Real Estate

Five Years in the Making, Argyle Gardens Is a Departure for Affordable Housing in Portland

Is North Portland’s design-forward cohousing building a one-off, or the new face of affordable housing in the city?

03/31/2021 By Julia Silverman

Real Estate

Are Rents in Portland Finally Trending Down?

Signs of the city's declining rent are especially evident in areas like downtown and Northwest.

03/30/2021 By Renata Geraldo

Real Estate

The Pandemic-Era Condo Market Has Finally Picked Up—But at Blast-from-the-Past Prices

In the Pearl, condo prices dropped more than 10 percent, back to their 2014 value.

03/30/2021 By Renata Geraldo

Real Estate

It’s Tough to Buy a House in Portland Right Now

But the city’s suburbs and exurbs are even hotter markets.

03/29/2021 By Anthony Macuk

News

Oregonians Remember Beverly Cleary

‘I’m just so sad. I think she becomes a little piece of you, and all of a sudden that little piece is gone, yet carries on, and I'm so grateful for what she's contributed. She brought a lot of joy to our family.’

03/27/2021 By Conner Reed

Politics

Filibuster Reform Is Having a Moment. Jeff Merkley Can Take a Lot of the Credit.

Oregon's junior senator has been agitating for changing the system since 2009.

03/25/2021 By Julia Silverman

Feature

In a State Divided by More Than the Cascades, Can Oregon's Flagship Public Radio Station Bridge the Gap?

After nearly doubling its newsroom’s size in the past five years, Oregon Public Broadcasting is ready to rumble.

03/21/2021 By Julia Silverman

Cannabis

Big Changes Could Be Coming for Cannabis in Oregon

And that's a good thing: the Oregon Cannabis Equity Act would help level the playing field for BIPOC communities.

03/21/2021 By Sam Pape

Footnotes

LISTEN: The Portland Rose Festival and the Future of Large-Crowd Events in Oregon

Portland Monthly news editor Julia Silverman talks with Portland Rose Festival Foundation CEO Jeff Curtis about challenges large outdoor events are fa...

03/19/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

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

Small Business

Orox Leather's Storefront Smashed and $26,000 of Product Stolen

The locally owned, family business has been broken into twice in a month in middle-of-the-night attacks.

03/11/2021 By Eden Dawn

Health

Portland Is Getting Its First New Independent Abortion Clinic in Two Decades

The Lilith Clinic will provide abortions up to the 22 week mark of pregnancy.

03/10/2021 By Julia Silverman

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

Education

New Data Shows Sliding Grades for Portland High Schoolers

The percentage of those earning Fs and Incompletes is up, particularly among students from Pacific Islander, Latino, and Indigenous backgrounds.

03/04/2021 By Julia Silverman

News & Events

Oregon's Day of Empathy Centers Women, Dignity, and Criminal Justice Reform

The national event aims to shine a light on individuals impacted by the criminal legal system.

03/01/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

Oregonians Reflect on One Year with the Coronavirus

Nosy questions about a year in lockdown

02/28/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Coronavirus

As COVID Case Numbers Drop in Portland, Local Libraries Plan for Reopening

In Multnomah County, five branches in underserved communities will be the first to reopen, but there's no date set yet.

02/27/2021 By Julia Silverman

Media News

Shoutout Aims to Fill a Void in Portland's LGBTQ Coverage

“We can’t let people with lifetimes of activism and work be forgotten. You need somebody with a pot of glue to put things together."

02/16/2021 By Conner Reed