SUMMER GUIDE 2015

The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Portland Summer

This summer, no weekend shall be left behind. We offer itineraries for every day off from now until the end of September.

08/01/2015 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

Top Stories

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

Looking Back on 40 Years of Portland Pride

As the Portland Pride Festival turns 40, we look back on four decades of courage, progress, and raucous good times.

05/26/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

An Insider's Guide to the Women's World Cup

Portland's soccer superstars battle for World Cup glory in Canada—on rival teams.

05/26/2015 By Zach Dundas

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's New Groove

With a new mash-up of Belinda Carlisle and Elizabethan drama, the festival struts into the spotlight of American theater.

05/26/2015 By Aaron Scott

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Portland Summer

This summer, no weekend shall be left behind. We offer itineraries for every day off from now until the end of September.

08/01/2015 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

THE ESSENTIALS

June's Pop Culture Hot List

The book, the album, and the movie that you can't miss this month

05/26/2015

BIG PICTURE

What Color is Your Aura?

One local photographer wants to help you find your true colors.

05/26/2015 By Marty Patail

INTERVIEW

Goonies Never Say Die! Sean Astin Looks Back on 30 Years of the Truffle Shuffle

Newsflash: 1985 was THREE DECADES AGO. Take in this shocking fact during a trip down memory lane.

05/26/2015 By Peter Holmstrom

POSTSCRIPT

Which Northwest Summer Festival Is Too Naked For You?

Clothed or unclothed? Free or super spendy? We'll help you find the food, music, or cultural festival that fits your style and budget.

05/26/2015

BOOKS FOR BASKING

The 10 Portland Books You Must Read This Summer

Whatever your tastes, we've plucked 10 newly published works for your summer reading pleasure.

05/26/2015 By Fiona McCann

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

Kick Off Summer with a June Full of Pride, Beer, and Naked Bike Rides

Follow our guide to enjoying every single moment of Portland's most glorious season, and leave no weekend behind!

05/26/2015 Photography by Rachel Ritchie

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's New Groove

With a new mash-up of Belinda Carlisle and Elizabethan drama, the festival struts into the spotlight of American theater.

05/26/2015 By Aaron Scott

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

Savor the End Of Summer with Some Perfect September Weekends

Follow our guide to enjoying every single moment of Portland's most glorious season, and leave no weekend behind!

05/26/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

Set Sail in August with Music Festivals, Bridge Pedal, and the Soapbox Derby

Follow our guide to enjoying every single moment of Portland's most glorious season, and leave no weekend behind!

05/26/2015 By Fiona McCann

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

Four Weekends of Fun in the July Sun

Follow our guide to enjoying every single moment of Portland's most glorious season, and leave no weekend behind!

05/26/2015 By Ramona DeNies

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

Looking Back on 40 Years of Portland Pride

As the Portland Pride Festival turns 40, we look back on four decades of courage, progress, and raucous good times.

05/26/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

Eat & Drink

5 Things About

How McMenamins Pioneered Beervana

Some tasty tidbits from the ubiquitous pub on every corner

05/26/2015 By Brian Yaeger and Rachel Davidson

COFFEE BREAK

Peek Inside the Secret Facility at the Heart of Portland’s Coffee Scene

Coffee Bean International can roast over 2 million pounds of coffee at any given time—and they probably had a hand in what's in your mug.

05/26/2015 By Larisa Owechko

EAT HERE NOW

Smokehouse Tavern Raises the Barbecue Bar in Southeast

Some of the city's best ribs have hopped over from across the river.

05/26/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

WORD OF MOUTH

3 Things You Must Eat in Portland This June

Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks dishes on the restaurants, obsessions, and under-the-radar finds of the month.

05/26/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEER BULLETIN

9 Must-Try Pints at the Portland International Beerfest

The founder of the fest picks his most sophisticated suds.

05/26/2015 By Ramona DeNies

RESTAURANT REVIEW

The Rise of Portland's Iconoclastic Asian Cuisine

The city's new wave of Asian-inspired cooking is punk rock, adventurous, and delicious.

05/26/2015 By Karen Brooks

RECIPE

The New Cookout: How to Host the Perfect Summer Paella Party

Crown Paella shares the recipe for an unforgettable backyard summer party.

05/26/2015 By Kelly Clarke

Editor's Note

EDITORS' NOTE

How Will You Spend YOUR Precious Portland Summer?

Whatever you do, make these fleeting warm months epic.

05/26/2015 By Zach Dundas

Health & Wellness

GEAR UP

3 Local Bottle Companies Beg You to Ditch the Plastic

A new generation of locally made, reusable water bottles, growlers, and green-juice carriers adds bonus points to your daily H2O.

05/26/2015 By Allison Jones

News & City Life

REPORT

The Portland Company That Thinks It Knows the Secret to Social Change

How do you build a modern movement? According to one Portland company, it takes a little chaos.

05/26/2015 By Zach Dundas

START-UP

Upgrade Your Crowdfunding Rewards, Young Capitalist!

A new kind of crowdfunding site swaps swag for cold hard cash.

05/26/2015 By Marty Patail

ALPHA BUTTERFLY

How to Get Ahead in Sustainable Advertising

Stick to your guns and make a difference—while making plenty of $$$ while you're at it.

05/26/2015 By Mary Stutzman

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: June 2015

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from a jail-breaking goat to Google's Larry Page.

05/26/2015

MEDIA ON HIGH

The Story Behind the "Actors, Models & Talent For Christ" Billboards

The Christian agency launched the career of Megan Fox and Mina Suvari—could a pious Portlander be next?

05/26/2015 By Rachel Saslow

PDX INDEX

Will Wild Wolves Survive in Oregon?

As the state’s gray wolf population continues to grow, new legislative stipulations could impede further progress.

05/26/2015 By Larisa Owechko

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

An Insider's Guide to the Women's World Cup

Portland's soccer superstars battle for World Cup glory in Canada—on rival teams.

05/26/2015 By Zach Dundas

Style & Shopping

STYLE

Swim Local! A Guide to Portland-Made Swimwear

Our slide show of locally designed suits will surely inspire your summer sunning.

05/26/2015 By Eden Dawn

Style

Dive Into Portland's Swimsuit History

Portland's Jantzen pioneered the swimsuit. A century later, we're still making a splash.

05/26/2015 By Eden Dawn

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: Best Local Stuff of June 2015

This month's hottest locally made goods, from sunglasses made with compressed newsprint to designer bike commuter helmets

05/26/2015