Interview

DarSalam’s Ghaith Sahib on Life as an Iraqi Restaurant Owner during COVID-19

"What is true and what is not true? I worry about everything. Who do we trust?"

04/23/2020 By Karen Brooks

Superhero Sweets

The Giant Ass Cinnamon Roll That’s Feeding Thousands of Oregonians

Portlander Whitney Rutz’s carb-tastic creation has raised $20,000 and counting for the Oregon Food Bank.

04/22/2020 By Fiona McCann

Testing, Testing

Gov. Kate Brown Wants to Test 15,000 Oregonians Per Week for Coronavirus. It Might Not Be Enough.

And even that exceeds the state’s current testing capabilities.

04/18/2020 By Julia Silverman

Testing

New OSU Study to Trace COVID-19 in Corvallis

With door-to-door testing, Oregon scientists are hoping to find who has the virus, and how fast it’s spreading.

04/17/2020 By Fiona McCann

PDX Index

Food Insecurity Rises Along With Unemployment in Oregon

Food banks are getting more money; so are food stamp programs. Will it be enough?

04/17/2020 By Julia Silverman

Business

Oregon's Lawmakers Demand to Know Where Our Small Biz Funding Is

In a group letter to the SBA, senators and representatives want to know if the federal stimulus money is coming, and when.

04/16/2020 By Eden Dawn

Sidewalk Frogger

Portland City Officials Resist Calls to Close Off Low-Traffic Residential Streets

Some neighborhood residents are taking things into their own hands.

04/14/2020 By Julia Silverman

S’mores Beat

Summer Camp Is in Limbo, Just Like Everything Else

Will it be “Kumbaya” around a virtual campfire this year?

04/14/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Coronavirus

Three Portland Trader Joe’s Workers Report from the Front Lines

“It’s seductive being called a hero. It’s also insidious.”

04/14/2020 By Karen Brooks

How We're Coping

A Local Therapist Talks Calming Nerves in the Age of COVID

Regina Tricamo is just as scared as her clients right now. So how does she manage to bring them comfort?

04/13/2020 By Conner Reed

Please No

Spring's Basically Canceled. Will Summer Be Next?

Organizers of some of the sunny season's biggest bashes weigh whether they can continue as planned.

04/12/2020 By Julia Silverman

How We’re Coping

This Blues Guitarist Feels Lucky to Have Family, a Pension, and Bacon Bread

Taking a forced break from performing, Norman Sylvester is sharing music and doing push-ups at 74.

04/11/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Socially Distanced Shoots

These Local Photographers Will Take Your Family Portrait—From Afar

Their photos document our shelter-in-place selves.

04/11/2020 By Fiona McCann

Editor's Note

Hi, Portland. We’re Still Here.

An update from Portland Monthly's editor in chief

04/10/2020 By Marty Patail

News

The CDC Says You Should Wear a Mask and We Say It Can Look Good

These local designers are sewing custom reusable face masks for sale and donation.

04/10/2020 By Kyle Sosa

Poetry

You Might as Well Write a Haiku About the Columbia Gorge for Poetry Month

We can't go there now/Instead, write of waterfalls/From a safe distance

04/09/2020 By Conner Reed

Business

34 Local Business Orgs Plead to Governor Brown for Immediate Action

“Oregon’s small businesses are hurting right now. Without immediate financial relief, thousands of them will shut down forever.”

04/09/2020 By Eden Dawn

How We’re Coping

A Portland Public School Teacher (and Award-Winning Graphic Novelist) on Being There for His Students Onscreen

Aron Nels Steinke talks virtual education and how to support your local indie bookstore.

04/09/2020 By Julia Silverman

Birds of a Feather

A New Study Aims to Learn the Impacts of Social Distancing on Birds in the Pacific Northwest

Join in on the citizen science project and reap the cathartic benefits of bird watching from your own backyard.

04/09/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Pomo Picks

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to to Take Your Mind off the Apocalypse: Week of April 8

The Portland Monthly team shares the non-pandemic content keeping us sane this week.

04/08/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff