Portland Bucket List

50 Things Every Portlander Must Do

From transplants to natives, we present a quirky and quintessential bucket list for every type of Portlander.

12/21/2015 Edited by Marty Patail

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING

Holdfast Brown Bread and Fenrir Pickled Mackerel

A pair of the city’s finest Scan-leaning outfits tackle two Julbord classics: dense spice-laden bread and pickled fish.

11/20/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING

Maurice Sillgratin

Pastry luncheonette maven Kirsten Murray shares her grandmother’s decadent holiday side dish.

11/20/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING

Broder Swedish Meatballs and Holdfast Braised Pork Coppa with Cabbage and Mustard Dill Cream Sauce

Portland’s Scan institution’s hallowed balls and a hearty pork dish from a Nordic-inspired pair make for an irresistible holiday buffet centerpiece.

11/20/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING

Maurice Persimmon Cookies with Cardamom Brown Butter Icing and Ross Fogelquist’s Jul Glogg

Sweeten up your party with old school Scan cookies and a mulled wine recipe from a local knighted by the King of Sweden.

11/20/2015 By Kelly Clarke

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING

Make Nordic Holiday Punch for a Crowd

Say cheers in true Scandinavian style with bartender Jacob Grier’s bright, fizzy, aquavit-assisted winter punch.

11/20/2015 By Kelly Clarke

THE MENU MAKERS

How Ayers Creek Farm Creates Tomorrow's Heirloom Ingredients

The Gaston-based couple stay busy selecting the fruits, vegetables, and grains on your future dinner plate.

10/19/2015 By Kelly Clarke

THE MENU MAKERS

Camas Country Mill Brings the Wheat to Portland's Bakeries and Pizzerias

Meet the miller behind your favorite local slices, loaves, and bagels.

10/19/2015 By Kelly Clarke

THE MENU MAKERS

Bee Local is Saving Oregon Bees, One Rooftop Hive at a Time

Portland's "bee whisperer" Damian Magista brings a touch of local sweetness to kitchens around town.

10/19/2015 By Kelly Clarke

MENU MAKERS

Oregon's DeNoble Farms Keeps its Organic Vegetable Secrets in the Family

How the farmers market favorite turned a hobby flower farm into a full-family business inspiring chefs around Portland.

10/19/2015 By Allison Jones

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Monthly's Rising Star Restaurant of the Year: Coquine

How a California couple moved in and put the Michelin in Mount Tabor.

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland's Most (Overly?) Ambitious New Restaurant: Renata

Our love letter (sort of) to the year’s most-hyped restaurant

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland's Best Soup Shop: Rose VL

Portland’s soup masters are back with broths that airlift the soul to Saigon.

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

The Ultimate Portland Cheese Plate at Chizu

Steve Jones just wants to make cheese fun. Mission accomplished.

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

The 4 Most Memorable Portland Restaurant Moments of the Year

A handful of standing ovations are in order for the year's best menu, dish, spread, and cuisine.

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Monthly's Restaurant of the Year: Nodoguro

A posse of playfully intense foodies reimagine Japanese food, one feast at a time.

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Monthly's Rising Star Restaurant of the Year: Nomad.PDX

Two upstarts transform a shabby urban space into a modernist showcase—tweezers, Wonder Bread, and beauty in tow.

10/09/2015 By Karen Brooks

SHOP GLOBAL

Must-Try Products from Portland's International Markets

Stock your pantry shelves with spices, schmears, and sweets from around the globe.

08/24/2015 Edited by Kelly Clarke

RESTAURANT REVIEW

From Russia, With Love

Portland's veteran chef reclaims the lost culinary world of his childhood—and creates one of the year's most dynamic dining experiences.

07/20/2015 By Karen Brooks

GOOD EATS

Portland's 10 Hottest Healthy Dishes of 2015

Welcome to flavor country, where locals are taking guilt-free nosh to a whole new level.

07/13/2015 By Rachel Ritchie and Molly Woodstock