Drop Everything And Read

Demand for E-Books and Audiobooks Has Gone Bonkers at the Multnomah County Library

Tops on Portlander's list of required pandemic reading? Cozy old favorites, how-to and self-help tomes, and wise words from Michelle Obama.

05/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Follow the Numbers

Coronavirus Takes a Heavy Toll on Minority Communities, Oregon Data Shows

White people make up 69 percent of Multnomah County's population, but only 51 percent of coronavirus cases.

05/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Editor's Note

Hi, Portland. We’re Still Here.

An update from Portland Monthly's editor in chief

04/10/2020 By Marty Patail

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

Face/Off

Can Portland Stop Tech Companies from Using Your Face?

The city council votes this month on banning facial recognition technology.

04/01/2020 By Sam Hill

good hoods

Portland Hoods You Should Know

It's the best time to buy in years. Where should you be looking to spend your money and why?

04/01/2020 By Ben Tepler, Conner Reed, Julia Silverman, Margaret Seiler, and Kyle Sosa

The Big Deals

Three Projects Reshaping Portland Neighborhoods

Big-deal developments to watch for downtown, in Goose Hollow, and on a surging Sandy Boulevard

04/01/2020

The Muckrackers

A Love Letter, and a Wake-Up Call, for Yamhill County

Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, and how public policy has failed us

04/01/2020 Edited by Julia Silverman

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

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

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

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