Hidden Portland: Secret Spots

Portland's Best Basements, Back Rooms, Attics, and Hideaways

Here are some of the city's most out-of-the-way spots to eat, drink, or just be mysterious.

12/21/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Margaret Seiler, and Benjamin Tepler

Hotel Openings

Woodlark Hotel Now Open, Just in Time for Kolaches and Winter Cocktails

Woodlark is two hotels in one, plus a downtown outpost of Good Coffee, a history-heavy cocktail bar, and—finally!—Doug Adams's Texas-style meat palace, Bullard.

12/12/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Eat with Your Eyes

First Look: Bullard’s Sister Bar Abigail Hall

Woodlark hotel’s new bar is smokin’ hot.

12/05/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Quiz

Are You in a Lodge?

Here are some clues.

11/20/2018 By Ramona DeNies Illustrations by Jack Dylan

Editor's Note

Is It Possible To Have Too Much Lodge Luxury?

A travel writer rips through seven opulent retreats in one week. Hallucinations ensue.

11/20/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Eat with Your Eyes

First Look: Hoxton Hotel’s La Neta

Johnny Leach’s Mexican restaurant sources top-shelf masa, smears guacamole toast, and serves a cornflake, yogurt, and gin breakfast cocktail.

11/09/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Hotel Openings

How Will the Hoxton Hotel Change Old Town?

The 119-room luxury tower is chock-full of millennial makers, rooftop macramé, talks with She Bop, and tattoo workshops. Chinatown may never be the same.

10/30/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Chef Diaries

Postcards from the Food Edge: Departure's Gregory Gourdet in Haiti

For PoMo’s chef-travel series, the one-time Top Chef star gives us a rare glimpse at his roots—the markets, street vendors, and restaurants of the Caribbean island.

10/24/2018 By Gregory Gourdet Edited by Karen Brooks

Style

These 3 Portland Brands Support International Makers

Sandals to stylish baskets, these local entrepreneurs expand a community-minded ethos around the globe.

10/17/2018 By Eden Dawn

Get a Room

These Are the Portland Area's 12 Sexiest New Hotels

Think we've hit peak hotel? Nope. We're not even close.

10/16/2018 By James Stevens

Chef Diaries

Postcards from the Food Edge: Ava Gene’s Joshua McFadden in Copenhagen

For PoMo’s chef-travel series, the Portland vegetable whisperer discovers Denmark’s natural wine bars, landmark pickles, and the ramen joint that David Chang loved.

09/25/2018 By Joshua McFadden Edited by Karen Brooks

Interior Design

A Portlander Helped Design This Cabo Dream House

Allison Smith Design furnished the home with items from her hometown of San Miguel de Allende.

09/21/2018 By Allison Place

Instant Karma

How One Portland Hotel Tried—and Failed—to Tame the Wild Influencer

Society Hotel’s Instagram experiment made everyone uneasy.

09/18/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Loco-motion

Two Big Changes for the Tiny Town of Wheeler: First, Disney. Then, Fish!

A scenic railroad tour deal with Disney's Astoria-docked cruise ships—and a new sustainable fish processing plant? Holy halibut!

09/04/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

Breaking News

Farewell to Nong’s Original Downtown Cart

The cart that started it all—and helped make Portland a food tourism destination—has rolled away to make room for the new 12-story Moxy Hotel.

08/30/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Camping

5 Oregon Spots to Stake Out on the 'Airbnb of Camping'

From gardens in Southwest Portland to lodge properties in the Wallowas, Hipcamp offers 830-plus places to pitch a tent on private land.

08/29/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Hotel News

The Society Hotel Is Building a Portland-Style Hipster Haven in Bingen, Washington

The boutique hotel and spa will open early summer 2019, right across the Hood River Bridge.

08/20/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Far afield

Get Out of Town with These 7 Direct Flights from PDX

From Tokyo to Puerto Vallarta to Sun Valley, nonstops abound from PDX—and our airport's not too shabby, either.

08/03/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Get Out of Town

The Ultimate Pacific Northwest Camping Cheat Sheet

Turned around on snowy forest roads? Sick of sold-out campgrounds? Here's how to win the camping game.

08/03/2018 By Benjamin Tepler Research by Catherine Johnson

PDX Planner

Portland by the Season: Can't-Miss Stuff for Every Time of Year

From summer swims to winter film fests, here's how to fill your calendar.

08/03/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff