Recipes

Five Phenomenal Winter Cookies

Nostalgic Christmas treats to jam-filled Italian classics, these are the holiday confections to crush any bake-off.

11/14/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Holidays 2016

Handmade Rugs to Repurposed Rings, Your Essential Holiday Gift Guide

Grab a nog. With these 12 locally made gifts, your shopping is done.

11/14/2016 By Eden Dawn

SHOPPING

Let the Holiday Bazaars, Sales, Pop-Ups, and Pheasant Fetes (?!) Continue!

Two more weekends of artisanal Portland revelry and retail await.

12/11/2015 By Alex Madison

HOLIDAY EATS

Where to Eat on Christmas and New Year's

10 places to stuff your face during the holidays.

12/08/2015 By Rachel Grozanick

SHOPPING

We've Got All the Seasonal Artisanal/Local Holiday Bazaars, Pop-Ups, and Markets You Can Handle, Portland

The city's de facto festival of awesome short-run indie shopping has begun!

12/01/2015 By Alex Madison

HOLIDAY GETAWAY

How to Spend a Merry, Mellow Holiday Weekend at the Oregon Garden

Silverton’s Oregon Garden Resort is a low-key holiday haven—massive twinkling light displays, ice skating, and Frank Lloyd Wright, included.

11/26/2015 By Kelly Clarke

'TIS THE SEASON

9 Shows and Stage Spectaculars to Make the Holidays Last All Month Long

Behold, our roundup of festive events to carry you through the jolly season.

11/23/2015 By Fiona McCann

HOLIDAYS

Oregon's Massive Christmas Tree Industry Gets Ready for a Record Holiday Season

5 things you didn't know about the nation's #1 Christmas tree producing state. (That's us!)

11/23/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Rachel Grozanick

HOLIDAZE

The Ultimate Guide to U-Cut Christmas Tree Farms

Bundle up, grab your plaid, and bring on the shearling boots—it's time for the 2014 choose ‘n cut Christmas tree run.

12/03/2014 By Anna Loh

FILM

December's Festive Films

Portland movie theaters have got holiday movies to make even the Scroogiest among us smile.

12/04/2013 By Roxanne Davis

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 28-Dec 1

Christmas explodes across the city in a flurry of shows and lights, three leading local bands rock the weekend, and dance companies give thanks. Also, Village People!

11/25/2013 By Aaron Scott, Portland Monthly Staff, and Nathan Tucker

EVENTS

Do This Now: December

What's going on this month, from the 23rd annual Tuba Christmas Concert to the 26th annual SantaCon

11/21/2013 By Haley Martin

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 21-24

The Last Unicorn returns, Andy Ricker shares his secret chicken wings recipe, Polica brings a buzz-building live show, and the Christmas season starts with a twinkle.

11/20/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff and Nathan Tucker

ON THE LAST DAYS OF XMAS...

Holiday Shows Not to Miss

We don't have a partridge in a pear tree, but we've got Bach, the Beatles, and the Big Lebowski.

12/20/2012 By Portland Monthly Staff

QUESTIONABLE TASTE

The Best of the Worst Holiday Sweaters

The ugly holiday sweater has evolved from embarrassing to awesome. We round up some of our favorites from the web universe.

12/19/2012 By Eden Dawn

THEATER

Review: Bag&Baggage’s The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of a Christmas Carol

A zany, over-the-top drag romp through the tired old holiday tale. Thru Dec 23

12/12/2012 By Aaron Scott

HAPPENINGS

Finding Christmas Spirits

A stiff drink or two over the holidays is essential for maintaining seasonal sanity.

12/11/2012 By Meaghan Morawski

Appreciation

Tales of Two Charleses

Charles Dickens and Charles Schulz invented two of the season’s most welcome visitors to our holiday celebrations at home.

12/18/2011 By Kristin Belz

Miscellaneous

Holiday Grab Bag

Support local craft and literature

12/16/2011 By John Chandler

Christmas Shopping

Bar Pilot’s Gift Guide #3

Burnside’s bottled brews at Belmont Station

12/05/2011 By John Chandler