This past weekend at the historical Oaks Park along the banks of the Willamette, clouds parted and the summer rain miraculously stopped—just in time for a quintessential late-season bash, Portland Monthly's first annual Endless Summer BBQ. The all-American fundraiser for Willamette Riverkeeper featured barbecue from Country Cat, Lardo, Urban Farmer, Biwa, Pine Shed Ribs, and Alberta Street Pub, as well as seasonal cobbler from Pacific Pie Company, Three Degrees, Laughing Planet, Whiffies Fried Pies, and Liberated Baking. Partygoers tossed horseshoes, rolled bocce balls, and took to the badminton court between filling their plates with delights like lamb Sloppy Joes, beef sliders, grilled steelhead, pulled pork, and even peach cobbler–flavored shave ice from SoCold. They sipped on Leinekugels Summer Shandys and Enso's rosé as they watched the sun set over the Porland's glittering skyline across the river.
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