SUMMER GUIDE 2015

The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Portland Summer

This summer, no weekend shall be left behind. We offer itineraries for every day off from now until the end of September.

05/26/2015 By Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, Ramona DeNies, and Fiona McCann Edited by Rachel Ritchie

OUTDOORS

Beer and Hiking...A Match Made in Heaven!

This summer, beer lovers and brewers will draw inspiration from Oregon nature.

05/21/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

NORTHWEST TRAVEL

22 Reasons Why You Need to Be in Bend This Summer

A sun-perfect well of food, drink, and activities is ready to be tapped in Portland’s friendly neighbor to the south.

04/30/2015 By Larisa Owechko

VOX POPULI

What's Your Wildest Summer Memory?

Have you ever had to spoon your dog for warmth on a backpacking trip? Tell us and enter to win a $50 gift card to Imperial!

04/15/2015 By Marty Patail

NORTHWEST EVENTS

Movies in the Garden in Silverton

Every Thursday night this summer, the Oregon Garden in Silverton hosts an outdoor film showing.

08/11/2014 By Andrea Harvey

THEATER

Shakespeare in the Park Summer Schedule

All the park's a stage for Portland's bevvy of theater companies dedicated to taking the Bard's work into the natural world.

07/21/2014 By Danielle Klenak

GET OUT

The Ultimate Summer Travel Guide

Portland Monthly's best summer travel tips, guides, and products—all in one place.

07/18/2014 By Marty Patail

MUSIC FESTIVALS

What the Festival Makes Another Splash on the Summer Festival Scene

From top notch DJs to glamping, belly dancing to Bob Marley yoga, daytime pool ragers to a nighttime Illuminated Forest—Oregon’s WTF had it covered this year.

06/25/2014 By Brooke Bass

Slideshow

Slide Show: What the Festival 2014

From hookah lounges to upscale outdoor lounges, belly dancing to Bob Marley yoga, daytime pool ragers to a nighttime Illuminated Forest—Oregon’s WTF had it covered this year.

06/25/2014

GET OUT

Summer Bouldering to Rock Your World

Moderate temps and dry surfaces from June to October open up one of Oregon’s fastest growing sports to the outdoors.

06/03/2014 By Caleb Diehl

MUSIC FESTIVALS

What the Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

The electronic dance music fest features Glitch Mob, Washed Out, Emancipator Ensemble, Nightmares on Wax, and more this June.

04/08/2014 By Brooke Bass

OPERA

Q&A with Opera in the Parks' Star Soprano, Angela Meade

The star of Verdi's Otello talks about growing up in Centralia, not making it in New York, and her workout playlist Aug 2 & 4

07/26/2013 By Claire Gordon

CONCERTS

2013 Outdoor Summer Concerts and Festivals Guide

Your complete guide for all the sun-soaked concerts and festivals Portland has to offer, including McMenamins Edgefield, the Oregon Zoo, Pickathon, and PDX Pop Now.

07/10/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff With Claire Gordon

FEATURE

Circumnavigate Mount Hood by Foot or by Bike!

We've mapped out the possibilities for your Mount Hood summer adventure.

07/01/2013 By Christopher Van Tilburg

PDX INDEX

PDX Index: June-uary

A by-the-numbers guide to the month of June in Oregon

06/05/2013 By Chelsea Bieker

PDX PROBLEMS

Is Summer Vacation Hurting Portland's Kids?

School performance plummets during the long, hot vacation. Why not kill it?

06/03/2013 By Zach Dundas

FEATURE

5 Perfect Portland Days

Itineraries for every kind of summer visitor

06/03/2013 By Kasey Cordell

COCKTAIL RECIPE

Snap Pea Martini

Yakuza's snap pea cocktail captures the essence of summer.

06/03/2013 By Deena Prichep

FEATURE

Portland Summer Guide 2013

101 festivals, cocktails, concerts, events, family fun, and other adventures to help you craft the perfect season

06/02/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott

SUMMER GUIDE

Portland Summer Calendar

Your cheat sheet to the city's best summer events

06/02/2013 Edited by John Chandler