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. 

Q+A

Oregon Clinics Are Bracing for the Supreme Court's Ruling on Roe v. Wade

The Lilith Clinic's Dr. Charlie Browne on getting ready to help women from the Midwest and the South, and why second-trimester care is so important.

12/07/2021 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories To Watch: December 6-12

Snow in the mountains, a new GM for the Blazers, and cutbacks at TriMet

12/06/2021 By Julia Silverman

Real Estate

Zillow Offers Flamed Out, but iBuying Isn’t Going Away in Portland

Opendoor and RedfinNow say they are ready to fill the homebuying gap.

12/03/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Oregon Is Getting Ready to Debut a Digital Vaccine Card

Use of the proof-of-vaccination card will be voluntary and optional, and there are no plans for a statewide vaccine passport requirement, officials say.

12/02/2021 By Julia Silverman

Real Estate

Dear Judge: A Love Letter about Real Estate Love Letters

Unpacking the legal twists and turns over the state's first-in-the-nation ban on letters from prospective homebuyers

12/01/2021 By Julia Silverman

Light a Fire

How 4 Nonprofits Stepped Up in the Pandemic

Vaccine clinics, mental health hotlines, hot meals, business support—these groups got help to those who most needed it.

11/30/2021 By Julia Silverman and Margaret Seiler

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch This Week, November 29–December 4

A big vote for Vacasa, more turmoil for the Newberg School Board, and what of the Omicron variant?

11/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

Health

Build a DIY Indoor Air Purifier

An easy step-by-step guide to building your own (hatched-in-Portland) Corsi box air purifier.

11/25/2021 By Julia Silverman Illustrations by michael novak

Health

Why Do Some People Get Long COVID? And What Does Recovery Look Like?

Long COVID isn’t yet well understood—but Oregon doctors, researchers, and long haulers themselves are trying to figure it out.

11/24/2021 By Julia Silverman

Interview

A Voice from the COVID Trenches

OHSU nurse Andy Paulson tells us why he’s sticking it out: 'We’re short staffed, we’re tired, people are really sick.’

11/23/2021 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch this Week, November 22–28

Football, Black Friday, and protests over the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict

11/22/2021 By Julia Silverman

Art

Portland's Finally Getting Its Own Immersive Van Gogh Show

Head to Exhibit Hall E at OCC for floor-to-ceiling projections of the Dutch master's greatest hits in ‘Beyond Van Gogh.’

11/19/2021 By Julia Silverman

Education

Six Weeks Ago, a Vaccine Mandate for PPS Seemed Like a Lock. No More.

PPS students may be subject to a vaccine mandate—or not. Here's the latest on the ongoing Covid-19 restriction negotiations.

11/18/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Do Recent Elections in Virginia, New Jersey Hold Clues for Oregon in 2022?

The three states are all recent Democratic strongholds with similar approaches to pandemic management.

11/17/2021 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch this Week, November 15–21

A big budget vote at the Portland City Council, more backstage drama for the Trail Blazers, and a deadline looms for Oregon renters

11/15/2021 With Julia Silverman

Business

Jobs Are Thick on the Ground in Oregon Right Now

There are lots of openings, especially in health care, in retail and at restaurants. But where are all the applicants?

11/12/2021 By Julia Silverman

Shopping

3 Tempting and Brand-New Storefronts in NW Portland

Eco-conscious clothing from Reformation, zippy leather totes from Portland Leather, and unexpected bottles at Flor Wines.

11/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories To Watch This Week, November 8-14

The Trail Blazers in trouble, budget bonanzas at City Hall and Infrastructure Week, for real this time.

11/08/2021 By Julia Silverman

Climate Change

This Portland-Based Company Wants to Make Your Milk Carbon Neutral

Bill Gates and Mark Cuban are big fans.

11/03/2021 By Julia Silverman

Q+A

Many Teachers Say They're At a Breaking Point. So Now What?

Talking with Portland Association of Teachers President Elizabeth Thiel about possible solutions, from more planning time to fewer standardized tests

11/01/2021 By Julia Silverman