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


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


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


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


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


Where to Eat on Christmas and New Year's

10 places to stuff your face during the holidays.

12/08/2015 By Rachel Grozanick


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


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


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


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


The Ultimate Guide to U-Cut Christmas Tree Farms

Bundle up, grab your plaid, and bring on the shearling boots—it's time for the 2014 choose ‘n cut Christmas tree run.

12/03/2014 By Anna Loh