Public Transit

Take a Transit Trip to Washington Park

We learned the ins and outs of TriMet's new Line 63 bus route, just in time for summer–with links to the shuttle for the Oregon Zoo, Japanese Garden, and more.

06/03/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Flowers

Lilacs for Days at Hulda Klager Gardens in Woodland, Washington

Surrounded by flowers, the historic property’s farmhouse remains closed for now, but the gardens and arboretum just north of Portland are open year-round.

05/09/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Outdoors

What to Do in Oregon in September

The Oregon State Fair, Pendleton Round-Up, yoga among the dahlias, and other fun around the state.

09/03/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Outdoors

What’s Blooming? Springtime Plants Are Popping Up in Portland

From daphne to daffodils, don’t miss these eight blooms.

03/12/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Sponsored Content

Can Local Flowers Save the Earth?

From farm-to-table restaurants to bike commuting and city-wide composting, Portland is known as a national leader in sustainable living. Lesser known, perhaps, is that the Rose City is at the epicenter of a sustainable local flower movement.

02/12/2020 By Mo McKenna

Petal Power

One Portland Artist's Wild, Colorful Flower Art

Manu Torres’s floral work—inspired by the opulence of 16th-century Dutch still lifes—straddles the line between timeless and ultramodern.

10/16/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Science

A Rare, 17-Year-Old 'Corpse Flower' Is Blooming in Vancouver

The 4-foot-tall plant is an endangered plant from Indonesia—and it's open to the public.

07/17/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Day Trip

Commune with the Blooms at Willamette Valley Flower Farms

Stately tulips, monster peonies, and Anvil of Darkness irises await thee.

04/23/2019 By Jennifer Krazit

Field Notes

Wildflowers and Sweet Silence on the Weldon Wagon Trail

A hidden Gorge hike near Husum offers rare blooms, valley views, and solitude.

04/23/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Insider’s Guide 2019: Expert Picks

Juicy Tips From Insiders on How to Make the Most out of Portland

From concierges to baristas, local experts give us their picks for how to enjoy the city like a pro.

03/26/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Fix-It Guide: Backyard

Make Your Garden a Shady Paradise

Embrace your dark side.

03/26/2019 By Jennifer Krazit

Sexing the Flower

How the Portland Rose Festival Found Its New Bloom

When two flowers love each other very much…

04/24/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Peak Goat?

In Portland, You Can Get a Flower Bouquet Delivered by Goats

And then they'll devour it before your very eyes.

11/10/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

THE ART OF ARRANGEMENT

Bring Your Home to Life with Local Flowers

Fieldwork Flowers reveals how to build a better bouquet.

10/05/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

Hiking

12 Great Wildflower Hikes within Two Hours of Portland

Spring is wildflower season! Celebrate with some of our favorite floral displays in the region in the Columbia River Gorge or the Portland metro area

03/26/2015 By Michelle Harris and Portland Monthly Staff

GIFT IDEAS

8 Places to Find Locally-Grown Flowers for Valentine's Day

Portland florists design Valentine's Day posies and bouquets from locally-grown and organic flowers. Show them the love!

01/30/2015 By Kate Bryant and Allison Jones

NORTHWEST EVENTS

Final Weekend of Lily Festival

This weekend marks the end of Forest Grove's 2nd annual Lily Festival.

07/29/2014 By Nicole Cordier

BIG PICTURE

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm's Bloom Boom

An artisan farming niche shows its true colors

04/02/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

RECIPES

Tincture Garden Flowers for Ethereal Cocktails

A local perfumer provides a perfectly simple recipe for making delicious, summery cocktails from the garden

08/19/2013 By Kate Bryant

Slideshow

Smart Ideas for the Vegetable Garden

A visit to the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden's test garden reveals a passel of clever ideas for your edible garden

08/13/2013