Coronavirus

Our City in the Time of Covid

Portland Monthly's Art Director Michael Novak went outside to document the city while we all stay home.

04/03/2020 Photography by Mike Novak By Fiona McCann

Coronavirus

Starting Tonight, Portland Will Make a Bunch of Noise for First Responders

Nurses, doctors, grocery store employees, bus drivers ... they can’t stay home during the crisis. At 7 p.m. each day, let’s show them our appreciation.

03/27/2020 By Marty Patail

Coronavirus

Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge “Waterfall Corridor” Shuts Down

State and federal agencies are stepping in to keep crowds away from popular attractions.

03/23/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

Resilience

How We're Coping

Coronavirus has changed the lives of many people across the globe. We check in with Portlanders and ask, "How are you coping?"

03/23/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Furry Fun

Dogs Can Do Social Distancing, Too

Guide Dogs for the Blind has some very good dogs.

03/20/2020 By Fiona McCann

Coronavirus

Spring Break In Place: State Parks, Campgrounds, and Forests Are Closing to Overnight Guests

And while we’re on the subject—is it even safe to stay in an overnight rental on the coast?

03/19/2020 By Benjamin Tepler and Julia Silverman

Public Health

Coronavirus Watch: What Oregonians Need to Know Today

News about the public health crisis is coming at you fast. Here are the essentials.

03/18/2020 With Portland Monthly Staff

Coronavirus

No Purell? No Problem. Here's How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

We have a hack for antibacterial wipes, too.

03/04/2020 By Julia Silverman

Wheelhouse

This Portland Entrepreneur Wants to Pay You $250/Month for Space in Your Backyard

In exchange, a tenant in a tiny house on wheels gets to live there.

02/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

The Long View

How Oregon’s Racist History Can Sharpen Our Sense of Justice Right Now

Writer Walidah Imarisha on eight years of talking about the brutal history of race in Oregon.

02/25/2020 By Walidah Imarisha

PDX Index

Wanna Play in Oregon’s Great Outdoors This Spring? It’ll Cost You.

Kayakers, hikers, anglers, and RV’ers: prepare to cough up.

02/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

Hit the Bricks

The Northwest’s Biggest Lego Convention Is Coming to Portland

The ninth annual Bricks Cascade features a giant replica of Multnomah Falls and two unlikely local reality stars.

02/24/2020 By Daniel Bromfield

Academia

Concordia University to Close Permanently After Spring Semester

The 115-year-old institution cited financial challenges.

02/10/2020 With Fiona McCann

Library of the Future

Multnomah County Wants to Build Your Dream Library ... in Gresham

At 95,000 square feet, the new branch could rival the iconic downtown location.

02/07/2020 By Kyle Sosa

Breaking News

The Regional Arts and Culture Council Undergoes Sweeping Reorganization

RACC has laid off at least 15 employees and will hire 15 more into new positions.

01/28/2020 By Conner Reed

The Big One

Will Oregon Lawmakers Say Yes to More Money for Earthquake Prep?

Yes, and to the tune of $12.7 million, if Gov. Kate Brown gets her way

01/27/2020 By Julia Silverman

Education

NEW: Graduation Rates are Up in Oregon, But We're Still No New Jersey

Newly-released data shows that 80 percent of the class of 2019 graduated after four years in high school.

01/23/2020 By Julia Silverman

California Dreaming

Face It, Oregon: On These Topics, California Is Way Ahead of Us

Buckle up, Beaver State. We have some catching up to do.

01/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

Signal Boost

The Numberz Is Portland’s Only All-Black Radio Station

Launched by two Grant High School alums, the Numberz aims to unite a community spread thin by gentrification.

01/21/2020 By Conner Reed

Essay

Black Girls Matter: Navigating Portland's Systemic Racism as a Parent of Daughters

For us black moms, the safety of our daughters is always on our minds.

01/21/2020 By Kali Thorne Ladd