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

Footnotes

LISTEN: The State of the Portland Protests, with Tuck Woodstock

Host Gabriel Granillo talks to independent journalist Tuck Woodstock about their experiences covering the BLM protests as federal agents descended on Portland.

08/07/2020 Edited by Gabriel Granillo

Black Lives Matter

The Complicated Rise and Swift Fall of Portland's Wall of Moms Protest Group

The Wall of Moms went international, before its founder was fired amid accusations of anti-Blackness.

08/03/2020 By Jagger Blaec

Politics

Grassroots Organizers Are Pushing a Write-In Mayoral Campaign for This BLM Activist

And if enough voters write in her name, Teressa Raiford says she'd be proud to serve.

08/03/2020 By Julia Silverman

Portland Protest History

Remembering the #ShellNo Protest 5 Years Later

Activists dangled from the St. Johns Bridge to put themselves in the way of an Arctic-bound oil drilling support vessel.

07/31/2020 By Steve Nichols

Breaking News

Federal Law Enforcement Will Begin Leaving Portland on July 30

Governor Kate Brown announced a "phased withdrawal" of the federal officers.

07/29/2020 By Marty Patail

Portland Protests

Amid Protests, Riot Ribs Feeds Everyone

Barbecue pop-up Riot Ribs has given out free food to everyone in downtown Portland for the last three weeks.

07/26/2020 By Emily Gillespie Photography by Emily Gillespie

Visual Art

Don’t Shoot Portland Is Installing a New Exhibition in the Pearl

Stop Killing Us: A Black Lives Still Matter Exhibition runs August 6–29 at Holding Contemporary.

07/24/2020 By Conner Reed