Coronavirus

What Is Herd Immunity, and How Do We Get There in Oregon?

Here's how many Oregonians need to be vaccinated for us to get back to "normal."

04/10/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

The Vaccine Floodgates Are Opening in Oregon. What Does That Mean for Mass Clinics?

They'll keep relying on community volunteers—but that's getting tougher at a critical juncture.

04/07/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: Understanding COVID-19's Long-Term Health Effects

Eric Herman, lead physician at OHSU's new Long COVID-19 Program, helps break down long-term symptoms.

04/02/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

COVID Cases Are Ticking Up in Oregon. Are Variants to Blame?

To head them off, the pace of vaccinations needs to pick up, experts say.

04/01/2021 By Julia Silverman and Gabriel Granillo

Vacation

In Oregon, Spring Break Is ... On?

Spring break 2020 was all canceled plans, empty flights, and closed campgrounds. This year, it's different.

03/20/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Health

So You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated in Oregon! Now What?

Good news: more get-togethers with your fellow vaxxed Oregonians are in your future.

03/19/2021 By Julia Silverman

Sports

Fans Set to Return to Outdoor Sporting Events at Limited Capacity in Oregon

The Portland Thorns’ April 9 game will be Oregon’s first live major sporting event with fans in the stands since the Blazers played on March 10, 2020.

03/17/2021 By Margaret Seiler

The Last Frontier

Pandemic Travel: An Essential Worker in Alaska

North to the Future, as Alaska’s motto says, but trapped in an ever-shifting COVID present

03/15/2021 By MacKensie Cornelius

Food News

Restaurant Calls Out Governor Brown over Lack of Vaccine Access for Workers

Handsome Pizza and Seastar Bakery say it is unfair for Multnomah County to ease indoor dining restrictions when their staff does not yet have access to vaccines.

03/11/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Coronavirus

Oregon’s Contact Tracing App Was Slated for Release in January. It’s More than a Little Overdue.

State officials say it’s still coming, but not until later this spring.

03/06/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Coronavirus

Oregonians Reflect on One Year with the Coronavirus

Nosy questions about a year in lockdown

02/28/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Footnotes

LISTEN: Portland Monthly Looks Back on One Year with the Coronavirus

Marty Patail, Fiona McCann, Margaret Seiler, and Katherine Chew Hamilton talk about how we’re coping, overcoming, and changing.

02/26/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Essay

I Tried to Schedule an Oregon Vaccine Appointment Online

Flames. Flames on the side of my face.

02/25/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Feature

When ‘Back to School’ Becomes a Battle Cry

The debate over reopening schools in Portland gets very, very personal.

02/13/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Portland’s Mass Vaccination Site Offers Relief, Frustration, and a Return to Normalcy

We hear from folks who got their arms poked about the vaccination process at the Oregon Convention Center.

01/28/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Coronavirus

Oregon's Vaccine Rollout Faces More Hiccups, Closes Phase 1A Survey

“We understand people are frustrated and we share their frustration. There is not enough vaccine to vaccinate everyone who is eligible.”

01/26/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Health

How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon

Here's what we know so far.

01/08/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Health

Clear Masks at OHSU Teach Babies How to Smile

Restrictions at the pandemic’s onset were affecting the way newborns and parents bonded—until Mollie Poor did something about it.

12/07/2020 By Fiona McCann

Coronavirus

OHSU’s COVID Tracing Study Ends after Lacking BIPOC Participants

The $6 million study ended just three months into its planned yearlong duration.

12/07/2020 By Gabriel Granillo