OUTDOORS GUIDE 2016

Oregon's Ultimate Summer Backpacking Treks and River Trips

Quintessential Northwest trails. Epic whitewater voyages. Luxuriously lazy floats. Here’s how to make the most of the season.

05/19/2016 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Benjamin Tepler, Christopher Van Tilberg, and Adam Sawyer

Top Stories

GO FISH!

Essential Oregon Ocean Adventures

Crabbing to clamming to charter fishing, here are three must-do ocean escapades.

05/19/2016 By Ramona DeNies and Kelly Clarke

HIDDEN DEPTHS

How One Man Found an Uncharted Gem in the Oregon Wilderness

Mike Malone came across a hidden gorge near Mount Jefferson. But can you really “discover” a place anymore?

05/19/2016 By Leah Sottile Illustrations by Michael Byers

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

THE ESSENTIALS

Anthony Lopez to Moby’s Memoir: June’s Pop Culture Hot List

The festival, album, and books you can’t miss this month.

05/19/2016 By Fiona McCann

BOOKS

Alexis Smith on Her New Post-Earthquake Mystery

The Glaciers novelist shakes things up.

05/19/2016 By Fiona McCann

MUSIC

Musical Superpowers Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs Unite for a Made-in-Portland Record

The process was, at times, “excruciating.”

05/19/2016 By Fiona McCann

B-SIDES

Will Portland Finally Get an All-Ages Music Space?

The city’s underage music fans have few places to go. A new nonprofit aims to change that.

05/16/2016 By Casey Jarman

Eat & Drink

BEER

Oregon City Is Now Home to a Great Microbrew Scene

In just three years, the town has gone from zero breweries to a quartet that hark back to the Beaver State’s early craft beer heyday.

05/19/2016 By Brian Yaeger

EAT HERE NOW

Marukin Ramen Ups Portland’s Noodle Game

The Tokyo import might just be making the best ramen in town.

05/19/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

WORD OF MOUTH

Here’s Your Pine Street Market Cheat Sheet

Food critic Karen Brooks shares picks from Portland’s first food hall, packed with eats from eight celebrated local restaurateurs and counting.

05/19/2016 By Karen Brooks

REVIEW

Beyond Biscuits and Gravy

Farm-fresh Korean, Indian feasts, and highbrow stoner waffles reboot brunch.

05/19/2016 By Karen Brooks

RECIPES

Catch of the Day: Local Chefs Share Their Go-To Recipes for Oregon Seafood

From saucy crabs and albacore crudo to razor clam chowder, here's a bevy of ways to prepare Cascadia's briny bounty.

05/13/2016 By Kelly Clarke and Benjamin Tepler

Editor's Note

EDITOR'S NOTE

When an Average White Editor Screws Up

The story behind Portland Monthly’s apology for an illustration and headline.

05/19/2016 By Zach Dundas

News & City Life

PDX INDEX

Portland Pride, 1975 to 2016

How a little festival got big.

05/19/2016 By Marty Patail

SHAKEDOWN

What’s the Deal with Mt Hood?

Portland’s stratovolcano thinks it’s so big. We size it up for real.

05/19/2016 By Marty Patail

HIDDEN DEPTHS

How One Man Found an Uncharted Gem in the Oregon Wilderness

Mike Malone came across a hidden gorge near Mount Jefferson. But can you really “discover” a place anymore?

05/19/2016 By Leah Sottile Illustrations by Michael Byers

LONG STORY SHORT

Endurance Swimmer Michelle Macy Sets Out to Paddle from Ireland to Scotland—Again

The 39-year-old talks long swims, jellyfish, and brain tongue.

05/19/2016 By Zach Dundas

Essay

A Kayak Journey across Portland Reveals the City’s Huge, Wild Heart

From the river, even Hayden Island looks pretty.

05/19/2016 By Scott F. Parker

MOBILE MEALS

Can Food Carts from Oregon Help Rural Cambodia?

A Tigard-based nonprofit sets out to improve nutrition in remote Cambodian villages.

05/19/2016 By Marty Patail

5 THINGS ABOUT

How Dutch Bros. Coffee Conquered Oregon’s Soul

Our hyper-sugary drive-thru coffee empire is expanding rapidly. Here’s what you need to know.

05/19/2016 By Marty Patail

HISTORY

The Columbia River Highway Turns 100

The state-of-the-art road was designed to make Oregon “the playground of America.”

05/19/2016 By Doug Kenck-Crispin

DISPATCH

How Buying a Party Palace Helped the Dandy Warhols Survive

Without their 10,000-square-foot Odditorium in Northwest Portland, would the band have become elder statesmen of this city’s music scene?

05/19/2016 By Aaron Scott

Style & Shopping

STYLE

Native American Fashion Design Shines in a Landmark Exhibit

The Pacific Northwest has a strong presence in the traveling show, on at the Portland Art Museum.

05/19/2016 By Eden Dawn

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: Best Local Stuff of June 2016

This month’s hottest locally made goods, from handcrafted lamps to bike-friendly button-ups.

05/19/2016 By Marty Patail

Travel & Outdoors

THE BIG CATCH

You Should Be Eating More Amazing Oregon Fish

Oregon’s coastal waters teem with unique seafood. So why isn’t it ending up in our restaurants?

05/23/2016 By Ramona DeNies

OUTDOORS GUIDE 2016

Oregon's Ultimate Summer Backpacking Treks and River Trips

Quintessential Northwest trails. Epic whitewater voyages. Luxuriously lazy floats. Here’s how to make the most of the season.

05/19/2016 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Benjamin Tepler, Christopher Van Tilberg, and Adam Sawyer

GO FISH!

Essential Oregon Ocean Adventures

Crabbing to clamming to charter fishing, here are three must-do ocean escapades.

05/19/2016 By Ramona DeNies and Kelly Clarke

RIVER TRIPS

10 Oregon Rivers You Must Explore

Oregon is world-famous for its Wild and Scenic rivers. Whether you’d rather raft, fish, or float, here are some of our state’s best stretches of water.

05/19/2016 By Adam Sawyer

GEAR UP

Your Essential Outdoors Gear Guide

Alpine packs to camp shoes, backpacking stoves to featherweight tents, here’s some of the best gear around, nearly all of it locally made.

05/19/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

RAZOR CLAMMING

Go Razor Clamming on Washington’s Awesome Long Beach Peninsula

Head north for wet, sandy beaches and sweet, buttery clams.

05/19/2016 By Kelly Clarke

CHARTER FISHING

A Luxe Charter-Fishing Trip Puts Oregon’s Seafood Bounty at Your Fingertips

No angling skills? No problem. Reel in all the good stuff from a charter vessel.

05/19/2016 By Ramona DeNies

KAYAK CRABBING

How to Catch Your Own Dungeness Crab Feast on the Oregon Coast. In a Kayak.

You’re gonna go crabbing in what?? Launch your pedal kayak for a surf-skimming trip.

05/19/2016 By Kelly Clarke

CAMPING GUIDE

How to Camp Like a True Oregonian

We tapped a slew of Oregon experts for hard-earned tips and tricks for every kind of camping.

05/19/2016 By Rachel Ritchie and Benjamin Tepler

Backpacking

8 Classic Northwest Backpacking Trips

High-desert mesas, gushing waterfalls, and breathtaking wildflower displays: whatever your style, there’s a trail for you.

05/19/2016 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Benjamin Tepler and Christopher Van Tilberg

TRAVEL

Why a Coastal Farmhouse B&B Is Going Off-Grid

At North Fork 53, say hello to river views—and goodbye to cell reception and wifi.

05/19/2016 By Kelly Clarke

DIVE IN!

Beyond Halibut: Oregon Seafood You Must Eat Right Now

Black cod to gapers, bay shrimp to butter clams, here’s where to find—and how to prepare—the best of Oregon’s briny bounty.

05/13/2016 By Ramona DeNies and Kelly Clarke