Best of the Year

Portland Monthly's Top Longreads of 2018

Tonya Harding. Wolves vs. dogs. Zombie-filled video games. Greg Walden. Quaker sex cults. Here are 12 of our best in-depth stories from the past year.

12/13/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Hotel Openings

Woodlark Hotel Now Open, Just in Time for Kolaches and Winter Cocktails

Woodlark is two hotels in one, plus a downtown outpost of Good Coffee, a history-heavy cocktail bar, and—finally!—Doug Adams's Texas-style meat palace, Bullard.

12/12/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Slow Burn

The Hottest Gift This Holiday Season Is a Robert Mueller Devotional Candle

Let us pray to our Patron Saint of Plea Deals.

12/11/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Soccer

Cancel Your Weekend Plans: The Timbers Are Heading to the 2018 MLS Cup

On Saturday, December 8, the Timbers will face off against Atlanta United.

12/07/2018 By Marty Patail

Sports

They Want to Build a Baseball Stadium in Northwest Portland. Here's How It Could Look.

The Portland Diamond Project reached a significant land deal with the city for the Terminal 2 site on NW Front Ave. And the renderings include a mystery gondola.

11/29/2018 By Marty Patail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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