Outdoors

Here’s What You Need to Know about Outdoor Recreation during COVID-19

Should I wear a mask outside? Which trails should I avoid? Here’s our brief guide to outdoor etiquette in and around Portland.

07/10/2020 By Lauren Carlos, Gabriel Granillo, and Julia Silverman

Business

Doctors, Doughnuts, Sawmills, and New Car Dealers: Who Got Big PPP Loans in Oregon

More than 1,000 businesses in the state got $1 million or more.

07/07/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Pandemic Sports

Soccer’s NWSL Challenge Cup Is Downright Binge-Worthy

This tournament has everything! And it’s easy to catch up on the action so far.

07/07/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Our Pandemic Year

Mask Up, Oregon: Coronavirus Is Not Going Away

One hundred days after imposing lockdown, Gov. Kate Brown strikes a grim note for fall and winter.

07/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

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Prioritizing Childhood Immunizations During Covid-19

In the midst of a pandemic, pediatric vaccination clinics work to help keep kids healthy and safe.

07/01/2020

Unemployment

A Staffer Alleges Mismanagement in the Unemployment Office Affecting Thousands of Claims

"I sat at my desk, played with my phone, and got paid for it. Your tax dollars paid me to sit at my desk and play on Instagram.”

06/26/2020 By Eden Dawn

Coronavirus

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Call from a Contact Tracer

As testing ramps up in Oregon, more people will be hearing from their local public health departments .

06/26/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Businesses in Portland Finally Open Back Up, But Who Knows for How Long?

A few days after Multnomah County entered phase one, it's not yet business as usual.

06/23/2020 By Julia Silverman

Mask Up

How a Masked Merkley Boosted Sales for a Local Boutique

When Folly boutique was asked to make Senator Merkley some Oregon-themed masks, they jumped to the task.

06/23/2020 By Eden Dawn

Sports

Saturday’s Portland Thorns Game Is Set to Kick Off the Return of Pro Sports in the US

Tobin Heath has opted out of the Challenge Cup, and the Orlando Pride will not attend after multiple players test positive for COVID-19.

06/23/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Outdoors

Going Camping in Oregon in the COVID Era? Plan Ahead.

As Portlanders head for the hills, they’ll find a patchwork of campground closures and limited services.

06/19/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Beyond Hunger Games

The Food Scene's New Rallying Cry: Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

Portland's food scene is changed forever. But we were built to survive. “Portland was meant for this moment.”

06/16/2020 By Karen Brooks

COVID-Era Sports

The Winterhawks Wait, the Hops Hope, and the Pickles Get Ready to Play

Local minor league and amateur teams still face uncertainty, but baseball is back on this summer with the Wild Wild West League.

06/14/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Our Pandemic Summer

Your Burning Coronavirus Questions, Answered

Reading the tea leaves (a.k.a. data) on where Oregon goes from here

06/12/2020 By Julia Silverman

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Understanding Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

What parents should know about this rare condition and its relationship to Covid-19

06/11/2020

For Your Consideration

Ask a (Teenage) Ethicist

It’s all a lot right now. Let one of Oregon’s teen Ethics Bowl competitors shed some light.

06/09/2020 By Julia Silverman

Animal Kingdom

The Pandemic, Wild Animals, and You

Here's what Portlanders should know about wildlife, conservation, and COVID-19.

06/07/2020 By Stephanie Gehring

Community

A Portland-Made PSA Helps the Native Community Adapt to COVID-19

With high infection rates among tribal communities, Exercise Safe Sweats aims to keep traditions alive, and elders protected.

06/02/2020 By Eden Dawn

Sports

The Portland Thorns Will Open Their 2020 Season on June 27

With the Challenge Cup, the National Women’s Soccer League is scheduled to be the first US major league to return to play.

06/01/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Thesis Statement

How the Thesis Became Portland’s Premiere Hip-Hop Showcase

Thesis—like everyone else—is trying to figure out how to survive as a digital entity.

06/01/2020 By Donovan M. Smith