Tie Fighter

Our State Epidemiologist’s Bow Ties Are Unsung Heroes of Oregon’s Pandemic Response

“If you can have something that brings a smile to your face, that helps,” says Dr. Dean Sidelinger.

06/01/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Oregon Woman 2020

This Local Internist Is a Doctor by Day, Activist by Night

The 2016 election galvanized Smitha Chadaga. Now she's putting three years of advocacy to work for coronavirus patients.

06/01/2020 By Eden Dawn

Editor's Note

Nothing Was the Same

Editor-in-chief Marty Patail reflects on a changing Portland

06/01/2020 By Marty Patail

Thesis Statement

How the Thesis Became Portland’s Premiere Hip-Hop Showcase

Thesis—like everyone else—is trying to figure out how to survive as a digital entity.

06/01/2020 By Donovan M. Smith

What Now?

The New Reality of Education Is No Pomp, All Circumstance

Maggie Stanton, senior at St. Mary’s Academy, on living through history.

06/01/2020 Edited by Conner Reed

What Now?

An Oregon Historian on What We Can Learn From the 1918 Flu Epidemic

“This is a historical truism for pandemics. Pausing, reflecting, obfuscating, lying, or just not being decisive is always a lot worse. Tell the truth, close ...

06/01/2020 Edited by Marty Patail

Buy Queer

Coronavirus Has Devastated Portland’s Queer-Owned Businesses

Happy Pride month. Here’s how you can help.

06/01/2020 By Elise Herron

What Now?

Architect Kevin Cavenaugh Talks Coronavirus, the Future of Buildings

“Applebee’s is screwed. Olive Garden is screwed, but we’re not screwed.... The small, nimble, creative, local entrepreneurs are going to be fine.”

06/01/2020 Edited by Marty Patail

What Now?

Is School Out Forever?

How Portland schools and parents should prepare for a future of online classrooms

06/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

May/June 2020

What Now?

The city is changed forever. Here are 33 ways Portlanders are preparing for an unknown future.

06/01/2020 Edited by Marty Patail

News

Social Media Reacts to the Protests in Portland

As protests erupted over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, local politicians, artists, and thinkers weighed in.

05/31/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

News

Here's What the Protests Looked Like on Saturday Night

Despite an 8 pm curfew, Portlanders took to the streets for a second night in a row, to protest the killing of George Floyd.

05/30/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

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

The Morning After

Figure Out How To Help, Portland

Here's what you can do to help the community after the murder of George Floyd.

05/30/2020 By Julia Silverman

Dream Team

Which Portland Thorn Should Biden Pick for Vice President?

Any of them would make a solid running mate, really, but here’s a shortlist.

05/29/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Take It To The Streets

This Summer, Portland Will Make Room For Dining On The Streets

Starting today, businesses can apply for permits to set up tables and displays on parking lots and streets

05/28/2020 By Jason Notte

Risky Business

How’s Your COVID-19 Risk Tolerance Looking These Days?

Here's some handy shorthand to help you navigate a post-shelter-at-home world.

05/28/2020 By Julia Silverman

Hell on Wheels

More E-Scooters Are Returning to Portland’s Streets. But Will People Ride Them?

Pondering the future of micro-mobility in a coronavirus-scarred world.

05/24/2020 By Julia Silverman

Shopping

Retail Is Open. Now What?

Portland is still under a stay at home order, but retail stores are ready for customers. How are boutique owners coping?

05/22/2020 By Eden Dawn

Cycle City

The Portland Bike Boom Is Real

Even in a pandemic, you can still ride a bike. Problem is, everyone else wants one, too.

05/21/2020 By Julia Silverman