Open Letter

Dear Australia, Please Don’t Kill the Oregon Pigeon

A bird named Joe just flew 8,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean. Authorities down under have deemed him a killable quarantine risk.

01/14/2021 By Conner Reed

News

Election Actor Jessica Campbell Has Died in Portland

The 38-year-old naturopath passed away on December 29.

01/14/2021 By Conner Reed

Q & A

Oregon Representative Suzanne Bonamici Recalls Her Experience as Terrorists Invaded the Capitol

“We heard a couple of footsteps. I didn't look out to see who it was, I didn't want to open the door," she says. "We heard there were people firing guns into...

01/08/2021 By Eden Dawn

News

Oregon Lawmakers Call for the Removal of President Trump

In the wake of violence at the Capitol, some of our local lawmakers are calling for invoking the 25th Amendment and impeachment.

01/07/2021 By Eden Dawn and Fiona McCann

Dispatch

Who Speaks for the Black Lives Matter Movement in Portland? It’s Complicated.

Portland’s Black community is relatively small—and yet, it certainly does not speak with a single voice.

12/19/2020 By Jagger Blaec

Arts & Culture

This Artist Is the Sole Resident of an Oregon Ghost Town. He’s Just Been Told to Leave.

John Simpkins has lived and painted out of a schoolhouse in Andrews, Oregon, for a decade. Now he’s looking for a new home.

12/18/2020 By Christen McCurdy

News

Amid an Uncertain Year, a New Vanguard Emerges in Portland Journalism

A look at the independent journalists who have live-streamed the revolution.

12/06/2020 By Fiona McCann

History

First Theft, Then Recovery, and Now Restoration for a Historic Oregon Quilt

Fifteen women of color worked together to stitch the quilt, which is almost 50 years old.

12/04/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Local Business

These Portlanders Have Closed Their Own Shops. But That Isn't All They're Missing.

We asked Toffee Club’s Niki Diamond to tell us about a dearly departed outlet she’s mourning, and then kept the shout-outs going.

12/02/2020 By Julia Silverman

Design

How Retired MAX Cars Could Help Portland’s Most Underserved Communities

A revolutionary concept dubbed "The Afro-Village Movement" aims to reconstruct the models to offer food, hygiene, and therapy for those experiencing homeless...

11/23/2020 By Sam Pape

Coronavirus

Comparing Lockdown Levels in the West Coast States

Is a freeze by any other name just as strict? Let's find out!

11/18/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

As COVID Numbers Rise, Gov. Kate Brown and OHA Institute New Two-Week 'Freeze'

It's takeout only for bars and restaurants; social gatherings should be only two households or up to six people.

11/13/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

Governor Kate Brown Issues a Plea for Oregonians to Stay With Their Household. Will It Work?

As nine Oregon counties head into a two-week “pause,” what got us here and what does it mean?

11/11/2020 By Gabriel Granillo and Fiona McCann

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

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

News

More Oregon Kids Could Soon Be Heading Back to School

Gov. Kate Brown announced new metrics on Friday for school reopening—even as daily case counts hit their highest-ever totals in Oregon.

10/30/2020 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: Why Stenography Matters in Oregon Today

Stephanie Gehring on the importance of courtroom reporters and stenographers and why the shift toward digital recordings matters.

10/30/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Jobs

You Could Join a Steno Pool

And you don’t even need to be a beauty school drop-out! Read on for more about this growing field.

10/30/2020 By Stephanie Gehring

News

In Oregon, Stenography Is a Social Justice Issue

State courts cut budgets by using digital recordings instead of live reporters—risking relitigation of cases.

10/29/2020 By Stephanie Gehring

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