Coronavirus

COVID Cases Are Ticking Up in Oregon. Are Variants to Blame?

To head them off, the pace of vaccinations needs to pick up, experts say.

04/01/2021 By Julia Silverman and Gabriel Granillo

Vacation

In Oregon, Spring Break Is ... On?

Spring break 2020 was all canceled plans, empty flights, and closed campgrounds. This year, it's different.

03/20/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Health

So You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated in Oregon! Now What?

Good news: more get-togethers with your fellow vaxxed Oregonians are in your future.

03/19/2021 By Julia Silverman

Sports

Fans Set to Return to Outdoor Sporting Events at Limited Capacity in Oregon

The Portland Thorns’ April 9 game will be Oregon’s first live major sporting event with fans in the stands since the Blazers played on March 10, 2020.

03/17/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Work

Need a Quiet Office? You Can Rent a Daytime-Only Hotel Room

Pretend you have an office to drag yourself to.

03/15/2021 By Marty Patail

The Last Frontier

Pandemic Travel: An Essential Worker in Alaska

North to the Future, as Alaska’s motto says, but trapped in an ever-shifting COVID present

03/15/2021 By MacKensie Cornelius

Food News

Restaurants Can Now Reopen for Indoor Dining at 50% Capacity. But Will They?

As Multnomah County moves into the moderate risk category, restaurant owners face tough decisions.

03/12/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Karen Brooks

Education

So, Will Your Kid Be Back to School Full-Time in Oregon Next Year?

State education officials are hopeful but aren’t making promises just yet.

03/12/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: What Will Schools Look Like in the Fall?

Portland Monthly news editor Julia Silverman talks with Oregon Department of Education director Colt Gill about when schools might be able to go back ...

03/12/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Food News

Restaurant Calls Out Governor Brown over Lack of Vaccine Access for Workers

Handsome Pizza and Seastar Bakery say it is unfair for Multnomah County to ease indoor dining restrictions when their staff does not yet have access to vaccines.

03/11/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Higher Education

At the University of Oregon, Graduation Is Canceled, but a Pre-Olympic Track Event Is Still On

Frustrated students are questioning the decision.

03/10/2021 By Reina Harwood

Coronavirus

Oregon’s Contact Tracing App Was Slated for Release in January. It’s More than a Little Overdue.

State officials say it’s still coming, but not until later this spring.

03/06/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Coronavirus

Oregonians Reflect on One Year with the Coronavirus

Nosy questions about a year in lockdown

02/28/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Footnotes

LISTEN: Portland Monthly Looks Back on One Year with the Coronavirus

Marty Patail, Fiona McCann, Margaret Seiler, and Katherine Chew Hamilton talk about how we’re coping, overcoming, and changing.

02/26/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Essay

I Tried to Schedule an Oregon Vaccine Appointment Online

Flames. Flames on the side of my face.

02/25/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Dealing with Loss

Pandemic Travel: An Unexpected Trip to Italy

From airport cake to help with COVID tests via Nextdoor, slices of humanity shine through amid the grief.

02/13/2021 By Erin Codazzi

Environment

PPE and Plastic Waste Are on the Rise. But Cleanup Crews Are Here to Save Us.

As COVID-19 wears on, the simple act of picking up trash is more impactful than you might think.

02/09/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

Portland’s Mass Vaccination Site Offers Relief, Frustration, and a Return to Normalcy

We hear from folks who got their arms poked about the vaccination process at the Oregon Convention Center.

01/28/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Coronavirus

Oregon's Vaccine Rollout Faces More Hiccups, Closes Phase 1A Survey

“We understand people are frustrated and we share their frustration. There is not enough vaccine to vaccinate everyone who is eligible.”

01/26/2021 By Gabriel Granillo