VOX POPULI

What Portlanders Really Think About Oregon Beer

We asked about 850 of our readers about the state's unofficial beverage. Here's what we discovered.

06/22/2015 By Marty Patail

THE ESSENTIALS

July's Pop Culture Hot List

The book, the album, and the comic that you can't miss this month

06/22/2015

BOOKS & TALKS

Top Picks for the 2015 Tin House Lit Readings

Four authors to catch in Reed College's outdoor amphitheater this month.

06/22/2015

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Bach to the Future? The Oregon Symphony Looks for New Horizons

Can CEO Scott Showalter drive the symphony into a new era?

06/22/2015 By Fiona McCann

EAT HERE NOW

5 Reasons to Check Out the New Portland Mercado

The east side's new Latino marketplace debuts with 7,000 square feet of authentic street food and south-of-the-border shopping.

06/22/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

WORD OF MOUTH

3 Things You Must Eat in Portland this July

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

06/22/2015 By Karen Brooks

RECIPE

Upgrade Your Picnic Hot Dogs with Stellar Toppings and Sides

Stray Dogs give Fourth of July outdoor eats some major pop.

06/22/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

ROUNDUP

Meet the Willamette Valley's Best Blackberries

Prime picks from the center of the blackberry universe, which just happens to be in our own backyard.

06/22/2015 By Michael Zusman

POLITICS

Meet the Oregonian Who Helped Transform the Patriot Act

Ron Wyden's most secretive staffer helps the senior US senator craft his take on national surveillance.

06/22/2015 By Nigel Duara

HOME DESIGN

Inside Portland's Oldest Cohousing Community

Founded by 15 families in 1971, Sunlight Holding Co takes the concept of community and a "sharing economy" to the next level.

06/22/2015 By Randy Gragg

BEST BEER

Little Big Beer: Why Bud Wants to Buy Your Local Brewery

10 Barrel Brewing and Elysian were just the beginning, folks.

06/22/2015 By Brian Yaeger

BEST BEER

Drink in Style: Portland's New Beer Gear

Beervana is calling. Come prepared with these local drinking tools.

06/22/2015 By Marty Patail

BEST BEER

A Portland Beer Expert Shares Lessons from Belgium

Studying to become a "Certified Cicerone"—the beer equivalent of a sommelier—Lucy Burningham takes notes for local brewers.

06/22/2015 By Lucy Burningham

BEST BEER

Know Your Hops: A Guide for Aspiring Beer Snobs

Mosaic, citra, or warrior hops? Learn the difference and take your beer know-how to the next level.

06/22/2015 By Ramona DeNies

BEST BEER

The Rise of the Grapefruit IPA

Behold five local beers that could easily replace lemonade.

06/22/2015 By Brian Yaeger

BEST BEER

Portland's Best New Brewpubs, Bottle Shops, and Beer Haunts

These 11 beer halls, restaurants, and retail outlets have once again raised the bar for great drinking destinations.

06/22/2015 By Zach Dundas, Benjamin Tepler, Ramona DeNies, and Marty Patail

BEST BEER

25 Oregon Beers We're Crushing on Right Now

From pils to porter, these local brews are calling.

06/22/2015 By Marty Patail

MUSIC

Pink Martini Welcomes Portland's New Citizens

They were in the courthouse to become full citizens of the United States of America; what better ovation than being serenaded by Portland's own ambassadors of sound?

06/19/2015 By Fiona McCann

BEST IN SHOW

Open Season Night Three

Designer Lindsey Reif shows an entire year of minimalist women's wear on night three of Open Season.

06/18/2015 By Eden Dawn

Article

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 18–21

All in one weekend: Australian pop royalty and aboriginal abstract art, free concerts for the summer solstice, wading pools the size of ice rinks, and one very confused private eye.

06/18/2015 By Ramona DeNies