1217 cover wdmzvc

Winter Travel

The Portlander's Guide to Mount Hood

Here's where to ski, sled, snowshoe, sleep, cozy up, and eat (and, uh, not) on our mountain.

11/20/2017 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Top Stories

Mountain Time

Beyond the Cascades: 3 Rocky Mountain Ski Towns to Explore

Find some of the West’s best snow (and off-slope toasts) in Idaho, Utah, and Colorado.

11/20/2017 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Unnatural Treasure

The Columbia River Gorge Burned. We Could Make That a Good Thing.

A manifesto for our beloved national landmark, after the flames.

11/20/2017 By Randy Gragg Illustrations by Amy Martin

Old Joy

Your Ultimate Guide to Portland's Vintage Shopping Scene

From clothes to jewelry, furniture to housewares, dive into our city's best vintage shops.

11/20/2017 By Eden Dawn Photography by Christopher Dibble

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

The Essentials

13 Things to Do and See in Portland: December 2017

From Hillary Clinton to Ian Karmel, Explode into Colors to serpentwithfeet, here's what you can't miss this month.

11/20/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Theater

This Oregon-Raised Teen Could Be Broadway's Next Big Star

Hailey Kilgore grew up in Happy Valley. Now she's starring in a Broadway revival of the musical Once on This Island.

11/20/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Books

Oregon’s Best Children’s Books of 2017

This year’s crop boasts poetry, biographies, and a Mo Willems stamp of approval.

11/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

Long Story Short

Mohaned Elsheiky Fled Libya. Now He's a Stand-Up Comic in Portland.

The former English teacher from Benghazi has risen quickly in this city's crowded comedy scene.

11/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

Trek Tech

How Does Star Trek Tech Hold Up to Today's Devices?

In a new book, Portland astrophysicist Ethan Siegel investigates the Federation’s inventions.

11/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

Eat & Drink

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

8 Portland Cookbooks for Every Kind of Food Lover

From Pok Pok to Pix to pickles, local chefs and writers share DIY secrets.

11/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Word of Mouth

Forget Wine. Here's What Food Critic Karen Brooks Brings to a Party.

From geeky nut butter to cool chocolate bars, you're guaranteed another invite.

11/20/2017 By Karen Brooks

Pour

You Can Drink Rare Wine from around the World in a Northeast Portland Bunker

Hunting for your next bottle? Head underground to NE Alberta's Les Caves.

11/20/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Recipes

Oregon's Revel Meat Tells You How Your Sausage Really Gets Made

And also your steak, chops, and this fine ham.

11/20/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Review

Why Is Ray So Meh-diterranean?

Jenn Louis’s Israeli-inspired dining room needs more heart and soul. (Great fries, though!)

11/20/2017 By Karen Brooks

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

From the Editor: On Finally Learning to Ski (Sort Of)

Rocky mountain aiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh!

11/20/2017 By Zach Dundas

Home & Real Estate

Makers

This Portlander Is Ron Swanson's Favorite Carpenter

Among woodworkers, Gary Rogowski is a legend.

11/20/2017 By Lily Raff McCaulou

News & City Life

The Shakedown

What's the Deal, Santa?

We size up jolly old St. Nick.

11/20/2017 By Marty Patail

Mayor Seeking Mayor

These Two Oregon Mayors Got Married

Finally, a spouse who understands your job.

11/20/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Game On

A Swiss Sneaker Company Kicks Into Gear in Portland

On, a Zurich-based running shoe maker, aims to break into the local market.

11/20/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

Soccer

The Portland Thorns Are the Biggest Women's Sports Franchise on Earth

But you already knew that, right?

11/20/2017 By Katelyn Best

Comics

A Portland Cartoonist Created a Bizarro World Where Trump Is Good

Decent Don is helpful, kind, and generous.

11/20/2017 By Marty Patail

PDX Index

Portland's Jewish Community, by the Numbers

Put on your yarmulke—it's time for Hanukkah.

11/20/2017 By Kayla Brock

Dispatch

Can a New Portland Museum Save Chinatown’s History?

Before it's too late.

11/20/2017 By Emma Mannheimer

Style & Shopping

Old Joy

Your Ultimate Guide to Portland's Vintage Shopping Scene

From clothes to jewelry, furniture to housewares, dive into our city's best vintage shops.

11/20/2017 By Eden Dawn Photography by Christopher Dibble

It's a Wrap!

From Pineapple Shot Glasses to Chic Leather Bags, Your 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Whether affordable or fancy, we've gathered local gifts for everyone on your list.

11/20/2017 By Eden Dawn

Travel & Outdoors

Unnatural Treasure

The Columbia River Gorge Burned. We Could Make That a Good Thing.

A manifesto for our beloved national landmark, after the flames.

11/20/2017 By Randy Gragg Illustrations by Amy Martin

Mountain Time

Beyond the Cascades: 3 Rocky Mountain Ski Towns to Explore

Find some of the West’s best snow (and off-slope toasts) in Idaho, Utah, and Colorado.

11/20/2017 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Mountain Time: Aspen

4 Ski Areas and Countless Cultural Riches: Get on the A-List in Aspen

All this is yours—for a price.

11/20/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Mountain Time: Park City

For Portlanders, Utah's 'Silicon Slopes' Are Just a Quick Flight Away

Backcountry skiing, bobsledding, and (yes) booze add to Park City’s downhill appeal.

11/20/2017 By Melissa Fields

Mountain Time: Ski Cascadia

Beyond Hood: More Pacific Northwest Peaks to Ski

From Whistler to Shasta, head to Cascadia's other big hitters.

11/20/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Mountain Time: Vail

Why One Journalist Left Portland for Vail

Would you give up Pine State Biscuits for mountains of fresh powder?

11/20/2017 By Ted Katauskas

Mountain Time: Sun Valley

Fat-Biking and Dive Bars: Sun Valley Offers Serious Off-Slope Fun

Deep in the Idaho wilderness, quirky Ketchum offers much more than 2,000 acres of prime downhill.

11/20/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Winter Travel

The Portlander's Guide to Mount Hood

Here's where to ski, sled, snowshoe, sleep, cozy up, and eat (and, uh, not) on our mountain.

11/20/2017 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Mount Hood Guide: Planks and Trays

Check Out These Oregon-Made Skis and Snowboards

Meet three homespun makers fighting the uphill battle against foreign, mass-produced gear.

11/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Mount Hood Guide: Into the Woods

Where to Snowshoe, XC Ski, and Sled on Mount Hood

Not into high-speed descents and expensive gear? Get out in the snow, one foot at a time.

11/20/2017 By Christopher Van Tilburg

Mount Hood Guide: Grandfather Frost

America's Longest-Serving Ski Patroller Works on Mount Hood

Buzz Bowman, age 88, talks Depression-era skiing, training in Alaska, and 70 years of saving lives.

11/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Mount Hood Guide: Go for Gold

At Oregon’s Year-Round Ski Slope, You Can Shred Next to Olympians

As of summer 2017, Timberline is an official training site for US skiers and snowboarders.

11/20/2017 By Emma Mannheimer

Mount Hood Guide: The Powder Report

Where to Ski on Mount Hood

Think Timberline and Meadows are your only options? Strap in.

11/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Mount Hood Guide: Where to Eat

Timberline’s Apres-Ski Dining Options, Ranked

The good news: being cold and hungry still amplifies flavor in supernatural ways. The other news: the food scene at Timberline remains a mixed bag.

11/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler