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

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

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

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

Showtime

What Does Coronavirus Mean for Oregon’s Drive-In Theaters?

The once-revolutionary spots could be primed for a comeback. Or maybe not.

04/08/2020 By Conner Reed

School's Out

BREAKING: Gov. Kate Brown Closes Oregon Schools for the Remainder of the School Year

The decision was expected. But that doesn't mean it hurts any less.

04/08/2020 By Julia Silverman

Mindfulness

How to Meditate at Home—And Incorporate Your Pets

Pause Meditation's Rena Satre Meloy on carving out space for mindfulness during quarantine

04/08/2020 By Marty Patail

Babies

What to Expect When You’re Expecting during a Global Pandemic

Parents-to-be have many questions about giving birth at this time. Here are some answers.

04/08/2020 By Fiona McCann

Cook the Book

The 5 Best Portland Cookbooks for Quarantine Cooking

Bonus: they’re all available in digital form.

04/08/2020 By Eat Beat Team

How We’re Coping

For the DJs at KMHD Jazz Radio, the Show Must Go On

Creating his shows in a home studio, Derek Smith says listeners can still count on the station for uplift and hope.

04/07/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Farmers Markets

Why and Where to Join a Portland-Area CSA During the Pandemic

Worried about grocery store supply chains? Want to support farmers? Check out the Portland Farmers Market’s new directory.

04/06/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

Pen Pals

Dear Stranger Connects Isolated Oregonians During Coronavirus

The letter exchange project from Oregon Humanities is back.

04/06/2020 By Conner Reed

The World's Best Meet Cute

Portland Neighbors Share a Drink While a Floor Apart

These two Pearl residents were cheering at their windows to support COVID-19 frontline workers. Now they’re a viral sensation.

04/05/2020 By Fiona McCann

How We’re Coping

This Portland Thorn Played through Australia’s Fires. Then the US Soccer Season Got Put on Hold.

The only teammates Simone Charley has seen so far this year are her two roommates.

04/04/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Social Distancing

Sick of Staying Home? Get Over It.

Data shows that staying home is working in Oregon. So even when the sun comes out next week, you should stay close to home.

04/04/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Our City in the Time of Covid

Portland Monthly's Art Director Michael Novak went outside to document the city while we all stay home.

04/03/2020 Photography by Mike Novak By Fiona McCann

The Gig Economy

Meet the PDX Woman Behind the Instacart Workers' Strike

Grocery delivery is booming. Now Heidi Carrico is organizing workers nationwide to push for hazard pay, protective gear, and better tips.

04/03/2020 By Julia Silverman