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

SHOPPING

Let the Holiday Bazaars, Sales, Pop-Ups, and Pheasant Fetes (?!) Continue!

Two more weekends of artisanal Portland revelry and retail await.

12/11/2015 By Alex Madison

HOLIDAY BOOZING

Celebrate the Holidays Early with Aquavit Week 2015

The city’s best bars join forces to spotlight Scandinavia’s very merry go-to spirit.

12/03/2015 By Kelly Clarke

PHILANTHROPY

New #OregoniansGive Campaign to Channel Holiday Spending to Local Nonprofits

Think of this Tuesday as the Black Friday of charity.

11/29/2015 By Marty Patail

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

WEEKEND AWAY

Awesome Alternative Holiday Getaways

Eight charming Northwest retreats to make spirits bright

11/13/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

HOLIDAY CHEAT SHEET

Portland's Last-Minute Passover Meals

A handful of only-in-Portland options for the food-fueled Jewish holiday.

04/02/2015 By Benjamin Tepler