Election 2020

Multnomah County’s Next District Attorney Got a John Legend Bump on Election Eve

The singer and criminal justice reform advocate endorsed Barack Obama in ’08 and Mike Schmidt in ’20.

05/19/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Coronavirus

Three Portland Trader Joe’s Workers Report from the Front Lines

“It’s seductive being called a hero. It’s also insidious.”

04/14/2020 By Karen Brooks

How We’re Coping

This Portland Thorn Played through Australia’s Fires. Then the US Soccer Season Got Put on Hold.

The only teammates Simone Charley has seen so far this year are her two roommates.

04/04/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Feature

Meet Portland’s Biggest Fentanyl Dealer and the Dominatrix Who Loved Him

Where’s the f**king tomatoes, Channing?

04/01/2020 By Ben Westhoff Illustrations by Ryan Garcia

WeWork Rework

WeWork Had a Great Fall. Now an Oregon Native Is Trying to Put It Back Together Again.

Miguel McKelvey on what it will take to get his company back on its feet

04/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

Quarantine Bliss

Here's What a Socially Distant Portland Wedding Looks Like

The Roomba was the ring bearer, as is now tradition.

04/01/2020 By Marty Patail

How We're Coping

A Portland Comedian on How Coronavirus is Shaping the Comedy Landscape

Shain Brenden says he and other comedians have had to "adjust accordingly." But that doesn't mean it's not a little bit funny.

04/01/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Food After Covid

Farm Spirit's Aaron Adams on Why Takeout Might Still Save Us

“I remember Portland 15 years ago. Looking back and evaluating, we lost our way. This is a big fucking wake-up call for us. No one needs 10 courses after this.”

03/28/2020 By Karen Brooks

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

How We're Coping

A Portland Family Doctor Talks Protocols and Patient Treatment Under Coronavirus

Crystal Query treats patients at a Northeast Portland clinic, which has had to make major changes in the ever changing landscape of a global pandemic.

03/20/2020 By Fiona McCann

How We're Coping

A Portland Performer Discusses the State of the Arts Under Coronavirus

John Ellingson is the associate artistic director at Northwest Children's Theater and father to a 1-year-old daughter. In the face of a global pandemic, he's...

03/20/2020 By Conner Reed

Love & Psychology

Love In the Time of COVID-19

OSU professor Regan Gurung helps us cultivate our relationships with one word: patience.

03/19/2020 By Gabriel Granillo Illustrations by Brian Breneman

How We’re Coping

We Tried a Socially Distant Impromptu Block Party

It felt good to see other humans. We’re going to try it every day.

03/18/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Books

Q&A: Film Director and Novelist John Sayles

Before his February 27 appearance at Powell’s, the writer talks about Dickens, Dickinson, and his favorite Scottish thrillers.

02/26/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Q&A

Meet the Catlin Gabel Alum Who Produces Shrill

Max Handelman grew up in Portland, married Elizabeth Banks, and now produces one of our city's best cultural exports.

01/24/2020 By Conner Reed

Count Them In

Oregon Isn’t Taking This Year’s Census Lying Down

Meet the women of color who are making sure that every Oregonian gets counted.

01/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

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

Puss in Reboots 

This Instagram-Famous Portland Cat Has Way More Followers Than You

Watch OwlKitty’s cat-eos in 'The Shining,' 'The Mandalorian,' and more.

01/21/2020 By Alli Weseman

The Reformer

Jonathan Garcia Is Disrupting the Status Quo at Portland Public Schools

The chief engagement officer has a message for the state’s largest school district. Is the city ready to listen?

01/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

Madam Librarian

Meet the NoPo Librarian Who’s Watching Over an Entire School of Bookworms

James John Elementary doesn’t have a ton of wealthy parents. But the book-loving culture there runs deep.

01/21/2020 By Julia Silverman