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Portland Summer Guide 2013

101 festivals, cocktails, concerts, events, family fun, and other adventures to help you craft the perfect season

06/02/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott

Top Stories

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5 Perfect Portland Days

Itineraries for every kind of summer visitor

06/03/2013 By Kasey Cordell

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River Wild

Elite kayakers take on the Northwest's craziest white water—the raucous Little White Salmon River.

06/03/2013 By Ramona DeNies

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Zenger Farm Grows Community Ties

In a messy part of the city, an urban farm grows connections between families and fresh food.

06/03/2013 By Randy Gragg

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

EVENTS

Do This Now: June

Our picks for your calendar this month, from Portland's LGTBQ Pride Festival to PDX Beer Week

06/04/2013 By Alisha Gorder

FIVE QUESTIONS

What's Wrong With Plastic Surgery?

A Q & A with Eugene's anti-aging author Lauren Kessler

06/03/2013 By Rachel Rasmussen

FEATURE

5 Perfect Portland Days

Itineraries for every kind of summer visitor

06/03/2013 By Kasey Cordell

BACKPAGE

A Cure for Discontents, Overschedulers, and Social Butterflies?

FOMOxicil: the first FDA-approved drug to treat the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)

06/03/2013

BOOKS

Review: 'Happy Talk' by Richard Melo

A rollicking, and occasionally surreal, tale of nurses, surfers, and a film crew in Haiti

06/03/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Q&A: Portugal. The Man's John Gourley

The Portland band courts major-label success with a swirling, psychedelic, Danger Mouse–produced new album.

06/03/2013 By Robert Ham

CULTUREPHILE

Dancer Linda Austin Reaches for 30

Portland’s doyenne of experimental dance returns to the work that sparked her career.

06/03/2013 By Heather Wisner

SUMMER GUIDE

Trek in the Park's Final Frontier

The summer theater favorite ends its five-year mission with “The Trouble with Tribbles”—and your help.

06/02/2013 By Aaron Scott

SUMMER GUIDE

Portland Summer Reading List

We asked best-selling thriller author Chelsea Cain to share her picks, then turned them into haikus to whet your appetite.

06/02/2013 By Allison Jones

FEATURE

Portland Summer Guide 2013

101 festivals, cocktails, concerts, events, family fun, and other adventures to help you craft the perfect season

06/02/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott

SUMMER GUIDE

Portland Summer Calendar

Your cheat sheet to the city's best summer events

06/02/2013 Edited by John Chandler

SUMMER GUIDE

All the Park’s a Stage

Five tips for producing—and watching—Shakespeare in the park

06/02/2013 By Aaron Scott

SUMMER GUIDE

The Last Big Thing From JAW Playwrights’ Festival

Here's what you missed out on at Portland Center Stage last year. Don't let it happen again.

06/02/2013 By Aaron Scott

SUMMER GUIDE

Best Places to Soak Up the Sun—and Stash a Body

Portland's best-selling thriller author Chelsea Cain takes us on a tour of her favorite summer spots, with a few fatalities along the way.

06/02/2013 By Aaron Scott

SUMMER GUIDE

Portland Music Festival Field Guide

Be prepared with our Do's and Dont's for the best local music events: Waterfront Blues Festival, PDX Pop Now, and Pickathon.

06/02/2013 By Zach Dundas

SUMMER GUIDE

How WTF Became Oregon's Hottest Party

The newest 'summer camp for adults' combines three stages, dozens of music acts, and a skating rink-size wading pool.

06/02/2013 By Aaron Scott

SUMMER GUIDE

Play Like a Kid this Summer

Yeah, yeah, yeah. “Keep Portland Weird.” We know. (Here’s how.)

06/02/2013 By Marty Patail

SUMMER GUIDE

Summer Fun for the Family on $50 a Day

From your a.m. sip to Happy Hour, with plenty of kid-friendly activities in between (rain or shine)

06/02/2013 By Kasey Cordell

BOOKS AND TALKS

Q&A with Richard Melo, Author of 'Happy Talk'

The Portland-based novelist chats about local creatives, voodoo, and Texas blizzards.

05/21/2013 By Genevieve Hudson

Eat & Drink

EAT HERE NOW

The Bent Brick's Second Act

Scott Dolich is back in the Northwest Portland kitchen with a revamped menu of homey roasts, house-made sausages, and tavern sides.

06/03/2013 By Allison Jones

NEW RESTAURANTS

Introducing: Levant

Scott Snyder's East Burnside eatery offers Sephardic Jewish cuisine and a daring cocktail list.

06/03/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

WALLET GUIDE

Summer of Cider

Five summery dry-hopped selections from craft cideries in the Northwest

06/03/2013 By Allison Jones

COCKTAIL RECIPE

Snap Pea Martini

Yakuza's snap pea cocktail captures the essence of summer.

06/03/2013 By Deena Prichep

RESTAURANT REVIEW

There Will Be Blood

Eric Bechard's new restaurant, the Kingdom of Roosevelt, is unapologetically wild.

06/03/2013 By Karen Brooks

SUMMER GUIDE

The Perfect Portland Picnic Challenge

We gave three chefs $50 to spend at their favorite markets for a ready-to-eat BYOB meal (bring your own blanket, that is).

06/02/2013 By Allison Jones

RECIPE

The Ultimate Breakfast Taco

Farmers market veteran Mark Doxtader shows us how to start the day right.

05/18/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

In the Kitchen

Video: In the Kitchen with Mark Doxtader

Farmers Market icon Mark Doxtader samples from PSU’s newest vendors for the ultimate breakfast taco.

05/18/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

Editor's Note

EDITOR'S NOTE

New Heights

How one talented staffer has shaped the pages of Portland Monthly.

06/03/2013 By Randy Gragg

Home & Real Estate

GARDENING

Plantwise: Bugs Can Be Your Friends

How to encourage beneficial insects in your garden

06/03/2013 By Kate Bryant

GARDENING

Three Great Rare Seeds

The stories behind the fresh heirlooms and hybrids you should plant now

06/03/2013 By Gino Cerruti

News & City Life

ONE SENTENCE STORIES

Brave Goats and Canadian Sailors on the Prowl

The shortest stories in journalism

06/05/2013

PDX INDEX

PDX Index: June-uary

A by-the-numbers guide to the month of June in Oregon

06/05/2013 By Chelsea Bieker

NEWS

Union Way's New Path from Powells to the Ace

A glimpse of downtown's intriguing new "Parisian" passage

06/04/2013 By Rachel Rasmussen

NEWS

Portland's New Alternative Scouts

The 55th Cascadia Scouts welcome all comers to an outdoorsy scouting frontier

06/04/2013 By Alex Zielinski

NEWS

How to Make a Mummy

And why that mummy might explode

06/03/2013 By Zach Dundas

SPORTS HISTORY

The 1946 Portland Rosebuds

A short history of Portland's last Negro league baseball team

06/03/2013 By Ryan Whirty

RAINMAKER

Mining the Future

ESCO's John Dillon makes drilling quicker and more profitable

06/03/2013 By Marty Patail

NEWS

The Perfect Party June 2013

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people (and animals)

06/03/2013

PDX PROBLEMS

Is Summer Vacation Hurting Portland's Kids?

School performance plummets during the long, hot vacation. Why not kill it?

06/03/2013 By Zach Dundas

FEATURE

Zenger Farm Grows Community Ties

In a messy part of the city, an urban farm grows connections between families and fresh food.

06/03/2013 By Randy Gragg

BUSINESS

Mobile Canning Breaks Craft Brew Out of the Bottle

Why Portland microbrewers are turning to aluminum

06/03/2013 By Sam Coggeshall

PORTLAND GLOSSARY

Word on the Street: Barwinism

What Portlanders are saying—or should be.

06/03/2013

SUMMER GUIDE

The Portland Timbers' Other Rivals

With the Cascadia Cup on the line, our hometown team looks beyond the Seattle Sounders to tackle their friendlier, Canadian rivals.

06/02/2013 By Marty Patail

Style & Shopping

TROPHY CASE

Trophy Case: The Best of Portland Design & Creativity in June

June's best handmade stuff, from Bauhaus-inspired turbans to luxe woolen club covers

06/04/2013

PRET-A-PORTLAND

Drag's Iconic Portland Designer

Glitter, glam, and man-skirts star on New York runways today, but Darcelle has been putting on the glitz for nearly 50 years.

06/03/2013 By Eden Dawn

Travel & Outdoors

FEATURE

River Wild

Elite kayakers take on the Northwest's craziest white water—the raucous Little White Salmon River.

06/03/2013 By Ramona DeNies

TRAIL OF THE MONTH

Hood River Mountain Trail

Views of the craggy mountain, rustic barns, and fields of wildflowers may have you singing "the hills are alive..."

06/03/2013 By Brian Barker