Best of the Year

Portland Monthly’s Top Longreads of 2017

The Malheur takeover. How the Blazers won Portland. Grisly murders. The battle to be nonbinary. Jeff Merkley. Vegan cronuts. Here are 12 of our best in-depth stories from the past year.

12/18/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Holiday Eats

10 Ways to Eat Your Heart Out This Holiday Season

Whole goose suppers, potato latkes, and truffle-laced filet mignon await!

12/14/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 14–17

Jay-Z storms the Moda, John Mulaney hits the Schnitz, sugarplum fairies twirl through the Keller, and Ebenezer Scrooge does his cantankerous thing at Portland Playhouse.

12/14/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Eleanor Van Buren, Hannah Bonnie, and Kayla Brock

Soccer

Darlington Nagbe Is Leaving the Timbers—But We Will Always Have His Luscious Goals

The US international and fan fave departs for Atlanta. These are some of his greatest strikes.

12/13/2017 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail

Breaking News

Downtown Food Cart Stars Ole Latte and Picnic to Join Forces on SE Clinton

Get ready for charitable coffee and amazing, from-scratch sandwiches.

12/13/2017 By Karen Brooks

Holiday Shortcuts

10 Painless Secret Santa Gifts for Your Office Exchange

Oh! How thoughtful!

12/12/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Signs & Portents

Vast Murders of Crows Are Routinely Swarming above Downtown Portland

Surely it means nothing. Nothing.

12/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

Obituary

Vera Katz Was the First Mayor of the Portland We Know Today

The Oregon political legend has died at 84. Her life was epic.

12/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

Gastrotourism

Olympia's South Sound Coffee Trail Launches with 3 Local Roasters

Washington's capital aims to entice I-5 travelers to stop and smell the single origin.

12/12/2017 By Kayla Brock

First Impressions

Stacked’s New Weekend Brunch Serves Up a Monumental Cinnamon Roll

The rest is still a work in progress.

12/11/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Holidays

America's Christmas Trees Come From Oregon. This Year, There's a Shortage.

The Great Recession of 2008 (temporarily?) whittled down a top state industry.

12/11/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Hotel News

Pacific City's Newest Hotel Will Have a Luxury Spa and On-Site 'Adventure Coach'

The Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa, the latest venture from the owners of neighboring Pelican Brewery, is scheduled to open January 19.

12/11/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 7–10

Queer storytellers, Valerie June, festive sketch comedy, Patterson Hood, and dance numbers set to Billie Holiday are on deck this December weekend.

12/07/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Eleanor Van Buren, and Kayla Brock

Style Spotlight

Get a Replica Star Wars Jacket to Look Like Luke, Leia, or Han

You, too, can rock the fashions of the remote ice planet Hoth. Watch out for Imperial probe droids!

12/06/2017 By Eden Dawn

Eat This Now

Eat Spicy Hand-Pulled Chinese Noodles at This Downtown Food Cart

Stretch the Noodle is your new go-to for takeout lunch.

12/06/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Breaking News

Northwest Icon Sterling Coffee Roasters Relocates

The iconic coffee cubby upsizes to a 950-square-foot coffeehouse.

12/05/2017 By Karen Brooks

Weekly Planner

Peking Duck at Departure, Fenrir Comeback Tour, and More PDX Food Events

… including an Italian-American dinner at Stacked, Danielle Centoni at Powell’s, and a totally essential babka-making class.

12/05/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Theater

Oregon Teen Gets Glowing Reviews in Broadway Debut

Raised in Happy Valley, 18-year-old Hailey Kilgore is earning raves for her starring role in Once on This Island.

12/05/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Shopping

Portland's Hottest Holiday Pop-Up Is This Youth-Run Urban Apparel Shop

dfrntpigeon wants to change your perception of youth homelessness.

12/05/2017 By Anya Rehon

Music

Vic Mensa Talks Police Brutality, Musical Evolution, and Touring with Jay-Z

The Chicago rapper joins Hov at the Moda Center on December 14.

12/01/2017 By Andre Jemison