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. 

Politics

5 Takeaways from an Under-the-Radar Election Night

Yup, there was an election in Oregon tonight. Here’s what you need to know about the results.

05/18/2021 By Julia Silverman and Margaret Seiler

Publishing

Portland Is Getting the World's First Communal Zine Tricycle

Sarah Mirk is creating a hand-built “zine trike” that local creators can use to pedal (and peddle) their wares.

05/15/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN AGAIN: Coronavirus Vaccine Second Dose Potential Side Effects

With vaccine eligibility opening up to 12 to 15 year olds, we're revisiting an episode on what to expect when you're expecting vaccine side effects.

05/14/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

Pandemic Life in Oregon Is About to Change—Depending on Where You Live

Vaccine-eager counties are headed for a relaxation of capacity and gathering rules. Vaccine resistant counties won't be so lucky.

05/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

COVID-19 Is Finally Waning. Can Portland Let It Go?

Making the case for post-pandemic optimism, in a skittish Oregon

05/06/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

The Vaccine Floodgates Are Open in Oregon

Once the hottest ticket in town, vaccine appointments are now there for the taking.

05/03/2021 By Julia Silverman

Pets

The Instagram Dogs of PDX Airport's Mass Vaccination Site

Take your pup when you get your shot and make them famous.

04/29/2021 By Margaret Seiler and Julia Silverman

Business

Vaccine Freebies and Incentives Are Starting to Pop Up Around Portland

Got your shot? Congrats—you qualify for a discount on pot. Or a free Jell-O shot!

04/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Oregon Just Got a Sixth Congressional Seat

Oregon is one of only six states in the country to gain a Congressional seat thanks to population growth. Let the political jockeying begin!

04/26/2021 By Julia Silverman

Real Estate

What Happened After the HGTV Cameras Stopped Rolling for These Oregon Homeowners?

Over the years, Portland and environs have starred in our fair share of episodes of House Hunters.

04/24/2021 By Julia Silverman

Environment

Spring Cleaning Season Is Upon Us, Portland

Here’s where to donate, sell, and recycle all the stuff you don’t need anymore.

04/22/2021 By Julia Silverman

Education

Oregon Universities Are Weighing Whether to Mandate Student Vaccines for the Fall

Lewis & Clark College is the first in the state to announce it will do so.

04/21/2021 By Aurora Biggers, Reina Harwood, and Julia Silverman

Top Chef

‘Top Chef’ Season 18, Episode 3 Recap: Under African Skies

The chefs make gelato-inspired layered desserts, and then cook dishes inspired by Portland's pan-African restaurant scene

04/16/2021 By Julia Silverman

Education

Should Oregon Schools Stop Standardized Tests This Year?

With so little time in school buildings, districts are looking to opt out and scale back. But at what cost?

04/13/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

The Vaccine Floodgates Are Opening in Oregon. What Does That Mean for Mass Clinics?

They'll keep relying on community volunteers—but that's getting tougher at a critical juncture.

04/07/2021 By Julia Silverman

Bicycling

Biking Is Portland's Favorite Pandemic Activity, but Cycle Celebrations Are Still a Question Mark

Pedalpalooza, Sunday Parkways, and Bridge Pedal are still figuring out how to return in 2021

04/06/2021 By Julia Silverman