Make Racism Wrong Again

What Do You Do When You Recieve a Racist Threat in the Mail?

If you're Mimi Adams, you fight the hate.

07/11/2020 By Fiona McCann

Agriculture

These Groups Are Bringing Black-Led Farming and Food Justice to Portland

Black Futures Farm and Equitable Giving Circle have a clear goal: food sovereignty.

07/08/2020 By Tiara Darnell

Black Lives Matter

4 Portland Photographers on Covering the BLM Protests

From behind the lens, a new focus on collaboration, education, and elevation of an evolving narrative.

06/26/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Systemic Change

Beyond the Police: Progressive Organizers in Portland Try to Harness the Moment

At rallies and demonstrations, there's talk of universal preschool, tenants' rights, and more.

06/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

Interview

"The Whole System Came Down. Let's Fix Everything."

Chef Gregory Gourdet on Top Chef, race, and rebuilding the food nation

06/18/2020 By Karen Brooks

Black Lives Matter

Watch: Inside the Portland Protests

For three weeks, Portlanders have taken to the streets demanding racial justice and police reform. We meet a group that formed from the movement, Rose City J...

06/18/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Black Lives Matter

An Emergency Fund for Black Portlanders Aims to Raise $1 Million

The Black Resilience Fund has raised more than $500,000 to date, with thousands applying for help.

06/17/2020 By Fiona McCann

Food News

Portland’s Black-Owned Eateries Are Giving Back 

While Portland is on pause for a pandemic and protests, these 3 kitchens aren’t slowing down.

06/13/2020 By Jenni Moore

Business Talk

Are You a Portland Company Committing to Working for Racial Justice?

Lori Caldwell has some advice for you.

06/12/2020 By Eden Dawn

Black Lives Matter

Some Portland Theaters Are Opening Their Lobbies to Protesters in Need of a Recharge

Demonstrators can use the bathroom, power their phones, and get water and snacks.

06/10/2020 By Julia Silverman

Portland Protests

The Role of Social Media in Social Movements

How social media and open access to the internet can be tools for mobilizing movements and inciting social change.

06/10/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Social Justice

They’re Turning Up for Black Lives Matter in Rural and Small-Town Oregon, Too

From Tillamook to St. Helens, the protest movement is spreading beyond the metro area.

06/08/2020 By Christen McCurdy

Black Lives Matter

Buy from These Black-Owned Portland Brands

Put your money where your social media outrage is.

06/06/2020 By Eden Dawn

Photo Essay

‘A Brick Wall of Justice’

We ask Portlanders why they’re protesting and what it means to be a part of this movement.

06/04/2020 Photography by Gabriel Granillo

Black Lives Matter

Kali Ladd's Powerful Words on the Protests in Portland

"We are developing racist schema and reinforcing racist ideas in the minds of our children when we fail to talk to them about racism. When we fail to tell the truth about history. When we fail to point out injustice whether it’s overt or covert."

06/04/2020 By Kali Thorne Ladd

Black Lives Matter

Protesters in Portland Want Radical Action but Elected Officials Aren’t Quite There

Examining the disconnect between protester demands and proposed changes

06/04/2020 By Gabriel Granillo and Julia Silverman

Portland Protests

Peace in Portland, if Only for One Night

Day four of protests contrasts with weekend, nationwide demonstrations.

06/02/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

The Savior Network

Portland’s Grassroots Campaigns Step In When Others Have Failed

Community and volunteer-driven efforts are a testament to human kindness. But they also reveal deep fractures within our foundational safety nets.

06/01/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

News

Social Media Reacts to the Protests in Portland

As protests erupted over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, local politicians, artists, and thinkers weighed in.

05/31/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

The Morning After

Figure Out How To Help, Portland

Here's what you can do to help the community after the murder of George Floyd.

05/30/2020 By Julia Silverman