We Ask an Expert: Is Summer Over?

Can we please stop wearing shorts now?

summerover

Environment
Only yesterday it seems like it was 100 degrees every day and all the shorts we owned were causing rashes on all of our inner thighs. Shoes were open-toed. Weekends were spent at rivers. Half the state was on fire.But then...what is this? Days of below 80 temperatures? Actual rain? People in sweatshirts and, my god, boots? It's only the first week of September. Has summer been canceled early?To find ...   More
 
Thursday, September 3, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

Sausage Festival

Who has the best hot dogs in Portland?


Summer Guide
In the pages of Portland Monthly or The Oregonian, you’ll read it: The Year of the Hot Dog. Mostly this is the result of a Stray Dogs hot-dog pop-up (currently on hiatus) featuring foie gras on a sa   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Water Falling

Cliff jumps and high dives near portland.


Summer Guide
 When I was a child, manhood came at age 12. This was when I was first allowed to plummet from the 20-foot high dive at the Oregon City pool, thus proving my mastery of both fear and death. But i   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE, Adrienne So, AP KRYZA

Festivals For The Rest Of Y’all

Raves in the woods, parties in the boonies and other music events to add to your summer calendar.


Music Stories
What the Festival June 19-22 at Wolf Run Ranch in Dufur, whatthefestival.com. Think of it like Pickathon, except there’s a giant wading pool and no one knows what a banjo even sounds like. Now   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Omni Skate

The Many, Many Skateparks of Portland


Summer Guide
From the early pioneers who went renegade, installing ramps and bowls under the Burnside Bridge by using leftover concrete from their day jobs, to the current crop of officials, shop owners and skateb   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 BROOKE GEERY

Portland Summer Events Calendar 2015

An awesome event for every single day between now and labor day.


Summer Guide
Wednesday, June 17 Plan an awesome summer. By reading this guide. Thursday, June 18 Watch Macbeth die in a cemetery.  Set among the tombstones on Lone Fir Cemetery, d   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 WW Staff

Drinkin’, Smokin’ and Off-Leash Doggin’

Where to do forbidden things while picnicking in portland parks.


Summer Guide
Colonel Summers Park or the Skidmore Bluffs might as well be Portland’s collective backyard—with one glaring exception. In your backyard, as of July 1, you can legally crack a beer and smoke a rel   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 JENNIFER GILROY

Islands in the Stream

The Undiscovered Lands of the Great Willamette River.


Summer Guide
Islands are the kind of thing that Jay Z buys Beyoncé for her birthday. Why? Because they are the perfect thing to make people look at you longingly from a distance and softly mumble in jealousy. Whe   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 PARKER HALL

Seek Cider

Experience Oregon Cider Week June 18 to 28.


Summer Guide
Oregon Cider Week will kick off the summer from June 18 to 28, and it’s huge, with 50 cideries pouring at Cider Summit PDX, plus a multitude of cider tap takeovers and cider pairing dinners. Here ar   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Totally Rad

How do Oregon radlers and bottled shandies match up with their old-world competitors?


Summer Guide
 Is there any summer beer better than the Stiegl Radler? One sunny day last week, we tried to find one by holding a blind tasting of a dozen different radlers and shandies—all fruited beers,    More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

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