Grand Lodges of the Pacific Northwest

Rustic mountain forts, fly-in retreats, and antler-adorned resorts—let's get cozy. Also in this issue: zombies in Bend and what Netflix's <i>Wild Wild Country</i> left out.

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: December 2018

Alela Diane plays the Old Church, Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher hit Helium, and NW Dance Project draws inspiration from fables and fairy tales.

11/20/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Comedy

Portlander Katie Nguyen Will School You in Funny

The 30-year-old comedian, a high school teacher by day, tells it silly but straight.

11/20/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Music

The Portland Gay Men’s Chorus Has Had Quite a Year

Among other feats, the 38-year-old group became the first-ever LGBTQ choir to tour China.

11/20/2018 By Fiona McCann

Gaming

Magic: The Gathering Players Take Over the Oregon Convention Center

The tournament, set to draw thousands of attendees, proves that this classic nerdy card game is here to stay.

11/20/2018 By Sam Pape

Eat & Drink

Recipes

Carlo Lamagna Shares a Favorite Filipino Christmas Recipe

It's time for stockings, Santa, and arroz caldo.

11/20/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Dining Guide

13 Great Portland Dining Destinations for Groups

Planning a holiday party? We can help.

11/20/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Word of Mouth

These Portland Chefs Are Trail Blazer Superfans

Leather Storrs and Alec Morrison are nuts for Rip City.

11/20/2018 By Karen Brooks

Pour

These Batch Cocktails Take Holiday Punch to the Next Level

Let the festivities begin.

11/20/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Season's Eatings

Happy Dragon's Peking Duck Is an Excuse to Celebrate

Reserve some birds and get feasting.

11/20/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Is It Possible To Have Too Much Lodge Luxury?

A travel writer rips through seven opulent retreats in one week. Hallucinations ensue.

11/20/2018 By Ramona DeNies

News & City Life

Cult Hit

Here’s What Netflix Left Out of Wild Wild Country

The Emmy-winning doc turned the absurd chaos of Oregon's Rajneeshpuram into a pop culture phenomenon. We followed up.

11/20/2018 By Michelle DeVona Illustrations by Michael Byers

Dead Shot

Will This Zombie Adventure Vault Oregon's Video Game Industry to the Next Level?

Days Gone is a Bend-made game set in the shadow of Mount Bachelor and the Three Sisters.

11/20/2018 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

Good Riddance, 2018

We size up the year that even tried to take away your La Croix.

11/20/2018 By Marty Patail

Long Story Short

Portlander Zoë Vrabel Is One of the Globe's Best Pinball Players

Her pro tip? Bump some Cardi B.

11/20/2018 By Sam Pape

Strategies

How One Jewish Writer Learned to Love Christmas (Kinda)

But don't take her anywhere near Peacock Lane.

11/20/2018 By Rebecca Clarren

Power Point

This Oregon-Born Photographer Snapped the Most Famous Presidential Moments

From Nixon to Clinton to Obama, West Linn High School grad David Hume Kennerly shot them all.

11/20/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

#boxwineboyfriend

This Portlander Is Getting Married to a Boyfriend Made from Boxed Wine

Mazel tov to the happy couple.

11/20/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Signal Boost

Happy 50th Birthday to KBOO Community Radio

After a half century, the community nonprofit is still powered by volunteers.

11/20/2018 By Catherine Johnson

PDX Index

Can Portland's 911 Call Center Step Up Its Game?

Here's a look at the numbers.

11/20/2018 By James Stevens

Style & Shopping

Gift Guide

Terrariums to Tiny Pies to Woke Tees, Your 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

We've got locally made presents for everyone on your list.

11/20/2018 By Eden Dawn

Trophy Case

These Are the Board Games the Decemberists Obsessively Play on Tour

Guitars: check. Keyboards: check. The Settlers of Catan: check.

11/20/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Travel & Outdoors

Quiz

Are You in a Lodge?

Here are some clues.

11/20/2018 By Ramona DeNies Illustrations by Jack Dylan

Travel

10 Grand Lodges of the Pacific Northwest

For every season, there’s a dream destination.

11/20/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Benjamin Tepler, Margaret Seiler, Amy Martin, and Kelly Clarke