Cowabunga

At Barn Bash, We're Partying with Barbecue, Brewers, and Sweet Retro Bands

A blazing night out at Rossi Farms will bring city and country together.

06/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

Best Summer Ever

21 Totally FREE Things to Do in Portland This Summer

From movies and concerts in the park to the annual adult soapbox derby to a Willamette River swim with the mayor, here's the guide to your best (and cheapest) summer ever.

06/20/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Sun's Out

The Portlander's Essential Guide to Our City's Top Summer Eats

Lush gardens, swanky marinas, grill mastery, frosty drinks, ice cream overload. And a llama.

06/19/2018 Edited by Zach Dundas Photography by Thomas Teal

Summer Eats: Fun in the Sun

11 Amazing Ways to Savor Summer in Portland

Garden bowers. Yacht-side patios. Slurping banana pudding milkshakes and swilling beers with llamas. We’ve got ideas.

06/19/2018 By Karen Brooks, Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Sam Pape, Benjamin Tepler, and Sarah Williams

Summer Eats: Welcome to the Frozone

14 Mind-Bogglingly Delicious Icy Treats to Devour in Portland Right Now

Beat the heat with Taiwanese snow cream, vegan shakes, boozy pops, and spicy pineapple floats. And much, much more.

06/19/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Summer Eats: Pantry Prowess

Boost Your Summer Food Game with These Portland Grocery Finds

From wall-to-wall sausages to daily fresh-pulled mozzarella, these are the goods to grab.

06/19/2018 By Zach Dundas

Summer Eats: Sips

Drink These 15 Portland-Made Quaffs at Your Next Backyard Bash

From a gin gimlet to fermented pineapple wine, here's what to sip all summer long.

06/19/2018 By Ramona DeNies and Marty Patail

Summer Eats: Savor

3 Essential Grilling Recipes from Top Portland Chefs

Bratwurst and skirt steak feel like old news? From salty-sweet pork chops to herbaceous cucumber and haloumi, here's how to heat up your summer.

06/19/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Dining Guide

27 Portland Patios for Blissed-Out Summer Dining

Like food? And sun? This list is for you.

06/19/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Trophy Case

Upgrade Your Backyard Bash with This Portland-Perfect Stuff

Giant party games and wood-burning chimineas help get the party started.

06/19/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Aria Ready?

Pop-Up Opera Returns to Portland This Summer

It's like a food cart, but for opera.

06/19/2018 By Fiona McCann

Cowabunga

Portland Monthly’s All-Local Food Festival Will Be the Toast (and Taste) of Summer

Cowabunga—our ode to Oregon bounty—features Bar Casa Vale, Ringside, Little Beast, Carman Ranch, Tournant, and more. Plus, our seventh annual Country Brunch!

06/15/2018 By Zach Dundas and Kelly Clarke

Strategies

Portland Has No Space for Your Activity-Loving Offspring

Getting rid of your kids is harder than you think.

02/27/2018 By Rachel Saslow

Eat Here Now

Portland's Top Pop-Up Restaurants of Summer 2017

Some of our favorite places to eat and drink lead double lives this season, with fresh projects tailor-made for the warm weather.

07/10/2017 By Benjamin Tepler and Kelly Clarke

Summer Reads

Summer Reading 2017: Fresh Short Stories and Poems from Top Portland Writers

We've got brand-new stories from Omar El Akkad, M. J. Zellnik, and Karen Munro, plus poems from Trevino L. Brings Plenty, Hajara Quinn, and Cindy Williams Gutiérrez.

07/10/2017 Edited by Fiona McCann

Body Talk

We Asked Portland Doctors to Tackle Five Summer Safety Myths

Does the river keep me hydrated? Is it too hot to run? Should I stop drinking so much iced coffee?

07/10/2017 By Bryanna Briley

Beer

Get Ready for August's Total Eclipse with an Insane Beer Festival

On August 5, Portland Monthly throws a beer bash for the astronomical event of the century (barring an asteroid or doomsday solar flare).

07/06/2017 By Marty Patail

Summer Eats

Ox Box Gives You a Chimichurri-Slathered Excuse for a Long Lunch

Ox restaurant's new outdoor pop-up is devoted to Argentine choripan hot dogs. But its wood-fired grill holds even tastier wonders.

06/13/2017 By Kelly Clarke

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Portland Summer?

Serving up hot takes on our city's greatest season.

06/12/2017 By Marty Patail

Recipes

The Secret to the Heavenly Birds at Big's Chicken? Mayonnaise.

Here's how to make this delicious, hickory-bathed barbecue stunner at home.

06/12/2017 By Benjamin Tepler