Coronavirus

COVID Cases Are Ticking Up in Oregon. Are Variants to Blame?

To head them off, the pace of vaccinations needs to pick up, experts say.

04/01/2021 By Julia Silverman and Gabriel Granillo

Real Estate

Are Rents in Portland Finally Trending Down?

Signs of the city's declining rent are especially evident in areas like downtown and Northwest.

03/30/2021 By Renata Geraldo

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

Cannabis

8 Cannabis Products We Love from Local Black-Owned Businesses

There's no magical panacea. But these come close.

03/23/2021 By Sam Pape

Cannabis

Big Changes Could Be Coming for Cannabis in Oregon

And that's a good thing: the Oregon Cannabis Equity Act would help level the playing field for BIPOC communities.

03/21/2021 By Sam Pape

Music

A Timeline of Vaporwave’s Vektroid-Fueled Intersection with Portland

At the center of vaporwave’s rise is local music producer and multidisciplinary artist Ramona Xavier, a.k.a. Vektroid.

03/18/2021 By Suzette Smith

Politics

Oregon Futures Lab Is Shaking Up the State’s Elected Leadership at Every Level

“We realized getting people into public office isn’t enough,” says OFL executive director Ana del Rocío. “We need to follow through with the support during t...

03/08/2021 By Gosia Wozniacka

Coronavirus

Oregon’s Contact Tracing App Was Slated for Release in January. It’s More than a Little Overdue.

State officials say it’s still coming, but not until later this spring.

03/06/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Best Restaurants

The Best Fried Chicken in Portland

From sandwiches to wings to quarter birds (no tenders allowed), here are PoMo’s picks.

03/05/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Politics

5 Oregon Politicians Worth Following on Social Media

From Twitter to TikTok, these lawmakers are coming for your feed.

03/04/2021 By Julia Silverman

News

After Charges of Mishandling Sexual Assault Accusations, a Prominent OHSU Doctor Faces a Reckoning

Esther Choo, cofounder of Time’s Up Health Care, is named in a new lawsuit against OHSU and the so-called “Tik Tok Doc.”

03/03/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Oregonians Reflect on One Year with the Coronavirus

Nosy questions about a year in lockdown

02/28/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: The Jade District

To-die-for dim sum, mountain bike Mecca and a take-that-Canada night market scene

02/25/2021 By Kelly Clarke

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Lents

Asian mega-malls, parks galore, and Italian pastries

02/25/2021 By Ainslee Dicken

Film

5 Essential Northwest Films—According to Steve McQueen, Gus Van Sant, and Others

The recipients of the 2021 Cinema Unbound Awards share their favorite PNW titles, from Blue Velvet to First Cow.

02/24/2021 By Conner Reed

News

This Black Mxm–Led Group Is Here for Black Mothers and Their Children

Mxm Bloc works on food justice, equitable housing, health care, support, and education.

02/02/2021 With Fiona McCann

Food Carts

12 Portland Food Cart Pods with Covered Outdoor Seating

Don’t let the rain ruin your food cart adventures. Some of these have heaters, too!

01/29/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Gabriel Granillo

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

Health

How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon

Here's what we know so far.

01/08/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff