Seafood Guide 2019

The New Oregon Guide to Seafood

Seafood, shellfish, and stealth tourism—we go deep on what you should be eating, doing, choosing, and celebrating.

07/24/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Top Stories

Surfing 101

A Beginner’s Guide to Surfing on the Oregon Coast

We’re an hour and a half from the ocean, but Portland’s surf scene has never been hotter.

07/24/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Restaurant Review

Scotch Lodge is Portland’s Best New Bar

Tommy Klus brings world class whiskey to the people.

07/24/2019 By Karen Brooks Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Fashion

Car Krush Merges Classic Cars, Fashion, and All-Around Badassed-ness

The collective of local women and nonbinary folks is hosting a raucous car show/block party this August.

07/24/2019 By Eden Dawn Photography by Holly Andres

Summer Fiction

Raised in Captivity: A Brand-New Short Story by Chuck Klosterman

The Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs author—now a Portlander!—has just released a new book. Here’s a peek inside.

07/19/2019 By Chuck Klosterman

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: August 2019

Pickathon returns to Pendarvis Farm, Michelle Wolf plays Helium, Lost Lander drops a new album, and Lents hosts its fifth annual Chicken Beauty Contest.

07/24/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Music

Big Emotions Reign Supreme in PHAME’s World-Premiere Rock Opera

Written and performed entirely by adults with developmental disabilities, The Poet’s Shadow is a landmark production for the Portland nonprofit.

07/24/2019 By Conner Reed

Summer Fiction

Raised in Captivity: A Brand-New Short Story by Chuck Klosterman

The Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs author—now a Portlander!—has just released a new book. Here’s a peek inside.

07/19/2019 By Chuck Klosterman

Eat & Drink

Seafood Guide 2019: Ordering Guide

Need a Morality Matrix for That Fish? We Got You.

Breaking down a better way to buy your seafood.

07/24/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Seafood Guide 2019: Trash Fish

Is Portland Finally Ready for Real Sea-to-Table Eating?

For these Oregon chefs and seafood insiders, the future is all about trash fish, baitfish, shellfish, and bycatch. It’s local, and it’s delicious.

07/24/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Seafood Guide 2019

The New Oregon Guide to Seafood

Seafood, shellfish, and stealth tourism—we go deep on what you should be eating, doing, choosing, and celebrating.

07/24/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Word of Mouth

JinJu Is Your Neighborhood Master Patisserie

“People don’t give a shit what other people do in Portland. You don’t have to look a certain way here."

07/24/2019 By Karen Brooks

Restaurant Review

Scotch Lodge is Portland’s Best New Bar

Tommy Klus brings world class whiskey to the people.

07/24/2019 By Karen Brooks Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Seafood Guide 2019: Catch It!

3 Easy Ways to Catch Your Own Oregon Seafood

From kid-friendly trout farms to hassle-free crabbing, here’s how to dip your toes into fishing.

07/24/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Seafood Guide 2019: Restaurants

A Diner’s Guide to Oregon Seafood

These are our favorite seafood restaurants right now.

07/24/2019 By Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, and Benjamin Tepler

Seafood Guide 2019: Fishmongers

Our 5 Go-To Portland Seafood Markets

From tiny, traceability-obsessed counters to our city's Costco of fish, here’s where to source your seafood.

07/24/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Seafood Guide 2019: Recipe

This Flaming French Mussel Dish Is Ridiculously Simple

L’éclade de moules sounds fancy, but this briny crowd-pleaser is just a mussel bonfire.

07/24/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Seafood Guide 2019: Bycatch

Meet Oregon's 12 Tastiest Invasives, Trash Fish, Problem Fish, and Bycatch Finds

Give our hard-working salmon a break, without sacrificing flavor.

07/24/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Smart Mouth

This Pearl District Research Center Pays Cash for Taste Testers

OSU’s Food Innovation Center helps companies like Salt & Straw tweak their recipes.

07/24/2019 By Heather Arndt Anderson and Ramona DeNies

News & City Life

The Shakedown

OK, What's the Deal with Pink Martini?

We size up Portland’s adult contemporary party band, 25 years in.

07/24/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Seafood Guide 2019: As Told To

Meet One of the Only Divers Who Harvests Uni from the Oregon Coast

Tim Foley evades sea lions and 12-foot swells while diving for these delicious yet poisonous pincushions.

07/24/2019 By Ramona DeNies

History

Meet Portland’s Original Anti-Vaxxers

A century ago, the followers of Lora Little fought the law. (The law won.)

07/24/2019 By Ann Leslie Davis

PDX Index

Portland Spots Ranked... by Temperature

August is Portland’s most sweltering month. Here are 10 ways to beat—or bring—the heat.

07/24/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Editor's Note

It’s Time For Oregon Seafood Lovers to Break Out of Our Shells

It’s surprisingly easy to make good choices. And by doing so, we boost our coastal fishing industry and our sea-to-table food scene.

07/24/2019 By Ramona DeNies

News

Could Internet Access Be Portland’s Next Public Utility?

If Municipal Broadband PDX succeeds, it will follow in the footsteps of Hillsboro, Sandy, even tiny Maupin, Oregon.

07/24/2019 By Sam Pape

Style & Shopping

Fashion

Car Krush Merges Classic Cars, Fashion, and All-Around Badassed-ness

The collective of local women and nonbinary folks is hosting a raucous car show/block party this August.

07/24/2019 By Eden Dawn Photography by Holly Andres

Travel & Outdoors

Surfing 101

A Beginner’s Guide to Surfing on the Oregon Coast

We’re an hour and a half from the ocean, but Portland’s surf scene has never been hotter.

07/24/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Surfing 101: As Told To

Preview: Cancer Survivor Ben Moon’s Coming-of-Age Memoir

The Pacific City–based photographer, filmmaker, and surfer gives us a snapshot of Denali, out in January 2020.

07/24/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Surfing 101: Q&A

The Truth About Great White Shark Attacks in Oregon

We talk to Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Jim Burke for the lowdown on the predators.

07/24/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Surfing 101: Wetsuit Tech

The Future of Surfing Is Neoprene Supreme

A big reason more people are surfing now: wetsuits keep getting better.

07/24/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Surfing 101: Beginners

Three Beaches (and Expert Guides) to Help You Catch Your First Wave

Want to get started surfing? We’ve got the deets.

07/24/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Surfing 101: Etiquette

How to Fit In With the Real Surfers on the Oregon Coast (and Not Get Your Tires Slashed)

Critical surf etiquette, according to Oregon Surf Adventures’ Lauren Algren

07/24/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Travel

Whidbey Island Is the Restful Eco-Escape You Need

Clustered near Coupeville, Washington, find a fairyland lodge and king-of-the-world bluff walk.

07/24/2019 By Ramona DeNies