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Summer Guide 2015

Summer Guide
Last year’s was the hottest on record, and this June we’re flirting daily with 90 degrees. Outdoor pools in outer Powell are full on weekdays, a week before summer has officially begun. Soon, the    More
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

¿Qué Es Lo Bueno?

Trying every Latin American food cart at Portland Mercado.

Food Reviews & Stories
The new Portland Mercado of Foster-Powell is beautiful, and if you don’t like it, I don’t trust you. The project—begun through assorted nonprofiteering, goodwill-type impulses having to    More
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Near and Queer

Our favorite gay bars in Portland.

Culture Features
Sure, the gay/queer dance nights at mixed-orientation bars may have become where the party and booty’s at in Portland—the ever-popular indie-dance parties of Rotture’s Blow Pony and Holo   More

Berbati Being Sold to Owners of Dante's and XV

The bar was owned by the Papaioannou family for 30 years.


Longtime Greek tavern Berbati is being sold, ending 30 years of stewardship by the Papaioannou family.It'll stay in the neighborhood, however. Frank Faillace, owner of nearby Dante's and the Star Theater, will take...   More
Friday, June 5, 2015 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

A Goonies Tour of Astoria

Culture Features
Astoria was a home to the Goonies even before the movie was filmed. Oregon’s greatest achievement in beach towns is—as the locals will tell you—a “quaint drinking village with a fishin   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

A Brief History of Movies in Astoria

Culture Features
Astoria ain’t just The Goonies. The little coastal town has a bizarrely huge footprint in popcorn moviedom; There are more big-name films shot in Astoria than in Portland. “The town burned d   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Dog Day IPA (Hondo’s)

Hondo’s Brew and Cork is an odd institution in Astoria, a delightfully cranky little bottle shop, homebrew supply shop and nanobrewery, with beers that can be as up and down as a ride at Six   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bowpicker Fish & Chips in Astoria

Food Cart Reviews
Follow the old men, and you’ll find it. Starting at 11 am, across Marine Drive from Astoria’s Columbia River Maritime Museum, you’ll see them waiting in a single-file line stretching down    More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Beau Breedlove, Former Sam Adams Paramour, Publishing New Memoir

Musings on a Young Life is out June 30.


Beau Breedlove wants us to have the whole story—like, all of it.Breedlove is an influential figure in a certain regard. He is, of course, best known for the scandal that very nearly unseated former Portland Mayor Sam Adams at the beginning of his term in 2009—and all but    More
Friday, May 29, 2015 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

No Reservations?

Where to camp if you didn’t book your spot back in February.

Featured Stories
Portlanders love the outdoors. If you need proof, just go onto ReserveAmerica.com right now and try to book a camping spot for July. Chances are you’ll be directed someplace like Lake Owyhee Sta   More

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