Holiday Survival Mode

Where to Take Out-of-Towners over the Holidays

We've got insider's guides to three of Portland's most show-offable neighborhoods.

12/21/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Hotel News

Portland's New Grove Hotel Is Now Owned by a London Developer

Bob Naito's ambitious hospitality project looked ready to open. Then a sudden ownership flip delayed the launch—and signaled that big money is now betting on still-seedy Old Town.

12/20/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

Pet Health

This Mobile Vet Clinic Will Serve Portland-Area Pets in Need

Starting in 2018, Pongo One will provide critical medical care to pets owned by vulnerable populations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

12/20/2017 By Anya Rehon

Holiday Events

The Pittock Mansion Has a Darcelle-Themed Christmas Room!

The West Hills holiday display also has nods to Powell’s, Packy the elephant, and Peacock Lane.

12/19/2017 By Eden Dawn

Best of the Year

Portland Monthly's Top 10 Stories of 2017

What made readers click this year? Among other things: creepy monster masks, kid-friendly eateries, and life-giving Korean spas.

12/19/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Best of the Year

Portland Monthly’s Top Longreads of 2017

The Malheur takeover. How the Blazers won Portland. Grisly murders. The battle to be nonbinary. Jeff Merkley. Vegan cronuts. Here are 12 of our best in-depth stories from the past year.

12/18/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Soccer

Darlington Nagbe Is Leaving the Timbers—But We Will Always Have His Luscious Goals

The US international and fan fave departs for Atlanta. These are some of his greatest strikes.

12/13/2017 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail

Signs & Portents

Vast Murders of Crows Are Routinely Swarming above Downtown Portland

Surely it means nothing. Nothing.

12/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

Obituary

Vera Katz Was the First Mayor of the Portland We Know Today

The Oregon political legend has died at 84. Her life was epic.

12/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

Shopping

Portland's Hottest Holiday Pop-Up Is This Youth-Run Urban Apparel Shop

dfrntpigeon wants to change your perception of youth homelessness.

12/05/2017 By Anya Rehon

Video Games

This Video Game Tells People to Stop Touching Black Women’s Hair

Hair Nah, designed by Wieden & Kennedy art director Momo Pixel, follows a black woman as she attempts to reach her travel destination—while swatting away grabby hands.

11/30/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Holiday Shopping

Forget Amazon. Here's How to Shop the Local Way on Black Friday.

These 39 Portland-owned shops have the deals you can't miss.

11/21/2017 By Kayla Brock

The Shakedown

What's the Deal, Santa?

We size up jolly old St. Nick.

11/20/2017 By Marty Patail

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 New Children’s Books

The recent crop boasts poetry, biographies, and a Mo Willems stamp of approval.

11/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

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

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

Mayor Seeking Mayor

These Two Oregon Mayors Got Married

Finally, a spouse who understands your job.

11/20/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

PDX Index

Portland's Jewish Community, by the Numbers

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

11/20/2017 By Kayla Brock

Business

Two Portlanders Team Up to Fund Female and Black Start-Ups

Fund a Founder wants to help bankroll female and black creators by selling T-shirts.

11/14/2017 By Kayla Brock