Extremism

A Sociologist’s Take on the Capitol Siege

“They had pipe bombs, they had zip ties, they brought guns with them. It wasn’t just people caught up in the moment.”

01/17/2021 By Margaret Seiler

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

Wellness

Here’s How to Find a BIPOC Therapist in Portland

Three local therapists on connecting with someone who gets it.

12/08/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Coronavirus

OHSU’s COVID Tracing Study Ends after Lacking BIPOC Participants

The $6 million study ended just three months into its planned yearlong duration.

12/07/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

History

First Theft, Then Recovery, and Now Restoration for a Historic Oregon Quilt

Fifteen women of color worked together to stitch the quilt, which is almost 50 years old.

12/04/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

News

PDX Love Over Hate Aims to Counter Racist Attacks with Support and Signage

Friends and neighbors of victims have rallied to create a nonprofit that "blankets the city with love."

12/03/2020 By Fiona McCann

Light a Fire

Four Decades of Protest: Self Enhancement Inc Keeps Showing Up

The North Portland nonprofit works with schools, families, and partner organizations to provide support for students and their families, in academia and beyond.

12/02/2020 By Fiona McCann

Light a Fire

Margaret-Ann Jones at 71 Is Still Giving her Time and Opening Doors for Portlanders

“This is what feeds me. It lifts my spirits healing others,” she says. “One of my philosophies is the more you give away or the more you do, the more comes b...

12/02/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

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

Politics

On Election Night, Portland Kept It Peaceful

But the Oregon National Guard remains on standby for the next few days, as national uncertainty swirls around the presidential race

11/04/2020 By Andrew Jankowski

News

In Oregon, Stenography Is a Social Justice Issue

State courts cut budgets by using digital recordings instead of live reporters—risking relitigation of cases.

10/29/2020 By Stephanie Gehring

Soccer

Portland Thorns Face Seattle Saturday in Last Game of 2020

Top of the standings and a grant for Mimi’s Fresh Tees could be on the line.

10/09/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Sponsored Content

Free Mobile Covid-19 Testing Gets a Big Boost in Underserved Communities

Bank of America gives Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center a $100,000 grant to meet community needs, part of a nationwide $1 billion racial equality response and economic support initiative.

09/28/2020 By Ben McBee

Doing Good

These 13 Nonprofits and Individuals Are Changing Our World for the Better

These are the 2020 winners of Portland Monthly’s 15th Annual Light a Fire awards.

09/28/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

History

The Possums, the Police, and the Burger Barn

Looking back at the infamous 1981 incident.

09/26/2020 By Marty Patail

Art & Design

These 5 Local BIPOC Artists Are Bringing Awareness to the BLM Movement

Where words tend to fall short, design brings alarming truths.

09/23/2020 By Sam Pape

Sponsored Content

Teen Voices for Racial Justice: Why I March for Equal Justice

A teen essay contest winner, presented by Cambia Health Solutions

09/21/2020 By Kalie Minor

Sponsored Content

Teen Voices for Racial Justice: Uncertain Times

A teen essay contest winner, presented by Cambia Health Solutions

09/21/2020 By Akaisha Williams

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

History

Sad, Bad Times: A Look at the Darker Side of Portland’s Past

Not everything in the Rose City has been rosy.

09/06/2020 By Sam Pape