Baseball

Gaming Out the Brine Lives of Baseball Mascot Dillon T. Pickle

Dillon T. Pickle is a kidnapping victim, a film star, a failed presidential candidate, and a Twitter provocateur.

05/10/2022 By Dalila Brent

Shopping

9 Portland-Area Malls, Ranked 

Pioneer Place, Lloyd Center, Bridgeport Village, Clackamas Town Center, Washington Square, and more—which is a mall to rule them all?

05/06/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman

Holidays

9 Sparkly, Must-See Holiday Lights Displays in Oregon

Twinkly shows at the Oregon Zoo, Peacock Lane, the Oregon Garden, and more

12/03/2021 By Cami Hughes

Halloween

Portland-Inspired Pop Culture Halloween Costumes for 2021

For the procrastinators among us, here's everything you'll need for last-minute costumes that will get you nods of recognition in the Rose City.

10/26/2021 By Cami Hughes

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

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

Cycling

Pedalpalooza Is Back! Bike Fest Returns for 2021

The third month of the bike festival includes Golden Girls, bar-hopping, and Dazed & Confused.

05/29/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Field Notes

Need a Snowy Change of Scene? Head Up to Bennett Pass

A high-elevation sno-park offers an early-season escape from the city.

11/28/2020 By Julia Silverman

Holidays

Where the Holiday Lights Are Shining in Portland, and Where They’re Not

Some marquee events are canceled, but plenty of Christmas lights are aglow this year.

11/24/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Cool for the Summer

A Volunteer-Built ‘Summer Park’ Sprouts in St. Johns

Hay bales, a movie screen, and a silent disco transform a gravel patch while it waits in construction limbo.

08/15/2020 By Margaret Seiler

How We’re Coping

Masks. Distancing. How Does a Facepainter Meet a Pandemic?

With outdoor events canceled and birthday parties feeling too risky, Mystique’s Fancy Faces owner Celese Williams is sharing her craft online.

07/31/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Hit the Bricks

The Northwest’s Biggest Lego Convention Is Coming to Portland

The ninth annual Bricks Cascade features a giant replica of Multnomah Falls and two unlikely local reality stars.

02/24/2020 By Daniel Bromfield

Tacos & Top Guns

San Diego Boasts Harbor Seals, Beachfront Roller Coasters, and All the Tacos

Add sun (there’s always sun), and you have an easy family getaway.

01/21/2020 By Kelly Clarke

Happiest Place on Earth?

A SoCal Family Theme Park Survival Guide

A few tips from actual parents for that trip that might cost as much as a semester of college

01/21/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

PDX → CA

Three Tried-and-True Ways to Explore LA

For a city this size, narrow your scope.

01/21/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Sponsored Content

5 Fun Family-Friendly Activities in Lincoln City

Adventures for treasure hunters, hikers, and every family in between.

01/15/2020

Summer Adventures: Rafting

Explore Oregon’s White-Water-Blessed Wilderness in 5 Classic Guided Trips

Get out on the water, stat.

05/28/2019 By Tim Gibbins

Spring Road Trips: The South Coast

Head to Oregon's South Coast for Craggy Beaches and Painted Dinosaurs

This is the kid-approved adventure you need (don't worry, grown-ups—we've got beer and soaking tubs for you).

02/26/2019 By Margaret Seiler and Ramona DeNies

Travel

Get a Sneak Peek at Coos Bay’s ‘Luxury’ RV Park

Bay Point Landing mixes high design with the usual gravel sites and hookups—plus Airstream trailers for rent if you lack your own rolling palace.

01/08/2019 By Margaret Seiler