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. 

A Walk on the Dry Side

Uncrowded Wildflower Walks, German Lagers, and Neon Signs Abound in The Dalles

Take a long weekend on the dry side of the Columbia River Gorge.

04/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

good hoods

Portland Hoods You Should Know

It's the best time to buy in years. Where should you be looking to spend your money and why?

04/01/2020 By Ben Tepler, Conner Reed, Julia Silverman, Margaret Seiler, and Kyle Sosa

Q&A

Portland Gets Real About Real Estate

The inside scoop about Portland real estate from the people who see it first hand.

04/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Flash Sale

Have a House to Sell? Your Buyer Might Be a Real Estate Start-Up

Portland is a Pacific Northwest proving ground for firms like Opendoor and Zillow Offers.

04/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Cooling Market

Once Stratospheric, the Portland Real Estate Market Is Looking More Earthbound This Year

If not a buyer’s market, it’s at least a balanced one.

04/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

The Muckrackers

A Love Letter, and a Wake-Up Call, for Yamhill County

Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, and how public policy has failed us

04/01/2020 Edited by Julia Silverman

Testing Testing

C Is For Coronavirus. And For Coughing.

New data shows coughing, fatigue are common among local COVID-19 cases

03/31/2020 By Julia Silverman

Red Tape

Oregon Businesses Can Make the Gear Doctors Desperately Need. So What's the Holdup?

Federal regulations, a lack of funding, and no clear direction from the top, for starters.

03/31/2020 By Julia Silverman

Stay Home

In the Age of Coronavirus, Portland's Airport Is a Near Ghost Town

Travel is down 90 percent from March 2019, as airlines cut back on flights.

03/26/2020 By Julia Silverman

Look for the Helpers

OHSU Med Students Mobilize to Help the Most Vulnerable Stay Out of the ER

ISO tents, rain canopies, smartphones, grocery gift cards and more to help prevent emergency room visits.

03/26/2020 By Julia Silverman

Keep Calm and Make Masks

To Combat Medical Gear Shortage, the Home Sewing Army Steps Up

DIY masks for patients and essential workers can help preserve medical-grade supplies for doctors and nurses.

03/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

Stay Home, Save Lives

Did the Governor's Order for Oregonians to Stay Home Come Soon Enough?

Health officials say the order's business regulations need to be even stricter.

03/23/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Stay Home or Face Penalties, Governor Tells Oregonians

Violating Monday's executive order will be a class C misdemeanor.

03/23/2020 By Julia Silverman

Census 2020

Coronavirus Has Canceled a Lot of Stuff—But Not the Census

Census forms started showing up in Oregonians' mailboxes this week.

03/20/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Spring Break In Place: State Parks, Campgrounds, and Forests Are Closing to Overnight Guests

And while we’re on the subject—is it even safe to stay in an overnight rental on the coast?

03/19/2020 By Benjamin Tepler and Julia Silverman

Politics

Will Coronavirus Make the Country Listen to Ron Wyden’s Vote-by-Mail Pitch?

It’s tough to maintain social distancing at a polling station. Oregon’s senior senator has been pushing for a national vote-by-mail policy.

03/18/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Medical Supplies in Oregon Are Running Dangerously Low. Here's How To Help.

Doctors and health officials race to set up donation sites for disposable gloves, masks, safety goggles, and hospital gowns

03/17/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

The Oregon Doctor Who Sounded the Alarm

Maxine Dexter wrote an open letter to Mike Pence last week. Today, almost 5,000 doctors have co-signed.

03/16/2020 By Julia Silverman

Public Health

School's Out. Now What?

If you're suddenly home-schooling, here are some resources to help out.

03/13/2020 By Julia Silverman