Get Lost

Lose Yourself in These Portland-Area Corn Mazes

Work your way through the dead ends and wrong turns, then reward yourself with apple cider donuts and caramel apples.

10/13/2021 By Cami Hughes

Books

New Book Explores Portland’s Historic and Underappreciated Cemeteries

The Portland authors talk about their new book, 'Historic Cemeteries of Portland, Oregon'. Plus: they recommend five cemeteries for spooky-season sleuthing.

10/08/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Food and drink

5 Incredible Pumpkin Spice Lattes that Will Convert Even the Surliest Portlander 

Not all pumpkin spice lattes are terrible—here are five great ones around Portland.

09/30/2021 By Maggie Panos

Fall

11 Great Pumpkin Patches to Visit Near Portland This Fall

Eleven local farms for pumpkin picking, corn mazes, hayrides and doughnuts.

09/28/2021 By Cami Hughes

Outdoors

Where to Check Out Fall Colors Around Portland

See changing autumnal leaves at Lone Fir Cemetery, Portland Japanese Garden, and beyond.

09/24/2021 By Kate Bryant and Gabriel Granillo

Pomo Picks

10 Can't-Miss Shows Coming to Portland This Fall

John Waters, Hasan Minhaj, and Perfume Genius are coming to town—plus, local favorites like the Portland Book Festival and Time-Based Art Festival return.

08/24/2021 By Conner Reed

Things to Do

Visit These Oregon Farms for Fall Fun

Mask up for a harvest hoopla this year.

10/06/2020 By Lauren Carlos

Fall Cocktails

5 Portland Bartenders Capture the Autumnal Spirit in a Glass

Bye, pumpkin spice. Hello, turmeric, Oregon pears & fig jam.

09/23/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton Photography by Celeste Noche

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Fall 2020 Playlist

Old favorites, new discoveries, rising stars: these are your Portland-grown best bets for autumn listening.

09/22/2020 By Conner Reed

Gardening

Don't Throw Out That Pile of Fall Leaves Just Yet

Turns out they have redemptive qualities. Here are a few.

09/09/2020 By Jordyn Mayer

Festivals

3 Fall Cultural Festivals that Aren't Oktoberfest

Tango lessons, pierogis, pottery exhibits, and more.

09/20/2019 By Alli Weseman

Fall Drinking

5 Cozy, Sweater-Weather Cocktails for Fall

Goodbye, margarita slushies; hello, apple brandy milkshakes.

10/01/2018 By Emma Luthy

PDX Planner

Portland by the Season: Can't-Miss Stuff for Every Time of Year

From summer swims to winter film fests, here's how to fill your calendar.

08/03/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Hikes

5 Close-to-Portland Hikes for Reveling in Fall Color

From golden larches to migrating swans, autumn is the time to visit these nearby forests and wetlands.

10/11/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Sweater Weather

Your Ultimate Guide to Oregon’s Fall Harvest

Trying to get in the mood for autumn? Sample and sip at these 14 harvest tastings of food, wine, and beer.

09/23/2017 By Kayla Brock

Hit List

5 Fall Cocktails to Drink in 2016

These stiff quaffs just might drive away the rain and curb the onset of SAD.

10/12/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

EDITORS' NOTE

Why a Rainy Fall Feels Extra Necessary in Portland This Year

Our executive editor meditates on the joys of autumnal hibernation after a summer for the record books.

10/27/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

HIT LIST

Portland’s Best Fall Cocktails

We’ve got the inside line on Portland’s top sweater-season cocktails.

10/12/2015 By Katie Vaughan

Hit List

The Unofficial Guide to Portland’s Best U-Pick Apple Orchards

We’ve narrowed down the region’s autumnal offerings, with great mountain views, kid-friendly vibes, and rare varietals ripe for the picking.

10/05/2015 By Rachel Grozanick

HOT TICKETS

Here Are the 5 Can’t-Miss Jazz Events of Fall

A drum roll, please, for the season's hottest jazz tickets. These are the amazing shows that score autumnal bliss in the city.

09/30/2015 By Ramona DeNies