Stay Home, Save Lives

Did the Governor's Order for Oregonians to Stay Home Come Soon Enough?

Health officials say the order's business regulations need to be even stricter.

03/23/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge “Waterfall Corridor” Shuts Down

State and federal agencies are stepping in to keep crowds away from popular attractions.

03/23/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

Art from Home

How to Stream and Support Portland Artists During the Coronavirus Outbreak

A rotating list of online events by Portland-area artists and the most direct ways to get money in their pockets.

03/20/2020 By Conner Reed and Fiona McCann

How We're Coping

A Portland Family Doctor Talks Protocols and Patient Treatment Under Coronavirus

Crystal Query treats patients at a Northeast Portland clinic, which has had to make major changes in the ever changing landscape of a global pandemic.

03/20/2020 By Fiona McCann

How We're Coping

A Portland Performer Discusses the State of the Arts Under Coronavirus

John Ellingson is the associate artistic director at Northwest Children's Theater and father to a 1-year-old daughter. In the face of a global pandemic, he's...

03/20/2020 By Conner Reed

Furry Fun

Dogs Can Do Social Distancing, Too

Guide Dogs for the Blind has some very good dogs.

03/20/2020 By Fiona McCann

Coronavirus

Portland-Area Farmers Markets Ramp Up for the Busy Season with New Precautions

For many local farmers, Portland’s regional markets are their only hope.

03/20/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

Census 2020

Coronavirus Has Canceled a Lot of Stuff—But Not the Census

Census forms started showing up in Oregonians' mailboxes this week.

03/20/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Spring Break In Place: State Parks, Campgrounds, and Forests Are Closing to Overnight Guests

And while we’re on the subject—is it even safe to stay in an overnight rental on the coast?

03/19/2020 By Benjamin Tepler and Julia Silverman

Love & Psychology

Love in the Time of COVID-19

OSU professor Regan Gurung helps us cultivate our relationships with one word: patience.

03/19/2020 By Gabriel Granillo Illustrations by Brian Breneman

Coronavirus

Attorney Jonathan Hardin Explains Why Insurance Companies are Rejecting Coronavirus Claims

Many local businesses believed when Governor Brown shut them down to slow the virus, that would trigger their insurance benefits and save their companies. We asked an attorney to explain why they likely won't get the help they believe.

03/19/2020 By Eden Dawn

Coronavirus

Many Business Insurance Policies Won’t Cover Loss Due to Coronavirus

Most small businesses have Loss of Business insurance,. But not many know about the fine print that could void all their claims related to the coronavirus.

03/19/2020 By Eden Dawn

Corona for kids

Portland Publisher's New Book Helps Kids Understand Coronavirus

A kids book about COVID-19 is available for download from the website—and it’s free.

03/19/2020 By Fiona McCann

Pomo Picks

Things We Love That Have Nothing to Do With Coronavirus: Week of March 18

The Portland Monthly team shares the non-pandemic stuff that’s keeping us sane.

03/18/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Breaking News

Amidst Restaurant Industry Collapse, Coquine Supports Farmers with a New CSA Model

In addition to elaborate takeout menus, you can now order the same coveted produce, dairy, and coffee used by the restaurant.

03/18/2020 By Karen Brooks

Public Health

Coronavirus Watch: What Oregonians Need to Know Today

News about the public health crisis is coming at you fast. Here are the essentials.

03/18/2020 With Portland Monthly Staff

Politics

Will Coronavirus Make the Country Listen to Ron Wyden’s Vote-by-Mail Pitch?

It’s tough to maintain social distancing at a polling station. Oregon’s senior senator has been pushing for a national vote-by-mail policy.

03/18/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Will I Get Coronavirus from Ordering Takeout?

The lowdown on safety and ethics in Portland’s new takeout-only restaurant reality.

03/18/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

How We’re Coping

We Tried a Socially Distant Impromptu Block Party

It felt good to see other humans. We’re going to try it every day.

03/18/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Social Distancing

All the Things You Can Do with Your Library Card That Aren't Going to the Library

Audiobooks, archives, music, and a mind-blowing film selection are yours, courtesy of an internet connection and library card number.

03/17/2020 By Conner Reed