Editor’s Note

From the Editor: Why You Should Heed the Oregon Coast’s Invitation to Dive In

A dip in the Pacific Ocean is better in summer. Let our guide to the Oregon Coast, including Seaside, Astoria, Manzanita, and more, help you explore.

06/07/2022 By Fiona McCann

COVID-19

Oregon's Digital Vaccine Card Delayed till End of April

The state is now hoping to launch the optional, voluntary, $2.25 million effort in late April. It was initially set to roll out in early March.

04/07/2022 By Julia Silverman

Editor’s Note

From the Editor: A New Season Blooms in the City

There's a lot to look forward to in and around Portland, Oregon, this spring, from work lunches to Columbia River Gorge trips and more.

03/28/2022 By Fiona McCann

Coronavirus

Is this Really the End for Masks in Oregon?

The state says the indoor mask mandate can expire on March 31. But what that will look like in practice depends on where you live, work, and go to school.

02/08/2022 By Julia Silverman

Editor's Note

Amid Turmoil & Takeout, There’s Much to Celebrate in Portland’s Food Scene

Even in hard times, our restaurant and food cart scene makes Portland an incredible city for eaters.

12/09/2021 By Fiona McCann Photography by Brian Breneman

Coronavirus

Oregon Is Getting Ready to Debut a Digital Vaccine Card

Use of the proof-of-vaccination card will be voluntary and optional, and there are no plans for a statewide vaccine passport requirement, officials say.

12/02/2021 By Julia Silverman

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