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

Beer Guide 2017

Summer of Beer: Portland’s Best Pints and Breweries Right Now

At last, the sun is shining and the taps are flowing. Here’s our guide to the best of 2017, because there’s never been a better time to grab a pint.

06/12/2017 Edited by Marty Patail

Beer Guide 2017: Top 20

20 Portland Beers We'll Be Sipping All Summer 2017

Here are the best Portland-brewed suds for hot-weather sippin'.

06/12/2017 By Marty Patail

Long Story Short

Una the Mermaid Is Portland's Most Magical Sea Nymph

She's also the organizer of the Portlandia Mermaid Parade, which returns for its third year July 28.

06/12/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Dispatch

Yes, Portland Has a Surf Scene—and It's on the Rise

These are swell times in our landlocked city.

06/12/2017 By Rick Albano

Sports

The Pickles—Portland's Adorable Amateur Baseball Team—Have a Hotshot New Owner

Seahawks punter Jon Ryan is kind of a big dill.

06/12/2017 By Jason Cohen

Free Events

20 Completely FREE Things to Do in Portland This Summer

You can bet your bottom dollar you won’t have to spend it at the Bastille Festival, Chef in the Market, or the Portlandia Mermaid Parade. These summer delights won't cost you a thing.

06/01/2017 By Caitlin Medearis

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 28–31

From a Harry Potter midnight release party to a free Ron Funches show to a trio of brand-spankin'-new plays, July is going out with gusto.

07/28/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson