Summer Fun

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Portland Summer Fun

Story and Photos by Teresa Bergen   As daffodils and tulips poke through their green casings, Portlanders emerge from puffy jackets and knit caps to step into the sun. There’s lots of fun to be had outside this summer. Here are a few reliable bets.   Try SUP Yoga Paddleboards aren’t just for paddling –…

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27th Portland Jewish Film Festival

The 27th Annual Portland Jewish Film Festival will be June 16-30. Founded in 1992, The Portland Jewish Film Festival, produced by the Northwest Film Center and co-presented with the  Institute for Judaic Studies, celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and identity while speaking to the universal experiences and issues that confront all humanity. The…

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Fun-in-the-sun Fashion

Summer means extended time outside and in the sun. While feeling sun on your face is one of life’s simple pleasures, those rays include ultraviolet radiation, and exposure to those rays can lead to sunburn, premature skin aging and skin cancer. While you can slather on the sunscreen, why not add an additional protective layer…

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ROOFTOP JAZZ SWING CONCERT

Did you know OJMCHE’s rooftop is a beautiful setting for summer events? On July 24 you can discover the magic when the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education presents a Rooftop Swing Jazz Concert. The 7 pm concert honors Benny Goodman’s legacy. Portland’s Cherry Blossom Orchestra will feature both standard and new arrangements…

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Delores brings Polish cuisine to Southeast

PHOTOS: Above, potato pancakes at Delores. At right, carrot cake. The shopping plaza at Southeast Morrison and 14th Avenue was already quite a culinary destination with Nostrana and its sister restaurant, Enoteca Nostrana. Now, with the recent opening of Delores, there’s one more reason to visit the block. Chef B.J. Smith totally revamped his Smokehouse…

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Brighten and Awaken Summer Flavors

Summer provides an abundance of delicious, fresh-picked flavors, giving home chefs plenty of opportunities to use them in both classic recipes and newfound favorites. From sides to salads to smoothies and everything in between, summer is all about creating dishes that taste tempting, bright and balanced. Using seasonal ingredients, like peaches and other sun-ripened fruits,…

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Versatile summer fruit: Watermelon

As I look around, I see everyone with their Hydro Flasks in hand, keeping themselves hydrated. I know that before I leave the house in the summer, I have so many bottles of beverages on my passenger seat that it starts beeping thinking someone is sitting there! It’s no joking matter keeping yourself hydrated and…

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Summer reading, had me a blast

PHOTO: This summer, grab a beach towel and an armful of books and head for the beach, the pool, your backyard or … Compiled by Deborah Moon Every summer I catch up on stacks of books that I haven’t found the time to read. Somehow more hours of daylight always translates into longer hours of…

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