Gabriel Granillo is the digital editor at Portland Monthly, which means he’s looking at a computer screen for most of the day. He contributes to and edits the magazine’s digital content, and manages its social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He has a degree in journalism from Northern Arizona University, and spent two years as a writer/editor at Flagstaff Live!, Mountain Living Magazine, and the Arizona Daily Sun before joining the Portland Monthly team.

While not scouring the murky backend channels of Portland Monthly’s content management system in a dark, fishbowl-like office, Gabriel can be found perusing the moss-ridden streets of Portland, forever in search of a good story, good music, and damn good coffee.

Music

Portugal. The Man’s New Single Celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The song is a collaboration with "Weird Al" Yankovic and Indigenous artists.

10/12/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Politics

New Trail Blazers Initiative Urges Fans to Get Out and Vote

The team is using its platform to help fans register, vote, and fill out the census.

10/06/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Oregon, Whose Oregon?

Oregon’s 1920s-Era State Song Is Nakedly Racist

After nearly a century, is this the year “Oregon, My Oregon” will finally get a rewrite?

10/05/2020 By Gabriel Granillo and Julia Silverman

Politics

The Census Goalposts Keep Moving, Leaving Oregon Organizers Scrambling

If you haven’t yet filled out your form for the once-a-decade count, stop reading right now and go do it. Seriously, right now.

10/03/2020 By Riley Blake

Feature

Community Garden Leaders Aim to Bring Healing, Food Sovereignty to Portland

The city's community garden program sees an influx of participants seeking healing from land-based and coronavirus trauma.

10/01/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Interview

How the Pandemic Has Shifted Interior Design

“The way that we interact with our home has now changed," says Tiffany Thompson of Duett Interiors. "Because it’s also becoming a place where we work, sleep,...

09/23/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Podcasts

The Spotted Owl, the Timber Economy, and the Epic Conflict that Defined Our Forests

Timber Wars host Aaron Scott talks about the new OPB pod, science writing, and the ongoing battle over Pacific Northwest forests.

09/22/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Animal House

So You Adopted a Pet During the Pandemic?

The Pixie Project has some advice for you.

09/20/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Q&A

An OSU Professor Breaks Down Climate Change and the Future of Wildfires in the West

“Looking at fire seasons in the west over the past five to 10 years, it’s likely to be like this or to get worse as climate continues to change.”

09/17/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Wildfires

Thinking About Leaving Portland to Escape The Smoke? You’re Not Alone

But officials would prefer that you stay home, to keep roads and hotels clear.

09/15/2020 By Morgan Westling

Art is Resistance

Rose City FM: The Sound of the Protests in Portland

How the music emanating from the nightly demonstrations is driving momentum and energizing the movement.

09/04/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

News

Portland Sees One Ted Wheeler. The World Sees Another.

Tangling with Trump brings Wheeler a wave of favorable national press.

08/31/2020 By Julia Silverman

Viewpoint

I Moved to Portland Hoping to Watch Live Sports. Then COVID Hit.

Sports offer a distinct kind of respite from the constant coronavirus barrage. They offer an invite to community at a time when we need it the most.

08/26/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Write Out Loud

These Local Writing Workshops Will Help You Process This Moment

“So many of us are inhaling and not exhaling. We’re just sort of taking it all in, and we’re just being burdened and stressed and our bodies literally cannot...

08/22/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Podblast

Introducing Portland Monthly's New Podcast: Footnotes

Every Friday we break down our stories with writers, contributors, and editors who crafted them ... in 10 minutes or less.

08/07/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

Six Months Later: A Quick Look at Coronavirus in Oregon

It's been six months since the first Oregonian tested positive for COVID-19. A lot can happen in half a year.

08/07/2020 By Gabriel Granillo and Margaret Seiler

Coronavirus

This Portland-Based Company Is Helping Non-English Speakers Get Medical Care They Need

With the coronavirus’s disproportionate effect on the Latinx community and communities of color, language access and medical interpretation are more importan...

08/03/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Breaking News

Federal Law Enforcement Will Begin Leaving Portland on July 30

Governor Kate Brown announced a "phased withdrawal" of the federal officers.

07/29/2020 By Marty Patail

Viewpoint

Ted Wheeler’s Strange Odyssey into the Portland Protests

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler came to hear the people—and stayed for a taste of tear gas.

07/23/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Protest Geography

A Guide to the Buildings around the Main Portland Protests

Justice means jail, federal means fenced, and parks used to be single-sex.

07/23/2020 By Margaret Seiler