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

Coronavirus

Governor Kate Brown Issues a Plea for Oregonians to Stay With Their Household. Will It Work?

As nine Oregon counties head into a two-week “pause,” what got us here and what does it mean?

11/11/2020 By Gabriel Granillo and Fiona McCann

Camping

Hoping to Camp in Oregon State Parks This Summer? You Can’t Book Quite Yet

After COVID cancellations and closures, the state park system is persevering for next year—but needs some time to heal.

10/15/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Health

Oregonians Are Wearing Their Masks, a New Survey Shows

But they're a lot less certain about whether they want to get a coronavirus vaccine

10/08/2020 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: Retail and Fashion in a Coronavirus World, with Eden Dawn

Portland Monthly editor-in-chief Marty Patail talks with style editor Eden Dawn about how retail and fashion in Portland are adapting to the coronavirus.

10/02/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Feature

Community Garden Leaders Aim to Bring Healing, Food Sovereignty to Portland

The city's community garden program sees an influx of participants seeking healing from land-based and coronavirus trauma.

10/01/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Health

Don’t Get Complacent: Coronavirus Cases Are on the Rise in Oregon

The state reported its highest-ever daily case count on September 25.

09/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

Animal House

So You Adopted a Pet During the Pandemic?

The Pixie Project has some advice for you.

09/20/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

The Great Escape

As COVID Wears On, Some City Residents Are Heading for the Hills

"People want to grow their own garden and have chickens—live a little more of the farm-style life and be more self-sustainable, in case something happens wit...

09/16/2020 By Julia Silverman

Mask Up

Portland Actor Creates 360 Mask Challenge

The Grimm star's new video shows mask wearers from across the country and world.

09/11/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Vax On, Vax Off

What If a Vaccine Comes to Oregon and No One Gets It?

In a state where vaccine skeptics abound, there’s no guarantee enough people will take a coronavirus vaccine, even if one is available.

09/09/2020 By Julia Silverman