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

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

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

An Oregon Scientist Breaks Down His Suddenly Hot Profession

As we move into a new year, how will epidemiology play a role in our understanding of the coronavirus and infectious diseases?

12/06/2020 By Marty Patail

Health

Actual Good News! Norovirus Outbreaks Are Way Down in 2020

Sorry COVID made you postpone your wedding, but here’s one more disease you won’t be getting. (Maybe.)

12/03/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Light a Fire

When COVID-19 Put Oregon’s Families in Deep Need, This Venture Nonprofit Changed Overnight to Help

Within days of COVID-19’s official arrival in Oregon in late winter, the Contingent sensed an urgent need for help among its foster families.

12/02/2020 By Marty Patail

Education

What Are Oregon School Districts Doing to Make Classrooms Safer for Teachers and Kids?

And will it be enough to help schools open before June?

11/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

As COVID Vaccines Seem More Plausible, Oregon Focuses on Its Distribution Plan

The three-phase plan centers health equity. But if and when a vaccine is approved, there will be a “period of discovery.”

11/25/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Public Health

Free LGBTQ+ COVID Testing Event Aims to ‘Remember the Dead and Fight like Hell for the Living’

“It is very difficult not to draw the parallels between 30 years ago and what was happening at the time with the HIV pandemic,” says event organizer Jenya Gl...

11/20/2020 By Conner Reed

Coronavirus

This Medford Clinic Is Developing a Coronavirus Vaccine, and You Wouldn’t Even Know It

The Clinical Research Institute of Southern Oregon has quietly conducted more than 700 clinical research trials. Now, it’s working on a coronavirus vaccine.

11/19/2020 By Gabriel Granillo and Riley Blake

Food News

What Multnomah County’s Four-Week Freeze Means for Restaurant and Bar Owners & Workers

“After a lifetime of dedicating myself to working, I am finding myself closer to being homeless than I am to ever reaching my dreams,” says one bartender.

11/18/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Coronavirus

Comparing Lockdown Levels in the West Coast States

Is a freeze by any other name just as strict? Let's find out!

11/18/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

As COVID Numbers Rise, Gov. Kate Brown and OHA Institute New Two-Week 'Freeze'

It's takeout only for bars and restaurants; social gatherings should be only two households or up to six people.

11/13/2020 By Gabriel Granillo