Holiday Hits

13 Reasons to Leave the House This Turkey Day Weekend

Need to keep the clan happy and active during the long weekend? These Thanksgiving plans are fully baked.

11/13/2018 By James Stevens

Holidays

America's Christmas Trees Come From Oregon. This Year, There's a Shortage.

The Great Recession of 2008 (temporarily?) whittled down a top state industry.

12/11/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

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

Festive Fun

21 Portland Holiday Happenings for Maximum Seasonal Fun

The most wonderful time of the year is here and there’s so. Much. To. Do.

11/30/2017 By Kayla Brock

Fun With Firs

9 U-Cut Christmas Tree Farms within 90 Minutes of Portland

Your perfect holiday conifer quest comes with a hayride/reindeer/artificial snow/chili cheese nachos? We got you.

11/27/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Gift Guide

The Portlander's Guide to Holiday Shopping 2017

We've gathered gifts for everyone on your list. Plus: the best holiday fairs, sales, and more.

11/20/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

The Shakedown

What's the Deal, Santa?

We size up jolly old St. Nick.

11/20/2017 By Marty Patail

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

8 Portland Cookbooks for Every Kind of Food Lover

From Pok Pok to Pix to pickles, local chefs and writers share DIY secrets.

11/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Word of Mouth

Forget Wine. Here's What Food Critic Karen Brooks Brings to a Party.

From geeky nut butters to cool chocolate bars, you're guaranteed another invite.

11/20/2017 By Karen Brooks

It's a Wrap!

From Pineapple Shot Glasses to Chic Leather Bags, Your 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Whether affordable or fancy, these local gifts take care of everyone on your list.

11/20/2017 By Eden Dawn

It's a Wonderful Buffet

It's a Scandinavian Holiday All-You-Can-Eat Miracle

Broder Söder hosts a lavish Swedish "julbord" holiday buffet at Nordia House and makes all your gluttonous winter wishes come true.

12/09/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Recipes

Five Phenomenal Winter Cookies

Nostalgic Christmas treats to jam-filled Italian classics, these are the holiday confections to crush any bake-off.

11/14/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Holidays 2016

Handmade Rugs to Repurposed Rings, Your Essential Holiday Gift Guide

Grab a nog. With these 12 locally made gifts, your shopping is done.

11/14/2016 By Eden Dawn

BEER

The 9 Best Oregon Winter Ales

Portland Monthly picks its favorite beers for fireside sipping. Hurry before they're gone!

12/29/2015 By Marty Patail

SHOPPING

Let the Holiday Bazaars, Sales, Pop-Ups, and Pheasant Fetes (?!) Continue!

Two more weekends of artisanal Portland revelry and retail await.

12/11/2015 By Alex Madison

HOLIDAY EATS

Where to Eat on Christmas and New Year's

10 places to stuff your face during the holidays.

12/08/2015 By Rachel Grozanick

SHOPPING

We've Got All the Seasonal Artisanal/Local Holiday Bazaars, Pop-Ups, and Markets You Can Handle, Portland

The city's de facto festival of awesome short-run indie shopping has begun!

12/01/2015 By Alex Madison

HOLIDAY GETAWAY

How to Spend a Merry, Mellow Holiday Weekend at the Oregon Garden

Silverton’s Oregon Garden Resort is a low-key holiday haven—massive twinkling light displays, ice skating, and Frank Lloyd Wright, included.

11/26/2015 By Kelly Clarke

'TIS THE SEASON

9 Shows and Stage Spectaculars to Make the Holidays Last All Month Long

Behold, our roundup of festive events to carry you through the jolly season.

11/23/2015 By Fiona McCann

HOLIDAYS

Oregon's Massive Christmas Tree Industry Gets Ready for a Record Holiday Season

5 things you didn't know about the nation's #1 Christmas tree producing state. (That's us!)

11/23/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Rachel Grozanick