Community Service

Where to Help Out This MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Here's where and how to volunteer for service throughout Portland, Oregon.

01/14/2022 By Karly Quadros

Technology

Want to Find At-Home COVID Tests with Just One Click?

Portland-based Software Developer Scott Krager built 8tests.com to help with the search for at-home COVID tests—and in 24 hours, the site has taken off.

01/13/2022 By Julia Silverman

Scandal!

Portland Pickles Let Mascot Do a Twitter Takeover—Hilarity Ensues

Dillon T. Pickle's lewd selfie has the internet laughing.

01/13/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Education

What's Next for Schools during the Omicron Surge?

For starters, more Portland-area schools are likely to move into temporary distance learning.

01/11/2022 By Julia Silverman

BOOM

Feel like Watching Something Go Boom and Fall Down?

See Corvallis's Reser Stadium go down.

01/07/2022 By Fiona McCann

Satire

What Is Residency, Really?

He's grown Oregon wine grapes and eaten at Mo's. Is that all it takes to be governor?

01/07/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Education

Two of Portland's Biggest High Schools Will Move to Remote Learning

The switch at Cleveland and McDaniel High Schools comes after a big jump in planned staff absences

01/06/2022 By Julia Silverman

Politics

A Clash over Residency Upends the Oregon Governor's Race

Plus more politics news from a high-drama day

01/06/2022 By Julia Silverman

Health

Portland Blood Banks Are Running Out of Blood

The Red Cross and Bloodworks Northwest are asking for donors to step up.

01/06/2022 By Karly Quadros

Coronavirus

Omicron Is Changing a Lot—But Not the Way Oregon Collects Hospital Data

Despite the omicron variant's transmissibility, the state says it has no plans to break out the number of patients who show up at hospitals with COVID-19 versus for treatment from the virus.

01/05/2022 By Julia Silverman

PDX Index

How Much Does It Cost to Die in Oregon

Dying isn't cheap. Here's the average cost of funerals, cremation, caskets, and obituaries in Oregon state.

01/05/2022 By Cami Hughes

Afterlife

The Hills We Die On

From dedicated spaces to new options at traditional cemeteries to a new human composting law, green burial is on the rise.

01/05/2022 By Emily Gillespie Illustrations by Alessandro Gottardo

Coronavirus

Forecast: Omicron Could Peak in Oregon by Late January

But how many people will be hospitalized, and how the system will handle that influx, is a moving target

12/31/2021 By Julia Silverman

News

At PDX, Omicron and Snow Delays Are Snarling Holiday Travel

Amid winter weather and COVID-related staff shortages, at least one major airline is asking that you postpone nonessential flights.

12/30/2021 By Karly Quadros

How to Help

As Cold Weather Bears Down, Help Is Needed in City Warming Shelters

Shelters are open throughout Multnomah County—but without volunteers, there's a limit to how many people they can serve

12/29/2021 By Cami Hughes

News You Can Use

5 Stories That Defined Oregon in 2021

Rising temps, a juicy governor’s race, a persistent pandemic, and more

12/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

Weather

Here Comes The Snow (And Way Colder Temperatures, Too)

Winter weather is in the forecast for Portland. Here's what to know before it sets in.

12/22/2021 By Julia Silverman and Dalila Brent

Politics

Decision Time: What to Know about Oregon's 2022 Elections

Get ready for a new congressional district, no incumbent for governor, Portland city charter reform, and some generational turnover.

12/22/2021 By Julia Silverman Illustrations by Martin Gee

Soccer

Portland’s 2021 MLS Cup Final, in Photos

A look at the rainy day the Portland Timbers lost to NYC FC

12/21/2021 Photography by Alli Weseman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch This Week, December 20–26

Omicron cometh, get your booster shot, and a compromise on school schedules

12/20/2021 By Julia Silverman