Gabriel Granillo is an associate editor at Portland Monthly, where he writes news and features about travel & outdoors and health & wellness. He also manages the magazine's Midbook section, which highlights Portland-area makers and creators. 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.

Field Notes

New Mt. Hood Trails Boast Views and Wildflowers Galore

The ski and snowboarding resort debuted an 8-mile expanded trail system this summer.

08/10/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Technology

Portland-Based Tech Startup Sport Source Launches New App

Portland-based Sport Source connects athletes, coaches, and more to gyms and sports facilities. We talk with CEO Casey Trujeque about the new app.

08/04/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Bars & Nightlife

These Portland Rooftop Bars Offer Excellent Drinks & Views

A summer cocktail, beer, or glass of wine tastes even better with a spectacular view of the city.

07/30/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Gabriel Granillo, Monica Salazar, and Riley Bass

Outdoors

Our 10 Favorite Portland Dog Parks

With 33 patches of off-leash, dog-friendly romping zones in city parks, how do you decide?

07/27/2021 By Rachel Ritchie, Gabriel Granillo, and Fiona McCann

Eat This Now

The 8 Most Mouthwatering Nachos to Try in Portland

Where to get cheesy chips topped with anything from ahi poke to lemongrass beef to mole.

07/23/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Politics

The Effort to Recall Ted Wheeler Kicked Off Last Week. How's It Going?

Trying to read the tea leaves on the city's mood as signature gathering gets underway.

07/21/2021 By Gabriel Granillo and Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: The Bearded Woodworker Dishes on Being a Contestant on NBC's Making It

Portland Monthly news editor Julia Silverman talks with Gary Herd about filming the show during COVID and how Oregon inspires his craft.

07/16/2021 By Gabriel Granillo With Julia Silverman

Design

After 35 Years, the Hollywood Transit Center Is Finally Getting a Redesign

The new Hollywood Hub will focus on equity, inclusion, and community.

07/14/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

News

The Pacific Northwest Heat Wave Caused At Least 54 Deaths in the Portland Area

“More people died from the June 2021 heat wave in Multnomah County than died from heat in the entire state of Oregon in the past 20 years,” according to a re...

07/13/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

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

Footnotes

LISTEN: How to Recognize and Recover from Burnout

OSU professor Regan Gurung helps us break down what exactly burnout is, how to recognize it, and how we—as employees and employers—can prevent it and recover...

07/09/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Health & Wellness

Feeling Burnt Out at Work? You’re Not Alone.

How to recognize and recover from burnout. Pro tip: You’ll need your boss’s help.

07/09/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: Climate Change, Cascading Disasters, and the Pacific Northwest Heat Wave

We chat with Jola Ajibade, an assistant professor at PSU, about the record-breaking heat wave that slammed the Pacific Northwest and the need for adaptation ...

07/02/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: A Conversation with Leila Haile, Subashini Ganesan, and Joaquin Lopez

We chat with past and present Portland creative laureates about the gig, the arts, and more.

06/25/2021 By Gabriel Granillo and Nick Campigli

Arts & Culture

Leila Haile and Joaquin Lopez Are Portland’s New Creative Laureates

This is the first time the city has appointed two artists to serve as the official ambassadors to the broader creative community.

06/24/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: What’s Next After Oregon’s Mass Vaccination Sites Close Down?

This week on Footnotes, we discuss the continued health equity and access issues facing our state and the role community health clinics will play movi...

06/18/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN AGAIN: What Albert Camus's 'The Plague' Can Teach Us About the Pandemic

Courtney Campbell on The Plague, the lessons we’ve learned from this pandemic, and how philosophy will continue to play a role in our everyday lives.

06/11/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Beer

Entre Compas Wants to Be Portland's First Mexican American-Owned Brewery

"Mexican lagers are going to be around. Mexican beer is going to be around. I don’t need to tap into that market so much. I just want to make real good, high...

06/11/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Gift Guide

15 Gifts for Dad—with a Touch of Portland

Your dad likes to eat, right? We've got some gifts for dads who like to do that.

06/10/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

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