Look for the Helpers

OHSU Med Students Mobilize to Help the Most Vulnerable Stay Out of the ER

ISO tents, rain canopies, smartphones, grocery gift cards and more to help prevent emergency room visits.

03/26/2020 By Julia Silverman

Pomo Picks

Things We Love That Have Nothing to Do with Coronavirus: Week of March 25

The Portland Monthly team shares the non-pandemic stuff that's getting us through the week.

03/25/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Interview

Pok Pok’s Andy Ricker Shuts Down Completely and Sounds an Alarm

In a provocative interview with Portland Monthly, the legendary chef gives it to us straight: “we have to stop fucking around making TikToks and get serious.”

03/25/2020 By Karen Brooks

Keep Calm and Make Masks

To Combat Medical Gear Shortage, the Home Sewing Army Steps Up

DIY masks for patients and essential workers can help preserve medical-grade supplies for doctors and nurses.

03/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

Breaking News

In a Do-or-Die Situation, a New Portland Independent Restaurant Alliance Rises

“Without your help, we won’t be here.”

03/24/2020 By Karen Brooks

Stay Home, Save Lives

Did the Governor's Order for Oregonians to Stay Home Come Soon Enough?

Health officials say the order's business regulations need to be even stricter.

03/23/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge “Waterfall Corridor” Shuts Down

State and federal agencies are stepping in to keep crowds away from popular attractions.

03/23/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

Coronavirus

Stay Home or Face Penalties, Governor Tells Oregonians

Violating Monday's executive order will be a class C misdemeanor.

03/23/2020 By Julia Silverman

Resilience

How We're Coping

Coronavirus has changed the lives of many people across the globe. We check in with Portlanders and ask, "How are you coping?"

03/23/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Art from Home

How to Stream and Support Portland Artists During the Coronavirus Outbreak

A rotating list of online events by Portland-area artists and the most direct ways to get money in their pockets.

03/20/2020 By Conner Reed and Fiona McCann

How We're Coping

A Portland Family Doctor Talks Protocols and Patient Treatment Under Coronavirus

Crystal Query treats patients at a Northeast Portland clinic, which has had to make major changes in the ever changing landscape of a global pandemic.

03/20/2020 By Fiona McCann

How We're Coping

A Portland Performer Discusses the State of the Arts Under Coronavirus

John Ellingson is the associate artistic director at Northwest Children's Theater and father to a 1-year-old daughter. In the face of a global pandemic, he's...

03/20/2020 By Conner Reed

Furry Fun

Dogs Can Do Social Distancing, Too

Guide Dogs for the Blind has some very good dogs.

03/20/2020 By Fiona McCann

Coronavirus

Portland-Area Farmers Markets Ramp Up for the Busy Season with New Precautions

For many local farmers, Portland’s regional markets are their only hope.

03/20/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

Census 2020

Coronavirus Has Canceled a Lot of Stuff—But Not the Census

Census forms started showing up in Oregonians' mailboxes this week.

03/20/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Spring Break In Place: State Parks, Campgrounds, and Forests Are Closing to Overnight Guests

And while we’re on the subject—is it even safe to stay in an overnight rental on the coast?

03/19/2020 By Benjamin Tepler and Julia Silverman

Love & Psychology

Love in the Time of COVID-19

OSU professor Regan Gurung helps us cultivate our relationships with one word: patience.

03/19/2020 By Gabriel Granillo Illustrations by Brian Breneman

Coronavirus

Attorney Jonathan Hardin Explains Why Insurance Companies are Rejecting Coronavirus Claims

Many local businesses believed when Governor Brown shut them down to slow the virus, that would trigger their insurance benefits and save their companies. We asked an attorney to explain why they likely won't get the help they believe.

03/19/2020 By Eden Dawn

Coronavirus

Many Business Insurance Policies Won’t Cover Loss Due to Coronavirus

Most small businesses have Loss of Business insurance,. But not many know about the fine print that could void all their claims related to the coronavirus.

03/19/2020 By Eden Dawn