Oregon Woman 2020

This Portland ER Doctor Is Advocating for Health Care Workers

Val Griffeth cofounded GetUsPPE, a site connecting doctors with much needed equipment, and has taken a seat at the national.

06/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

Oregon Woman 2020

This Local Internist Is a Doctor by Day, Activist by Night

The 2016 election galvanized Smitha Chadaga. Now she's putting three years of advocacy to work for coronavirus patients.

06/01/2020 By Eden Dawn

Oregon Woman 2020

Oregon's Oracle on Managing the Coronavirus Pandemic

Back in mid-March, Maxine Dexter wrote the blueprint for how Oregon should manage the crisis ahead.

06/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Oregon Woman 2020

Meet the Voice of Portland's Coronavirus Response

Esther Choo—ER doc, social media force, and mobile hospital unit innovator—has become the spokesperson for an entire medical community during a global pandemic.

06/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

Buy Queer

Coronavirus Has Devastated Portland’s Queer-Owned Businesses

Happy Pride month. Here’s how you can help.

06/01/2020 By Elise Herron

Essay

Nights at the Roxy, an All-Ages Queer Haven

Notes on downtown’s 24-hour neon dive from a former teenage client

06/01/2020 By Thom Hilton

Rescue 503

With a Shortage of Protective Gear, Oregon Businesses Pivoted Fast

Repurposed plants and volunteer makers have helped keep essential workers covered.

06/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Tie Fighter

Our State Epidemiologist’s Bow Ties Are Unsung Heroes of Oregon’s Pandemic Response

“If you can have something that brings a smile to your face, that helps,” says Dr. Dean Sidelinger.

06/01/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Wine, Actually

Two Portlanders Shared a Socially Distance Glass of Wine, and It Went Viral

We rewrote their story as the meet-cute it was meant to be.

06/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

The Savior Network

Portland’s Grassroots Campaigns Step In When Others Have Failed

Community and volunteer-driven efforts are a testament to human kindness. But they also reveal deep fractures within our foundational safety nets.

06/01/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Take It To The Streets

This Summer, Portland Will Make Room For Dining On The Streets

Starting today, businesses can apply for permits to set up tables and displays on parking lots and streets

05/28/2020 By Jason Notte

Sponsored Content

How to speak to children and teens about emotional health during trying times

Kids feel Covid-19 stress too. Here are some tips for starting a conversation with a young person in your life and helping them through it.

05/28/2020

Risky Business

How’s Your COVID-19 Risk Tolerance Looking These Days?

Here's some handy shorthand to help you navigate a post-shelter-at-home world.

05/28/2020 By Julia Silverman

Pomo Picks

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to to Take Your Mind Off the Apocalypse: Week of May 27

The Portland Monthly staff shares the non-pandemic content keeping us sane this week.

05/28/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

How We’re Coping

This LaurelThirst Co-Owner Has Swapped Pub Life for a Grocery Delivery Van

Musicians know how to show up on time, says Lewi Longmire, and they definitely know how to pack a van.

05/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Hell on Wheels

More E-Scooters Are Returning to Portland’s Streets. But Will People Ride Them?

Pondering the future of micro-mobility in a coronavirus-scarred world.

05/24/2020 By Julia Silverman

Shopping

Retail Is Open. Now What?

Portland is still under a stay at home order, but retail stores are ready for customers. How are boutique owners coping?

05/22/2020 By Eden Dawn

How We’re Coping

After a Health Scare, This Portland Tailor Is Sewing Again

‘When you sew, you can always find some work, even in the worst pandemics,’ says Earl Marson.

05/22/2020 By Margaret Seiler

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The Power of Practicing Self-Care and Resilience in Tough Times

Dr. Han-Chun Liang, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente Northwest, offers advice on how to start building resilience and strengthening our ability to bounce back after the COVID-19 outbreak.

05/22/2020

Love & Psychology

Portland Couples Therapist Studies the Impact of Shelter-in-Place Orders

Jan Dworkin shares her thoughts on what we can learn from the coronavirus, couples, and “failed” relationships.

05/20/2020 By Gabriel Granillo