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

Election 2020

Endorsements are Spon Con for Politics. So Why Haven't We Heard from More Oregon Democrats Yet?

Oregon's highest-profile Democrats have yet to pick a favorite in the presidential race

03/04/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

No Purell? No Problem. Here's How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

We have a hack for antibacterial wipes, too.

03/04/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

State Agency to Everyone in Oregon: Wash Your Hands

So far, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Oregon, but public health officials are monitoring the situation.

02/28/2020 By Julia Silverman

Déjà vu

Once More With Feeling: Republicans in Salem Walk Out Over a Climate Change Bill, Again

This time, GOP Senators are joined by their counterparts in the Oregon House.

02/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

Spring Arts: Stage

One Year In, Artists Rep Reflects on Life without Space

“Collaboration can be challenging,” says artistic director Dámaso Rodríguez.

02/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

Beyond Bagels

Searching Portland for Bialys, the Onion-Flecked Polish Cousin of the Bagel

You’ll find them at Ben and Esther’s in Roseway, but only early on Saturday mornings.

02/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

Wheelhouse

This Portland Entrepreneur Wants to Pay You $250/Month for Space in Your Backyard

In exchange, a tenant in a tiny house on wheels gets to live there.

02/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

Wide Open Races

Sizing Up the Contenders for Greg Walden’s Soon-to-Be-Vacant Congressional Seat

Spoiler: the real race is on the GOP side.

02/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

PDX Index

Wanna Play in Oregon’s Great Outdoors This Spring? It’ll Cost You.

Kayakers, hikers, anglers, and RV’ers: prepare to cough up.

02/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

Commence Panic

Summer Camp Registration Season Is Upon Us

Portland Parks and Rec opens registration on Monday

02/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

Park and Ride

A Nice Winter Ski Session at Mount Hood Sounds Like a Good Idea, Right? Everyone Else Thinks So, Too

Main lots at Meadows and Timberline are filling by 8 a.m.

02/20/2020 By Julia Silverman

Wanderlust

Feeling Fernweh? Hop On a Direct Flight Out of Here

Condor Airlines is bumping up the return of its seasonal nonstop flights between Portland and Frankfurt.

02/18/2020 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Just Exactly What Is Happening in Salem Right Now?

Environmentalists and the timber industry agree to work together, and Senate Republicans don't like it one bit.

02/17/2020 By Julia Silverman

Public Transit

Tell TriMet What You Think About Its Proposed New Max Line

The Southwest Corridor Line would run from downtown to Bridgeport Village.

02/12/2020 By Julia Silverman