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. 

Health

Build a DIY Indoor Air Purifier

An easy step-by-step guide to building your own (hatched-in-Portland) Corsi box air purifier.

11/25/2021 By Julia Silverman Illustrations by michael novak

Health

Why Do Some People Get Long COVID? And What Does Recovery Look Like?

Long COVID isn’t yet well understood—but Oregon doctors, researchers, and long haulers themselves are trying to figure it out.

11/24/2021 By Julia Silverman

Interview

A Voice from the COVID Trenches

OHSU nurse Andy Paulson tells us why he’s sticking it out: 'We’re short staffed, we’re tired, people are really sick.’

11/23/2021 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch this Week, November 22–28

Football, Black Friday, and protests over the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict

11/22/2021 By Julia Silverman

Art

Portland's Finally Getting Its Own Immersive Van Gogh Show

Head to Exhibit Hall E at OCC for floor-to-ceiling projections of the Dutch master's greatest hits in ‘Beyond Van Gogh.’

11/19/2021 By Julia Silverman

Education

Six Weeks Ago, a Vaccine Mandate for PPS Seemed Like a Lock. No More.

PPS students may be subject to a vaccine mandate—or not. Here's the latest on the ongoing Covid-19 restriction negotiations.

11/18/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Do Recent Elections in Virginia, New Jersey Hold Clues for Oregon in 2022?

The three states are all recent Democratic strongholds with similar approaches to pandemic management.

11/17/2021 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch this Week, November 15–21

A big budget vote at the Portland City Council, more backstage drama for the Trail Blazers, and a deadline looms for Oregon renters

11/15/2021 With Julia Silverman

Business

Jobs Are Thick on the Ground in Oregon Right Now

There are lots of openings, especially in health care, in retail and at restaurants. But where are all the applicants?

11/12/2021 By Julia Silverman

Shopping

3 Tempting and Brand-New Storefronts in NW Portland

Eco-conscious clothing from Reformation, zippy leather totes from Portland Leather, and unexpected bottles at Flor Wines.

11/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories To Watch This Week, November 8-14

The Trail Blazers in trouble, budget bonanzas at City Hall and Infrastructure Week, for real this time.

11/08/2021 By Julia Silverman

Climate Change

This Portland-Based Company Wants to Make Your Milk Carbon Neutral

Bill Gates and Mark Cuban are big fans.

11/03/2021 By Julia Silverman

Q+A

Many Teachers Say They're At a Breaking Point. So Now What?

Talking with Portland Association of Teachers President Elizabeth Thiel about possible solutions, from more planning time to fewer standardized tests

11/01/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Multnomah County’s Mask Mandates May Stick Around Until Spring of 2022

Public health officials say they want to be extra-cautious about not overwhelming the health care system again.

10/27/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

It's Official: New York Times Writer Nick Kristof Is Running for Governor

The Pulitzer Prize winner and Yamhill County native has thrown his hat in the proverbial ring.

10/27/2021 By Fiona McCann and Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories To Watch This Week, October 25-31

Vaping bans, the straight scoop on tourism, and Halloween's back, baby.

10/25/2021 By Julia Silverman

Shop Here Now

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