The Ultimate Guide to Forest Park

The Ultimate Guide to Forest Park Forest Park is considered by most to be a local treasure. Well, consider our Ultimate Guide to Forest Park an honest-to-goodness treasure map! Trails for hiking, biking, and running are all part of the package. Also, find out what a trio of top Portland brewers are putting on the grill this summer.

In this issue:

Arts & Culture


Farm to Stage

A burgeoning butoh artist finds inspiration in her own backyard.

06/29/2011 By Anne Adams

Long story [short]

The Champion

Not to get on a soap box, but this Portland teen is legit racing champion.

06/29/2011 By Rachel Ritchie


Do This Now! July 2011

This month it's all about blues, bikes, Bastille Day, and—Katy Perry?



Fantasy Mayor 2012

Perhaps the perfect Portland mayor can be found among the pages of history.

06/29/2011 By Zach Dundas


Scene & Heard: Ghost Hunters

Scaring up ghosts is not as easy as it looks.

06/29/2011 By Sarah Mirk


The Perfect Party: July 2011

The Dude abides at this month's Perfect Party.



Press Play

Local writers get the last word with e-books.

06/29/2011 By Martin Patail

Eat & Drink


Cellar Notes: July 2011

Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine style closely associated with California. Of course, we've got our own cabs here in the Northwest.

06/29/2011 By Condé Cox


Sunshine Tavern

Sunshine Tavern's bill of fare embellishes and upgrades some familiar Portland dishes.

06/29/2011 By Rachel Ritchie


Viva La Fresca

Agua Fresca is a tropical refresher with homegrown ingredients.

06/29/2011 By Deena Prichep


10 Essential Summer Treats

Our guide to Portland's quintessential dishes of summer.

06/29/2011 By Allison Jones


In the Kitchen with Aaron Woo

Just watch. You too can find the finesse to fashion a frittata.

06/24/2011 Edited by Benjamin Tepler



Chef Aaron Woo from Natural Selection has a bounty of ideas for summer squash.

06/24/2011 By Deena Prichep


Beer Meets Grill

Because fine food and craft beer constitute the latest culinary dream team, we asked three local brewers to share their favorite BBQ recipes—and explain which summer brew will best accompany their dish of choice.

06/24/2011 By John Chandler


Video: In the Kitchen with Aaron Woo

Natural Selection chef Aaron Woo shows us how to make a baby squash–and–caramelized onion frittata.

06/24/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: The Birth of a Park

Parks have always been a battle between expenses and aesthetics.

06/29/2011 By Randy Gragg

Home & Real Estate


Plantwise: Plan for Winter (Yes)

Summer is the time to plant seeds and make plans.

06/29/2011 By Kate Bryant

News & City Life


Five Questions For… Steve Haley

A local Mercy Corps man sees change afoot on the front lines.

06/29/2011 By Zach Dundas

Style & Shopping

Corner Shop

Indie Lane

A trip to the mall is not typically a great way to learn about local fashion. But Burnside's 811 mall is anything but typical.

06/29/2011 By Eden Dawn


The Flax Man

Is flax the fashionable fabric of the future?

06/29/2011 By Zach Dundas

Travel & Outdoors


Forest Park Guide: Growing Pains

The lowdown on Forest Park's Invasive species.

06/29/2011 By Benjamin Tepler


Forest Park Guide: Wildlife Crossing

Exploring Forest Park’s animal magnetism.

06/29/2011 By Rachel Ritchie


Forest Park Guide: The Best Bikes

See the splendor of nature go whizzing by as breathtaking scenery is matched with a bicycle's breakneck speed.

06/29/2011 Edited by Brian Barker


Forest Park Guide: The Best Runs

Pick up the pace and work up a sweat—and an appetite—on a pair of park runs.

06/29/2011 Edited by Brian Barker

Get Out

Forest Park Guide: The Best Hikes

There's no shortage of hiking trails in Forest Park. The trick is picking a favorite.

06/29/2011 Edited by Brian Barker


Forest Park Guide: The New Face of Forest Park

Forest Park finally has a full-time ranger—and renewed support from the city.

06/29/2011 By Brian Barker

Insider's Guide

Forest Park Guide

Forest Park is a natural treasure that's worth playing in and protecting.

06/29/2011 Edited by Brian Barker

Beyond the Bridges

Wild Wheels

Nature lovers and daredevils alike are finding Oakridge an attractive spot for cycling adventure.

06/29/2011 By Rachel Ritchie


Learn the Longboard

Longboard is the latest thing on four wheels.

06/29/2011 By Katherine Garvey


Getting Traction

Leave it to an outdoorsman from Oregon to build the perfect bulldozer.

06/29/2011 By Eleanor R. Brown


PDX INDEX: Fireworks

There's always something blowing up at PDX Index.

06/24/2011 By Emily Burton