Oregon Woman 2020

A Portland-Based Family Doctor on the Catalyst That Got the PPE Ball Rolling

The lack of protective gear for local medical workers terrified Vesna Jovanovic. So she set out to fix it.

06/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Oregon Woman 2020

Meet the Portland ER Doctor Who Stood Up to Her Political Allies

Multnomah County Commissioner and ER doctor Sharon Meieran pushed back against her natural allies in government to call for more urgent action and relief sta...

06/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

What Now?

Bertony Faustin of Abbey Creek Winery Is Seizing the Moment Amid Coronavirus

“When I see other brands still with the same, ‘We’re a small, handcrafted, family winery’—no one gives a fuck at the end of the day. You’ve got to give them ...

06/01/2020 Edited by Eden Dawn

What Now?

This Recovered COVID-19 Patient Is Not Rushing the Path Back to Normal

Rebecca Frasure tested positive for coronavirus and ended up in a Tokyo hospital for 28 days. Now she's back in Oregon to share her story.

06/01/2020 Edited by Fiona McCann

Oregon Woman 2020

Meet the Voice of Portland's Coronavirus Response

Esther Choo—ER doc, social media force, and mobile hospital unit innovator—has become the spokesperson for an entire medical community during a global pandemic.

06/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

Oregon Woman 2020

Oregon's Oracle on Managing the Coronavirus Pandemic

Back in mid-March, Maxine Dexter wrote the blueprint for how Oregon should manage the crisis ahead.

06/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Rescue 503

With a Shortage of Protective Gear, Oregon Businesses Pivoted Fast

Repurposed plants and volunteer makers have helped keep essential workers covered.

06/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Oregon Woman 2020

This Portland ER Doctor Is Advocating for Health Care Workers

Val Griffeth cofounded GetUsPPE, a site connecting doctors with much needed equipment, and has taken a seat at the national.

06/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

The Savior Network

Portland’s Grassroots Campaigns Step In When Others Have Failed

Community and volunteer-driven efforts are a testament to human kindness. But they also reveal deep fractures within our foundational safety nets.

06/01/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Wine, Actually

Two Portlanders Shared a Socially Distance Glass of Wine, and It Went Viral

We rewrote their story as the meet-cute it was meant to be.

06/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

Tie Fighter

Our State Epidemiologist’s Bow Ties Are Unsung Heroes of Oregon’s Pandemic Response

“If you can have something that brings a smile to your face, that helps,” says Dr. Dean Sidelinger.

06/01/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Oregon Woman 2020

This Local Internist Is a Doctor by Day, Activist by Night

The 2016 election galvanized Smitha Chadaga. Now she's putting three years of advocacy to work for coronavirus patients.

06/01/2020 By Eden Dawn

Editor's Note

Nothing Was the Same

Editor-in-chief Marty Patail reflects on a changing Portland

06/01/2020 By Marty Patail

What Now?

The New Reality of Education Is No Pomp, All Circumstance

Maggie Stanton, senior at St. Mary’s Academy, on living through history.

06/01/2020 Edited by Conner Reed

What Now?

An Oregon Historian on What We Can Learn From the 1918 Flu Epidemic

“This is a historical truism for pandemics. Pausing, reflecting, obfuscating, lying, or just not being decisive is always a lot worse. Tell the truth, close ...

06/01/2020 Edited by Marty Patail

Buy Queer

Coronavirus Has Devastated Portland’s Queer-Owned Businesses

Happy Pride month. Here’s how you can help.

06/01/2020 By Elise Herron

What Now?

Architect Kevin Cavenaugh Talks Coronavirus, the Future of Buildings

“Applebee’s is screwed. Olive Garden is screwed, but we’re not screwed.... The small, nimble, creative, local entrepreneurs are going to be fine.”

06/01/2020 Edited by Marty Patail

What Now?

Is School Out Forever?

How Portland schools and parents should prepare for a future of online classrooms

06/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

Hit List

Portland Restaurants Are Going Above and Beyond During the Pandemic

Takeout treasures we can't recommend enough.

06/01/2020 By Julia Silverman and Ben Tepler

Thesis Statement

How the Thesis Became Portland’s Premier Hip-Hop Showcase

Thesis—like everyone else—is trying to figure out how to survive as a digital entity.

06/01/2020 By Donovan M. Smith