Holiday Survival Mode

3 Ways to Not Cook This Week

Hosting for the holidays is hard enough. Give yourself the gift of not cooking with pasta and sparklers, DIY soup kits, and chili cookouts.

12/20/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Holiday Events

The Pittock Mansion Has a Darcelle-Themed Christmas Room!

The West Hills holiday display also has nods to Powell’s, Packy the elephant, and Peacock Lane.

12/19/2017 By Eden Dawn

Ballet

Catch OBT Soloist Candace Bouchard's Last Sugar Plum Fairy Dance

After a 15-year career, the Oregon Ballet Theatre star is performing her last pirouette in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.

12/18/2017 By Kayla Brock

Shopping

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

Shop Local

Little Boxes, the Portland-Wide Shopping Party, Returns under New Leadership

Every year, more than 200 stores band together for a post-Thanksgiving shopping extravaganza.

11/21/2017 By Eden Dawn

New Year's Eve

Ring in the New Year at One (or All?) of These Portland Parties

We know: 2016 sucked. So to send it out with some attitude, we’ve got nine of the city’s best events for your countdown pleasure.  

12/28/2016 By Jason Buehrer

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 22–25

Portland is in full-blown Christmas mode, from holiday light shows to sing-alongs to gingerbread acrobats. Embrace it—as they say, it only comes once a year.

12/22/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ko Ricker, and Webb Wright

Holiday Eats

Where to Celebrate New Year’s 2017 in Portland

From free chocolate buffets to caviar and truffle blowouts, here are 10 spots to eat, drink, and ring in the new year.

12/21/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Happy Holidays!

13 Portland Holiday Events to End the Year on a High Note

Be ye Santa or Scrooge, there’s something for you this holiday season.

12/13/2016 By Webb Wright, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann

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

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 8–11

Hundreds of tubas, pirouetting sugarplum fairies, competitive carolers, aliens and vampires, and tiny Texas towns. Prepare to get weird this weekend.

12/08/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Ko Ricker

Shopping

Holidays 2016: A Portland Shopping Road Map

From crafts fairs to wine tastings to warehouse sales, we got you.

12/06/2016 By Ko Ricker

Events

The Onslaught of Holiday Sales Begins Now

The full blast December calendar kicks in this week with samples sales, open houses, and shopping-centric activities.

12/02/2016 By Eden Dawn

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy December with These Local Wellness Events

Unwind with free massages and yoga classes, a community-building potluck, a healing-focused crafts fair, or a Grinch-themed bike ride.

11/29/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy November with These Local Wellness Events

Shake off holiday stress, stock your herbal pharmacy, join an epic plant-based potluck, and sign up for a turkey (or Tofurky) trot.

10/26/2016 By Molly Woodstock

MOTHER'S DAY

Mother’s Day in Portland: Salumi Picnics, Cascadian Spas, and High Tea

Don’t let Mother’s Day (May 8) sneak up on you. We’ve got fail-proof options for everyone, from conservative eaters to Champagne and caviar lovers.

05/02/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

TRAVEL NEWS

Forest Service Waives Fees at National Parks for MLK Day

Just stay away from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

01/13/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

PARTY TIME

Last-Minute New Year's Eve Destinations (and Where to Grub the Morning After)

A handful of the city’s best bars and restaurants give you a reason to venture out on New Year's Eve.

12/29/2015 By Kelly Clarke

SEASONAL ROUNDUP

Holiday Happenings Around Oregon

A menu of options for engaging in seasonal cheer—or, if you must, wallow in Christmas blues

12/18/2015 By Emma Mannheimer