Essay

Welcome to Portland, the City That's Just Like Your Overachieving Older Sister

You're in Marcia-Land now. Here are all the ways Portland is the most-est.

08/03/2018 By Jimmy Radosta

Top Stories

PDX Planner

Portland by the Season: Can't-Miss Stuff for Every Time of Year

From summer swims to winter film fests, here's how to fill your calendar.

08/03/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Streets & Hoods

6 Essential Portland Neighborhoods for Newcomers to Explore

Shop, eat, and play your way across the metro area.

08/03/2018 Edited by Kelly Clarke and Margaret Seiler

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Q&A

Comedian Bri Pruett Gives Advice to New Portlanders

Last year the stand-up comic did the most Portland thing for a successful artist: she moved to LA.

08/03/2018 By Marty Patail

Q&A

Hip-Hop Phenom and LA Native The Last Artful, Dodgr Pulled a Classic California Trick...

... by advancing her art with a move to PDX. Win for us!

08/03/2018 By Fiona McCann

Eat & Drink

Fresh Finds

5 Portland Specialty Food Markets to Know

Looking to go beyond the big chains? Hit up these spots.

08/03/2018 By Margaret Seiler and Zach Dundas

Farmers Markets

How to Master Portland's Farmers Markets

For speed and specialties, hit these spots.

08/03/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Bar Guide

6 Portland Bars Every Newcomer Must Know

Think Portland is all hazy IPAs and old-fashioneds? Only one way to learn the truth.

08/03/2018 Edited by Benjamin Tepler By Eat Beat Team

Doughnuts for Days

Beyond Voodoo: Better Portland Doughnuts to Know

Step away from the neverending queue. We've got superior options for you.

08/03/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Restaurant Guide

12 Portland Restaurants Every Newcomer Must Visit

From PDX classics to new faves, these spots will give you a crash course in deliciousness. Welcome.

08/03/2018 Edited by Benjamin Tepler By Eat Beat Team

Health & Wellness

Top Dentists

Portland's Top Dentists 2018

In need of a polish? Here are the metro area's finest specialists, as chosen by their peers.

08/03/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Top Nurses

Portland’s Top Nurse Practitioners 2018

Here are the city’s top NPs, according to their peers.

08/03/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Top Docs

Portland’s Top Doctors 2018

Here are the city’s best doctors, physician assistants, and complementary medicine providers, according to their peers.

08/03/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Home & Real Estate

Real Estate 2018

Portland Neighborhoods by the Numbers 2018: The Suburbs

As Portland’s real estate market fizzles (kinda), the metro area sizzles. Hello, Scappoose—and we see you, Wood Village.

08/03/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Real Estate 2018

Portland Neighborhoods by the Numbers 2018: The City

From Alameda to Woodstock, we’ve got the numbers you need to navigate Portland’s real estate market.

08/03/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Streets & Hoods

6 Essential Portland Neighborhoods for Newcomers to Explore

Shop, eat, and play your way across the metro area.

08/03/2018 Edited by Kelly Clarke and Margaret Seiler

News & City Life

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Portland Locals?

We've got some thoughts and feelings.

08/03/2018 By Marty Patail

Top Treats

The 12 Tastiest Cannabis Edibles (That Won’t Ruin Your Weekend)

From cheesy crackers to marshmallow bon-bons, these treats are a step above.

08/03/2018 By Marty Patail

Top Shops

Portland’s 9 Finest Cannabis Dispensaries

From converted firehouses to Scandinavian-chic spots, here are the city’s top shops—newcomers welcome!

08/03/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Education

Private Schools in Portland, by the Numbers

From Montessori to language immersion to faith-based curriculum, local private schools enroll thousands of kids. Here’s a snapshot of the metro area’s specialized education options.

08/03/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Schools 2018

What's New at Portland Public Schools? Here's Your Primer.

PPS is complicated. We break (some of) it down.

08/03/2018 By Margaret Seiler

PDX Planner

Portland by the Season: Can't-Miss Stuff for Every Time of Year

From summer swims to winter film fests, here's how to fill your calendar.

08/03/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Use Your Words

Me Talk Portland One Day: How to Sound Like a Local

From Sauvie to Glisan, Willamette to Couch, this is how we pronounce those tricky words.

08/03/2018 By Daniel Couch

Essay

Welcome to Portland, the City That's Just Like Your Overachieving Older Sister

You're in Marcia-Land now. Here are all the ways Portland is the most-est.

08/03/2018 By Jimmy Radosta

Travel & Outdoors

Far afield

Get Out of Town with These 7 Direct Flights from PDX

From Tokyo to Puerto Vallarta to Sun Valley, nonstops abound from PDX—and our airport's not too shabby, either.

08/03/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Local Travel

The Insider’s Weekend Guide to Bend

Head southeast to soak up that glorious sun and splash in the Deschutes.

08/03/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Beach Party!

10 Essential Oregon Beaches, North to South

White sand, wild surf, and, yes, even warm sun: get out there and explore Oregon’s beloved, rugged, completely public coast.

08/03/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Ski Resorts

A Guide to Mount Hood's Ski Resorts

Here's a rundown of where to ski, snowboard, or just curl up by the fire.

08/03/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Campground Guide

10 Northwest Car-Camping Sites That Might Actually Have Room for You

Procrastinators, this is for you.

08/03/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Get Out of Town

The Ultimate Pacific Northwest Camping Cheat Sheet

Turned around on snowy forest roads? Sick of sold-out campgrounds? Here's how to win the camping game.

08/03/2018 By Benjamin Tepler Research by Catherine Johnson