Little Joys of Summer

Get Out of Town with These Daytime Drives

Bored at home? Take a spontaneous drive through scenic Oregon and be back in time for dinner.

08/01/2020 By Julia Silverman and Marty Patail

Little Joys of Summer

Walk This Way toward Your Own Personal Portland Scavenger Hunt

Neighborhood walks aren't canceled this year, so add these spots to your route and explore the city.

08/01/2020 By Margaret Seiler Photography by Mike Novak

Little Joys of Summer

Organize Your Own Virtual Run Across Oregon

The Oregon Run offers three different routes across the state. But with time and technology on our hands, you can also, in true Portland style, make your own.

08/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

Little Joys of Summer

Throwback Drive-In Theaters Are Suddenly Perfect for 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, drive-ins have elbowed their way back into the spotlight. Here's why.

08/01/2020 By Conner Reed

Little Joys of Summer

Movie Theaters Are Out. Out Backyard Flick Houses Are In.

Arts editor Conner Reed has a few suggestions for your backyard film fest.

08/01/2020 By Conner Reed

Little Joys of Summer

Might As Well Pick Up a Hobby This Summer

From book binding to wood burning, put these stay-at-home hours to good use and learn something new.

08/01/2020 By Marty Patail

Little Joys of Summer

Keep That New Victory Garden Looking Good With These Tips

We asked plant expert Wesley Younie for advice on keeping our gardens so fresh and so clean throughout the summer.

08/01/2020 By Eden Dawn

Summer Travel

This Year, Grown-Ups Can Go to Sleepaway Camp, Too

Picture-perfect Oregon overnight camps are pivoting to offer socially distant family cabin rentals.

07/03/2020 By Julia Silverman

Commence Panic

Summer Camp Registration Season Is Upon Us

Portland Parks and Rec opens registration on Monday

02/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

SUMMER GUIDE

Your Guide to the Perfect Portland Weekend: September 18-20

Each week throughout the summer, we’ll share dozens of ways to make the most of your days off! This week: Feast, Rose City Comic Con, and Hood River's Pear Celebration!

09/14/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

SUMMER GUIDE

Your Guide to the Perfect Portland Weekend: Aug 14-16

Each week throughout the summer, we’ll share dozens of ways to make the most of your days off! This week: the Adult Soapbox Derby!

08/10/2015 By Fiona McCann

SUMMER GUIDE

Kick Off August in Style with a Perfect Portland Weekend

Follow our guide to enjoying every single moment of Portland’s most glorious season, and leave no weekend behind!

07/28/2015 By Fiona McCann

GET OUT

Your Guide to the Perfect Portland Weekend: July 17-19

Each week throughout the summer, we’ll share dozens of ways to make the most of your days off!

07/14/2015

SUMMER GUIDE

Your Guide to the Perfect Portland Weekend: June 25-28

Each week throughout the summer, we'll share dozens of ways to make the most of your days off! This week: the World Naked Bike Ride!

06/22/2015

SUMMER GUIDE

Your Guide to the Perfect Portland Weekend: June 19-21

Each week throughout the summer, we'll share dozens of ways to make the most of your days off! This week: Celebrate the solstice with What the Festival, kayak tours, and ping pong in Forest Park.

06/16/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

SUMMER GUIDE

Your Guide to the Perfect Portland Weekend: June 11-14

Each week throughout the summer, we'll share dozens of ways to make the most of your days off!

06/12/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

SUMMER GUIDE

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

SUMMER GUIDE

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

SUMMER GUIDE

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

SUMMER GUIDE

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