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WINTER BUCKET LIST

50 Things Every Portlander Must Do This Winter

However you want to play it, Portland winter is a wonderland.

12/01/2014

Top Stories

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Portland Monthly's Golden Holiday Hits Gift Guide

Toys! Sweaters! Food and drink! Accessories! The classics are classics for good reason. Sometimes, they just need a fresh spin.

12/01/2014 By Eden Dawn Photography by Nicolle Clemetson With Kristin Lane

SOARING TECH

Drones are Set to Conquer Oregon's Skies. Are You Ready?

Oregon’s drone dreamers envision an innovative, lucrative “Silicon Sky.” First, they must overcome the feds, privacy proponents, and public fear.

12/01/2014 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

WINTER BUCKET LIST

50 Things Every Portlander Must Do This Winter

However you want to play it, Portland winter is a wonderland.

12/01/2014

SHOPPING LIST

Gift Guide: 5 Intellectual Books for Your Bibliophile Bestie

Mother Foucault’s Bookshop on SE Morrison Street is a heady hub for global literature and philosophy.

12/01/2014 By Kate Goodling

DISPATCH

Leveraging the Success of 'Leverage' for Future Portland-Based TV Hits

The crew behind the TNT hit reunites to tell new tales of the weird with 'The Librarians.' Debuts Dec 7

12/01/2014 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

WINTER BUCKET LIST

How to Hibernate Like a True Portlander

From oddball home deliveries to streaming videos and board games, we've got plenty of reasons to pray for a snow day.

12/01/2014 By Aaron Scott, Allison Jones, Win Goodbody, and Sarah Ostaszewski Edited by Kelly Clarke

WINTER BUCKET LIST

This Winter, Become a Smarter, Craftier, Better Person

Put that winter weekend to good use with a class that will help you level up your life.

12/01/2014 By Margaret Seiler and Marty Patail Illustrations by Matty Newton

WINTER BUCKET LIST

16 Ways to Keep Yourself (and Your Guests) Entertained This Winter

Our guide to Portland's best seasonal shows, winter sports, holiday lights, and after-hours fun

12/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, Kelly Clarke, and Marty Patail

LONG STORY SHORT

7 Major Scores of the Portland Art Museum’s Former Chief Curator

We explore Bruce Guenther's legacy through several major additions to the museum’s permanent collection.

11/25/2014 By Randy Gragg

Eat & Drink

FOOD NEWS

Instacart Adds Green Zebra to Portland Home Grocery Delivery Service

The popular online shopping and one-hour delivery service just announced their first local partner.

12/16/2014

HIT LIST

3 of Portland's Most Promising Pizza Newcomers

Our fair city is home to several heavy hitters of the pizza world—here are the players on deck.

12/01/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

WORD OF MOUTH

Food Critic Karen Brooks Dishes On What to Eat, Right Now.

Portland Monthly's restaurant guru shares her obsessions and under-the-radar finds of the month.

12/01/2014 By Karen Brooks

BEER BULLETIN

Fill Up Your Growler with One of These 6 Wintry Brews

Celebrate the season with a half-dozen seasonal ales...and one very merry mini keg.

12/01/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

RECIPE

Make Ned Ludd’s Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Cookie At Home

A Toll House classic gets the campfire treatment—with delicious results.

12/01/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

HIT LIST

Cozy Up with Portland's Best Hot Chocolate

Unfiltered passion, really good chocolate, no apologies. Get ready to rethink the fireside drink with these five haute mugs.

12/01/2014 By Karen Brooks

EAT HERE NOW

Smallwares' Ssam-Style Feasts Shake Up Typical Family-Style Fare

From internationally-inspired lamb to Korean/Southern barbecue spareribs, chef Johanna Ware wants you to expand your definition of family dinner.

12/01/2014 By Kelly Clarke

WINTER BUCKET LIST

14 Things You Must Eat and Drink This Winter

From flaming cocktails to Sichuan hot pot, we've got more than a dozen tips for giving your appetite a big, warm hug.

12/01/2014 By Benjamin Tepler and Molly Woodstock Edited by Kelly Clarke

Editor's Note

EDITORS' NOTE

How Winter Separates True Portlanders from the PDX Pretenders

Bring forth what misery you can muster, O Atmosphere! We will treat the cold and wet as yet another excuse to be awesome.

12/01/2014 By Zach Dundas

Health & Wellness

FIT CITY

How Nike Elites Changed the Athletic Sock Game

Tracking the rise of Nike's share of national sock stock

12/01/2014 By Sarah Ostaszewski

WINTER BUCKET LIST

15 Ways to Pamper Yourself From Head to Toe

From salt-cave massages and yoga to champagne and chocolate pedicures, we've got plenty of ways for you to melt away winter stress.

12/01/2014 By Eden Dawn, Allison Jones, and Kelly Clarke

Home & Real Estate

HABITAT

How Urban Timberworks Turns Fallen Trees into Legacy Furniture

Homeowners with damaged or diseased trees can call the experts to let their beloved limbs live a second life.

12/01/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

News & City Life

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: December 2014

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from billionaire philanthropist Phil Knight to MacArthur genius Kerry James Marshall.

12/01/2014 Illustrations by Matty Newton

HISTORY

100 Years Ago This Month, Oregon Made the Worst Decision Ever

On most issues, we're proud of our local stance as early adopters. When it comes to Prohibition? Not so much.

12/01/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

INTERVIEW

Rebooting an Ugly PSU Building with Euro Style

World-renowned German architect Stefan Behnisch talks Portland and why dictators don’t necessarily build better.

12/01/2014 By Randy Gragg

PDX INDEX

Oregon Altruism, By the Numbers

How many of us volunteer? What percentage of our incomes go to charity? How much do our nonprofits really make?

12/01/2014 By Anna Loh

BIG IN JAPAN

Why Are Tokyo Tastemakers Obsessed with Portland?

Why, exactly, would residents of tech-savvy Japan covet our roasted vegetables and Pendleton cardigans?

12/01/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

POSTSCRIPT

DRØNSTROP: The Designer Drone for Everyday Use

What would it look like if IKEA offered a DIY drone kit?

12/01/2014 By Marty Patail

SOARING TECH

Drones are Set to Conquer Oregon's Skies. Are You Ready?

Oregon’s drone dreamers envision an innovative, lucrative “Silicon Sky.” First, they must overcome the feds, privacy proponents, and public fear.

12/01/2014 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

BIG PICTURE

Keep Sporting Weird: A New Book Profiles the World's Oddest Athletic Pursuits

From ostrich racing to chess boxing, a new photography book documents the world’s strangest athletic dreams.

11/18/2014 By Sarah Richards

Style & Shopping

SHOPPING

Why Cargo Moved its Hoard of Global Designs Across the River

Patty Merrill and Bridgid Blackburn explain their migration from the Pearl to the Central Eastside.

12/01/2014 By Zach Dundas

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Portland Monthly's Golden Holiday Hits Gift Guide

Toys! Sweaters! Food and drink! Accessories! The classics are classics for good reason. Sometimes, they just need a fresh spin.

12/01/2014 By Eden Dawn Photography by Nicolle Clemetson With Kristin Lane

Travel & Outdoors

WEEKEND GETAWAY

Wintertime is the Right Time to Head to Kauai

We'll show you how to conquer Hawaii's stunning, rugged paradise.

12/01/2014 By Marty Patail

WINTER BUCKET LIST

A Guide to Northwest Winter Wandering

Plan a perfect day on Mount Hood, layer up for winter biking, or get outta town for a warm-weather escape!

12/01/2014 By Brian Barker, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Benjamin Tepler, Michael Zusman, and Caleb Diehl