News & City Life

Health

A New Blood Donation Center in Beaverton Wants to Pay You for Your Platelets

The ‘spa-like’ facility has flat-screen TVs, snacks, and beverages. Will this new model help mitigate Oregon’s blood shortage crisis?

08/15/2022 By Michelle Harris

Houselessness

A New Tiny-Home Village for the Houseless Is Opening Soon in Portland

The project is run by the nonprofit WeShine, one of a small but growing number of nongovernmental organizations that are getting managed villages populated by tiny sleeping pods.

08/15/2022 By Julia Silverman

Q&A

This Portland Woman Spends Her Free Time Trapping Cats to Be Spayed and Neutered

Karen Jealous, a.k.a 'PDX Cat Trapper', takes feral and stray felines to be spayed and neutered, and then returns them to their community.

08/12/2022 By Michelle Harris

Business

Can an Indie Takeover Bring Back the Lloyd Center’s Glory Days?

Local, art-focused shops, including Musique Plastique and Floating World Comics, are bringing new life to the iconic Portland mall.

08/11/2022 By Sam Pape

Light A Fire

Your Favorite Portland Nonprofit Deserves an Award, Right?

Know of a nonprofit that deserves recognition? Nominations are now open for Portland Monthly’s annual Light a Fire awards!

08/10/2022 By Julia Silverman

Health news

Monkeypox Is On the Rise in Oregon

There are 89 confirmed or presumptive cases in Oregon, the bulk of which are in Multnomah County. Here's what to know about vaccines and more.

08/09/2022 By Michelle Harris

Drugs

Psychedelic Mushrooms Will Be Going Back to Some Oregon Ballots this November

Two dozen counties in Oregon are asking voters to once again weigh in on legalizing psilocybin centers

08/05/2022 By Michelle Harris

Politics

In Normally Sleepy August, the Oregon Governor's Race Heats Up

All three gubernatorial candidates are out with TV ads. We break them down.

08/03/2022 By Julia Silverman

Bicycling

Are You Ready for World Naked Bike Ride on Saturday, July 30?

The DIY, volunteer-run, bare-as-you-dare, pro-community, anti-oil-dependency ride is a Portland classic.

07/29/2022 By Margaret Seiler

City Hall

Is Sam Adams Portland’s Shadow Mayor?

The former mayor is back at city hall, and calling an awful lot of shots. 

07/29/2022 By Julia Silverman

Heat Wave

Are Oregonians Learning to Love Air Conditioning?

As temperatures rise , new data from the federal government suggests that the answer is yes.

07/27/2022 By Julia Silverman

Swimming

Portland Is a Beach Town. It's True.

But which in-the-city river beach or dock—Poet’s, Audrey McCall, Sellwood, Cathedral, Tom McCall Bowl, or Duckworth Dock—is right for you and your crew?

07/27/2022 By Margaret Seiler, Michelle Harris, and Matthew Trueherz

Heat Wave

A Heat Wave Is Coming for Portland This Week

A number of overnight cooling shelters are opening across the Portland area this week, with temperatures expected to top out at around 100 degrees.

07/25/2022 By Michelle Harris

Baseball

On an Epic Night, the Pickles Score 32 Runs and Blow Up a Whale

The amateur baseball team’s wackiest promo ever celebrated the infamous exploding whale on a beach in Florence, Oregon, in 1970.

07/22/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Q&A

Ripping the City With Brennan Scarlett

The NFL player and founder of Big Yard Foundation, a Portland non-profit, discusses growing up in the Rose City and dishes on his favorite local spots.

07/22/2022 By Dalila Brent

Bicycles

5 Things to Know about Portland’s World Naked Bike Ride

The 2022 event happens Saturday, July 30, starting at Peninsula Park in North Portland.

07/21/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Hollywood

If Jennifer Lopez Is Going to Marry a Costar, Does It Have to Be Ben Affleck?

With his upcoming Nike movie, he’s got Portland cred, but let’s just imagine some of the alternatives: Jesus, Voldemort, George Clooney…

07/19/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Q&A

Stuart Wells Joins Portland Audubon as New Executive Director

Wells is looking to increase community involvement in wildlife conservation and education. The location set beside Forest Park is one of the oldest Audubon chapters in the country.

07/18/2022 By Michelle Harris

Design

Gresham's New Library Could Be Our Starchitect Moment

Designers of the new 95,000 square foot East County flagship branch, which is set to open in 2025, are shooting for the moon.

07/18/2022 By Julia Silverman

Agriculture

It's Not Your Imagination—This Is a Tough Year for Oregon Summer Fruit

A warm January, April's unexpected frost and an exceptionally rainy spring is making for watery strawberries and low yield orchard fruit.

07/15/2022 By Matthew Trueherz