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

Top Stories

Fall Arts

The Ultimate Falls Arts Guide 2019

Fall serves up drag royalty, radical dance, and searingly political arts. Here's your guide to the busiest season of the year.

08/27/2019 Edited by Rebecca Jacobson

Restaurant Review

Is Eem Portland’s Best New Restaurant Right Now?

A trio of Portland talents bring Thai cooking, Texas ‘cue, and tropical vibes to the table.

08/27/2019 By Karen Brooks Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Direct Flight

Nashville’s Still Honky-Tonk Heaven. Just With More Luxury Hotels.

Tennessee’s capital—a.k.a Nashvegas, a.k.a Music City, USA—is one very hot ticket.

08/27/2019 By Arlo Voorhees

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Fall Arts

The Ultimate Falls Arts Guide 2019

Fall serves up drag royalty, radical dance, and searingly political arts. Here's your guide to the busiest season of the year.

08/27/2019 Edited by Rebecca Jacobson

Fall Arts 2019: Essentials

20 Can’t-Miss Portland Shows in Fall 2019

From Thom Yorke to Margaret Atwood, dystopian dance to symphonic hip-hop, here’s what you have to catch this season.

08/27/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Fall Arts 2019: Dance

Portland’s Body Home Fat Dance Blazes a Radical Path

The fast-rising company has all but abandoned the conventions of mainstream dance, with an in-progress work that explores fat bodies in motion.

08/27/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Fall Arts 2019: Visual Arts

For Hank Willis Thomas, All Art Is Political

In a major new exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, the Brooklyn-based conceptual artist takes on history, sports, and gun violence.

08/27/2019 By Emma Mannheimer

Fall Arts 2019: Profile

The Life of Drag Legend Darcelle Is Becoming a Musical

That’s No Lady is a song-fueled story of overcoming the odds to find love and acceptance amid sequins, feathers, and bawdy jokes.

08/27/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Eat & Drink

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

Say So Long to Summer with a Block Party for the Whole Fam

Plus: a cooler-ready, pomegranate-infused spin on a Paloma.

08/27/2019 By Heather Arndt Anderson

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

Word of Mouth

Real Good Food Unites Icelandic Kelp, Vermouth on Tap—and Jim Dixon

Even in Portland, there’s nothing quite like it.

08/27/2019 By Karen Brooks

Restaurant Review

Is Eem Portland’s Best New Restaurant Right Now?

A trio of Portland talents bring Thai cooking, Texas ‘cue, and tropical vibes to the table.

08/27/2019 By Karen Brooks Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

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

Health & Wellness

Top Dentists

Portland’s Top Dentists 2019

Whether you need a regular cleaning or are ready for a whole new smile, the Portland metro area is stacked with specialists ready to get all up in your grill.

09/05/2019 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Home & Real Estate

Design

A Historic Midcentury-Modern Beach House Marries Old and New

When a 2017 storm nearly destroyed the iconic Van Evera Bailey home, the family restored it to its 1955 splendor—with a 2019 twist.

08/27/2019 By Kelly Clarke Photography by Caitlin Murray

News & City Life

PDX Index

Oregon’s 7 Public Universities Just Raised Tuition by up to 10 Percent

And to keep those hikes from going higher, the state will chip in nearly $1 billion over the next two years.

09/03/2019 By Monica Juárez

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

The Shakedown

What’s the Deal with the Portland Winterhawks?

On the ice with our junior hockey team, who start their 44th season September 21

08/27/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Long Story Short

Meet the 78-Year-Old Oregon Hunter Who Says He's Never Had to Buy a Piece of Meat

“If you’re gonna kill an animal, don’t waste it.”

08/27/2019 By Hannah Wallace Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

True Lice

School Is In. Here’s How to Battle the Lice Scourge.

The fight against the X-Men of vermin comes down to one word: vigilance.

08/27/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Report

Public Parks and Onramps Are Biting Back Against Camping. But Should They?

Hostile design can prevent someone from pitching a tent. But some say the urban design trend just creates more problems.

08/27/2019 By Fiona McCann Illustrations by Neil Webb

Editor's Note

We Tried to Find All the Ways to Throw a Party in Portland

Our September issue is devoted to helping you plan the perfect bash—for any occasion.

08/27/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Style & Shopping

Style

An Alberta Skin Care "Kitchen" Introduces Your Face to the Garden

Blendily makes all-natural body goods fresh from flowers and herbs grown and foraged around Portland.

08/27/2019 By Eden Dawn

Travel & Outdoors

Direct Flight

Nashville’s Still Honky-Tonk Heaven. Just With More Luxury Hotels.

Tennessee’s capital—a.k.a Nashvegas, a.k.a Music City, USA—is one very hot ticket.

08/27/2019 By Arlo Voorhees

Field Notes

This Easy Hike Offers Oregon’s Best Mt Hood Views

It’s less than three miles of gently graded trail to the top of Lookout Mountain.

08/27/2019 By Benjamin Tepler