Long Weekends

9 Incredible Long Weekend Escapes

Whatever you desire, these small-town gems and unexpected destinations are a total trip.

09/11/2018 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Top Stories

Wine

Oregon's 35 Most Interesting Wines Right Now

It's an exciting time for our homegrown vines. Here, two wine writers weigh in on the state's standout bottles.

09/11/2018 By Paul Gregutt and Jordan Michelman

Whither Willamette?

Will Success Ruin Oregon Wine Country?

Money. Popularity. Climate change. The Willamette Valley is outgrowing its gritty roots.

09/11/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Fall Fashion

Portland Soul Singers Ural Thomas and Blossom Get Dressed Up to Get Down

Welcome to fall fashion 2018, featuring a musical legend and a rising star.

09/11/2018 By Eden Dawn Photography by Holly Andres

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: October 2018

Kamasi Washington plays the Crystal, Rebecca Traister hits Powell's, Oregon Ballet Theatre tackles aquatic romance, and Pop-Up Magazine returns to Revolution Hall.

09/11/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Visual Art

An Oregonian Keeps the Art of Palestinian Embroidery Alive

Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim just took home a major prize from the National Endowment for the Arts.

09/11/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Tales of the City

Portland's Beloved Storytelling Show Back Fence PDX Turns 10

And it's now ready for retirement.

09/11/2018 By Fiona McCann

Film

A Spanish-Language Dracula Comes to Portland

It was filmed at exactly the same time as the Bela Lugosi classic, with exactly the same sets and props—just in Spanish.

09/11/2018 By Fiona McCann

Eat & Drink

Eat Here Now

Super Deluxe Brings In-N-Out-Style Fast Food to Portland

Micah Camden is this city's burger king.

09/11/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Word of Mouth

Portland's Woodblock Is Charley's Real-Life Chocolate Factory (and Café)

No one is more excited about chocolate than Charley and Jessica Wheelock.

09/11/2018 By Karen Brooks

Recipes

An Old World Apple Expert Shares Her Recipe for the Perfect Pie

The secret to Portland's best pie? Susan Christopherson.

09/11/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Whither Willamette?

Will Success Ruin Oregon Wine Country?

Money. Popularity. Climate change. The Willamette Valley is outgrowing its gritty roots.

09/11/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Wine

Oregon's 35 Most Interesting Wines Right Now

It's an exciting time for our homegrown vines. Here, two wine writers weigh in on the state's standout bottles.

09/11/2018 By Paul Gregutt and Jordan Michelman

Beer

Portland’s Original Homebrew Shop Turns 100

F. H. Steinbart celebrates a century of fermentation.

09/11/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

PDX Index

Oregon's Cider Industry Is Booming

Here are the hard numbers on the state's next booze boom.

09/11/2018 By Sam Pape

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

From the Editor: A Goodbye

Editor in chief Zach Dundas bids Portland Monthly farewell.

09/11/2018 By Zach Dundas

News & City Life

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Knute Buehler?

We size up the Republican challenger in the Oregon governor's race.

09/11/2018 By Marty Patail

Strategies

How One Oregon Couple Creates the Ultimate Halloween Display

Now in its 20th year, Milwaukie's Davis Graveyard is a creepy-wonderful, nationally known destination.

09/11/2018 With Sam Pape and Chris Davis

Long Story Short

This Portlander Wants to Get More People of Color into the Art Museum

John Goodwin pushes for inclusion in art collecting.

09/11/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

Sparkle Town

They're Going to Make Lab-Grown Diamonds in Gresham

Diamond titan De Beers plans a factory and dozens of jobs.

09/11/2018 By Emily Davis

Sports

How an Oregon Kid Reinvented the High Jump

At the Mexico City Olympics in 1968, Dick Fosbury changed the sport forever.

09/11/2018 By Christopher Warner

Pretty in Ink

This Portlander Gives Postmastectomy Tattoos to Breast Cancer Survivors

After a long career, medical tattoo artist Mary Jane Haake will retire at the end of 2018.

09/11/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Business

A Silicon Valley Cryptocurrency Firm Lands in Portland

Coinbase wants to be the bank of the future.

09/11/2018 By Emily Davis

Style & Shopping

Fall Fashion

Portland Soul Singers Ural Thomas and Blossom Get Dressed Up to Get Down

Welcome to fall fashion 2018, featuring a musical legend and a rising star.

09/11/2018 By Eden Dawn Photography by Holly Andres

Trophy Case

Welcome to the Witchiest Shop in Portland

Head to Secret Forest for your wooden wands and Amazonian plant snuff.

09/11/2018 By Zach Dundas

Travel & Outdoors

Long Weekends

9 Incredible Long Weekend Escapes

Whatever you desire, these small-town gems and unexpected destinations are a total trip.

09/11/2018 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Long Weekends: Soak It Up

Carson Hot Springs Is Basically a Hot Tub Time Machine

An hour east of Portland, rustic relaxation awaits.

09/11/2018 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Long Weekends: Beyond Barbecue

Looking for a Vegan Vacation? Catch a Direct Flight to Austin, Texas.

Welcome to plant-based paradise.

09/11/2018 By Molly Woodstock

Long Weekends: On Idaho Time

Looking for an Alternative to Bend? Get Thee to Boise.

Idaho's capital city is grown-up and kinda cool.

09/11/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Long Weekends: Wine Country

Get a Behind-the-Scenes View of Fall Harvest in Oregon Wine Country

Ready to go beyond the tasting room? Book it to McMinnville.

09/11/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Long Weekends: Across the River

How to Spend the Perfect Long Weekend on the Sunny Side of the Gorge

Like Hood River? Head across the Columbia to White Salmon and Bingen.

09/11/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Long Weekends: Victorians & Views

Head to Port Townsend for Victorian Architecture, Wild Vistas, and Oysters

The Olympic Peninsula town is charming. And maybe haunted.

09/11/2018 By Arlo Voorhees

Long Weekends: Above the Treetops

This Washington Lookout Tower Offers the Ultimate Solitude

Recently retrofitted, Heybrook boasts board games and panoramic views alike.

09/11/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Long Weekends: Coast Range

Go Hang Out at a Storied Retreat in Oregon's Coast Range

Soapstone once offered solitude for writers like Cheryl Strayed. Now you can stay there.

09/11/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Long Weekends: All the Vibes

Do You Like Palm Springs? Go Soak Up All the Vibes in Ojai.

Head to this Southern California town for dramatic mountains, cacti-adorned patios, and 150-year-old olive trees hung with hammock chairs.

09/11/2018 By Kelly Clarke