We're delighted to introduce Portland Monthly's first ever Summer Guide! There is no better place on Earth than Portland in the summer. Festivals, parks, picnics, outdoor concerts, 9 o'clock sunsets—the ingredients of urban bliss. Here's our take on how to craft the perfect season:


  • How What the Festival Became Oregon's Hottest PartyThe newest 'summer camp for adults' combines three stages, dozens of music acts, and a skating rink-size wading pool.
    We're giving away a pair of passes, but you have to pick up the actual magazine to enter. The contest closes June 30.
  • Portland Music Festival Field GuideBe prepared with our Do's and Dont's for the best local music events: Waterfront Blues Festival, PDX Pop Now, and Pickathon.
  • Perfect Summer Playlist: We’ve curated a compilation of songs from the summer’s hottest tickets for your listening pleasure.
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