POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 16–19

This weekend, we're laffin' with Jim Gaffigan, rocking with Badbadnotgood (and Blondie!), getting Zen with zines, and going Psycho on Gus Van Sant.

07/16/2015 By Ramona DeNies

NEWS

Portland Japanese Garden Unveils Major $33.5 Million Expansion

Construction will begin this September on three new LEED-certified buildings and seven new garden spaces.

07/16/2015 By Marty Patail

SOCCER

The Buzzsaw: Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

There’s little the Whitecaps enjoy more than ruining the Timbers’ day.

07/15/2015 By Mike Schwartz

OPERA

Behind the Scenes with the Funny Man of the Portland Opera

Stephen Condy talks Seinfeld and snake oil, and why opera doesn’t have to be a serious business.

07/15/2015 By Fiona McCann

GOOD EATS

Carioca Bowls Brings Acai Bliss and Donation-Based Yoga to NE Alberta

A new acai bowl player serves Alberta's hoppin' hood with a Brazilian fruit-powered menu, a hearty dose of meditation and asana, weekly Indian food dinners, and a true community vibe.

07/14/2015 By Allison Jones

GEAR UP

This App Will Find the Perfect Local Swimming Hole

A locally made app catalogs more than 231 of Oregon's glorious summer swimming holes.

07/14/2015 By Katie Vaughan

GET OUT

Your Guide to the Perfect Portland Weekend: July 17-19

Each week throughout the summer, we’ll share dozens of ways to make the most of your days off!

07/14/2015

HIT LIST

Portland’s Best French Fries

Portland Monthly staffers reveal their favorite spots for the deep-fried potato in honor of the national holiday.

07/13/2015 By Eat Beat Team

THE BALANCE

The Most Powerful Exercise Method You've Never Heard Of

Exploring the origins of Gyrotonic, and why it's thriving in Portland

07/13/2015 By Allison Jones

EDITOR'S NOTE

The Pursuit of Happiness (and Health) in Portland

Homing in on what it means to live the good life in the City of Roses.

07/13/2015 By Zach Dundas

MEDICINE

How One Woman Transformed Primary Care with a Single Question

These magic words are changing the way doctors treat women's health.

07/13/2015 By Kelly Clarke

BIG PICTURE

Vintage Bodybuilder Photos at SE Division's Loprinzi's

Get inspired by oiled-up musclemen of years gone by.

07/13/2015 By Ramona DeNies

GOOD EATS

Mastering the Art of Home-Brewed Kombucha

Salt, Fire & Time's Tressa Yellig shares her secrets to the best 'booch around.

07/13/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

GOOD EATS

3 Ways to Make the Most of Oregon's Summer Tomato Bounty

Those heirloom beauties deserve a better end than a humble sandwich slice.

07/13/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

RESEARCH

The Portland Lawyers Who Patent Uncle Sam's Medical Breakthroughs

Meet the locals who safeguard the government's cutting-edge discoveries.

07/13/2015 By Zach Dundas

LONG STORY SHORT

The 92-Year-Old Swimmer Breaking World Records and Inspiring Us All

Oregonian Willard Lamb on aging, staying active, and what it takes to just keep swimming.

07/13/2015 By Mary Stutzman

MEDICINE

Zombie Vaccines! How PSU Is Leveraging Undead Viruses to Cure Diseases

Local virologists turn to silica to create a new wave of shots.

07/13/2015 By Jennifer Abbasi

INTERVIEWS

Three Locals Transforming Medicine and Research in Portland

A designer, a food-as-medicine proponent, and an immunologist talk groundbreaking changes in their fields.

07/13/2015 By Hannah Wallace, Jennifer Abbasi, and Zach Dundas

MEDICINE

A Portland-Led Approach to Transgender Health Care

Local doctors are reshaping how medicine approaches transgender kids and adults.

07/13/2015 By Hannah Wallace

BRIGHT IDEA

Bringing Surf-Ready Waves to the Northwest's Rivers

A Portland surfer seeks the perfect swell, miles from the ocean.

07/13/2015 By Larisa Owechko