In This Feature:

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

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

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

Perfect Summer Playlist

We’ve curated a compilation of songs from the summer’s hottest tickets for your listening pleasure.

05/17/2013 By Julie Reposa

Pitchers to the People!

Hosting a shindig? Consider a batch of these classic cocktails to quench your crowd.


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

Play Like a Kid this Summer

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

06/02/2013 By Marty Patail

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

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

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

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

All the Park’s a Stage

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

06/02/2013 By Aaron Scott

Portland Summer Calendar

Your cheat sheet to the city's best summer events

06/02/2013 Edited by John Chandler

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