Wine, Beer & Cocktails

Wine

The Top Ten Oregon Rosés of Summer

From Jolly Ranchers to Voodoo Doughnuts to gunmetal, we tasted all manner of delights in these ten bottles from local wineries.

08/02/2022 With Portland Monthly Staff

Cocktails

In Defense of the Blue Drink

Grown-up cocktails are overrated—bring on the dye, with picks from Portland bars like the Alibi tiki bar, Sunshine Noodles, and more.

07/20/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Cocktails

The Best Boozy Brunch Drinks in Portland

Bloody Mary riffs and more cocktails to start the day from Hey Love, Flattop & Salamander, and Broder

06/16/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Pride

Portland’s Pride Guide 2022

What’s new for the LGBTQ?

06/08/2022 Edited by Conner Reed Illustrations by Dorothy Siemens

Pride

The Queen’s Head and Rebel Rebel Are Keeping Old Town Queer

Two new LGBTQIA Portland bars offer a queer twist on the English pub and a neon-bathed hideaway.

06/08/2022 By Thom Hilton Photography by Thom Hilton

Pride

What Does the Future Look Like for Darcelle’s?

Checking in on what lies ahead for the standby Old Town drag club.

06/08/2022 By Conner Reed

Oregon Coast

Here’s Where to Camp at the Beach

Find easy access to the sand between Tillamook and Yachats at Cape Lookout, South Beach, Beachside, and Tillicum campgrounds.

06/06/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Bars

12 Essential Oregon Coast Bars

From the Triangle in Astoria to the Bridge Tender in Seaside to the 101 in Brookings, these small-town taverns help you feel like a local.

06/02/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Pride

A Comprehensive Guide to Portland’s Best LGBTQ+ Nightlife

From old haunts to new favorites, permanent spots to roving dance nights, Darcelle’s to Blow Pony, these are the best spots to get your Pride on in Portland.

06/01/2022 By Andrew Jankowski Photography by Thom Hilton

Nightlife

Portland Is Dancing Again

A combination of roving dance nights, new venues, and pandemic fever has pushed Portlanders back out to the clubs.

05/16/2022 By Conner Reed

Beer Staff Picks

Our Favorite Places to Grab a Beer in Portland

’Tis the season for sun, fun, and good brews. From St. Johns to Buckman to the Pearl, here are a few bars and patios we love to visit.

04/07/2022 By Dalila Brent, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, Rose Lee, Michael Novak, Margaret Seiler, and Conner Reed

Bar Openings

Watching Women’s Sports Is Hard. The Sports Bra Makes It Easier.

Jenny Nguyen’s new sports bar on NE Broadway is open, with burgers, tots, framed Thorns and Power jerseys, and TV screens dedicated to women’s games.

04/01/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Brentwood-Darlington

Home to religious cemeteries and standout food carts, the Southeast Portland neighborhood Brentwood-Darlington was annexed in 1986.

03/30/2022 By Margaret Seiler

News

The Roxy, Portland's 24-Hour Downtown Diner, Will Permanently Close March 20

Owner Suzanne Hale announced the closure on Facebook Wednesday evening.

03/17/2022 By Thom Hilton

Bars & Nightlife

Why a Northeast Alberta Pub is the Irishest Place in Portland

For St. Patrick’s Day—or any day you need a good chat and a pint of plain—you can’t beat T.C. O'Leary's.

03/17/2022 By Fiona McCann

Cocktails

The Best Local Spots to Sip Espresso Martinis Like a '90s Boss

From Teardrop Lounge to The Sapphire Hotel, these local spots are putting their own spin on the classic '90s cocktail.

03/07/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Bars & Nightlife

The Six Best Portland Spots for Booze Free Drinks

Whether you’re new to zero-proof drinks or want to throw some new beverages into the mix, here are our favorite places.

01/07/2022 By Katrina Yentch

Holidays

Where to Ring in the New Year in Portland

Greet 2022 in style, with the Dandy Warhols, a night of dancing, or a Haitian cooking class

12/27/2021 By Cami Hughes and Karly Quadros

Booze

A Whimsical, Wonderful Winter Cocktail at Quaintrelle’s Tiny New Bar

After a move from N Mississippi to SE Clinton, bartender Camille Cavan is feeling right at home.

12/01/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Drag

Darcelle Turns 91 with a Plaque from the National Park Service

Darcelle’s 52-year-old Old Town nightclub first joined the National Register of Historic Places last year.

11/16/2021 By Conner Reed