Oregon Coast Guide 2022

Hitting the Beach, from Seaside to Brookings. Plus: Best Parks in the City, A Dairy Quandary, Pride and LGBTQIA+ Nightlife, Summer Reads

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

Summer Reads

‘City Beautiful,’ a Short Story by Portland Writer Callum Angus

Looking for an offbeat beach read? We asked an Oregon Book Award–nominated author to tell us a story set in Portland in the summer of 2022.

07/01/2022 By Callum Angus Illustrations by Katie Leimbach

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Summer 2022 Playlist

From Portugal. the Man to Yeat to Pink Martini, give this list of summer songs from Portlanders—old and new—a spin this season.

06/24/2022 By Conner Reed

Pride

Portland’s Pride Guide 2022

What’s new for the LGBTQ?

06/08/2022 Edited by Conner Reed Illustrations by Dorothy Siemens

Pride

What Does the Future Look Like for Darcelle’s?

Checking in on what lies ahead for the standby Old Town drag club.

06/08/2022 By Conner Reed

Pride

All-Ages Pride Events for Families and the Under-21 Crowd

Gay Skate at Oaks Park, the big party at Waterfront Park, plus more Pride 2022 events in Portland and beyond

06/08/2022 By Conner Reed Illustrations by Dorothy Siemens

Events

A Rundown of Portland’s Biggest Summer 2022 Concerts and Events

An incomplete guide to Portland’s best summertime cultural offerings: Pickathon, Chekhov, Waterfront Blues Fest, and more

06/08/2022 By Conner Reed

Eat & Drink

Cocktails

The Best Boozy Brunch Drinks in Portland

Bloody Mary riffs and more cocktails to start the day from Hey Love, Flattop & Salamander, and Broder

06/16/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Brunch Talk

The Truth about Brunch, from the Restaurant Workers Who Make It Happen

Toki chefs, a Broder owner, and other veterans of the most trying restaurant service talk all-day eggs and hair of the dog.

06/16/2022 By Matthew Trueherz Illustrations by Chris Danger

Flour Power

The 8 Best Pastries to Make Your Morning

From classic cinnamon rolls to raspberry rose cruffins, pair these numbers with coffee for an excellent start to the day.

06/15/2022 By Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breakfast

Nostalgia on a Plate: These Portland Breakfast Spots Still Reign Supreme

The Original Pancake House in Southwest Portland and Fuller’s Coffee Shop in the Pearl District still hit the spot with pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and more.

06/13/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Recipe

Xocotl Juice and Smoothie Bar Blends Latin America and Portland

At the Portland Mercado, tropical smoothie bowls get topped with pistachio butter, and avocado toast meets beet-chipotle hummus and ground grasshoppers.

06/10/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Agribusiness

Down on Dairy? From Almond to Soy to Hazelnut, a Closer Look at the Options for Milk Alternatives

Ready to give up dairy for good? We take a closer look at your options, from nut milks to oat milk, and more.

06/10/2022 By Michelle Harris

Pride

The Queen’s Head and Rebel Rebel Are Keeping Old Town Queer

Two new LGBTQIA Portland bars offer a queer twist on the English pub and a neon-bathed hideaway.

06/08/2022 By Thom Hilton Photography by Thom Hilton

Pride

A Comprehensive Guide to Portland’s Best LGBTQ+ Nightlife

From old haunts to new favorites, permanent spots to roving dance nights, Darcelle’s to Blow Pony, these are the best spots to get your Pride on in Portland.

06/01/2022 By Andrew Jankowski Photography by Thom Hilton

Health & Wellness

Cannabiz

This New Company Makes Products for Womb Health with Oregon Weed

Xula, a Latin and Black-owned CBD brand based in Mexico City, creates tinctures and creams for period pain and menopause, with cannabinoid combinations.

05/26/2022 By Dalila Brent

Home & Real Estate

Pet Spaces

Catios to Aviaries, Portlanders Are Creating Gorgeous Homes for Their Nonhuman Friends

Pet spaces are the new nurseries, and are getting some high-end design from animal lovers in Portland.

06/22/2022 By Fiona McCann

Home Remodel

Birds, Bunnies, and Backstory at the Gloriously Restored Isam White House

Once a Nob Hill boardinghouse and restaurant, the Colonial Revival–style Portland home has been lovingly restored by its project-loving designer owners.

06/15/2022 By Michelle Harris Photography by Christopher Dibble

News & City Life

History Lesson

Arlington, MAC, University.... What’s the Deal with Portland’s Old Private Clubs?

From discrimination to policies, members to clubhouses, we take a deep dive into the history of the Rose City’s private clubs–and where there are now.

06/22/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Agribusiness

Big Dairy, Long a Power Player in Oregon, Faces a Climate Change Crossroads

And upstart new player Neutral Milk claims it’s blazing a better path forward: more environmentally friendly, carbon-neutral milk that does a planet good.

06/10/2022 By Ramona DeNies

Editor’s Note

From the Editor: Why You Should Heed the Oregon Coast’s Invitation to Dive In

A dip in the Pacific Ocean is better in summer. Let our guide to the Oregon Coast, including Seaside, Astoria, Manzanita, and more, help you explore.

06/07/2022 By Fiona McCann

Portland Parks

Spending a Lazy Day at the Park? Here’s What to Bring

Elevate your visit to a Portland-area park with the perfect picnic blanket, camp chair, sun hat, and more!

05/27/2022 By Shannon Daehnke Photography by Michael Novak

Portland Parks

Best Concerts, Comedy Shows, Movies & Festivals at Portland Parks This Summer

Park events are back, and in a big way. From Esperanza Spalding to DJ Prashant, here are our picks for a few of the season’s finest at Portland’s greenspaces.

05/27/2022 By Julia Silverman

Portland Parks

Where Parks Are More Than Just Playgrounds and Ballfields

A Q&A with Jon Blasher, director of parks and nature for Metro, on balancing the urgency of access to nature for all with habitat preservation

05/27/2022 By Julia Silverman

Portland Parks

Parks We Love in Portland’s Suburbs, from West Linn to Washougal

Venture beyond city limits for more great greenspaces in West Linn, Tualatin, Gresham, and Washougal.

05/27/2022 By Michelle Harris

Tourism

Rose City Rebrand: Translating the Story of a City at a Crossroads to Tourists

Influencers, New York Times ads, and some carefully chosen (and controversial) versions of the city and its people–and why that matters for the rest of us.

05/24/2022 By Julia Silverman

Long Story Short

This Portland Quilter Has Become a TikTok Sensation

Chris Marchini’s modern quilts and bright persona have made him a hit with online crafters.

05/13/2022 By Fiona McCann

Baseball

Gaming Out the Brine Lives of Baseball Mascot Dillon T. Pickle

Dillon T. Pickle is a kidnapping victim, a film star, a failed presidential candidate, and a Twitter provocateur.

05/10/2022 By Dalila Brent

Style & Shopping

Fragrance

Locally Made Perfumes for All Your Olfactory Dreams

Whether you want to smell like patchouli, citrus, cedar, or ylang ylang, Portland’s scent-makers have it covered.

06/14/2022 By Fiona McCann Photography by Michael Novak

Travel & Outdoors

Greenspaces

A Celebration of Portland Parks

A thank-you note to the hiking trails of Forest Park, the playground of Wilshire and Arbor Lodge, the smell of roses in Washington and Peninsula Parks, and more

06/17/2022 Edited by Julia Silverman By Michelle Harris, Fiona McCann, and Margaret Seiler

Oregon Coast

Food, Vintage Finds, and Ecola State Park: The Many Wonders of Cannon Beach

Gaze at Haystack Rock, enjoy fine dining and breweries, and hike in Ecola State Park in this beach town close to Portland.

06/07/2022 By Julia Silverman

Oregon Coast

Where to Eat, Stay, and Play on Oregon’s Central Coast

Spot sea lions, a lighthouse, and lots of sand in Yachats, Florence, the Oregon Dunes, Reedsport, and beyond

06/07/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Oregon Coast

Where to Eat, Stay, and Play on Oregon’s South Coast, from Coos Bay to Brookings

A Star Trek/tiki motel, painted dinosaurs at Prehistoric Gardens, the private zoo at West Coast Game Safari, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, and more!

06/07/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Oregon Coast

Seaside, Oregon, Is a Hesher Sanditon and We’re Here for It

Crabbing, taffy, corn dogs, and a carousel for a classic Oregon coast experience

06/07/2022 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Oregon Coast

Find a Wild Writer’s Retreat and The Ring Vibes in Newport

Lincoln City has the casino and the kite festivals, but Newport, along with tourist draws like the Oregon Coast Aquarium and Ripley’s Believe it Or Not, has that certain air of mystery.

06/07/2022 By Conner Reed

Almost Oregon

Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula Is an Honorary Part of the Oregon Coast

Seafood restaurants, fresh oysters, a distillery, beach trails, and yurts await just north of Astoria, Oregon.

06/07/2022 By Matt Wastradowski

Oregon Coast

Where to Eat, Stay, and Play in Astoria on the Oregon Coast

This fishing town is packed with history, hikes, quirky shops, fish and chips, and beer. Here's what to do and where to go on your next Astoria visit!

06/07/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Beach, Please

The Ultimate Oregon Coast Guide

North to south, here's what we love on the Oregon Coast.

06/07/2022 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Oregon Coast

Find Funky Towns, Fancy Chowder, and More from Manzanita to Pacific City

For a day trip or a weekend getaway, the towns, tastes, and trails around Nehalem, Tillamook, and Netarts Bays and the Three Capes are worth the drive from Portland.

06/07/2022 By Fiona McCann and Julia Silverman

Events

What’s Happening at the Oregon Coast? Check Out These Major Annual Events.

Celebrate dark beers in Astoria, crabs in Garibaldi, cranberries in Bandon, the legacy of Steve Prefontaine in Coos Bay, and more!

06/06/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Oregon Coast

Here’s Where to Camp at the Beach

Find easy access to the sand between Tillamook and Yachats at Cape Lookout, South Beach, Beachside, and Tillicum campgrounds.

06/06/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Beach Eats

Pronto Pup, the Corn Dog Born on the Oregon Coast

The tale of the beloved Rockaway Beach–born hot dog on a stick, from the bustling counter by the bumper cars in Seaside to beach shacks and food carts around the Great Lakes

06/06/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Bars

12 Essential Oregon Coast Bars

From the Triangle in Astoria to the Bridge Tender in Seaside to the 101 in Brookings, these small-town taverns help you feel like a local.

06/02/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Recreation

It’s Will-AM-it, Dammit! Running the Numbers on the Willamette River

Dive in at Poet's Beach, kayak at Sellwood Riverfront Park, or just worry about Portland Harbor pollutants—there’s a lot to do in the Willamette.

05/27/2022 By Michelle Harris

For the Birds

Tufted Puffins Are Disappearing from Oregon’s Coast

A conservationist group in Cannon Beach is on a mission to save the iconic seabirds, who make Haystack Rock a summer home.

04/22/2022 By Michelle Harris