May/June 2020

What Now?

The city is changed forever. Here are 33 ways Portlanders are preparing for an unknown future.

06/01/2020 Edited by Marty Patail

Risky Business

How’s Your COVID-19 Risk Tolerance Looking These Days?

Here's some handy shorthand to help you navigate a post-shelter-at-home world.

05/28/2020 By Julia Silverman

How We’re Coping

This LaurelThirst Co-Owner Has Swapped Pub Life for a Grocery Delivery Van

Musicians know how to show up on time, says Lewi Longmire, and they definitely know how to pack a van.

05/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Shopping

Retail Is Open. Now What?

Portland is still under a stay at home order, but retail stores are ready for customers. How are boutique owners coping?

05/22/2020 By Eden Dawn

How We’re Coping

After a Health Scare, This Portland Tailor Is Sewing Again

‘When you sew, you can always find some work, even in the worst pandemics,’ says Earl Marson.

05/22/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Love & Psychology

Portland Couples Therapist Studies the Impact of Shelter-in-Place Orders

Jan Dworkin shares her thoughts on what we can learn from the coronavirus, couples, and “failed” relationships.

05/20/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Explainer

Divorce Lawyers Are Preparing for a Surge in Cases. Here Are the Most Common Questions They're Seeing.

Are the courts closed? Not quite. Can I still file for divorce? Technically, yes.

05/17/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Summer Plans

You Can Still Pick Your Own Fruit at Oregon Farms This Summer

Goodbye for a few months, Driscoll's—Oregon strawberries are coming in hot.

05/16/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

31 Oregon Counties Have Been Approved for Phase 1 Reopening

Two were denied and three (including Multnomah County) did not apply.

05/14/2020 By Eden Dawn and Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Hundreds of Local Stylists Say It's Too Dangerous for Salons to Reopen

“It’s dehumanizing to be told that our clients need to be six feet apart while we are right on top of them. Are we less human? Worth less?”

05/13/2020 By Eden Dawn

Survey Says

Postcards From Pill Hill: New Study Aims to Pinpoint Coronavirus’s Presence in Oregon

Almost 8 percent of Oregon households will receive an invite to participate in the year-long OHSU research project.

05/12/2020 By Julia Silverman

Slowly but Surely

What We Know About the Three-Phase Plan to Reopen Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown’s plan to reopen the state leaves many questions. We've got a few answers.

05/12/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Q&A

A New Book Aims to Provide Alternatives to Talk Therapy

Amid coronavirus, 'How to Heal' helps us understand and release our trauma.

05/09/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Distance Learning

What Might Oregon Schools Look Like This Fall?

Portland schools are in session through June 10. September could bring a mix of in-person and virtual learning.

05/06/2020 By Julia Silverman

Follow the Numbers

Coronavirus Takes a Heavy Toll on Minority Communities, Oregon Data Shows

White people make up 69 percent of Multnomah County's population, but only 51 percent of coronavirus cases.

05/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

What Will Oregon Shops Need to Do When They Reopen?

A new draft from Gov. Kate Brown's office outlines what retail life might look in the first phase of reopening.

04/30/2020 By Eden Dawn

Take It To The Streets

Reversing Course, Portland to Close Off Some Neighborhood Streets to Through Traffic

The move will create more space for walkers, joggers, and cyclists to safely social distance.

04/28/2020 By Julia Silverman

Q&A

COVID-19 on the Brain

Portland State senior instructor Bill Griesar on how neuroscience can help us understand the novel coronavirus

04/28/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Corona on the brain

The Collective Trauma of COVID-19

How the uncertainty of the novel coronavirus is shaping social behavior and our mental health

04/28/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

House Party

Choose Your Quarantine House, Portland

OK, we’ll do this, too.

04/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler and Portland Monthly Staff