PROFILE

How Salt & Straw Captured Portland in a Cone

The story of the city's rapidly growing ice cream empire, as told through five of Salt & Straw's signature flavors.

08/01/2014 Photography by Karen Brooks

SEIZE THE SUMMER

10 Adrenaline-Packed Summer Days

Looking for a healthy dose of adventure? Gather your friends, pack up your gear, and make it count.

08/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, Marty Patail, and Caleb Diehl Edited by Rachel Ritchie

SEIZE THE SUMMER

8 Low-Key Oregon Adventures

The recipe for a great day will often involve a balanced blend of walking, pedaling, food, and beer.

08/01/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Eden Dawn, Allison Jones, Margaret Seiler, Michael Zusman, and Maya Seaman

GOURMET TO GO

The Perfect Portland Picnic

This summer, don’t leave home without a bountiful basket of local bites. Shakespeare in the park just got delicious.

08/01/2014 By Allison Jones

SEIZE THE SUMMER

7 Relaxing Summer Day Trips

Into short drives, easy strolls, and sweat-free escapes? There's no shame in that! Here's how to make the most of summer in your flip-flops.

08/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Eden Dawn, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, and Marty Patail Edited by Rachel Ritchie

SEIZE THE SUMMER

Ultimate Summer Day Trips

It's time to make the most of Oregon's peak season with dozens of swimming holes, day hikes, picnic spots, and beach trips.

08/01/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

FOOD & DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Portland restaurant critic Karen Brooks tells all, Peruvian Independence Day feasts, a collaborative dessert pop-up, and more edible events around the Northwest

07/21/2014 By Erica Iannitti

HIT LIST

Portland's 10 Best Guilt-Free Dishes

Vegan sushi, Paleo parfaits, bracingly acidic ceviche, and salads a-plenty...there's a whole new world of healthy dining out there, and it's delicious.

07/17/2014 By Benjamin Tepler, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, and Molly Woodstock

INSTA-SUMMER

How to Host the Perfect Summer Party

We offer 60 expert tips for the best backyard bash ever, from food to drinks to DIY decor—and the perfect playlist for the action.

07/01/2014 Photography by Stuart Mullenberg Edited by Kelly Clarke

HIT LIST

A Handy Guide to Portland's Best UnRestaurants

Glimpse the next phase of Portland dining at these 11 pop-up dinners, secret back rooms, and farm fresh feasts.

07/01/2014 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Charting the Rise of Portland's Hottest UnRestaurants

In back rooms, on off nights, and behind borrowed counters, forward-thinking chefs are redefining dinner in Portland.

07/01/2014 By Karen Brooks

DIY

Make Your Own Easy Party Pinwheels

Geranium Lake's Kim Foren puts a summer spin on party décor.

06/11/2014 By Kelly Clarke

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 5-8

The Naked Bike Ride bares PDX, Shine a Light turns the art museum into a party, Jesse Eisenberg stars in a thriller filmed in Oregon, Colin Meloy talks the Pogues, First Thursday sees sun, and more.

06/05/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak

RECIPE

3 Early Summer Salads from PDX's Vegetable Whisperer

Ava Gene’s chef Josh McFadden gets fresh with fava beans, radishes, spring onions, broccoli, and sugar snap peas. Dinner is served.

06/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

THEATER

Brisa Trinchero: The Biggest Name in Portland Theater

The Portland native turned Broadway producer is wracking up the Tony’s. The west coast premiere of her newest play, Lizzie: The Musical, opens this weekend at PCS.

05/29/2014 By Michael McGregor

IN THE MAGAZINE

Arts in PoMo's May Issue

Among our 100 reasons to love Portland: 5 sizzling bands, 5 world-class arts ensembles, essays by some of our favorite authors, and a bunch of nice ladies who like to chat about violent crimes.

05/05/2014 By Aaron Scott

LONG STORY SHORT

Glenda Goldwater, Portland's Bon Vivant

Go to an arts event: an experimental performance, a symphony gala, or the latest gallery opening. You’ll nearly always see Glenda Goldwater, impeccably dressed, white hair reaching above the crowd, horn-rimmed glasses turning her eyes into a diptych.

05/01/2014 By Randy Gragg

HIT LIST

10 Portland-Style Junk Food Favorites

Portlanders are turning your favorite greasy, sugary, salty snacks into artisan masterpieces.

05/01/2014 By Karen Brooks and Kelly Clarke

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Ava Gene’s Chef Lands Vegetable Cookbook Deal

Rising star chef Joshua McFadden and veteran Portland cookbook author Martha Holmberg will team up to dig deep into vegetables for New York house Artisan Publishers.

04/01/2014 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT REVIEW

The Secret to Ataula's Spanish-Accented Success

At tapas house Ataula, Barcelona-born Jose Chesa masters a rare ingredient in modernist cuisine: comfort.

04/01/2014 By Karen Brooks