Summer Adventures

The Ultimate Guide to Oregon's Great Outdoors

Hike, bike, and paddle your way around the wildest corners of the Northwest.

05/28/2019 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

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Feature

The Women’s World Cup Is Back. Here’s How to Cheer, Portland-Style.

The action is in France—June 7 to July 7—but Portland is the epicenter of women’s soccer.

05/28/2019 By Katelyn Best and Margaret Seiler

Free Wheeling

The Portlander's Guide to Having More Fun on Your Bike

From scenic bike trails to cycling tips to Pedalpalooza's most offbeat and fun group rides, here's our guide to making the most out of your two wheels. 

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: June 2019

Anderson .Paak plays Edgefield, the Portland Art Museum travels back to turn-of-the-century Paris, and Melissa Villaseñor brings her crackerjack impressions to Helium.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Signal Boost

This Yearlong Program Provides a Platform for Black Filmmakers in Portland

Open Signal Labs provides everything from cameras and money to local acting talent and mentoring.

05/28/2019 By Emma Mannheimer

Throng Song

A Massive Prince Sing-Along Is Coming to Pioneer Courthouse Square

The drop-in choir formerly known as the OK Chorale celebrates the 35th anniversary of Purple Rain with an all-ages, open-air party.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Style

These 4 Women Are Behind Some of Portland’s Bloodiest, Weirdest, and Coolest Special Effects Makeup

Sculpting demon faces, seeping wounds, and wrinkles for TV and movies keep these local special-effects makeup artists busy.

05/28/2019 By Eden Dawn

Eat & Drink

Word of Mouth

Chef José Chesa’s Ataula Is Making a Quiet Comeback

With special paellas and modernist bread and chocolate, the Spanish spot is firing on all cylinders.

05/28/2019 By Karen Brooks

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

The Best Way to Experience Portland Is on Two Wheels

Riding a bike transformed the way I see this city.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

News & City Life

World Cup 2019: Downer Alert

The Bad News About Women's Soccer

Things feel rosy in the Rose City, but plenty is still rotten about the state of women’s soccer, at home and around the world.

05/28/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Feature

The Women’s World Cup Is Back. Here’s How to Cheer, Portland-Style.

The action is in France—June 7 to July 7—but Portland is the epicenter of women’s soccer.

05/28/2019 By Katelyn Best and Margaret Seiler

Profile

La’s Celebrates Hmong Food Culture One Sausage at a Time

The Northwest’s only Hmong soul food cart hides behind a Little Caesars in Aloha.

05/28/2019 By Natasha Tandler

World Cup 2019: Bars

Where to Watch the 2019 Women’s World Cup

Catch breakfast, lunch, and goooooals at these Portland spots showing games from France. (But call to confirm!)

05/28/2019 By Katelyn Best

World Cup 2019: Team Guide

Time to Pick Your Other Favorites in the 2019 Women’s World Cup

You’re in for the US, of course, but you could use a side team to follow to keep things interesting.

05/28/2019 By Margaret Seiler

World Cup 2019: Profile

Lindsey Horan Is Redefining Women’s Soccer

The Thorns midfielder and US national team member is changing the game—and it could only have happened in Portland.

05/28/2019 By Katelyn Best

Free Wheeling: History

Think Portland Is Obsessed with Bikes Today? Meet the Wheelpeople of 1890s Stumptown.

The dream of the 1890s is alive in modern bike culture.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Community Report

These Are the People Cleaning Up Portland's Homeless Encampments

Central City Concern’s Clean Start employees are uniquely qualified for the job: they used to be homeless, too.

05/28/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Community Report

One Woman’s Story of Living on Oregon’s Streets

Corrine Penning tells us how she became homeless, and what that experience was like.

05/28/2019 By Fiona McCann

Cars

A Rally of Gas-Guzzling Junkers Is Cleaning Up Oregon’s Backcountry

The now-global Gambler 500 road race is cheap, weird, and totally from here.

05/28/2019 By Marty Patail

Economy

What Do Minimum Wage Hikes Mean for Portland?

On July 1, we’re halfway through a seven-year stretch of minimum wage increases.

05/28/2019 By Ramona DeNies

News

Are Wildfires Choking Oregon’s High Season?

“Smoke season” is costing us millions in tourism dollars. Some agencies are desperate to cut through the haze—before it’s too late.

05/28/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Travel & Outdoors

Free Wheeling

The Portlander's Guide to Having More Fun on Your Bike

From scenic bike trails to cycling tips to Pedalpalooza's most offbeat and fun group rides, here's our guide to making the most out of your two wheels. 

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Summer Adventures

The Ultimate Guide to Oregon's Great Outdoors

Hike, bike, and paddle your way around the wildest corners of the Northwest.

05/28/2019 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

The Shakedown

The 2019 World Naked Bike Ride Happens June 29

We take a look (maybe not too close a look, OK?) at the annual Pedalpalooza event.

05/28/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Free Wheeling: Groups

10 Portland Bike Groups for Cyclists of Every Speed

From mellow rambles to gravel suffer-fests, pizza rides to midnight mystery whirls, our city serves up something for everyone.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Free Wheeling: Bike Fun

5 Best Bets for Pedalpalooza 2019

From two-wheeled all-nighters to Muppet sing-alongs, there’s a bike ride for you.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Free Wheeling: Mountain Biking

Two Years In, Portland’s Mountain Bike Park Is a Hit

Gateway Green welcomes shredders of all skills.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Free Wheeling: Rides

3 Can’t-Miss Portland Bike Rides

From mellow riverside cruises to gravel grinds, here are some of the best routes the area has to offer.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Free Wheeling: Safety

Been Off Your Bike? Here Are 4 Easy Steps to Get Back in the Saddle.

Among them: how to maximize tush comfort

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Summer Adventures: Biking

How to Pack for Your First Two-Wheeled Adventure

A seasoned local bikepacker shares her top tips.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Summer Adventures: Under Construction

Some of These 6 Oregon Trails Don’t Exist Yet—But They Will Be Epic

These trails are the future of outdoor adventuring in Oregon.

05/28/2019 By Ramona DeNies, Margaret Seiler, Fiona McCann, Benjamin Tepler, Kelly Clarke, and Marty Patail

Summer Adventures: Mountain Biking

Timberline Will Open for High-Speed Mountain Biking Action This Summer

The venerable ski resort debuts the first eight miles of its Timberline Mountain Bike Park in July.

05/28/2019 By Arlo Voorhees

Summer Adventures: The Gorge

Two Years After the Eagle Creek Fire, Some of the Gorge’s Most Iconic Hikes Are Open Again

Here are three hikes to get you back into the Gorge.

05/28/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Summer Adventures: Rafting

Explore Oregon’s White-Water-Blessed Wilderness in 5 Classic Guided Trips

Get out on the water, stat.

05/28/2019 By Tim Gibbins

Summer Adventures: Biking

3 Heart-Pounding Oregon Bikepacking Routes

From high desert landscapes to bucolic riverside campsites, the best way to explore this state is on two wheels.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Summer Adventures: Hiking

6 Off-the-Radar Treks to Pull You Out of Your Work-a-Day Rut

From crushing mountainside hikes to easy coastal jaunts, here's how to get out of your head and into the outdoors.

05/28/2019 By Ted Alvarez and Benjamin Tepler