Health & Wellness

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

The Last Frontier

Pandemic Travel: An Essential Worker in Alaska

North to the Future, as Alaska’s motto says, but trapped in an ever-shifting COVID present

03/15/2021 By MacKensie Cornelius

Food News

Restaurant Calls Out Governor Brown over Lack of Vaccine Access for Workers

Handsome Pizza and Seastar Bakery say it is unfair for Multnomah County to ease indoor dining restrictions when their staff does not yet have access to vaccines.

03/11/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Health

Portland Is Getting Its First New Independent Abortion Clinic in Two Decades

The Lilith Clinic will provide abortions up to the 22 week mark of pregnancy.

03/10/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Oregon’s Contact Tracing App Was Slated for Release in January. It’s More than a Little Overdue.

State officials say it’s still coming, but not until later this spring.

03/06/2021 By Aurora Biggers

News & Events

Oregon's Day of Empathy Centers Women, Dignity, and Criminal Justice Reform

The national event aims to shine a light on individuals impacted by the criminal legal system.

03/01/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

Oregonians Reflect on One Year with the Coronavirus

Nosy questions about a year in lockdown

02/28/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Footnotes

LISTEN: Portland Monthly Looks Back on One Year with the Coronavirus

Marty Patail, Fiona McCann, Margaret Seiler, and Katherine Chew Hamilton talk about how we’re coping, overcoming, and changing.

02/26/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Essay

I Tried to Schedule an Oregon Vaccine Appointment Online

Flames. Flames on the side of my face.

02/25/2021 By Margaret Seiler

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