Feature

When ‘Back to School’ Becomes a Battle Cry

The debate over reopening schools in Portland gets very, very personal.

02/13/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: How Oregon's New Drug Decriminalization Law Treats Addiction as a Mental Health Issue

We talk with Ron Williams, outreach director at the Health Justice Recovery Alliance, about the new law that went into effect February 1. (No, it doesn't legalize everything.)

02/05/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

Portland’s Mass Vaccination Site Offers Relief, Frustration, and a Return to Normalcy

We hear from folks who got their arms poked about the vaccination process at the Oregon Convention Center.

01/28/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Coronavirus

Oregon's Vaccine Rollout Faces More Hiccups, Closes Phase 1A Survey

“We understand people are frustrated and we share their frustration. There is not enough vaccine to vaccinate everyone who is eligible.”

01/26/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Health

How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon

Here's what we know so far.

01/08/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Volunteer

Put Your Talents to Good Use at These Portland Organizations and Nonprofits

Using your skills to give back can make you feel good, too.

01/01/2021 By Fiona McCann

Health & Wellness

Our Guide to Being OK in 2021

Does wellness seem like too high of a bar right now? Think of this as your guide to being OK.

01/01/2021 Edited by Katherine Chew Hamilton

Fitness

Resolving to Be Healthier? Here Are Some Tips (and Local Virtual Gyms to Try).

A list of reasonable health resolutions and places in Portland to get your virtual workout on.

12/30/2020 By Gabriel Granillo and Portland Monthly Staff

News

A Coronavirus Vaccine Has Arrived in Oregon

Seven different Oregon health care workers received the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine on a live video call with the Governor on Monday morning.

12/16/2020 By Fiona McCann

Health

I’d Never Done Yoga Before. Then Lockdown Hit.

Perfecting my down dog from the comfort of my own home

12/10/2020 By Conner Reed

Health

Here Are PoMo’s Top 10 Health & Wellness Stories of the Year

From a woman who lost five years of memories to historic wildfires to, oh yeah, the coronavirus, a lot has happened this year in medical news.

12/09/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Fitness

Keep Moving Even When Many Gyms Are Closed

Virtual classes from local meditation, dance, and fitness instructors.

12/09/2020 By Ainslee Dicken, Morgan Westling, and Riley Blake

Wellness

Here’s How to Find a BIPOC Therapist in Portland

Three local therapists on connecting with someone who gets it.

12/08/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Health

Clear Masks at OHSU Teach Babies How to Smile

Restrictions at the pandemic’s onset were affecting the way newborns and parents bonded—until Mollie Poor did something about it.

12/07/2020 By Fiona McCann

Coronavirus

OHSU’s COVID Tracing Study Ends after Lacking BIPOC Participants

The $6 million study ended just three months into its planned yearlong duration.

12/07/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Wellness

How Cannabis Helps Me Get Through 2020

The relationship between cannabis and mental health is complicated, but it’s helped me survive this year in ways it never has before.

12/06/2020 By Jenni Moore

Coronavirus

An Oregon Scientist Breaks Down His Suddenly Hot Profession

As we move into a new year, how will epidemiology play a role in our understanding of the coronavirus and infectious diseases?

12/06/2020 By Marty Patail

Footnotes

LISTEN: Trauma and Relationship Stress amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

We're revisiting a Footnotes from August on mental health and COVID-19.

12/04/2020 By Gabriel Granillo