Camping

Hoping to Camp in Oregon State Parks This Summer? You Can’t Book Quite Yet

After COVID cancellations and closures, the state park system is persevering for next year—but needs some time to heal.

10/15/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Beauty

Get High while Getting a Pedicure in the Comfort of Your Own Home

Nail artist Nomi Miraj comes to your door (masked and with gloves) for chill spa times.

10/15/2020 By Eden Dawn

Health

Oregonians Are Wearing Their Masks, a New Survey Shows

But they're a lot less certain about whether they want to get a coronavirus vaccine

10/08/2020 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: Retail and Fashion in a Coronavirus World, with Eden Dawn

Portland Monthly editor-in-chief Marty Patail talks with style editor Eden Dawn about how retail and fashion in Portland are adapting to the coronavirus.

10/02/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Feature

Community Garden Leaders Aim to Bring Healing, Food Sovereignty to Portland

The city's community garden program sees an influx of participants seeking healing from land-based and coronavirus trauma.

10/01/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Health

Don’t Get Complacent: Coronavirus Cases Are on the Rise in Oregon

The state reported its highest-ever daily case count on September 25.

09/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

Animal House

So You Adopted a Pet During the Pandemic?

The Pixie Project has some advice for you.

09/20/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

What Now?

After the Smoke, C’est Toi

Open the windows, go for a walk, pick some produce—but read our guide first.

09/19/2020 By Julia Silverman

The Great Escape

As COVID Wears On, Some City Residents Are Heading for the Hills

"People want to grow their own garden and have chickens—live a little more of the farm-style life and be more self-sustainable, in case something happens wit...

09/16/2020 By Julia Silverman

Wildfires

Thinking About Leaving Portland to Escape The Smoke? You’re Not Alone

But officials would prefer that you stay home, to keep roads and hotels clear.

09/15/2020 By Morgan Westling

Health

Please, We Beg You, Go Get a Flu Shot*

*As soon as it's safe to leave your house, that is

09/14/2020 By Riley Blake

Mask Up

Portland Actor Creates 360 Mask Challenge

The Grimm star's new video shows mask wearers from across the country and world.

09/11/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Vax On, Vax Off

What If a Vaccine Comes to Oregon and No One Gets It?

In a state where vaccine skeptics abound, there’s no guarantee enough people will take a coronavirus vaccine, even if one is available.

09/09/2020 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: How Drive-In Theaters and Cinemas Are Adapting to the Coronavirus, with Conner Reed

Portland Monthly arts editor Conner Reed talks about how drive-in theaters have reemerged in the age of coronavirus.

09/04/2020 Edited by Gabriel Granillo

Travel

Oregon's Labor Day Weekend Forecast: Sunny, With a Chance of COVID?

Pondering whether to hit the road this holiday? We've got thoughts.

09/04/2020 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: Portland's Changing Food Scene, with Karen Brooks and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks and Portland Monthly food editor Katherine Chew Hamilton discuss how restaurants and food writing are...

08/28/2020 Edited by Gabriel Granillo

Viewpoint

I Moved to Portland Hoping to Watch Live Sports. Then COVID Hit.

Sports offer a distinct kind of respite from the constant coronavirus barrage. They offer an invite to community at a time when we need it the most.

08/26/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Write Out Loud

These Local Writing Workshops Will Help You Process This Moment

“So many of us are inhaling and not exhaling. We’re just sort of taking it all in, and we’re just being burdened and stressed and our bodies literally cannot...

08/22/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: Trauma and Relationship Stress Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Why recognizing and maintaining our mental health is crucial in this moment not only for ourselves, but for those around us

08/21/2020 Edited by Gabriel Granillo

Farm Life

Sanctuary Farm Brings a Food Justice Focus to Produce

This volunteer-staffed farm feeds Black and brown Portlanders every week—many of them for free.

08/14/2020 With Jenni Moore Photography by Jenni Moore