Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Health-Conscious Friends

Please the self-styled wellness gurus in your life with these Portland-made presents.

12/09/2016 By Webb Wright

It's a Wonderful Buffet

It's a Scandinavian Holiday All-You-Can-Eat Miracle

Broder Söder hosts a lavish Swedish "julbord" holiday buffet at Nordia House and makes all your gluttonous winter wishes come true.

12/09/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Lateral Drifts

Watch Planes Land at PDX in Crazy Crosswinds!

With perpendicular gusts pummeling the runway at the Portland airport, it was a tin-can shimmy for some arriving passengers.

12/08/2016 By Ramona DeNies

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.

12/08/2016

Urban Rides

Get in Gear with Portland's Latest Urban Bike Guide

A new book offers 40 sweet rides spanning the Portland area. In a sneak peek, authors Ayleen Crotty and Lizann Dunegan share four favorites.

12/08/2016 By Ko Ricker

Holiday Show

‘Tis the Season for a Stripper Opera

Last year's hit Viva's Holiday is back. Composer Christopher Corbell and his muse, Portland stripper and writer Viva Las Vegas, are pumped.

12/08/2016 By Jason Buehrer

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 8–11

Hundreds of tubas, pirouetting sugarplum fairies, competitive carolers, aliens and vampires, and tiny Texas towns. Prepare to get weird this weekend.

12/08/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Ko Ricker

Field Trip

This Yves Saint Laurent Retrospective Is Worth the Drive to Seattle

Make the trek to the Seattle Art Museum for a stunning 40-year look at one of the world's most prolific designers, with hundreds of sketches, mannequins, swatches, and more.

12/07/2016 By Eden Dawn

Eat This Now

Where to Eat This Week: Dec 7–14

From caramel apple cider at Sterling Coffee Roasters to stuffed mussels at Headwaters, these are the things you must eat and drink this week.

12/07/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Roundup

A Taste Test of Oregon’s Top Hard Ciders

We sampled 36 locally made bottles to find the very best.

12/06/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Shopping

Holidays 2016: A Portland Shopping Road Map

From crafts fairs to wine tastings to warehouse sales, we got you.

12/06/2016 By Ko Ricker

Real Estate

You Could Live in an Old Portland Macaroni Factory

For a cool $3.85 million, you can indulge all your pasta baron dreams.

12/06/2016 By Ko Ricker

Bean Scene

Kainos Coffee Is One of Portland's Standout New Roasters

The outer Northeast Portland spot lures with sharp design, a big-hearted ethos, and hot mugs of “Freakin’ Yum.” 

12/06/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Events

The Onslaught of Holiday Sales Begins Now

The full blast December calendar kicks in this week with samples sales, open houses, and shopping-centric activities.

12/02/2016 By Eden Dawn

Good Eats

A Portland Start-Up Delivers Local, Organic, Plant-Based Groceries to Your Door

Is it time to say goodbye to Whole Foods Market and hello to New Foods Market?

12/01/2016 By Webb Wright

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 1–4

Amy Schumer packs the Moda Center, Michael Chabon hits Powell's, John Waters is at the Aladdin, and Japanese cinema takes over the Whitsell. Welcome to December.

12/01/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Ko Ricker

Performance

Makin' Whoopee!: Sex-Positive Entertainment for Post-Election Portland

Crush Bar welcomes burlesque dancers, pornographic films, and performance art in a new variety show from storyteller and sex educator Amory Jane.

11/30/2016 By Ko Ricker

News to Chew

Kachka to Expand, Salt & Straw Hits SF, Plus More PDX Food News

… including House Spirits’ sale of Aviation gin and a new lunch program from Taylor Railworks.

11/30/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Playlist

December: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

The Handsome Family, Pere Ubu, Justin Townes Earle, and more prove that Portland music hasn’t been completely taken over by sugarplum fairies, singing Christmas trees, and surly elves.

11/29/2016 By Jason Buehrer and Rebecca Jacobson

Music Festival

Portland Musicians Team Up with Moby and Norah Jones for Bedstock

The online music festival for sick kids returns, and it’s “bigger and bedder” than ever.

11/29/2016 By Fiona McCann