In Portland, there’s always lots to love. When it came time to pick 2016’s Best of the City, ravishing new places and time-honored treasures battled for our affections. It wasn’t easy, but someone’s gotta do it.

In This Feature:

Best of the City 2016: Seven Essential Outdoor Escapes in Portland

Resplendent picnic views to car-free cycling—lucky for us, natural wonder is always close at hand.

06/13/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Best of the City 2016: 11 of Portland’s Most Stylish Things

Vintage Moroccan rugs to chill-vibes loungewear: these are our favorite things to wear, buy, and be inspired by.

06/13/2016 By Eden Dawn

Best of the City 2016: Four Great New Spaces in Portland

From awesome offices to tower condos to an easygoing park, the latest additions to Portland’s landscape are sights to behold.

06/13/2016 By Marty Patail

Best of the City 2016: Portland’s Top Workouts and Most Nourishing Eats

Small-batch fitness—check! Body-positive waxing salons—check! Vegan happy hours—check!

06/13/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Best of the City 2016: 11 Portland Eats, Spots, and Sips We Can’t Resist Right Now

Iced matcha-chai lattes to killer pastrami sandwiches, here are some of our city’s most delicious things.

06/13/2016 By Kelly Clarke, Eden Dawn, Marty Patail, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie

PDX Essentials: Quadrant by Quadrant, All the Things We Can’t Live Without

Secret beaches to art deco splendor to OG dive bars, here are some of our favorite things in every corner of Portland.

06/13/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

Marionberries: Sweet, Savory, and Marvelously Drinkable

In our minds (and mouths), Oregon’s most distinguished berry is the marion. Here are three ways to tap into its soul.

06/15/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

NE Sandy Boulevard Is Portland’s Best Cheap Eats Drive–Thru

Barren shortcut no more, Sandy is home to a handful of hot new food hubs and some stalwart Portland gems.

06/13/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Best of the City 2016: Seven Curators and Creators Share Top Picks from Portland’s Arts Scene

From in-your-face theater to a bold magazine for women guitarists, here are some of Portland’s best things to watch, hear, and read.

06/13/2016 By Fiona McCann and Rebecca Jacobson