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.

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

Black Lives Matter

A Second Wave of Protesters Joins the Fray in Portland

Donald Trump said he was sending in federal officers to calm down Portland. Instead, he has swelled the ranks of those fighting back.

07/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

The Future of Health Care in Oregon Is Virtual

From telemedicine to a new emergency critical care network at OHSU, doctors are thinking digitally post-pandemic.

07/21/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Portland Protests

Oregon's Leaders React to the DHS Presence in Portland

“The President is intentionally provoking unrest and discord, and our community will not stand for it. He purports to be a law and order President, but his Administration’s actions are political bluster and are making our city and our country less safe.”

07/17/2020 By Gabriel Granillo and Eden Dawn

Outdoors

Here’s What You Need to Know about Outdoor Recreation during COVID-19

Should I wear a mask outside? Which trails should I avoid? Here’s our brief guide to outdoor etiquette in and around Portland.

07/10/2020 By Lauren Carlos, Gabriel Granillo, and Julia Silverman

Back to School?

As Coronavirus Cases Continue to Rise in Oregon, Hopes Dim for In-Person School

The Portland Association of Teachers says that unless COVID-19’s spread can be stopped, it’s not safe to open schools.

07/09/2020 By Julia Silverman

Black Lives Matter

4 Portland Photographers on Covering the BLM Protests

From behind the lens, a new focus on collaboration, education, and elevation of an evolving narrative.

06/26/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Black Lives Matter

Watch: Inside the Portland Protests

For three weeks, Portlanders have taken to the streets demanding racial justice and police reform. We meet a group that formed from the movement, Rose City J...

06/18/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Portland Protests

The Role of Social Media in Social Movements

How social media and open access to the internet can be tools for mobilizing movements and inciting social change.

06/10/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Photo Essay

‘A Brick Wall of Justice’

We ask Portlanders why they’re protesting and what it means to be a part of this movement.

06/04/2020 Photography by Gabriel Granillo

Black Lives Matter

Kali Ladd's Powerful Words on the Protests in Portland

"We are developing racist schema and reinforcing racist ideas in the minds of our children when we fail to talk to them about racism. When we fail to tell the truth about history. When we fail to point out injustice whether it’s overt or covert."

06/04/2020 By Kali Thorne Ladd

Black Lives Matter

Protesters in Portland Want Radical Action but Elected Officials Aren’t Quite There

Examining the disconnect between protester demands and proposed changes

06/04/2020 By Gabriel Granillo and Julia Silverman

Portland Protests

Peace in Portland, if Only for One Night

Day four of protests contrasts with weekend, nationwide demonstrations.

06/02/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Photo Essay

Viewpoint: Portland's Protests Underscore Why the Police Are Feared

Our digital editor's view from the front lines of this weekend's protests.

06/01/2020 Photography by Gabriel Granillo

The Savior Network

Portland’s Grassroots Campaigns Step In When Others Have Failed

Community and volunteer-driven efforts are a testament to human kindness. But they also reveal deep fractures within our foundational safety nets.

06/01/2020 By Gabriel Granillo