Footnotes

LISTEN: What Do Oregon's New COVID Guidelines Mean for Reopening Schools?

Portland Monthly news editor Julia Silverman breaks down what the new "Ready Schools, Safe Learners" guidelines mean for Oregon's school reopening eff...

5:00am By Gabriel Granillo

Opinion

How to Lose an Election: An Open Letter to Donald Trump

Gregory McKelvey, campaign manager for Sarah Ianaronne, has advice for Number 45. 

01/20/2021 By Gregory McKelvey

Education

The Bar to Reopening Schools in Portland Just Got a Little Bit Lower

New state guidelines pave the way for elementary school kids in the Portland area to return to the classroom.

01/19/2021 By Julia Silverman

Extremism

A Sociologist’s Take on the Capitol Siege

“They had pipe bombs, they had zip ties, they brought guns with them. It wasn’t just people caught up in the moment.”

01/17/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Interview

This Portland Photographer Became a US Citizen the Day after Insurrectionists Stormed the Capitol

“If you’re moving to a town, and you’re just parking your car, and you see the town burning on fire, you start wondering, ‘Do I really want to move to this t...

01/15/2021 By Reina Harwood

Open Letter

Dear Australia, Please Don’t Kill the Oregon Pigeon

A bird named Joe just flew 8,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean. Authorities down under have deemed him a killable quarantine risk.

01/14/2021 By Conner Reed

Politics

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: The Oregon Legislature Is Now in Session

Here’s what to watch for in Salem over the next six months.

01/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

News

This Company Aims to Help You Reduce Your Own Personal Landfill

Newly expanded to Portland, Ridwell is here to recycle things you never knew you could.

01/09/2021 By Fiona McCann

Q & A

Oregon Representative Suzanne Bonamici Recalls Her Experience as Terrorists Invaded the Capitol

“We heard a couple of footsteps. I didn't look out to see who it was, I didn't want to open the door," she says. "We heard there were people firing guns into...

01/08/2021 By Eden Dawn

News

Oregon Lawmakers Call for the Removal of President Trump

In the wake of violence at the Capitol, some of our local lawmakers are calling for invoking the 25th Amendment and impeachment.

01/07/2021 By Eden Dawn and Fiona McCann

Election

Senators Wyden and Merkley React to the Violence at the US Capitol

After terrorists invaded the Capitol, Oregon's senators condemned the violence.

01/06/2021 By Marty Patail and Fiona McCann

Small Business

For Some Portland Businesses, the Pandemic Was the Chance They Needed to Get in the Game

Available commercial space and a market for little luxuries at home were silver linings of 2020.

12/29/2020 By Julia Silverman

Feature

How a Washougal Man, Known as "The Blind Woodsman," Became a TikTok Star

John Furniss uses his spatial memory and a special measuring tool to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind bowls and canisters for his adoring social media fans.

12/26/2020 By Eden Dawn

Podcast

LISTEN: Is Learning a Language Possible on the Duolingo App?

Host Gabriel Granillo and editor in chief Marty Patail discuss the popular language learning app—and whether it's possible to harness tech to connect with th...

12/25/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Government

What Will 2021 Have in Store for the Portland City Council?

Watch for police reform, affordable housing and the future of downtown to take center stage.

12/22/2020 By Julia Silverman

Editor's Note

From the Editor: Some Like It Hot

Enjoying winter … while we can.

12/22/2020 By Marty Patail

Long Story Short

From Army Captain to CEO and City Council: Beach Pace Talks About Her Path Into Community Work

The former Army captain and current Hillsboro City Council member shares what it's like being an elected official, running nonprofits, and leading during a p...

12/22/2020 Edited by Christen McCurdy

Holidays

Viral Star-Spangled Singers Reunite to Sing for Peace

This will give you all the feels.

12/22/2020 By Fiona McCann

Dame Time

Here’s What You Need to Know Before the Blazers Upcoming Season

A new rotation, cardboard cutout crowds, and the first five games

12/21/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Rodentia

The Great Guinea Pig Pilgrimage of 2020

Some 250 of these furry pets were discovered in a one-bedroom apartment in Lane County, from whence they journeyed this week.

12/20/2020 With Ainslee Dicken