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.

Coronavirus

Portland’s Mass Vaccination Site Offers Relief, Frustration, and a Return to Normalcy

We hear from folks who got their arms poked about the vaccination process at the Oregon Convention Center.

01/28/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Coronavirus

Oregon's Vaccine Rollout Faces More Hiccups, Closes Phase 1A Survey

“We understand people are frustrated and we share their frustration. There is not enough vaccine to vaccinate everyone who is eligible.”

01/26/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: What Do Oregon's New COVID Guidelines Mean for Reopening Schools?

Portland Monthly news editor Julia Silverman breaks down what the new "Ready Schools, Safe Learners" guidelines mean for Oregon's school reopening eff...

01/22/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Literature

Ursula K. Le Guin to be Featured on Upcoming USPS Literary Arts Stamp

The Portland science-fiction author will be honored on the 33rd stamp in the series, joining James Baldwin, Flannery O'Connor, and others.

01/15/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: The Portland Book of Dates, with Eden Dawn

The author and PoMo style editor talks about her new book, how COVID impacted its release, and how small businesses are still struggling.

01/15/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Fitness

Resolving to Be Healthier? Here Are Some Tips (and Local Virtual Gyms to Try).

A list of reasonable health resolutions and places in Portland to get your virtual workout on.

12/30/2020 By Gabriel Granillo and Portland Monthly Staff

Podcast

LISTEN: Is Learning a Language Possible on the Duolingo App?

Host Gabriel Granillo and editor in chief Marty Patail discuss the popular language learning app—and whether it's possible to harness tech to connect with th...

12/25/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Dame Time

Here’s What You Need to Know Before the Blazers Upcoming Season

A new rotation, cardboard cutout crowds, and the first five games

12/21/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: What The Plague Can Teach Us About the Pandemic

We talk with OSU professor Courtney Campbell about Albert Camus's 1947 novel, philosophy, and human nature.

12/18/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Q&A

An OSU Professor on What Star Trek Can Teach Us About the Pandemic and Philosophy

“Dealing with epidemics, pandemics, and disease in this kind of way, this really is a component of the human experience at least since we've been ‘civilized.’”

12/11/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: Philosophy, the Pandemic, and Star Trek, with Joseph Orosco

An OSU professor talks understanding the pandemic through science fiction and literature, and about Star Trek’s treatment of a virus outbreak in an ep...

12/11/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Health

Here Are PoMo’s Top 10 Health & Wellness Stories of the Year

From a woman who lost five years of memories to historic wildfires to, oh yeah, the coronavirus, a lot has happened this year in medical news.

12/09/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

OHSU’s COVID Tracing Study Ends after Lacking BIPOC Participants

The $6 million study ended just three months into its planned yearlong duration.

12/07/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: Trauma and Relationship Stress amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

We're revisiting a Footnotes from August on mental health and COVID-19.

12/04/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Light a Fire

This Nonprofit Helps Those Experiencing Houselessness Build Skills with Art

“I feel that the more that we can express and share our creativity, the healthier we’re going to be as a planet.”

12/02/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Light a Fire

Brennan Wood Approaches Grief with Lived Experience, Compassion, and a Dedicated Staff

“This process of grieving the death of somebody is natural and normal and healthy, and it doesn’t have to be something you try to keep separate from who you ...

12/02/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: What Oregon’s Freeze Means for Portland Restaurants, with Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food editor Katherine Chew Hamilton updates us on "the freeze" and how Portland restaurants are adapting.

11/30/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Outdoors

Sno-Parks, State Parks & Beyond: Snag a Wilderness Parking Pass

From the Oregon State Parks Pass to the Oregon Pacific Coast Passport, pick one (or a few) of these passes to save time, money, and stress.

11/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler and Wriik Maui

Coronavirus

As COVID Vaccines Seem More Plausible, Oregon Focuses on Its Distribution Plan

The three-phase plan centers health equity. But if and when a vaccine is approved, there will be a “period of discovery.”

11/25/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: Happy 90th Birthday, Darcelle!

Portland Monthly style editor Eden Dawn celebrates drag queen and fashion icon Darcelle's 90th birthday by revisiting a The Long Play interview from 2...

11/20/2020 By Gabriel Granillo