Elections

3 Key Takeaways from an Unpredictable Primary Election Night in Oregon

Money isn't everything, incumbents hang on, and Oregon's year of the woman shapes up with Kotek, Drazan, McLeod-Skinner, and Chavez-DeRemer leading their races.

05/17/2022 By Julia Silverman

Analysis

5 Juicy Subplots to Watch for on Election Night in Portland

Oregon's primary elections are Tuesday, May 17. From the money to the female candidates hoping to dominate, here's what you need to know.

05/13/2022 By Julia Silverman

Health

Oregon’s Menstrual Dignity Act Hits the Right-Wing Outrage Machine

Advocates for the bill, which puts tampons and other period supplies in school bathrooms, say its critics have completely missed the point—it’s about equity.

05/10/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Elections

We Read the Voters' Pamphlet so You Don't Have to

Just kidding! You should read it too, but here are some highlights

04/26/2022 By Julia Silverman

Analysis

Oregon Primary Campaign Ads Take Over Your TV

We’ve got the lowdown on some of the prominent ads in rotation as gubernatorial candidates battle for primary wins.

04/19/2022 By Julia Silverman

Presidential Plans

What Should President Biden Do on His Portland Trip?

We’ve put together an itinerary for no. 46, who will be in town Thursday to discuss infrastructure and, presumably, eat a LOT of ice cream.

04/18/2022 By Portland Monthly Staff

Politics

It's a Non-Affiliated Voter's World Now—and They Can't Vote in It

The number of voters who aren't affiliated with a political party continue to swell in Oregon. But when it comes to the May 17 primary, they are out of luck.

04/13/2022 By Julia Silverman

Movers & Shakers

Perfect Party: Spring 2022

From Dua Lipa to Ava Duvernay to a real clown, here's who we’re inviting to our dinner table for a spring soirée.

03/21/2022 By Conner Reed

Q&A

Tobias Read Has Two More Months to Make His Case to Democratic Voters

8 questions for the sitting state treasurer running for Oregon governor, which for the first time in 20 years won’t be occupied by an incumbent or former governor.

03/10/2022 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Want to Run for Office in Oregon This Year? Better Get on That

The deadline to file notice of your intent to run with the Secretary of State’s office is Tuesday at 5 pm.

03/08/2022 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories To Watch, February 28–March 6

Rain returns with a vengeance, how to help Ukraine and more.

02/28/2022 By Julia Silverman

Analysis

What's Next in Portland's Strategy for Houselessness?

Plenty of questions remain, including when the Safe Rest Villages, originally promised by the end of 2021, will be up and running.

02/25/2022 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch, February 21–27

The legislative session heats up, Portland City Council on parking, and the aftermath of a deadly weekend.

02/21/2022 By Julia Silverman

Politics

With Kristof Out, What’s Next for the Oregon Governor’s Race?

Looking at how the Oregon Supreme Court decision will affect other candidates, including Tina Kotek, Tobias Read, and Betsy Johnson, in the months ahead

02/17/2022 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories To Watch This Week, February 14–20

A big ask for emergency shelter spending, the police contract up for debate, and yet more turmoil for the Timbers

02/14/2022 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Is this Really the End for Masks in Oregon?

The state says the indoor mask mandate can expire on March 31. But what that will look like in practice depends on where you live, work, and go to school.

02/08/2022 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories To Watch This Week, February 7–13

Contracts for the police, the Portland schools superintendent, and the short session continues in Salem.

02/07/2022 By Julia Silverman

In Memoriam

5 Reasons Bud Clark Was Portland’s Most Unforgettable Mayor

John Elwood "Bud" Clark, who served as Portland's mayor from 1985 to 1992, died on February 1 from congestive heart failure.

02/02/2022 By Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch This Week, January 31–February 6

Kristof's day in court, the short legislative session kicks off, and is omicron finally on the run?

01/31/2022 By Julia Silverman

Money & Politics

Who Is Donating in Portland City Council Elections?

With contributions capped, big players with names like Goodman, Kafoury, and Jubitz are writing small checks to candidates for city commissioner.

01/25/2022 By Margaret Seiler