We Recommend

5 Great Portland-Made Podcasts for Summer Listening

Dissect Black Lives Matter, the Blazers, and your daddy issues.

07/23/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Portland Might Need a New Mayor Soon

Just in case, let's speculate wildly on the potential candidates.

07/22/2021 By Julia Silverman

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

Real Estate

Oregon Is the First State to Ban those Real Estate 'Love Letters'

But it sounds like we won't be the last.

07/16/2021 By 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

Reality TV

Meet the Waldport Contestant Shaking Things Up on NBC's Making It

Gary Herd, known as the Bearded Woodworker, is one of eight makers left in the crafting competition

07/15/2021 By Julia Silverman

Outdoors

Oregon's Stupendous, Incredible, Magnificent Lake Country

Where to camp, hike, paddle, float, or just dip your toes in the water

07/13/2021 By Kiva Hanson, Reina Harwood, Fiona McCann, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Benjamin Tepler

Education

PPS Just Unveiled Its Plan for Virtual School This Fall

And only kids and families with documented medical needs will be eligible to attend.

07/13/2021 By Julia Silverman

Vaccines

The Winner of Oregon's $1 Million Vaccine Lottery Is a Student at Oregon State University

Chloe Zinda of McMinnville says she'll use the money to pay off student loans and open a business

07/09/2021 By Julia Silverman

Bars & Cocktails

Our Favorite Boozy, Frozen Slushies for Summer Sipping

Slushies scream summer. Turn up the party with these grown-up versions.

07/07/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, and Julia Silverman

Feature

25 Big Ideas That Could Change Portland

Here are 25 ideas—some already in progress, some still pipe dreams—that could shape our city’s next act.

07/03/2021 Edited by Julia Silverman

Tourism

About That Travel Portland Ad...

What do the people in the "This Is Portland" video campaign really think about it?

07/02/2021 By Julia Silverman

Big Ideas

7 Locals Dream Big

Today's elevator pitches, tomorrow's world-beating initiatives. You're welcome, Portland.

07/02/2021 Edited by Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

COVID-19 Restrictions Are Officially Done in Oregon

To celebrate, rides on TriMet will be free all weekend long.

06/30/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Oregon Lawmakers Promised Radical Change on Racial Justice in 2021. Did They Deliver?

The founders of Reimagine Oregon say change was incremental rather than transformative.

06/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

July Fourth

Fireworks Bans Are in Effect All Over Oregon Right Now

After our record-breaking heat wave, officials say they don't want to take any chances

06/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

Big Ideas

7 Ideas to Steal from the World

As the past year has made painfully evident, Portland doesn't have all the answers.

06/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

Heat Wave 2021

Here's How to Stay Cool in Portland Today

Ways to beat the heat as Oregon broils under record-breaking temps

06/28/2021 By Julia Silverman

Big Ideas

12 Radical Oregon Plans to Watch

From inclusive playgrounds to Oregon mushroom leather

06/27/2021 Edited by Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

After 16 Months, Oregon Sets a Date for Ending Its COVID-19 Restrictions

Mask mandates and capacity limits will sunset on June 30.

06/25/2021 By Julia Silverman