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. 

Outdoors

91 Minutes to the Top of Mount Hood and Back Down Again

26-year-old ski mountaineer Jack Kuenzle made it to the top of Mount Hood and back down again in 91 minutes.

04/28/2022 By Julia Silverman

Elections

We Read the Voters' Pamphlet so You Don't Have to

Just kidding! You should read it too, but here are some highlights

04/26/2022 By Julia Silverman

Education

At Portland Public Schools, a Budget Debate Is Looming Large

With enrollment on the decline and costs on the rise, the school board weighs cutting teacher positions or tapping the PPS rainy-day fund.

04/22/2022 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

COVID Cases Are Rising Again in Oregon. OHA’s Doctors Say You Shouldn’t Panic.

COVID-19 cases are going up, thanks to the very transmissible omicron subvariant BA2—but the health care system is in better shape this time around.

04/20/2022 By Julia Silverman

Analysis

Oregon Primary Campaign Ads Take Over Your TV

We’ve got the lowdown on some of the prominent ads in rotation as gubernatorial candidates battle for primary wins.

04/19/2022 By Julia Silverman

Winter Sports

Ski Season Isn't Done With Us Yet, Oregon

April's snow showers dumped more than five feet of new powder on Mount Hood and environs—and the wintry weather isn’t done yet.

04/15/2022 By Julia Silverman

Direct Flight

The Nation’s Capital Is Waking Back Up and You Can Get There Nonstop from PDX

Looking to take a trip from Portland to Washington, D.C.? Here's what to do during a long weekend in the nation's capital.

04/14/2022 By Julia Silverman

Politics

It's a Non-Affiliated Voter's World Now—and They Can't Vote in It

The number of voters who aren't affiliated with a political party continue to swell in Oregon. But when it comes to the May 17 primary, they are out of luck.

04/13/2022 By Julia Silverman

Hot Tub Time Machines

Hot Tub Rentals, Delivered to Your Backyard, Are a Thing in Portland Now

Portland Hot Tub Rental delivers personal spa tubs to the backyards of Rose City residents for as little as a week and as long as a month.

04/12/2022 By Julia Silverman

COVID-19

Oregon's Digital Vaccine Card Delayed till End of April

The state is now hoping to launch the optional, voluntary, $2.25 million effort in late April. It was initially set to roll out in early March.

04/07/2022 By Julia Silverman

Real Estate 2022

In Portland, Your Real Estate Agent Might Just Have a Past

Local real estate professionals include a longtime TV news anchor, a former Timbers player, one of the Dandy Warhols, and more.

04/06/2022 By Julia Silverman

Flea Market

The Portland Flea Is Back, and Now It’s Weekly

The city’s signature vintage outdoors marketplace stakes its claim on Sundays, from now through October in the Central Eastside.

03/31/2022 By Julia Silverman

Arts News

A New Old Town Studio Collective Looks to Uplift Artists of Color

Salomée Souag and Anna Barlow are creating a sliding-scale residency space on NW Glisan to fill a community gap.

03/30/2022 By Julia Silverman

Real Estate 2022

Every Neighborhood in Portland in a Nutshell

Your Portland neighborhood guide from Alameda to Woodstock, St. Johns to Sylvan Highlands.

03/30/2022 By Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman

Feature

Inside the Search for Hundreds of Portland’s Missing Students

When Portland Public Schools’ buildings reopened in September, hundreds of students who should have been there never came back.

03/29/2022 By Julia Silverman Photography by NASHCO PHOTO

Q & A

7 Questions for the Next Head of the Joint Office of Homeless Services

Shannon Singleton, the interim head of houselessness services for the city of Portland and Multnomah County, on why she said yes to one of the hardest jobs in town.

03/23/2022 By Julia Silverman

Development

The Once-and-Future Thing: Updates on 8 Portland Would-Be Projects

A baseball stadium, a new casino, a public market, a waterslide for commuters, and more things Portlanders are still waiting on.

03/23/2022 By Julia Silverman Illustrations by Hawk Krall

Coronavirus

For Oregonians Who’ve Never Had COVID, Is a Bout with the Virus Inevitable?

With BA.2 on the horizon, those who’ve managed to escape getting COVID-19 might be wondering how much longer they can dodge the virus. An OHSU doctor weighs the landscape.

03/21/2022 By Julia Silverman

Fitness

This New Nonprofit Aims to Uplift BIPOC Fitness Instructors in the PNW

At some Portland boutique fitness studios, there's a new focus on representation.

03/18/2022 By Julia Silverman

Travel

The Ultimate Guide to the Columbia River Gorge

Waterfalls, hikes, history, breweries, wineries, great food, a historic post office, and views galore

03/17/2022 Edited by Gabriel Granillo By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Matt Wastradowski