Light a Fire

Know a Nonprofit That Deserves an Award?

Submit your nominations for Portland Monthly’s 2020 Light a Fire awards now.

07/09/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

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

Editor's Note

Nothing Was the Same

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

06/01/2020 By Marty Patail

Oregon Woman 2020

Meet the Portland ER Doctor Who Stood Up to Her Political Allies

Multnomah County Commissioner and ER doctor Sharon Meieran pushed back against her natural allies in government to call for more urgent action and relief sta...

06/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Oregon Woman 2020

A Portland-Based Family Doctor on the Catalyst That Got the PPE Ball Rolling

The lack of protective gear for local medical workers terrified Vesna Jovanovic. So she set out to fix it.

06/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Oregon Woman 2020

This Portland ER Doctor Is Advocating for Health Care Workers

Val Griffeth cofounded GetUsPPE, a site connecting doctors with much needed equipment, and has taken a seat at the national.

06/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

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

Oregon Woman 2020

Oregon's Oracle on Managing the Coronavirus Pandemic

Back in mid-March, Maxine Dexter wrote the blueprint for how Oregon should manage the crisis ahead.

06/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Oregon Woman 2020

Meet the Voice of Portland's Coronavirus Response

Esther Choo—ER doc, social media force, and mobile hospital unit innovator—has become the spokesperson for an entire medical community during a global pandemic.

06/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

Portland Pride

Pride, Like Everything Else, Looks Different This Year

How does it feel to be proud in private, with nowhere left to gather?

06/01/2020 By Conner Reed

Wine, Actually

Two Portlanders Shared a Socially Distance Glass of Wine, and It Went Viral

We rewrote their story as the meet-cute it was meant to be.

06/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

Nostalgia

Today’s Internet Artifact Is This 20-Year-Old ‘Portland Mercury’ Music Calendar

Some musicians have died, some have retired, and some would still have gigs this week if not for COVID-19.

05/30/2020 By Margaret Seiler

How We’re Coping

This LaurelThirst Co-Owner Has Swapped Pub Life for a Grocery Delivery Van

Musicians know how to show up on time, says Lewi Longmire, and they definitely know how to pack a van.

05/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler

How We’re Coping

After a Health Scare, This Portland Tailor Is Sewing Again

‘When you sew, you can always find some work, even in the worst pandemics,’ says Earl Marson.

05/22/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Q&A

COVID-19 on the Brain

Portland State senior instructor Bill Griesar on how neuroscience can help us understand the novel coronavirus

04/28/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

House Party

Choose Your Quarantine House, Portland

OK, we’ll do this, too.

04/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler and Portland Monthly Staff

Voting Time

A Handy, Quick Guide to Local Candidates in the May 19 Primary

Coronavirus hasn't canceled the upcoming vote.

04/24/2020 By Margaret Seiler and Julia Silverman

Business

Oregon's Lawmakers Demand to Know Where Our Small Biz Funding Is

In a group letter to the SBA, senators and representatives want to know if the federal stimulus money is coming, and when.

04/16/2020 By Eden Dawn

How We’re Coping

This Blues Guitarist Feels Lucky to Have Family, a Pension, and Bacon Bread

Taking a forced break from performing, Norman Sylvester is sharing music and doing push-ups at 74.

04/11/2020 By Margaret Seiler