Insider's Guide 2019

75 Things Every Portlander Must Do

We tapped art aficionados, food fanatics, entrepreneurs, and outdoor enthusiasts for their picks of things every Portlander must do.

03/26/2019 Edited by Fiona McCann

Top Stories

Real Estate 2019

Portland Real Estate Guide 2019

The essential stats on 125 neighborhoods and suburbs—plus an interview with full-time mascot, part-time realtor Timber Joey

03/26/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Fix-It Guide

How To Make Your Home and Garden Portland-Fabulous

Your essential home and garden project guide from local experts.

03/26/2019 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Feature

The Inside Tale of Colin O’Brady’s Death-Defying, Record-Breaking Antarctic Crossing

The Portlander was the first person to cross Antarctica unassisted. What helped him make the epic, nearly impossible 900-mile trek? Growing up here.

03/26/2019 By Julian Smith

Spring Fashion

Spring Fashion 2019: Retro Colors, Tiny Bell Bottoms, and Kids on Skates

We turned back time on spring fashion, going full roller retro with kids decked out in acid wash and rainbow prints.

03/26/2019 By Eden Dawn Photography by Christopher Dibble

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Insider’s Guide 2019: Entertainment

These Are Portland’s Can’t-Miss Shows, According to Drag Clown Carla Rossi

Among them, educational drag nights and imaginary Game of Thrones episodes.

03/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Music

Soul’d Out Marks 10 Years of Bringing Sweet, Sweet Sounds to Stumptown

The city's annual celebration of soul, R&B, blues, and hip-hop returns April 16–21.

03/26/2019 By Fiona McCann

The Essentials

12 Things to See and Do in Portland: April 2019

Laika unleashes Missing Link, Ranky Tanky plays the Newmark, and a world-premiere play about Sacajawea comes to Portland Center Stage.

03/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Culture

At Portland’s Gender-Neutral Square Dance, You Won’t Hear “Ladies” and “Gents”

Portland’s do-si-do scene is punk as hell.

03/26/2019 By Sarah Mirk

Animation

This Tiny Chef Makes the Most Adorable Cooking Videos You’ve Ever Seen

Think Julia Child meets Mister Rogers.

03/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Eat & Drink

Restaurant Review

Chef Doug Adams’ Bullard is a Smoke-Perfumed Meat Lair Hiding in a Downtown Hotel

The Top Chef alum balances hotel politesse and Lone Star meat craft.

03/26/2019 By Karen Brooks

Health & Wellness

Insider's Guide 2019: Wellness

A Body Positivity Advocate on Where to Feel Good in Portland

Candace Molatore pinpoints Portland’s rejuvenating spots.

03/26/2019 By Eden Dawn

Home & Real Estate

Fix-It Guide

How To Make Your Home and Garden Portland-Fabulous

Your essential home and garden project guide from local experts.

03/26/2019 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Real Estate 2019

Portland Real Estate Guide 2019

The essential stats on 125 neighborhoods and suburbs—plus an interview with full-time mascot, part-time realtor Timber Joey

03/26/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Real Estate 2019

Portland Neighborhoods by the Numbers 2019: The City

From Alameda to Woodstock, we crunched the numbers on Portland’s real estate market.

03/26/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Real Estate 2019

Portland Neighborhoods by the Numbers 2019: The Suburbs

From pricy country living on Sauvie Island to wacky deals in Wood Village, we break down the 'burbs.

03/26/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Fix-It Guide: Décor

Give a Drab Room New Life with a Lively Wallpaper Mural

It's all about the patterns, people.

03/26/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Fix-It Guide: Experts

Portland's Home Care Experts Spill Their Secrets

From fixing troublesome plumbing to organizing nightmare closets, here's your guide to making your home instantly better.

03/26/2019 By Kelly Clarke, Marty Patail, Jackson Main, and Wriik Maui

Fix-It Guide: Backyard

Make Your Garden a Shady Paradise

Embrace your dark side.

03/26/2019 By Jennifer Krazit

Real Estate 2019: Interview

Timber Joey Wants to Sell You a House

The chainsaw-revving Timbers mascot is also a Portland real estate agent. Say what?!

03/26/2019 By Jackson Main

Fix-It Guide: Garden Amenities

Add a Steamy Sauna to Your Backyard

Call it sweat equity.

03/26/2019 By Marty Patail

Real Estate 2019

Here Are the Hot Portland Hoods You Need to Know About in 2019

Things are heating up in... Sumner?

03/26/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Design

4 Can’t-Miss Portland Design Week 2019 Events

From radical CLT architecture to visionary Mexican artists, Portland's design world is wider than ever.

03/26/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

News & City Life

Insider's Guide 2019

75 Things Every Portlander Must Do

We tapped art aficionados, food fanatics, entrepreneurs, and outdoor enthusiasts for their picks of things every Portlander must do.

03/26/2019 Edited by Fiona McCann

Insider’s Guide 2019: Expert Picks

Juicy Tips From Insiders on How to Make the Most out of Portland

From concierges to baristas, local experts give us their picks for how to enjoy the city like a pro.

03/26/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Insider’s Guide 2019: Tourism

Portland’s Cultural Liaison to Japan Shows Us Her Local Itinerary

Sakiko Setaka gives Japanese visitors a “local experience” of our city. Here's her hit list.

03/26/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Insider’s Guide 2019: Nightlife

Expatriate's Kyle Linden Webster Reveals the Places You Should Be Drinking at Right Now

Expatriate’s cocktail slinging king and house DJ Kyle Linden Webster talks wine bars and record troves.

03/26/2019 By Fiona McCann

Insider’s Guide 2019: Food

Where Portland's Next Generation Goes to Eat and Play

Move over, millennials. A Generation Z teen gives us her foodie favorites.

03/26/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Insider’s Guide 2019: Entrepreneurs

Four Black-Owned Businesses You Need to Visit, Stat

Stephen Green of WeWork Labs tells us how he helps support the African-American community.

03/26/2019 By Fiona McCann

Insider’s Guide 2019: Sports

What Does Glenda Goldwater Love as Much as Art? Baseball.

The bon vivant is a fixture at arts events—and at Hillsboro Hops games.

03/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Shakedown

Tax Day Is Upon Us. This Again?

To fund or not to fund the government?

03/26/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Health

The Numbers Behind the Local Measles Outbreak

It's not looking good.

03/26/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Second Act

Why Actor Jim Belushi Traded Hollywood for a Pot Farm in Southern Oregon

The guy from K9 and Red Heat now sells the strain smoked on Saturday Night Live back in the 1970s in Portland.

03/26/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Fun & Games

Can a New Portland Game Fight Fake News?

Theory Gang’s Werk wants its players to think.

03/26/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Style & Shopping

Insider’s Guide 2019: Quadrant Breakdown

Where to Eat, Shop, and Play in All 5 Portland Quadrants

Plus hot insider tips from local experts.

03/26/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Insider’s Guide 2019: Fashion

An Emmy-Winning Costume Designer Reveals Her Must-Hit Portland Style Spots

Portlandia vet and Psychic Bar co-owner Amanda Needham steers us through the city’s style scene.

03/26/2019 By Fiona McCann

Spring Fashion

Spring Fashion 2019: Retro Colors, Tiny Bell Bottoms, and Kids on Skates

We turned back time on spring fashion, going full roller retro with kids decked out in acid wash and rainbow prints.

03/26/2019 By Eden Dawn Photography by Christopher Dibble

Travel & Outdoors

Insider’s Guide 2019: Outside

An Expert Urban Hiker Shares the Portland Parks, Bridges, and Landmarks You Need to See

Laura O. Foster—author of eight Portland guidebooks—knows exactly where to go for the views.

03/26/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Feature

The Inside Tale of Colin O’Brady’s Death-Defying, Record-Breaking Antarctic Crossing

The Portlander was the first person to cross Antarctica unassisted. What helped him make the epic, nearly impossible 900-mile trek? Growing up here.

03/26/2019 By Julian Smith

Direct Flight

The Canadian Rockies Are Just Two Hours Away from Portland

Budget airline Westjet kicks off a new direct flight to Calgary, meaning Air Canada’s got competition for Portland travelers.

03/26/2019 By Ramona DeNies