At any given time, your Fine Print blogger might be any staffer on the Portland Monthly masthead. We’re keeping an eye out for newsy or randomly interesting bits we think might interest you, and occasionally we’ll talk about the inner workings of the magazine—why we ran a particular story or chose one cover design over another, for instance.

DRINK UP

Best Oregon Wines 2016: Call for Submissions

Portland Monthly is now accepting submissions for our 2016 list of Oregon's 50 best wines. Send 'em if you got 'em!

05/12/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

NEIGHBORHOOD BARS

A Pocket Map to Portland’s Definitive Neighborhood Bars—All 76 of ‘Em

Our city has 95 neighborhoods. Seventy-six are blessed with at least one bar. Here are the city’s quintessential local watering holes.

04/22/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff With Sarah Cadwell

BEST OF THE CITY 2016

Best of the City 2016: What Defines Portland?

As Portland Monthly gets ready to celebrate the city’s finest people, places, and traits, have your say on 10 crucial questions.

04/20/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

CULTURE CALL SHEET

Pop Culture: What We’re Really Into Right Now

From Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to Young Thug’s most recent mix tape, Portland Monthly staffers reveal their current pop culture obsessions.

04/19/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

NEIGHBORHOOD BARS

Poll: What Are the Definitive Neighborhood Bars in North/Northeast Portland?

Readers, we want your thoughts: where do the real locals hang out?

02/22/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

NEIGHBORHOOD BARS

Poll: What Are the Definitive Neighborhood Bars on Portland's West Side?

Readers, we want your thoughts: where do the real locals hang out?

02/22/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

NEIGHBORHOOD BARS

Poll: What Are the Definitive Neighborhood Bars in Southeast Portland?

Readers, we want your thoughts: where do the real locals hang out?

02/22/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

WEED

How to Design a Portable Vaporizer

Designer James Monsees tells us how the PAX changed the game.

12/23/2015 By Portland Monthly Staff

CANNABIS

Six Expert Tips for Shopping for Weed in Portland

Weed is legal but you don't know what you're doing. We asked a Portland quality-control expert for guidance.

10/19/2015 By Portland Monthly Staff

OREGON TRAILS

The Northwest's 8 Best Wildflower Hikes

Wildflower season is coming! Celebrate with some of our favorite floral displays in the region.

03/26/2015 By Portland Monthly Staff

VOX POPULI

Thoughts on Brunch?

Take our free survey on Portland's most beloved meal and enter to win a $100 gift card to Imperial.

03/17/2015 By Portland Monthly Staff

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 15–18

Reels from the "real" Homer Simpson, Michael Chabon's comic book escapades, crazy British theatre, and Dirty Dancing on stage—it's all in PDX this weekend!

01/15/2015 By Portland Monthly Staff

THE YEAR IN REVIEW

Portland Monthly's Top Magazine Stories of 2014

Best bars! Earthquake survival! Day trips! Hot neighborhoods! Sandwiches! We take a look back on the best of the best.

12/31/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff

THE YEAR IN REVIEW

Portland Monthly's Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014

From a "store" full of 100% free stuff to the baby from Labyrinth, we take a look back at the stories you loved most this year.

12/31/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Holiday Week: Dec 23–28

Make your Christmas that much merrier by catching Portland Playhouse's 'A Christmas Carol,' Oregon Ballet Theatre's 'The Nutcracker,' the Ensemble's Christmas special, and many more.

12/23/2014 With Portland Monthly Staff

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 18–21

Key & Peele's Keegan-Michael Key wants to Twist Your Dickens. Also in the holiday mood this weekend: a Mafia boss, a Modernist poet, a Portland Mercury editor, and those unavoidable Sugar Plum Fairies.

12/18/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 11–14

'The Nutcracker' opens, Cheryl Strayed talks 'Wild,' Sleater-Kinney tickets go on sale, China Forbes sings opera, and Rudolph gets a live adaptation. Don't let the rain keep you in!

12/10/2014 With Portland Monthly Staff

EDITOR'S PICKS

The Complete Guide to Portland's Holiday Shows

The lights are up, the trees are out, and the holiday arts are running all December long. Help plan your month with our list of the best events from the classics to the quirky—and everything in between.

12/04/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Matthew Schonfeld

Editor's Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 4–7

Ring in the season with our Holiday Guide! Also: a warm toast to Rufus Wainwright, Rubber Chickens, the ticklings of Andre Watts, and very Late Nights with Alex Falcone.

12/04/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff