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

Cycle City

The Portland Bike Boom Is Real

Even in a pandemic, you can still ride a bike. Problem is, everyone else wants one, too.

05/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

31 Oregon Counties Have Been Approved for Phase 1 Reopening

Two were denied and three (including Multnomah County) did not apply.

05/14/2020 By Eden Dawn and Julia Silverman

Survey Says

Postcards From Pill Hill: New Study Aims to Pinpoint Coronavirus’s Presence in Oregon

Almost 8 percent of Oregon households will receive an invite to participate in the year-long OHSU research project.

05/12/2020 By Julia Silverman

Slowly but Surely

What We Know About the Three-Phase Plan to Reopen Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown’s plan to reopen the state could begin as early as this Friday—but not for Portland.

05/12/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Politics

Blue State Governors Are Banding Together to Ask for More Federal Aid

But the GOP, led by President Trump, is pushing back hard.

05/11/2020 By Julia Silverman

Dollars and Sense

A Sober Budget Plan for Pandemic-Stricken Portland

Mayor Ted Wheeler's plan would spend $75 million less than the current budget.

05/07/2020 By Julia Silverman

Drop Everything And Read

Demand for E-Books and Audiobooks Has Gone Bonkers at the Multnomah County Library

Tops on Portlander's list of required pandemic reading? Cozy old favorites, how-to and self-help tomes, and wise words from Michelle Obama.

05/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Follow the Numbers

Coronavirus Takes a Heavy Toll on Minority Communities, Oregon Data Shows

White people make up 69 percent of Multnomah County's population, but only 51 percent of coronavirus cases.

05/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Take It To The Streets

Reversing Course, Portland to Close Off Some Neighborhood Streets to Through Traffic

The move will create more space for walkers, joggers, and cyclists to safely social distance.

04/28/2020 By Julia Silverman

Voting Time

A Handy, Quick Guide to Local Candidates in the May 19 Primary

Coronavirus hasn't canceled the upcoming vote.

04/24/2020 By Margaret Seiler and Julia Silverman

The Supremes

After 86 Years, Oregon's Non-Unanimous Jury Convictions Rule Struck Down by the US Supreme Court

The verdict is a big win for criminal justice reform advocates.

04/20/2020 By Julia Silverman

Testing, Testing

Gov. Kate Brown Wants to Test 15,000 Oregonians Per Week for Coronavirus. It Might Not Be Enough.

And even that exceeds the state’s current testing capabilities.

04/18/2020 By Julia Silverman

Sidewalk Frogger

Portland City Officials Resist Calls to Close Off Low-Traffic Residential Streets

Some neighborhood residents are taking things into their own hands.

04/14/2020 By Julia Silverman

Please No

Spring's Basically Canceled. Will Summer Be Next?

Organizers of some of the sunny season's biggest bashes weigh whether they can continue as planned.

04/12/2020 By Julia Silverman

How We’re Coping

A Portland Public School Teacher (and Award-Winning Graphic Novelist) on Being There for His Students Onscreen

Aron Nels Steinke talks virtual education and how to support your local indie bookstore.

04/09/2020 By Julia Silverman

School's Out

BREAKING: Gov. Kate Brown Closes Oregon Schools for the Remainder of the School Year

The decision was expected. But that doesn't mean it hurts any less.

04/08/2020 By Julia Silverman

Social Distancing

Sick of Staying Home? Get Over It.

Data shows that staying home is working in Oregon. So even when the sun comes out next week, you should stay close to home.

04/04/2020 By Julia Silverman

Socially Distant Learning

School's In, at Your House. Now What?

Advice from a pro for the homeschooling journey ahead of parents everywhere

04/02/2020 By Julia Silverman

Face/Off

Can Portland Stop Tech Companies from Using Your Face?

The city council votes this month on banning facial recognition technology.

04/01/2020 By Sam Hill