OUR PATRON SAINT

The Scandalous History of Booze in Portland

From the whiskey-swilling frontier days to Prohibition’s battling “dries” and rumrunners, booze formed Portland’s civic soul.

11/23/2015 By Zach Dundas

INTERVIEW

Q & A with Jared Goodman, Ice Cream Trouper

The one-man show behind Morgan Street Theater talks about his greatest hits and launching a bonafide pop-up.

11/20/2015 By Rachel Grozanick

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING

A Picture-Perfect Meal from the Land of Ice and Snow

Dig in to our very Scandinavian holiday buffet, with festive recipes, inspired seasonal décor, and a jul glögg to remember.

11/20/2015 By Kelly Clarke and Benjamin Tepler

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

A Decadent Scandinavian Holiday Casserole

Maurice's Kristen Murray shares the recipe for her great-grandmother’s sillgratin.

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

NATURAL PATH

How One Portland Clinic Brought Acupuncture to the Masses

Working Class Acupuncture proves that complementary care can be effective and accessible to all.

11/20/2015 By Katelyn Best

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 19–22

SNL's Tim Meadows, Melissa Etheridge, AND the very jazzy Hugh Masakela! Plus, we go "wild" at an art auction, step up for Riverdance, and get handsy at a puppet slam.

11/19/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Brandon Staley

SOCCER

It's Getting Real: The Hot-Hot Timbers Confront FC Dallas's Youthful Attack

Sunday brings the first leg of the Western Conference Finals and the last home game of the season. There will be no pity.

11/19/2015 By Mike Schwartz

ART ALL OVER

Broaden Your Horizons: Art Offerings Outside the City Limits

City saturated? These six arts organizations and venues outside the Portland area will have you thinking twice about staying put all winter.

11/19/2015 By Brandon Staley

CONCERTS

Shook Twins Get Ready to Bring the Heat

American Idol's loss is Portland's gain: the Shook Twins play Rev Hall on Saturday, promising to turn things up with the biggest band yet. Ahead of the show, Laurie Shook holds forth on forging a creative path and that whole golden egg thing.

11/18/2015 By Ramona DeNies

EAT HERE NOW

Where to Eat This Week

Whether you need a pillowy, Jersey-style meatball parm or Latin-spiced birds drizzled in garlicky, neon green aji sauce, these are the places you must visit this week.

11/18/2015 By Eat Beat Team

HIT LIST

Five Go-To Portland Pho Spots, Ranked

The Portland Monthly editorial staff blind-taste-tested five of the city’s most beloved neighborhood pho spots. Here are the results.

11/18/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Tastebud Fires Up in Multnomah Village

Mark Doxtader’s wood-fired spot opens with burly, smoky crusts and juicy whole roasted chickens.

11/17/2015 By Karen Brooks

HEALTH

Uber to Deliver Health Kits and Flu Shots to Portlanders

This Thursday, UberHealth will bring you a "wellness pack" and flu shots for up to 10 people (registered nurse included).

11/17/2015 By Marty Patail

VISUAL ART

What Kind of Art Is Portland Producing?

Michelle Grabner has until the year's end to visit artists all over the state who want to be part of the 2016 Portland Biennial. She tells us what she’s looking for—and what she’s found out about art in Oregon.

11/16/2015 By Fiona McCann

OUTDOORS

The Local Quest to Save a Northern California Wilderness

A local nonprofit and a creative agency are racing against time to save an immaculate chunk of Northern California wilderness.

11/16/2015 By Marty Patail

BODY TALK

8 Reasons We Love Body-Positive Wellness Coach Lacy Davis

This nutrition coach and personal trainer empowers Portlanders to swap self-criticism for strength and pride.

11/16/2015 By Molly Woodstock