Museums

10 Must-Visit Museums in Portland

From stalwarts like OMSI to oddities like the Zymoglyphic Museum, you can make a fruitful day of museum-hopping without ever leaving city limits.

09/08/2021 By Conner Reed

Olympics

Oregon's Olympians Are Heading Home, Medals In Hand

Damian Lillard, Jordan Chiles, Paul Chelimo, and more are all heading back with medals.

08/09/2021 By Cami Hughes

Real Estate

Portland Neighborhoods by the Numbers 2021

Nearly every part of town saw an increase in the median sales price last year.

07/28/2021 Edited by Julia Silverman

Ed Note

Outgoing Editor in Chief Marty Patail Reflects on the March Atlanta Shooting

"As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to connect with my Asian heritage in a deeper and more meaningful way. I no longer apologize for looking different."

07/14/2021 By Marty Patail

Fitness

Tips for Staying Safe and Active During the Summer Swelter

Portland fitness experts say drink more water, 'start low and go slow', and don't even think about skipping the cooldown.

07/13/2021 By Gabriel Granillo and Cami Hughes

Immigration

After Months of Almost No New Arrivals, Refugees Will Be Settling in Oregon Again in 2021

Aid organizations, decimated by Trump-era cuts and the pandemic, are scrambling to beef up operations to be ready to welcome them.

06/18/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: What Does Portland's Pride Festival Look Like in 2021?

Arts editor Conner Reed talks this year's festival and the Pride package in the Summer 2021 issue of Portland Monthly.

06/04/2021 By Gabriel Granillo With Conner Reed and Nick Campigli

Interview

5 Portland Drag Queens Reflect on a Year without an Audience

Poison Waters, Carla Rossi, and others share how they’re emerging from the pandemic.

06/03/2021 With Reina Harwood, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Conner Reed

Coronavirus

Pandemic Life in Oregon Is About to Change—Depending on Where You Live

Vaccine-eager counties are headed for a relaxation of capacity and gathering rules. Vaccine resistant counties won't be so lucky.

05/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

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