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

Politics

Death Cab for Cutie Team Up with Stacey Abrams to Fight Voter Suppression

The indie band and Georgia politician join forces to educate voters, one private song at a time.

10/14/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Election 2020

Play the Multnomah County Voters’ Pamphlet Scavenger Hunt!

Can you find these items in that 120-pager that just dropped?

10/12/2020 By Margaret Seiler

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

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

Politics

Here's What You Need to Know About Portland's Upcoming Election

Got questions about voting in Oregon? We've got answers.

10/01/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Politics

A Handy Pandemic-Proof Guide to Getting Out the Vote

Before you fill out your ballot, encourage others to do the same.

09/30/2020 By Morgan Westling

Gunpowder, Treason & Plot

Portland Is an “Anarchist District” Now, I Guess

The DOJ slammed the Rose City for permitting “anarchy, violence, and destruction” in a memo this morning that threatened to cut federal aid.

09/21/2020 By Conner Reed

Trump v. Oregon

Oregon Lawyers Have Spent Almost Four Years Suing the Trump Administration

Here’s what they have to show for it.

09/19/2020 By Julia Silverman

Supreme

RIP RBG: Oregon Pays Tribute to the Legendary Supreme Court Justice

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg was met with outpouring of grief and gratitude from Oregonians.

09/18/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Democracy and Drag

Poison Waters Gets Primed to Drag Out the Vote

One of Oregon’s best loved drag queens is joining a national organization to get people voting.

08/20/2020 By Fiona McCann

Pomo Picks

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to This Week: Aug 19

The content in our queues, from the DNC roll call to Zadie Smith

08/20/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Politics

How Oregon's Contribution to That Viral DNC Roll Call Video Came Together

The stitched-together montage highlighted sweeping vistas from coast to coast—and a historic Oregon transit station.

08/19/2020 By Julia Silverman

Real Estate

City Deals a Big Blow to Single Family Zoning in Portland

President Trump has been tweeting about backing off on zoning regulations. Portland is headed in the opposite direction.

08/19/2020 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Dan Ryan Elected to Portland City Council, Defeating Loretta Smith in Runoff

Unlike Tuesday’s other big winners (Dame, the Timbers, Maya Rudolph), he had to wait a night to confirm the results.

08/12/2020 By Margaret Seiler