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. 

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Get to Madder Collective for Eco-ethical Clothing, Standout Ceramics, and Pretty Perfumes

Poking around and finding all the pretty things at a just-right pandemic-era pop-up.

10/22/2021 By Julia Silverman

Wine Country

These Oregon Wineries Have Warm, Outdoor Seating

Where to safely sip your flight, all rainy season long.

10/21/2021 By Julia Silverman

Small Business

After a Devastating Fire, the Portland Garment Factory Is Back

The city's stylish incubator for the production runs of local fashion lines, soft goods, art installations, and more has a brand new space.

10/19/2021 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch This Week, October 19-26

Budget deals at Portland City Hall, a big new movie with an Oregon backstory, and a police investigation pulls back the curtain....maybe.

10/18/2021 By Julia Silverman

Q and A

Tina Kotek Has Been Ready for Her Close-Up

Questions for the gubernatorial candidate, Oregon House Speaker, and North Portlander

10/15/2021 By Julia Silverman

Real Estate

The Portland Real Estate Market Is Cooling Off, Just a Little Bit

But how long will that last?

10/13/2021 By Julia Silverman

Look Up

The Northern Lights Put On A Show Over Oregon This Week

Unfortunately, it’s over. But sky-watchers should take heart: Sightings of the aurora borealis may be getting more frequent here in the next few years.

10/12/2021 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories To Watch This Week, October 11-19

Who gets to decide the fate of downtown statues, the Blazers face preseason bumps, and nurses at Kaiser-Permanente consider going on strike.

10/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

The Business of Sports

UO's Standout Women's Basketball Player Sedona Prince just Dropped a Merch Line

And the best part is, in part because of her own activism, she gets to keep the profits.

10/06/2021 By Julia Silverman

Business

Vaccine Mandates Are Coming to the Nike Campus Near You

Private employers in Oregon are starting to jump on the vaccine mandate for their employees.

10/04/2021 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories To Watch This Week, October 4-11

Turmoil at the Thorns, debate over Portland Street Response, and a new strategy to curb drive-by shootings

10/04/2021 By Julia Silverman

Homelessness

At Long Last, Portland Announces 3 Locations For 'Safe Rest Villages'

Only 180 people will be able to move in; three more sites are expected to be announced soon.

09/30/2021 By Julia Silverman

Education

A Vaccine Mandate for Kids Could Be Coming to PPS

School board members will consider the pros and cons of such a move at a special session.

09/28/2021 By Julia Silverman

News You 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

News You Can Use

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