Politics

Oregon Just Got a Sixth Congressional Seat

Oregon is one of only six states in the country to gain a Congressional seat thanks to population growth. Let the political jockeying begin!

04/26/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

The Strangest Election in America Right Now Is This Portland School Board Race

The backstory on how Facebook pleas, a Zoom call, and a late change of heart created chaos in North Portland’s Zone 4.

04/11/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Elections

Same-Day Voter Registration, Extra Ballot Drop Boxes, and More Could Be Headed Our Way

Gov. Kate Brown's 2021-2023 budget includes a handful of proposals to further expand voter access statewide.

12/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Politics

The Votes Are In—Now Let's Obsessively Analyze the Results!

A county-by-county breakdown points to suburbs going bluer, a coast turning red, and an emerging battleground.

11/09/2020 By Julia Silverman

Pomo Picks

How to Chill Out While You Wait for Election Results

We know. We know. Here's how we're regulating our breath.

11/05/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Election 2020

5 Takeaways From a Wild Election Night

And it's not over yet, folks

11/04/2020 By Julia Silverman

Politics

On Election Night, Portland Kept It Peaceful

But the Oregon National Guard remains on standby for the next few days, as national uncertainty swirls around the presidential race

11/04/2020 By Andrew Jankowski

Protests

Live Coverage of Portland's Election Night 2020 Demonstrations

Protests are expected to swell tonight. We have eyes on the ground.

11/03/2020 By Andrew Jankowski and Portland Monthly Staff

Election 2020

LIVE: Statewide Races Results

Live results and analysis on Oregon's most important races, from US congressional seats to secretary of state.

11/03/2020 By Julia Silverman

Election 2020

LIVE: Portland City Council & Metro Results

Live results and analysis on the city's most important races, from the mayor's office to a hotly contested city council seat

11/03/2020 By Fiona McCann and Margaret Seiler

Election 2020

LIVE: Oregon Ballot Measure Results

Live results and analysis on city and state ballot measures, from a new police oversight board to legalized mushrooms.

11/03/2020 By Eden Dawn, Gabriel Granillo, and Conner Reed

Photography

Jason Langer’s New Series Explores Hope, Light and Shadows, and the Creative Process

The Portland-based photographer’s new exhibit, 100 Sunrises (Before the Election), is set to release on election day.

11/03/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Election 2020

What to Cook, Eat, and Drink for Election Night 2020

Prepare yourself for the best and worst with all-consuming recipes, takeout comfort food, and quarantine-approved wines.

10/31/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Politics

5 Juicy Subplots to Watch before Election Day

Election results start coming in tomorrow. Here’s what we’ll be reading up on until then.

10/29/2020 By Julia Silverman

PoMo Picks

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to This Week: Oct 29

The content in our queues, from Cronenberg body horror to the return of Baby Yoda. Plus: it's voting time!

10/29/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

CIVIC LIFE

Multnomah County's Vaunted Library System Is Redefining Itself for the Pandemic Era

The changes have not come without pushback.

10/28/2020 By Fiona McCann

Politics

Four Oregon-Made Politics Podcasts to Stream Before Election Day

From rational Republicans to the ins-and-outs of voting, there’s a pod for every politics junkie out there.

10/24/2020 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: How the Coronavirus Killed the Ballot Measure in Oregon

On this episode of Footnotes, news editor Julia Silverman talks Oregon’s ballot measures, as well as the state’s long history with citizen-backed init...

10/23/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Elections

In Praise of the Ballot Drop Box, the Unsung Heroes of This Endless Election Season

Voters around Oregon have been heading to drop box sites in droves

10/22/2020 By Riley Blake