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

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

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

House Party

Choose Your Quarantine House, Portland

OK, we’ll do this, too.

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

Coronavirus

Why Can't Self Employed and Freelance Oregonians Get Unemployment Benefits Yet?

Small business owners and freelancers are being rejected from unemployment claims even though they are supposed to qualify under the CARES act. But that is about to change.

04/25/2020 By Eden Dawn

Interiors

Local Companies See Interest Surge in Home Office Furniture

When you don’t gotta go to work, work, work, but you gotta put in work, work, work.

04/24/2020 By Margaret Seiler

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