Julia Silverman is Portland Monthly’s News Editor. She previously worked at Oregon Public Broadcasting, the Associated Press and as the editor-in-chief of PDX Parent magazine. She lives in Southeast Portland with her husband and their twins and does too many jigsaw puzzles in her spare time. Find her on Twitter at @jrlsilverman. 

NewsYou Can Use

5 Stories To Watch This Week, September 27-October 3

Kurt Schrader under pressure, marching for reproductive rights, and the Newberg School Board reconvenes.

09/27/2021 By Julia Silverman

Art

This Portland Artist Is Knitting The City's Therapy Session

Using Morse Code, fiber artist Amy Wike is translating our many primal screams into a piece for Portland Textile Month.

09/24/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Oregon Might Avoid a Second Winter COVID Surge This Year

Forecasts are full of caveats, but researchers say it's possible that the worst of the pandemic is behind us.

09/23/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Oregon's Redistricting Drama Is Just Getting Started

Start up your office betting pool with our handy cheat sheet.

09/21/2021 By Julia Silverman

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5 Stories to Watch This Week, September 20-27

Booster shots for the 65+ crowd, a redistricting ruckus in Salem, and more schoolkids in quarantine.

09/20/2021 By Julia Silverman

Reproductive Rights

Local Activists Are Planning an Abortion Rights March in Portland

The event, set for October 2, is one of dozens across the nation planned after Texas's recent ban on abortion after six weeks.

09/17/2021 By Julia Silverman

Education

Portland Private Schools, by the Numbers: 2021

Looking for the skinny on the private school scene in Portland? Here's our annual, obsessively detailed look at your choices, just in time for open house/admissions season.

09/16/2021 Edited by Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

In the Race to Vaccinate Oregon, Micro-Clinics Are Ground Zero

The days of mass vaccination clinics are long gone. These days, health care workers count their clients in single digits, each one a victory with a story.

09/16/2021 By Julia Silverman

Wildlife

A Rabid Bat Was Found in Northeast Portland

Because 2021 isn't done with us yet.

09/15/2021 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Stories to Watch, September 13-19

The Pendleton Round-Up is back, candidates are throwing their hats in the proverbial ring, and Dutch Bros is going public.

09/13/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Can People for Portland Really Save the City?

Dan Lavey and Kevin Looper put city politics on full blast.

09/10/2021 By Julia Silverman

Education

What's the Holdup with COVID Screening at Oregon Schools?

Unpacking why the state is behind the curve with its rollout of screening tests for K-12 students

09/09/2021 By Julia Silverman

Wine

10 Unmissable Portland Urban Wineries and Tasting Rooms

From garage chic to airy warehouses, Nordic notes to wacky earth-mother vibes, here are our favorites.

09/09/2021 Edited by By Fiona McCann With Gabriel Granillo, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Marty Patail, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman

Museums

10 Can't-Miss Oregon Museums Outside of Portland

Could we interest you in the world's largest pig hairball? Perhaps a gravity-defying ‘X-Files’ fixation?

09/08/2021 By Conner Reed, Julia Silverman, Nick Campigli, and Katherine Hamilton

Analysis

When the Topic Is Downtown Portland, the Tone Can Be Toxic

Post-pandemic, downtown Portland has been reeling. Acknowledging that there's a problem is an important step toward fixing it.

09/07/2021 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch This Week: September 6–13

Top news stories in Portland and across Oregon include delta reaching its peak, changes at City Hall, and more.

09/06/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Once in Freefall, Oregon's Vaccination Campaign Picks Up Steam

Thanks to the fears caused by the delta variant, employer mandates, ease of access, and incentives, more people are getting the jab.

09/02/2021 By Julia Silverman

Books

A New Cultural Atlas Spotlights the Cities of the Upper Left

The story of Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco, told via gorgeously illustrated maps, from two PSU geography professors and their student collaborators.

09/01/2021 By Julia Silverman

Home/Work

It's Airbnb, but for Offices

Sick of your work from home set up? Portland startup Radious wants to rent you an office

08/31/2021 By Julia Silverman

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5 Oregon Stories to Watch This Week

Here’s your cheat sheet to what everyone in Portland will be talking about this week

08/30/2021 By Julia Silverman