Politics

The Strangest Election in America Right Now Is This Portland School Board Race

The backstory on how Facebook pleas, a Zoom call, and a late change of heart created chaos in North Portland’s Zone 4.

12:30am By Margaret Seiler

Politics

Filibuster Reform Is Having a Moment. Jeff Merkley Can Take a Lot of the Credit.

Oregon's junior senator has been agitating for changing the system since 2009.

03/25/2021 By Julia Silverman

Feature

When ‘Back to School’ Becomes a Battle Cry

The debate over reopening schools in Portland gets very, very personal.

02/13/2021 By Julia Silverman

Opinion

How to Lose an Election: An Open Letter to Donald Trump

Gregory McKelvey, campaign manager for Sarah Ianaronne, has advice for Number 45. 

01/20/2021 By Gregory McKelvey

Extremism

A Sociologist’s Take on the Capitol Siege

“They had pipe bombs, they had zip ties, they brought guns with them. It wasn’t just people caught up in the moment.”

01/17/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Q & A

Oregon Representative Suzanne Bonamici Recalls Her Experience as Terrorists Invaded the Capitol

“We heard a couple of footsteps. I didn't look out to see who it was, I didn't want to open the door," she says. "We heard there were people firing guns into...

01/08/2021 By Eden Dawn

News

Oregon Lawmakers Call for the Removal of President Trump

In the wake of violence at the Capitol, some of our local lawmakers are calling for invoking the 25th Amendment and impeachment.

01/07/2021 By Eden Dawn and Fiona McCann

Election

Senators Wyden and Merkley React to the Violence at the US Capitol

After terrorists invaded the Capitol, Oregon's senators condemned the violence.

01/06/2021 By Marty Patail and Fiona McCann

Government

What Will 2021 Have in Store for the Portland City Council?

Watch for police reform, affordable housing and the future of downtown to take center stage.

12/22/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Comparing Lockdown Levels in the West Coast States

Is a freeze by any other name just as strict? Let's find out!

11/18/2020 By Julia Silverman

Interview

After a Close-but-Not-Quite Mayor's Race, What’s Next for Political Whiz Gregory McKelvey?

Portland’s rising political star talks next moves.

11/17/2020 By Fiona McCann

Small Business

What Can Small Businesses Expect Under a Biden Administration?

Better PPP funding, more reasonable loan structures, and even student debt cancellation. The question is: Can he do it?

11/12/2020 By Eden Dawn

Election 2020

5 Takeaways From a Wild Election Night

And it's not over yet, folks

11/04/2020 By Julia Silverman

Politics

On Election Night, Portland Kept It Peaceful

But the Oregon National Guard remains on standby for the next few days, as national uncertainty swirls around the presidential race

11/04/2020 By Andrew Jankowski

Protests

Live Coverage of Portland's Election Night 2020 Demonstrations

Protests are expected to swell tonight. We have eyes on the ground.

11/03/2020 By Andrew Jankowski and Portland Monthly Staff

Election 2020

LIVE: Statewide Races Results

Live results and analysis on Oregon's most important races, from US congressional seats to secretary of state.

11/03/2020 By Julia Silverman

Election 2020

LIVE: Portland City Council & Metro Results

Live results and analysis on the city's most important races, from the mayor's office to a hotly contested city council seat

11/03/2020 By Fiona McCann and Margaret Seiler

Election 2020

LIVE: Oregon Ballot Measure Results

Live results and analysis on city and state ballot measures, from a new police oversight board to legalized mushrooms.

11/03/2020 By Eden Dawn, Gabriel Granillo, and Conner Reed

Politics

Portland Monthly's 2020 Election HQ

Stop doomscrolling! Get up-to-date coverage on the 2020 election in Oregon, with live results, wellness tips, and extra features you won't get anywhere else.

11/03/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Photography

Jason Langer’s New Series Explores Hope, Light and Shadows, and the Creative Process

The Portland-based photographer’s new exhibit, 100 Sunrises (Before the Election), is set to release on election day.

11/03/2020 By Gabriel Granillo