Gunpowder, Treason & Plot

Portland Is an “Anarchist District” Now, I Guess

The DOJ slammed the Rose City for permitting “anarchy, violence, and destruction” in a memo this morning that threatened to cut federal aid.

09/21/2020 By Conner Reed

Trump v. Oregon

Oregon Lawyers Have Spent Almost Four Years Suing the Trump Administration

Here’s what they have to show for it.

09/19/2020 By Julia Silverman

Supreme

RIP RBG: Oregon Pays Tribute to the Legendary Supreme Court Justice

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg was met with outpouring of grief and gratitude from Oregonians.

09/18/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Democracy and Drag

Poison Waters Gets Primed to Drag Out the Vote

One of Oregon’s best loved drag queens is joining a national organization to get people voting.

08/20/2020 By Fiona McCann

Politics

Dan Ryan Elected to Portland City Council, Defeating Loretta Smith in Runoff

Unlike Tuesday’s other big winners (Dame, the Timbers, Maya Rudolph), he had to wait a night to confirm the results.

08/12/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Election 2020

Forgot about the Election? Catch Up on Candidate Forums with Loretta Smith and Dan Ryan.

Wash your hands, wear a mask, and get that Portland City Council ballot in by August 11.

08/06/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Politics

Grassroots Organizers Are Pushing a Write-In Mayoral Campaign for This BLM Activist

And if enough voters write in her name, Teressa Raiford says she'd be proud to serve.

08/03/2020 By Julia Silverman

Interview

Incoming City Commissioner Carmen Rubio on Her New Gig, Latinx COVID-19 Rates, and More

"I think you are hearing the community loud and clear tell us what they prioritize.... community justice ... public safety ... addressing root causes of syst...

08/01/2020 By Denise Castañon

Breaking News

Federal Law Enforcement Will Begin Leaving Portland on July 30

Governor Kate Brown announced a "phased withdrawal" of the federal officers.

07/29/2020 By Marty Patail

Viewpoint

Ted Wheeler’s Strange Odyssey into the Portland Protests

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler came to hear the people—and stayed for a taste of tear gas.

07/23/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Portland Protests

Oregon's Leaders React to the DHS Presence in Portland

“The President is intentionally provoking unrest and discord, and our community will not stand for it. He purports to be a law and order President, but his Administration’s actions are political bluster and are making our city and our country less safe.”

07/17/2020 By Gabriel Granillo and Eden Dawn

Coronavirus

What's Going on With Oregon's Unemployment?

As of this week, OED has announced a new app, a new act to give $500 to people who haven't gotten their claims, and there's a new lawsuit aimed at the department.

07/17/2020 By Eden Dawn

Portland Pride

Part of a Landmark LGBTQ Case, a Portland Teacher Finds Redemption

Brett Bigham took to Twitter to sort out his feelings about it all. A lot of people took notice.

06/17/2020 By Julia Silverman

Essay

Can White Portland's Fragility Handle a Megaquake?

Nope. But here we are anyway.

06/16/2020 By Tiara Darnell

Social Justice

They’re Turning Up for Black Lives Matter in Rural and Small-Town Oregon, Too

From Tillamook to St. Helens, the protest movement is spreading beyond the metro area.

06/08/2020 By Christen McCurdy

Photo Essay

Viewpoint: Portland's Protests Underscore Why the Police Are Feared

Our digital editor's view from the front lines of this weekend's protests.

06/01/2020 Photography by Gabriel Granillo

What Now?

We Should All Vote by Mail. Here's Why.

Oregon went first. Will all 49 other states be forced to follow?

06/01/2020

Photo Essay

The Aftermath of Friday Night's Protests

Portlanders took to the streets to protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Here are the scenes they left behind.

05/30/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Politics

7 Takeaways from Oregon’s Pandemic Primary

What to know about the biggest races

05/19/2020 By Julia Silverman

Pulp Nonfiction

We Read the Multnomah County Voters’ Pamphlet So You Don’t Have To

But you’ll want to anyway—for the thrills!

05/02/2020 By Margaret Seiler