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. 

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

Gorge Guide

Where to Eat, Stay & Play in Hood River, White Salmon & Bingen

Windsurfing, cherry-picking, and rafting await in these Oregon and Washington towns in the Columbia River Gorge.

03/17/2022 By Gabriel Granillo and Julia Silverman

Gorge Guide

Check Out the Closest Attractions in the Columbia River Gorge

Zip lines and treehouse suites at Skamania Lodge, classic soft serve in Cascade Locks, and hiking trails and waterfalls galore!

03/17/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Conner Reed, and Julia Silverman

Restaurants

Once a Pandemic Dining Novelty, Streeteries Are Here to Stay in Portland

Permits for outdoor dining expansions will remain free through August 2022. Come September, individual restaurants will be required to pay permit fees.

03/14/2022 By Julia Silverman

Self Care

The Best Beauty Spots in Portland for Your Post-Mask Glow-Up 

From microneedling to teeth whitening to facials, these Rose City beauty destinations will prep you for a new mask optional world.

03/11/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Fiona McCann, and Julia Silverman

Shopping Road Trip

Shop Stops in the Columbia River Gorge

Hood River’s Oak Street and its counterparts in Bingen and White Salmon make these connected Gorge towns a stealth shopping destination for clothes, gifts, and more.

03/11/2022 By Gabriel Granillo, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman

Travel

7 Last-Minute Spring Break Destinations for Sun-Deprived Portlanders

Still wondering where to go? Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Diego, and more await.

03/10/2022 By Dalila Brent, Shannon Daehnke, Gabriel Granillo, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, and Julia Silverman

Q&A

Tobias Read Has Two More Months to Make His Case to Democratic Voters

8 questions for the sitting state treasurer running for Oregon governor, which for the first time in 20 years won’t be occupied by an incumbent or former governor.

03/10/2022 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Want to Run for Office in Oregon This Year? Better Get on That

The deadline to file notice of your intent to run with the Secretary of State’s office is Tuesday at 5 pm.

03/08/2022 By Julia Silverman

Real Estate

These 9 Portland Neighborhoods Saw the Biggest Housing Price Jumps Last Year

Cathedral Park, Maplewood, and the Lloyd District lead the pack in the city's ferociously competitive housing market.

03/04/2022 By Julia Silverman

Schools

Portland's Largest School District to Go Mask Optional on March 14

PPS will remove the mask requirement, with other metro area school districts likely to follow suit.

03/03/2022 By Julia Silverman