Sweet, Sweet Activism

'Big A$$ Bake Sale' Hawks Portland’s Best Goodies to Support Immigrants

More than 40 local bakeries and restaurants gather at Cookshop on Sept. 7 to raise funds for RAICES, a border nonprofit that provides legal services to immigrants.

09/03/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Entertaining Guide

A Portland Pro on How to Throw the Party of Your Dreams

Portland Monthly’s own party planner, Polly Zel, spills her secrets (including budgets, blooms, and Bud Light).

08/27/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Entertaining Guide

25 Ways to Throw the Perfect Portland Party

No matter what kind of bash you're planning, here's where to book, who should cook, and tips that'll save you time, money, and a boatload of stress.

08/27/2019 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Entertaining Guide

These One-Bite Snacks Will Rule Your Next Party

Try these next level hors d'oeuvres from Portland caterers.

08/27/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Entertaining Guide

12 More Awesome Ways to Party in Portland

From axe-throwing contests and rooftop get-downs to wine-and-cheese platters and pizza parties, there's really no excuse not to throw an epic party.

08/27/2019 By Heather Arndt Anderson, Kelly Clarke, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Conner Reed, and Benjamin Tepler

Entertaining Guide

Portland Monthly's 2018 Chef of the Year Will Make You Dinner in Your Own Kitchen

Yep, Karl Holl makes house calls.

08/27/2019 By Karen Brooks

Entertaining Guide

4 Ideal Portland Spots for Super-Size Parties

From big to humongous, here's where to throw that rager.

08/27/2019 By Conner Reed

Entertaining Guide

4 Super Sweet Local Dessert Experiences for Your Next Shindig

From boozy ice pops to torched-to-order s'mores and cotton candy art, here's who makes the good stuff.

08/27/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Entertaining Guide

Roll Your Own Pasta in a Feminist Party Pad

The Nightwood Society—run by a cabal of badass ladies—hosts interactive parties, bubbly included.

08/27/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Entertaining Guide

17 Bars and Restaurants That Will Host Your Next Bash

These sweet local spots cook the eats, serve the drinks, and—most importantly—clean up.

08/27/2019 By Karen Brooks, Kelly Clarke, Monica Juárez, and Conner Reed

FIRST LOOK

G-Love is Poised to Be Portland’s Next-Level Farm-Fresh Restaurant

Everything you need to know as the San Francisco vet chef readies to open his “reverse steakhouse” on August 28.

08/23/2019 By Karen Brooks

Breaking News

Ava Gene’s New Brunch has an Opening Date: Labor Day Weekend

All the deets on Portland’s most anticipated new brunch from star chef Joshua McFadden, babka waffles to English muffin burgers.

08/19/2019 By Karen Brooks

Hometown Pride

Oregon Wins Big at the 2019 American Cheese Society Competition

Plus, the ACS is bringing the fight to Portland in 2020.

08/14/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Breaking News

Standout Coffee and Chocolate Bar Cloudforest is Closing

The vaunted Cloudforest chocolate line will live on, but Sebastian Cisneros’ ambitious chocolate factory and espresso bar will shutter Monday.

08/05/2019 By Karen Brooks

Food Event Spotlight

The Fourth Annual PDX Hot Sauce Expo Blazes Through Town This August

Pepper enthusiasts prepare for a searing weekend of sweaty foreheads, spandex-clad wrestlers, and glamorous chihuahuas.

07/30/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Seafood Guide 2019: Ordering Guide

Need a Morality Matrix for That Fish? We Got You.

Breaking down a better way to buy your seafood.

07/24/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Seafood Guide 2019: Trash Fish

Is Portland Finally Ready for Real Sea-to-Table Eating?

For these Oregon chefs and seafood insiders, the future is all about trash fish, baitfish, shellfish, and bycatch. It’s local, and it’s delicious.

07/24/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Seafood Guide 2019

The New Oregon Guide to Seafood

Seafood, shellfish, and stealth tourism—we go deep on what you should be eating, doing, choosing, and celebrating.

07/24/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Word of Mouth

JinJu is Your Neighborhood Master Patisserie

“People don’t give a shit what other people do in Portland. You don’t have a look a certain way here."

07/24/2019 By Karen Brooks