Giving Back

Health Care Workers Could Use A Lift. This Oregon Group Is On It.

The days of 7 pm applause on the front porch may have ended, but health care workers need a pick-me-up now more than ever.

09/17/2021 By Karly Quatros

Education

What's the Holdup with COVID Screening at Oregon Schools?

Unpacking why the state is behind the curve with its rollout of screening tests for K-12 students

09/09/2021 By Julia Silverman

Fitness

This Portland Gym Offers Free Classes for People in Recovery

Since 2019, the Recovery Gym in NW Portland has been redefining recovery.

09/08/2021 By Alli Weseman

Coronavirus

Once in Freefall, Oregon's Vaccination Campaign Picks Up Steam

Thanks to the fears caused by the delta variant, employer mandates, ease of access, and incentives, more people are getting the jab.

09/02/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

What to Know About Breakthrough COVID Cases in Oregon

We looked at Oregon's data and spoke with Dawn Nolt, a professor of pediatrics at OHSU with a focus on infectious diseases, to get some answers.

08/26/2021 By Fiona McCann

Education

Burning Questions About Back to School 2021

All about masks, vaccine mandates, outdoor lunch, quarantine policy, and more.

08/25/2021 By Julia Silverman

Arts

Portland Arts Orgs Form Vaccine Coalition

Nineteen Portland performing arts organizations have banded together to require COVID vaccinations or negative tests for their audiences.

08/23/2021 By Fiona McCann

Outdoors

Bimma Williams on Preparing for Hood to Coast and How Cancer Has Impacted his Life

Bimma Williams, host of Claima Stories, talks about preparing for the 199-mile relay and how cancer has impacted his life.

08/13/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

Portland Arts Venues Consider Vaccine Mandates

Movie theaters, concert halls, museums, and theater companies consider requesting proof of vaccination as COVID restrictions rear back.

08/11/2021 By Conner Reed and Nick Campigli

Coronavirus

The Indoor Mask Mandate for All Is Back in Multnomah County

Masking indoors could last at least through January of 2022; broader vaccine mandates, meanwhile, are still under discussion.

08/09/2021 By Julia Silverman

Technology

Portland-Based Tech Startup Sport Source Launches New App

Portland-based Sport Source connects athletes, coaches, and more to gyms and sports facilities. We talk with CEO Casey Trujeque about the new app.

08/04/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

COVID-19

Portland Stores Shift Mask Policy on the Heels of New MultCo Recommendations

With cases on the rise again and the Delta variant taking over, new OHA and county regulations have stores reconsidering recently abandoned mask mandates.

07/29/2021 By Riley Bass, Fiona McCann, and Conner Reed

Top Doctors, Nurses & More

Portland Monthly’s Annual Medical Surveys Are Open through August

Doctors, nurses, naturopaths, chiropractors, physician assistants, massage therapists, and more—nominate your peers now!

07/20/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Fitness

Tips for Staying Safe and Active During the Summer Swelter

Portland fitness experts say drink more water, 'start low and go slow', and don't even think about skipping the cooldown.

07/13/2021 By Gabriel Granillo and Cami Hughes

Health & Wellness

Feeling Burnt Out at Work? You’re Not Alone.

How to recognize and recover from burnout. Pro tip: You’ll need your boss’s help.

07/09/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: How to Recognize and Recover from Burnout

OSU professor Regan Gurung helps us break down what exactly burnout is, how to recognize it, and how we—as employees and employers—can prevent it and recover...

07/09/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Babies!

Who Will Be the First Baby Born at Randall Children’s Hospital’s New Family Birth Center?

A pandemic grand opening might be a letdown for the grown-ups, but the babies won’t know the difference.

07/06/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Coronavirus

COVID-19 Restrictions Are Officially Done in Oregon

To celebrate, rides on TriMet will be free all weekend long.

06/30/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

After 16 Months, Oregon Sets a Date for Ending Its COVID-19 Restrictions

Mask mandates and capacity limits will sunset on June 30.

06/25/2021 By Julia Silverman

DIY

Here's How to Grow Your Own Salad

Put in the time now to reap the sweet, homegrown reward later.

06/22/2021 By Eden Dawn