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

HOLIDAZE

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

FILM

December's Festive Films

Portland movie theaters have got holiday movies to make even the Scroogiest among us smile.

12/04/2013 By Roxanne Davis

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 28-Dec 1

Christmas explodes across the city in a flurry of shows and lights, three leading local bands rock the weekend, and dance companies give thanks. Also, Village People!

11/25/2013 By Aaron Scott, Portland Monthly Staff, and Nathan Tucker

EVENTS

Do This Now: December

What's going on this month, from the 23rd annual Tuba Christmas Concert to the 26th annual SantaCon

11/21/2013 By Haley Martin

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 21-24

The Last Unicorn returns, Andy Ricker shares his secret chicken wings recipe, Polica brings a buzz-building live show, and the Christmas season starts with a twinkle.

11/20/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff and Nathan Tucker

ON THE LAST DAYS OF XMAS...

Holiday Shows Not to Miss

We don't have a partridge in a pear tree, but we've got Bach, the Beatles, and the Big Lebowski.

12/20/2012 By Portland Monthly Staff

QUESTIONABLE TASTE

The Best of the Worst Holiday Sweaters

The ugly holiday sweater has evolved from embarrassing to awesome. We round up some of our favorites from the web universe.

12/19/2012 By Eden Dawn

THEATER

Review: Bag&Baggage’s The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of a Christmas Carol

A zany, over-the-top drag romp through the tired old holiday tale. Thru Dec 23

12/12/2012 By Aaron Scott

HAPPENINGS

Finding Christmas Spirits

A stiff drink or two over the holidays is essential for maintaining seasonal sanity.

12/11/2012 By Meaghan Morawski

Appreciation

Tales of Two Charleses

Charles Dickens and Charles Schulz invented two of the season’s most welcome visitors to our holiday celebrations at home.

12/18/2011 By Kristin Belz

Miscellaneous

Holiday Grab Bag

Support local craft and literature

12/16/2011 By John Chandler

Christmas Shopping

Bar Pilot’s Gift Guide #3

Burnside’s bottled brews at Belmont Station

12/05/2011 By John Chandler

Desirables

Christmas Trees That Stay Alive

How to turn buying a holiday tree into planting a tree in the new year.

11/29/2011 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Crafty Wonderland Returns

One stop shopping comes to the Convention Center December 10-11, as Portland’s creatives converge for a weekend extravaganza of visual art and handmade crafts.

11/26/2011 By Kristin Belz

Holiday Eats Cheat Sheet

Fa La La Let Someone Else Cook

A last-minute list of local restaurants that are open for belly-busting business on Christmas Eve.

12/20/2010 By Anna Sachse

Holiday Eats Cheat Sheet

X Marks the ‘Mas Day Meals

In honor of the infamous fat guy’s reindeer, we’ve got eight open-on-Christmas-day eateries where you are welcome to celebrate Santa or simply the season.

12/15/2010 By Anna Sachse