Coronavirus

COVID-19 Is Finally Waning. Can Portland Let It Go?

Making the case for post-pandemic optimism, in a skittish Oregon

05/06/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

The Vaccine Floodgates Are Open in Oregon

Once the hottest ticket in town, vaccine appointments are now there for the taking.

05/03/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: Coronavirus Vaccine Second Dose Potential Side Effects

We talk with Dawn Nolt about the importance of taking both COVID vaccine doses, second dose side effects, and why feeling these side effects is actually a go...

04/30/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Pets

The Instagram Dogs of PDX Airport's Mass Vaccination Site

Take your pup when you get your shot and make them famous.

04/29/2021 By Margaret Seiler and Julia Silverman

Business

Vaccine Freebies and Incentives Are Starting to Pop Up Around Portland

Got your shot? Congrats—you qualify for a discount on pot. Or a free Jell-O shot!

04/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: The State of the Coronavirus in Oregon

We talk about the Johnson & Johnson debacle, vaccine hesitancy, and more.

04/23/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

From Resource Base to Full-Fledged Nonprofit, the Portland Student Pandemic Response Is Making Moves

A year in, the student-led nonprofit continues to evolve. Its latest tool: a vaccine text line.

04/21/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

What Is Herd Immunity, and How Do We Get There in Oregon?

Here's how many Oregonians need to be vaccinated for us to get back to "normal."

04/10/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

The Vaccine Floodgates Are Opening in Oregon. What Does That Mean for Mass Clinics?

They'll keep relying on community volunteers—but that's getting tougher at a critical juncture.

04/07/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: Understanding COVID-19's Long-Term Health Effects

Eric Herman, lead physician at OHSU's new Long COVID-19 Program, helps break down long-term symptoms.

04/02/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

COVID Cases Are Ticking Up in Oregon. Are Variants to Blame?

To head them off, the pace of vaccinations needs to pick up, experts say.

04/01/2021 By Julia Silverman and Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: Breaking Barriers in Science, Research, and STEM with Gail Stonebarger

An OHSU behavioral neuroscience graduate student talks about the hierarchal structure of research and the lack of mental health support for underrepresented ...

03/26/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Cannabis

5 Black-Owned Cannabis Businesses to Support

You can help shape the future of cannabis by supporting Black-owned businesses with your choice of bud or dispensary.

03/25/2021 By Jenni Moore

Cannabis

8 Cannabis Products We Love from Local Black-Owned Businesses

There's no magical panacea. But these come close.

03/23/2021 By Sam Pape

Cannabis

Eternal Optimist Jesce Horton Talks Cannabis in the New Decade

“It’s definitely odd that I found myself in the cannabis industry, but I’m really happy, really thankful that it happened.”

03/22/2021 By Jenni Moore

Cannabis

Big Changes Could Be Coming for Cannabis in Oregon

And that's a good thing: the Oregon Cannabis Equity Act would help level the playing field for BIPOC communities.

03/21/2021 By Sam Pape

Vacation

In Oregon, Spring Break Is ... On?

Spring break 2020 was all canceled plans, empty flights, and closed campgrounds. This year, it's different.

03/20/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Health

So You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated in Oregon! Now What?

Good news: more get-togethers with your fellow vaxxed Oregonians are in your future.

03/19/2021 By Julia Silverman

Health Events

NogginFest Looks Different this Year, but the 'Spirit of the Event' Hasn’t Changed

The annual celebration of art, music, and neuroscience, happening March 20, will be all virtual this time around.

03/18/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Sports

Fans Set to Return to Outdoor Sporting Events at Limited Capacity in Oregon

The Portland Thorns’ April 9 game will be Oregon’s first live major sporting event with fans in the stands since the Blazers played on March 10, 2020.

03/17/2021 By Margaret Seiler