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

News

More Oregon Kids Could Soon Be Heading Back to School

Gov. Kate Brown announced new metrics on Friday for school reopening—even as daily case counts hit their highest-ever totals in Oregon.

10/30/2020 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: Why Stenography Matters in Oregon Today

Stephanie Gehring on the importance of courtroom reporters and stenographers and why the shift toward digital recordings matters.

10/30/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Jobs

You Could Join a Steno Pool

And you don’t even need to be a beauty school drop-out! Read on for more about this growing field.

10/30/2020 By Stephanie Gehring

Politics

5 Juicy Subplots to Watch before Election Day

Election results start coming in tomorrow. Here’s what we’ll be reading up on until then.

10/29/2020 By Julia Silverman

PoMo Picks

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to This Week: Oct 29

The content in our queues, from Cronenberg body horror to the return of Baby Yoda. Plus: it's voting time!

10/29/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

News

In Oregon, Stenography Is a Social Justice Issue

State courts cut budgets by using digital recordings instead of live reporters—risking relitigation of cases.

10/29/2020 By Stephanie Gehring

CIVIC LIFE

Multnomah County's Vaunted Library System Is Redefining Itself for the Pandemic Era

The changes have not come without pushback.

10/28/2020 By Fiona McCann

Politics

Four Oregon-Made Politics Podcasts to Stream Before Election Day

From rational Republicans to the ins-and-outs of voting, there’s a pod for every politics junkie out there.

10/24/2020 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: How the Coronavirus Killed the Ballot Measure in Oregon

On this episode of Footnotes, news editor Julia Silverman talks Oregon’s ballot measures, as well as the state’s long history with citizen-backed init...

10/23/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Elections

In Praise of the Ballot Drop Box, the Unsung Heroes of This Endless Election Season

Voters around Oregon have been heading to drop box sites in droves

10/22/2020 By Riley Blake

Politics

Things Are Getting Interesting in These Two Local Congressional Races

In these parts, the presidential race is no nailbiter. But keep an eye on DeFazio vs. Skarlatos and Herrera-Beutler vs. Long.

10/22/2020 By Julia Silverman

Politics

The Busiest Man in Oregon Right Now Is Also One of the Country’s Foremost Early Voting Experts

The past seven months have been a blur. But forecasting what’s to come keeps professor Paul Gronke up at night.

10/16/2020 By Julia Silverman

Beauty

Get High while Getting a Pedicure in the Comfort of Your Own Home

Nail artist Nomi Miraj comes to your door (masked and with gloves) for chill spa times.

10/15/2020 By Eden Dawn

Politics

Death Cab for Cutie Team Up with Stacey Abrams to Fight Voter Suppression

The indie band and Georgia politician join forces to educate voters, one private song at a time.

10/14/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Cycling

Biketown's All-Electric Fleet and Expanded Area Take Portland’s Bike Share Program to a New Level

Yes, it’s yet another ‘I rode an e-bike for the first time, and it was kind of cool’ story.

10/14/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Election 2020

Play the Multnomah County Voters’ Pamphlet Scavenger Hunt!

Can you find these items in that 120-pager that just dropped?

10/12/2020 By Margaret Seiler