News You Can Use

5 Stories to Watch This Week, September 20-27

Booster shots for the 65+ crowd, a redistricting ruckus in Salem, and more schoolkids in quarantine.

09/20/2021 By Julia Silverman

Reproductive Rights

Local Activists Are Planning an Abortion Rights March in Portland

The event, set for October 2, is one of dozens across the nation planned after Texas's recent ban on abortion after six weeks.

09/17/2021 By Julia Silverman

Visual Art

A New Exhibition Wrestles with the Meaning of Monuments

Converge 45’s ‘Prototypes,’ which opens August 25, attempts to chart a path forward after last summer’s statue-toppling.

08/20/2021 By Conner Reed

We Recommend

5 Great Portland-Made Podcasts for Summer Listening

Dissect Black Lives Matter, the Blazers, and your daddy issues.

07/23/2021 By Julia Silverman

Analysis

Traffic Stops Are About to Change in Portland

It's just the latest shift in a seismic year of back-and-forths with the Portland Police Bureau.

06/22/2021 By Julia Silverman

Volunteer

Mutual Aid Is Having a Moment in Portland. Here Are 5 Initiatives to Support.

An unscientific guide to the proliferating number of groups providing aid to those in need.

06/14/2021 By Fiona McCann

News

While the Moda Center Welcomes Back Fans, Stagehands Remain Benched

Inside one labor union's fight to help workers in a struggling live entertainment industry.

05/13/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Oregon Woman

10 Oregon Activists Pushing Us Forward

Lenia Donell, Jaime Cale, Shawn Roberts, Rhiannon Patterson, AJ McCreary, Rashelle Chase, LaQuisha Minnieweather, Samantha Gladu, and Anita Green are fightin...

03/27/2021 By Fiona McCann

Oregon Woman

Demetria Hester Is the Tough Black Mom the Movement Needs

"I’m a Black mom. I’ll cuss you out and say, ‘Baby, I did it for love.’"

03/27/2021 By Jenni Moore

Government

Dr. Markisha Smith Has Some Advice for Mayor Ted Wheeler

Good thing she's just accepted a job as his special adviser on racial justice and equity.

02/03/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: Police Violence, Civil Rights, and Black and Latinx Movements

In this interview from July 2020, Oregon State professor Joseph Orosco talks about how Black and Latinx/Chicanx movements of the past intersect in the wake o...

01/29/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Books

Powell's Will Continue to Sell Andy Ngo's Book Online

Some are calling for the book's removal from the site, citing harassment and online abuse by Ngo.

01/13/2021 By Marty Patail

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

Light a Fire

The Black Resilience Fund Brings Immediate Financial Relief to Black Portlanders—and Strives for a More Equitable Future

The fund has grown from a GoFundMe with a goal of $5,000 to a nonprofit that’s raised nearly $1.7 million for Black Portlanders.

12/02/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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

Footnotes

LISTEN: The Sounds of the Portland Protests

In this extended episode of Footnotes, Gabriel Granillo discusses how the sounds, chants, and music emanating from the protests in Portland.

09/11/2020 Edited by Gabriel Granillo

Art is Resistance

Rose City FM: The Sound of the Protests in Portland

How the music emanating from the nightly demonstrations is driving momentum and energizing the movement.

09/04/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

News

Portland Sees One Ted Wheeler. The World Sees Another.

Tangling with Trump brings Wheeler a wave of favorable national press.

08/31/2020 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: Behind the "Wall of Moms," with Jagger Blaec

Host Gabriel Granillo chats with Jagger Blaec about the rise and fall of the Wall of Moms.

08/14/2020 Edited by Gabriel Granillo