GET OUT

Seize the Summer with 9 Ways to Explore the Northwest on Bike, Boat, and ... Skis?

From the Hood River Fruit Loop and waterfall trails to challenging coastal hikes and bucolic cycling paths, we help you experience the marvels of our state.

07/13/2015 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

FITNESS

Zen and the Art of 100-Mile Marathons

Portland's ultramarathon experts challenge doctors' advice to test their bodies' limits—and find a moving meditation in the long run.

07/13/2015 By Allison Jones

MEDICINE

Why Did an Ordinary Portland Teenager Suddenly Lose her Ability to Walk and Talk?

Without warning, 16-year-old Kylie O’Keefe found the slightest sound excruciating. Was it all in her head?

07/13/2015 By Nancy Rommelmann

TAKE THE PLUNGE

The 10 Best Beaches, Rivers, and Pools Around Portland

Cool off with these watery ways to make the most of the Northwest summer—and feel great doing it.

07/13/2015 Edited by Zach Dundas

BOOKS

Lewis and Clark 2.0? Oregon Author Benjamin Percy Reimagines Discovering the West

Benjamin Percy's latest project? A post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Here, he talks Oregon, the environment, and counting Stephen King among his fans.

07/10/2015 By Fiona McCann

OPENING WATCH

5 Things You Should Know About Portland’s First Vegan Cheese Shop

Snack on dairy-free brie and cashew camembert at SW Jefferson’s Vtopia Cheese Shop and Deli.

07/10/2015 By Molly Woodstock

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Tender Loving Empire's Expansion

Plus, a Portland play opens Off-Broadway, a Gus Van Sant-related time machine, and the Mississippi Street Fair's musical extras

07/09/2015 By Fiona McCann

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 9–12

Tanlines, Marc Maron, the Decemberists with Calexico, Helen Mirren, AND the World Domination Summit? A weekend of such heavy hitters surely calls for a nice crisp pint of lager. You're in luck, Portland!

07/09/2015 By Ramona DeNies

FOOD EVENTS

Departure’s 5th Annual Summer’s End Vegan Dinner Announced

Chefs Gregory Gourdet and Joshua McFadden celebrate all things veggie at this collaborative feast.

07/09/2015 By Molly Woodstock

MUSIC

Heather Woods Broderick's Top Ten Portland Spots

Heather Woods Broderick's new album, Glider, may be informed by her life on the road but she hasn't lost her ties to Portland.

07/09/2015 By Fiona McCann

BODY TALK

Does Pacific Northwest Skin Have Special Needs?

Why the Portland-raised esthetician behind Partly Sunny skin care crafted a line specifically for Northwest faces.

07/09/2015 By Allison Jones

BEER

Here's What to Drink at LagerFest This Weekend

LagerFest is tapping 50 golden, ambrosial beers this weekend. Here are six Oregon pints we can't wait to sip.

07/09/2015 By Ramona DeNies

SOCCER

The Buzzsaw: Portland Timbers @ Philadelphia Union

The red hot Timbers head east to face the lowly Philadelphia Union.

07/08/2015 By Mike Schwartz

VISUAL ART

The PDX Carpet Comes to an Art Gallery Near You

It's been the inspiration for albums full of Instagram photos, the backdrop for thousands of shoe snapshots. And now the old PDX carpet is getting its own gallery show, with art inspired by—and in some cases made from—the one-time airport staple.

07/08/2015 By Megan Haverman

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Rose VL Deli Opens Another Door to Vietnamese Soup Heaven

Dinner is on at SE Powell’s new soup-and-bahn mi shop, from the founders of 82nd Avenue’s famed HA&VL breakfast and lunch spot.

07/07/2015 By Karen Brooks

BREAKING NEWS

Tasty New Details Emerge for NE Sandy’s Providore Market

Pastawork’s new food lover’s emporium will open in October with Flying Fish seafood and sit-down dining.

07/07/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

RIDE DESIGN

Will Your Next Road Bike Be Made of Wood?

Southeast Portland's Renovo bikes are road ready—and gorgeous.

07/07/2015 By Mary Stutzman

TREAT YO SELF

Shake Off Chronic Stress With This Simple Self-Care Technique

Ever been so scared you’re shaking? Those tremors might actually be healthy for you.

07/07/2015 By Molly Woodstock

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

The Eat Beat Weekly Planner: Food Events for Every Kind of Eater

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including Bastille Day celebrations, the Oregon Brewers Festival, and DIY GMO gardening at OMSI

07/07/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

DANCE / THEATER

Everything You Need to Know About the Risk/Reward Festival

A chamber play, a “Butch Queen,” an attack on the self-help industry, and a line of naked butts? You may be wondering what in the world the Risk/Reward Festival is all about, so we've put together a quick primer for you.

07/07/2015 By Fiona McCann