Rare blue moon to occur on Friday, July 31

Most years, we get 12 full moons. One for each month. On the rare occasion that there’s an extra moon in a calendar month, we label it a “blue moon.”

Alaskan berries you’ve probably never heard of

The berries are ripe in our test garden, and we’ve been shoveling them in our mouths by the fistful. Here’s a shot from the week before last:

Where to go this weekend: Portland’s Division/Clinton hood

Chockablock with game-changing restaurants, cafes, and boutiques, this eastside Portland district is still the city’s best place to grab a bite and browse. It’s especially fine in summer, when sunny, 70-degree days mean you can ditch your car and comfortably explore on foot.

3 new gadgets that will help you save water

Make every drop count with one of the latest in smart watering gadgets. The best thing about this new generation of smart water controllers? They all have an app, so all it takes to make sure your tomatoes are getting watered is the tap of a finger.