December 2014
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Cover Story
However you want to play it, Portland winter is a wonderland.
Features
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Toys! Sweaters! Food and drink! Accessories! The classics are classics for good reason. Sometimes, they just need a fresh spin.
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Oregon’s drone dreamers envision an innovative, lucrative “Silicon Sky.” First, they must overcome the feds, privacy proponents, and public fear.
Bring forth what misery you can muster, O Atmosphere! We will treat the cold and wet as yet another excuse to be awesome.
From flaming cocktails to Sichuan hot pot, we've got more than a dozen tips for giving your appetite a big, warm hug.
From internationally-inspired lamb to Korean/Southern barbecue spareribs, chef Johanna Ware wants you to expand your definition of family dinner.
Unfiltered passion, really good chocolate, no apologies. Get ready to rethink the fireside drink with these five haute mugs.
“When you burn it perfectly,” says French, “the bitter and the sweet come together in a weirdly perfect way.”
Portland Monthly's restaurant guru shares her obsessions and under-the-radar finds of the month.
Our fair city is home to several heavy hitters of the pizza world—here are the players on deck.
We ask the best-selling author about watching Reese Witherspoon act out her life, getting the fateful call from Oprah, and what's next. The film opens Dec 12.
From ostrich racing to chess boxing, a new photography book documents the world’s strangest athletic dreams.
Christmas classic or a sardonic winter satire? Portland's stages have something for everybody, and we'll help you find it with our Christmas Decision Tree.
Our guide to Portland's best seasonal shows, winter sports, holiday lights, and after-hours fun
Put that winter weekend to good use with a class that will help you level up your life.
From oddball home deliveries to streaming videos and board games, we've got plenty of reasons to pray for a snow day.
We explore Bruce Guenther's legacy through several major additions to the museum’s permanent collection.
The crew behind the TNT hit reunites to tell new tales of the weird with 'The Librarians.' Debuts Dec 7
Mother Foucault’s Bookshop on SE Morrison Street is a heady hub for global literature and philosophy.
Toys! Sweaters! Food and drink! Accessories! The classics are classics for good reason. Sometimes, they just need a fresh spin.
Patty Merrill and Bridgid Blackburn explain their migration from the Pearl to the Central Eastside.
Plan a perfect day on Mount Hood, layer up for winter biking, or get outta town for a warm-weather escape!
We'll show you how to conquer Hawaii's stunning, rugged paradise.
Oregon’s drone dreamers envision an innovative, lucrative “Silicon Sky.” First, they must overcome the feds, privacy proponents, and public fear.
What would it look like if IKEA offered a DIY drone kit?
Why, exactly, would residents of tech-savvy Japan covet our roasted vegetables and Pendleton cardigans?
How many of us volunteer? What percentage of our incomes go to charity? How much do our nonprofits really make?
World-renowned German architect Stefan Behnisch talks Portland and why dictators don’t necessarily build better.
On most issues, we're proud of our local stance as early adopters. When it comes to Prohibition? Not so much.
A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from billionaire philanthropist Phil Knight to MacArthur genius Kerry James Marshall.
Celebrate the season with a half-dozen seasonal ales...and one very merry mini keg.
Homeowners with damaged or diseased trees can call the experts to let their beloved limbs live a second life.
From salt-cave massages and yoga to champagne and chocolate pedicures, we've got plenty of ways for you to melt away winter stress.
Tracking the rise of Nike's share of national sock stock
However you want to play it, Portland winter is a wonderland.