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

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

Coronavirus

Multnomah County’s Mask Mandates May Stick Around Until Spring of 2022

Public health officials say they want to be extra-cautious about not overwhelming the health care system again.

10/27/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

It's Official: New York Times Writer Nick Kristof Is Running for Governor

The Pulitzer Prize winner and Yamhill County native has thrown his hat in the proverbial ring.

10/27/2021 By Fiona McCann and Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories To Watch This Week, October 25-31

Vaping bans, the straight scoop on tourism, and Halloween's back, baby.

10/25/2021 By Julia Silverman

Shop Here Now

Get to Madder Collective for Eco-ethical Clothing, Standout Ceramics, and Pretty Perfumes

Poking around and finding all the pretty things at a just-right pandemic-era pop-up.

10/22/2021 By Julia Silverman

Wine Country

These Oregon Wineries Have Warm, Outdoor Seating

Where to safely sip your flight, all rainy season long.

10/21/2021 By Julia Silverman

Small Business

After a Devastating Fire, the Portland Garment Factory Is Back

The city's stylish incubator for the production runs of local fashion lines, soft goods, art installations, and more has a brand new space.

10/19/2021 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch This Week, October 19-26

Budget deals at Portland City Hall, a big new movie with an Oregon backstory, and a police investigation pulls back the curtain....maybe.

10/18/2021 By Julia Silverman

Q & A

Tina Kotek Has Been Ready for Her Close-Up

Questions for the gubernatorial candidate, Oregon House Speaker, and North Portlander

10/15/2021 By Julia Silverman

Real Estate

The Portland Real Estate Market Is Cooling Off, Just a Little Bit

But how long will that last?

10/13/2021 By Julia Silverman

Look Up

The Northern Lights Put On A Show Over Oregon This Week

Unfortunately, it’s over. But sky-watchers should take heart: Sightings of the aurora borealis may be getting more frequent here in the next few years.

10/12/2021 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories To Watch This Week, October 11-19

Who gets to decide the fate of downtown statues, the Blazers face preseason bumps, and nurses at Kaiser-Permanente consider going on strike.

10/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

The Business of Sports

UO's Standout Women's Basketball Player Sedona Prince just Dropped a Merch Line

And the best part is, in part because of her own activism, she gets to keep the profits.

10/06/2021 By Julia Silverman

Business

Vaccine Mandates Are Coming to the Nike Campus Near You

Private employers in Oregon are starting to jump on the vaccine mandate for their employees.

10/04/2021 By Julia Silverman