Summer Travel

This Year, Grown-Ups Can Go to Sleepaway Camp, Too

Picture-perfect Oregon overnight camps are pivoting to offer socially distant family cabin rentals.

07/03/2020 By Julia Silverman

Our Pandemic Year

Mask Up, Oregon: Coronavirus Is Not Going Away

One hundred days after imposing lockdown, Gov. Kate Brown strikes a grim note for fall and winter.

07/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Call from a Contact Tracer

As testing ramps up in Oregon, more people will be hearing from their local public health departments .

06/26/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Businesses in Portland Finally Open Back Up, But Who Knows for How Long?

A few days after Multnomah County entered phase one, it's not yet business as usual.

06/23/2020 By Julia Silverman

Systemic Change

Beyond the Police: Progressive Organizers in Portland Try to Harness the Moment

At rallies and demonstrations, there's talk of universal preschool, tenants' rights, and more.

06/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

Portland Pride

Part of a Landmark LGBTQ Case, a Portland Teacher Finds Redemption

Brett Bigham took to Twitter to sort out his feelings about it all. A lot of people took notice.

06/17/2020 By Julia Silverman

Our Pandemic Summer

Your Burning Coronavirus Questions, Answered

Reading the tea leaves (a.k.a. data) on where Oregon goes from here

06/12/2020 By Julia Silverman

Black Lives Matter

Some Portland Theaters Are Opening Their Lobbies to Protesters in Need of a Recharge

Demonstrators can use the bathroom, power their phones, and get water and snacks.

06/10/2020 By Julia Silverman

For Your Consideration

Ask a (Teenage) Ethicist

It’s all a lot right now. Let one of Oregon’s teen Ethics Bowl competitors shed some light.

06/09/2020 By Julia Silverman

Black Lives Matter

Protesters in Portland Want Radical Action but Elected Officials Aren’t Quite There

Examining the disconnect between protester demands and proposed changes

06/04/2020 By Gabriel Granillo and Julia Silverman

Food For The People

Amid Unprecedented Strain on Portland Food Banks, a New Humanitarian Effort Is Here to Help

A local chapter of Washington, D.C.–based World Central Kitchen will deliver 200 meals a day to Latinx and Somali populations.

06/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Hit List

Portland Restaurants Are Going Above and Beyond During the Pandemic

Takeout treasures we can't recommend enough.

06/01/2020 By Julia Silverman and Ben Tepler

Oregon Woman 2020

Meet the Portland ER Doctor Who Stood Up to Her Political Allies

Multnomah County Commissioner and ER doctor Sharon Meieran pushed back against her natural allies in government to call for more urgent action and relief sta...

06/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Oregon Woman 2020

A Portland-Based Family Doctor on the Catalyst That Got the PPE Ball Rolling

The lack of protective gear for local medical workers terrified Vesna Jovanovic. So she set out to fix it.

06/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Oregon Woman 2020

Oregon's Oracle on Managing the Coronavirus Pandemic

Back in mid-March, Maxine Dexter wrote the blueprint for how Oregon should manage the crisis ahead.

06/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Rescue 503

With a Shortage of Protective Gear, Oregon Businesses Pivoted Fast

Repurposed plants and volunteer makers have helped keep essential workers covered.

06/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

The Morning After

Figure Out How To Help, Portland

Here's what you can do to help the community after the murder of George Floyd.

05/30/2020 By Julia Silverman

Risky Business

How’s Your COVID-19 Risk Tolerance Looking These Days?

Here's some handy shorthand to help you navigate a post-shelter-at-home world.

05/28/2020 By Julia Silverman

Hell on Wheels

More E-Scooters Are Returning to Portland’s Streets. But Will People Ride Them?

Pondering the future of micro-mobility in a coronavirus-scarred world.

05/24/2020 By Julia Silverman

Cycle City

The Portland Bike Boom Is Real

Even in a pandemic, you can still ride a bike. Problem is, everyone else wants one, too.

05/21/2020 By Julia Silverman