Holiday Avoidance

5 Ways to Skip St. Patrick’s Day

In America, March 17 celebrations can feel like one big ethnic slur. Here are some alternatives.

03/06/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Holiday Survival Mode

Where to Take Out-of-Towners over the Holidays

We've got insider's guides to three of Portland's most show-offable neighborhoods.

12/21/2017 By Kelly Clarke

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


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

Holiday Eats

10 Ways to Eat Your Heart Out This Holiday Season

Whole goose suppers, potato latkes, and truffle-laced filet mignon await!

12/14/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

Holiday Shortcuts

10 Painless Secret Santa Gifts for Your Office Exchange

Oh! How thoughtful!

12/12/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Gift Guide

7 Last-Minute Gifts for the Locally Minded Procrastinator

Still need to do some shopping? We've got you covered, Portland.

12/12/2017 By Eden Dawn


America's Christmas Trees Come From Oregon. This Year, There's a Shortage.

The Great Recession of 2008 (temporarily?) whittled down a top state industry.

12/11/2017 By Hannah Bonnie


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

Fun With Firs

9 U-Cut Christmas Tree Farms within 90 Minutes of Portland

Your perfect holiday conifer quest comes with a hayride/reindeer/artificial snow/chili cheese nachos? We got you.

11/27/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Holiday Shopping

Forget Amazon. Here's How to Shop the Local Way on Black Friday.

These 39 Portland-owned shops have the deals you can't miss.

11/21/2017 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

Gift Guide

The Portlander's Guide to Holiday Shopping 2017

We've gathered gifts for everyone on your list. Plus: the best holiday fairs, sales, and more.

11/20/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

The Shakedown

What's the Deal, Santa?

We size up jolly old St. Nick.

11/20/2017 By Marty Patail

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

8 Portland Cookbooks for Every Kind of Food Lover

From Pok Pok to Pix to pickles, local chefs and writers share DIY secrets.

11/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Word of Mouth

Forget Wine. Here's What Food Critic Karen Brooks Brings to a Party.

From geeky nut butters to cool chocolate bars, you're guaranteed another invite.

11/20/2017 By Karen Brooks


Oregon's Revel Meat Tells You How Your Sausage Really Gets Made

And also your steak, chops, and this fine ham.

11/20/2017 By Kelly Clarke

It's a Wrap!

From Pineapple Shot Glasses to Chic Leather Bags, Your 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Whether affordable or fancy, these local gifts take care of everyone on your list.

11/20/2017 By Eden Dawn