Valentine's Day

A Love Letter to the Baby Cake, and Other Valentine’s Day Treats

Vivienne’s baby cakes, La Rosé’s Goddess’s Kiss, and Heim’s raspberry cookies and caramels make perfect last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts.

02/12/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Dining Picks

Where to Get Lunar New Year Takeout in Portland

From bánh xèo to nian gao

02/10/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Holiday Guide

Try These Three Holiday Cookie Recipes from Portland Bakers

Sebastiano’s fig cookies, Smith Teamaker’s chai chocolate chip cookies, and Kim Boyce’s gingersnaps: these are a few of our favorite things.

12/15/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Holiday Guide

Where to Order Takeout for the Holidays

Lamprais, lovecake, lasagna, and latkes.

12/11/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Holiday Guide

Gifts for the Food Lovers on Your List

Embrace the spirit of giving—all while supporting local food businesses.

12/10/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Winter Playlist

Reimagined holiday classics, warm Americana, and rainy hip-hop by homegrown talent to keep you warm

12/03/2020 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: The Queen's Gambit, Hades, and More

The content in our queues, from chess prodigies to civil war ghosts and beyond

12/03/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Gift Guide

20 Locally Made Gifts Under $50

Our local stores need your help more than ever this year—and luckily they've got oodles of goodies to suit a more modest budget.

11/27/2020 By Fiona McCann and Eden Dawn

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: Thanksgiving Classics, Wintry Westerns, and More

The content in our queues, from a disintegrating Barney to McCabe & Mrs. Miller

11/26/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Q&A

5 Restaurant, Food Cart, and Bar Owners on What They Are Thankful For This Year

It’s been a tough year for the industry, no doubt. Here’s who and what helped these restaurant, bar, and food cart owners get through 2020.

11/25/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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

Shopping

Portland Monthly's Local Holiday Gift Guide

This year it’s more important than ever to get those holiday gifts locally for everyone on your list. We can help.

11/24/2020 Edited by Eden Dawn Photography by Michael Novak

Recipe

Biba CHamoru Kitchen’s Buñuelos Åga: A Guamanian Holiday Table Essential

These banana doughnuts were a staple at Ed Sablan’s family fiestas growing up on Guam.

11/24/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Best Thing We Ate This Week: Pie for Dinner and Dessert at Lazy Susan

The nostalgia-fueled Montavilla restaurant proves that you can, indeed, eat buttery, flaky pie crust for every meal.

11/20/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Holiday Guide

Where to Pick Up Thanksgiving Desserts in Portland

Because sometimes rolling your own pie crust is too tall an order.

11/13/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Try These Mid-Autumn Festival/Chuseok Treats

Where to find mooncakes (traditional and not-so-traditional) and a twist on sanjeok

10/01/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Film

5 Portland Films to Watch This Valentine's Day

Your homegrown best bets for a holiday screening, no matter what V-Day means to you.

02/12/2020 By Conner Reed

Holiday Shopping

Little Boxes—the Pro-Local, Anti-Big Retailer Shopping Event—Returns for its Eighth Year

More than 150 small business owners take part in this three-day shopping event, which has a few changes in store for 2019.

11/27/2019 By Alli Weseman

The Shakedown

What's Up with Valentine's Day, Anyway?

Let's size up this romance business.

01/29/2019 By Marty Patail