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

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

Politics

Things Are Getting Interesting in These Two Local Congressional Races

In these parts, the presidential race is no nailbiter. But keep an eye on DeFazio vs. Skarlatos and Herrera-Beutler vs. Long.

10/22/2020 By Julia Silverman

Politics

The Busiest Man in Oregon Right Now Is Also One of the Country’s Foremost Early Voting Experts

The past seven months have been a blur. But forecasting what’s to come keeps professor Paul Gronke up at night.

10/16/2020 By Julia Silverman

Health

Oregonians Are Wearing Their Masks, a New Survey Shows

But they're a lot less certain about whether they want to get a coronavirus vaccine

10/08/2020 By Julia Silverman

Politics

New Trail Blazers Initiative Urges Fans to Get Out and Vote

The team is using its platform to help fans register, vote, and fill out the census.

10/06/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Politics

The Census Goalposts Keep Moving, Leaving Oregon Organizers Scrambling

If you haven’t yet filled out your form for the once-a-decade count, stop reading right now and go do it. Seriously, right now.

10/03/2020 By Riley Blake

Footnotes

LISTEN: Retail and Fashion in a Coronavirus World, with Eden Dawn

Portland Monthly editor-in-chief Marty Patail talks with style editor Eden Dawn about how retail and fashion in Portland are adapting to the coronavirus.

10/02/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Feature

Who Is Committing Violence Against Trans Women?

Two Portland organizers explain how transmisogyny and oppression are structural—and how we can fight back.

10/02/2020 By Tuck Woodstock Illustrations by Ebin Lee

Editor's Note

Giving Thanks for the Things We Can Still Appreciate

2020 isn’t built for gratitude. But maybe it’s possible to take a dose of the good with the bad.

10/02/2020 By Marty Patail

Politics

The November Ballot Is Shorter Than Usual. Here's What's on It.

Portlanders will be asked to weigh in on drug decriminalization, universal preschool, campaign finance reform, and more.

10/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Coronavirus Killed the Ballot Measure in Oregon

In November, Oregonians will vote on just four statewide measures, the lowest number in 60+ years.

10/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Here Are the Races We’re Clocking This Election Season

Wheeler vs. Iannarone, Mapps vs. Eudaly, Merkley vs. Perkins, and more.

10/01/2020 By Julia Silverman