the-radar finds of the month.

08/01/2014 By Karen Brooks

RECIPES

3 Fresh Ways to Use Heirloom Tomatoes

Make the most of Oregon’s summer tomato bounty in these new spins on seasonal salads and chilled soup.

08/01/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

PROFILE

How Salt & Straw Captured Portland in a Cone

The story of the city's rapidly growing ice cream empire, as told through five of Salt & Straw's signature flavors.

08/01/2014 Photography by Karen Brooks

GOURMET TO GO

The Perfect Portland Picnic

This summer, don’t leave home without a bountiful basket of local bites. Shakespeare in the park just got delicious.

08/01/2014 By Allison Jones

RECIPE

Where to Jump on the Michelada Bandwagon

Slay your summer thirst with Mexico's answer to the Bloody Mary at Taqueria Portland, Sunshine Tavern, and ¿Por Que No?

07/11/2014 By Maya Seaman

Editor's Note

EDITORS' NOTE

Celebrating Portland’s Season of the Sun

Our executive editor explores why Oregonians deserve a kick-ass summer more than any others.

08/01/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

Home & Real Estate

HOME DESIGN

Rummer Revival

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.

08/01/2014

News & City Life

REPORT

The Highs and Lows of Car-Free Living in PDX

One man gave up his car in favor of Portland’s many mobility options. He loves it. Most of the time.

08/01/2014 By Bill Lascher

BIG PICTURE

See Portland's Crazy Burning Man Fire Ship

A local artist spent nearly a decade building this thing. For Burning Man. Obviously.

08/01/2014 By Nicole Cordier

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: August 2014

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.

08/01/2014 Illustrations by Matty Newton

HISTORY

Oregon's Vietnam Naysayer

As the US marched to war, Republican-turned-Democrat Oregon senator Wayne Morse said no.

08/01/2014 By Zach Dundas

ONE-SENTENCE STORIES

Being John Malkovich in PDX, Stolen Meteorites, and El Niño

It's another installment of the shortest stories in journalism—because there's simply no time for details.

08/01/2014

PDX INDEX

Vacation Days, By the Numbers

Paid or not, Oregonians (and the tourists who love them) make the most of their days off.

08/01/2014 By Sarah Richards

Style & Shopping

MENSWEAR

Off to the Races in High Style

Fellas, here’s the plan: ditch the full suit, but incorporate a pop of color, whether vibrant slacks or a bright pocket square.

08/01/2014 By Eden Dawn

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: August's Best Local Stuff

This month's hottest locally made goods, from refillable plastic wine pouch to high-design biking socks.

08/01/2014

Travel & Outdoors

MOTORSPORTS

Is Portland International Raceway Reaching Its Finish Line?

With an aging audience and financial barriers to the widespread ownership of racing cars, Portland’s people’s racetrack ponders its future.

08/12/2014

SEIZE THE SUMMER

Navigating the Dangers of Summer Travel

The path to the perfect Northwest adventure is paved with peril. Can you make it to the promised land?

08/01/2014 By Marty Patail

SEIZE THE SUMMER

The Northwest's Best Hidden Waterfalls

Cool off with a sojourn to one of these five falling favorites.

08/01/2014 By Adam Sawyer

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10 Adrenaline-Packed Summer Days

Looking for a healthy dose of adventure? Gather your friends, pack up your gear, and make it count.

08/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, Marty Patail, and Caleb Diehl Edited by Rachel Ritchie

SEIZE THE SUMMER

Car-Free Summer Escapes

These transit-powered day trips are proof that you don’t need your own four wheels to have fun in the Northwest.

08/01/2014 By Margaret Seiler

SEIZE THE SUMMER

8 Low-Key Oregon Adventures

The recipe for a great day will often involve a balanced blend of walking, pedaling, food, and beer.

08/01/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Eden Dawn, Allison Jones, Margaret Seiler, Michael Zusman, and Maya Seaman

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5 Places to Splash in the City

Take your brood for a plunge without leaving Portland.

08/01/2014 By Kelly Clarke

SEIZE THE SUMMER

7 Relaxing Summer Day Trips

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.

08/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Eden Dawn, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, and Marty Patail Edited by Rachel Ritchie

SEIZE THE SUMMER

Ultimate Summer Day Trips

It's time to make the most of Oregon's peak season with dozens of swimming holes, day hikes, picnic spots, and beach trips.

08/01/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie