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. 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

The Little Joys of Summer

Here's What You Need Right Now to Party at a Distance

Celebrate local eateries and drink makers with your own backyard feast of homey takeout, icy drinks, and vividly flavored market finds.

08/01/2020 By Kelly Clarke

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

S’mores Beat

Summer Camp Is in Limbo, Just Like Everything Else

Will it be “Kumbaya” around a virtual campfire this year?

04/14/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Please No

Spring's Basically Canceled. Will Summer Be Next?

Organizers of some of the sunny season's biggest bashes weigh whether they can continue as planned.

04/12/2020 By Julia Silverman

Socially Distant Learning

School's In, at Your House. Now What?

Advice from a pro for the homeschooling journey ahead of parents everywhere

04/02/2020 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

PDX Index

Portland Spots Ranked... by Temperature

August is Portland’s most sweltering month. Here are 10 ways to beat—or bring—the heat.

07/24/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Pop-Up Pianos

This Organization Brings Rescued Pianos to the Streets of Portland

The orphaned instruments—which are tuned up and then decorated by artists—return for an eighth summer of impromptu, al fresco playing.

06/25/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Summer Beer: The Picks

The 25 Best Beers to Drink This Summer

We asked five Portland brewers, cicerones, and other insiders to choose the 25 best summer beers.

06/25/2019 By Holly Amlin, Lucy Burningham, Whitney Burnside, Natasha Godard, and Lee Hedgmon Photography by Michael Novak and Brian Breneman

Event Spotlight

BudFest Eugene Offers Up Music, Merriment, and Marijuana

Kick off summer with a cannabis-centric gathering in bucolic Veneta.

06/19/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Film Frenzy

9 Can't-Miss Portland Summer Movie Events

Whether you're looking for al fresco offerings or air-conditioned respite from the heat, here's where to soak up all the celluloid.

06/19/2019 By Brendan Nagle and Conner Reed

Best Summer Ever

20 Totally FREE Things to Do in Portland This Summer

From costumed bike rides to movies in the park to jazz beneath the St. Johns Bridge, here's how to make this summer your best—and cheapest—yet.

06/03/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff