Look Up

The Northern Lights Put On A Show Over Oregon This Week

Unfortunately, it’s over. But sky-watchers should take heart: Sightings of the aurora borealis may be getting more frequent here in the next few years.

10/12/2021 By Julia Silverman

Gardening

How to Keep Your Garden Alive During the PDX Heat Wave

A local plant expert’s tips about how to protect your plants in the heat.

08/12/2021 By Cami Hughes

News

How to Stay Cool and Help Others During the PDX Heat Wave

Resources on how to cool off, and places to volunteer to help our AC-less neighbors

08/11/2021 By Nick Campigli

Weather

5 Lessons from the Last Heat Wave That Could Help This Time

We've been here before, in June and July of 2021. But concrete change to help the region stave off unnecessary deaths has been slow to materialize.

08/10/2021 By Julia Silverman

Weather

What Was Portland Up To the Last Time(s) It Got This Hot?

On Sunday, we’re poised to shatter our three-time 107 degree record. At least we won’t be in the middle of a world war.

06/24/2021 By Cami Hughes

Weather

How to Help Those in Need as the Portland Heat Wave Kicks In

This weekend is going to get really hot. But you know what’s hotter? Helping others. 

06/24/2021 By Riley Bass

News

Small Businesses Deal with Collapsed Tents, Doors Frozen Shut, and Downed Branches

The weather brought a slew of new challenges.

02/15/2021 By Eden Dawn

Winter

So Your Power's Out in Portland. Now What?

Here's what to do—and what not to do—while you wait for the lights to come back on.

02/15/2021 By Julia Silverman

News

Portland Got Snow and We Took Pictures

We sent our editors out to capture the frozen fun.

02/12/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Winter

How Do You Snow Storm in Portland?

Are you a kale hoarder? A drive-at-all-coster?

02/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

Editor's Note

From the Editor: Some Like It Hot

Enjoying winter … while we can.

12/22/2020 By Marty Patail

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Earthquake Preparedness Is Peace Of Mind

Forecasts show another earthquake is coming. Here are expert tips for how to prepare your home, family, and community.

02/24/2020 By Steve Gemmell

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Witness The Majesty of Mother Nature: Winter Storm Watching on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Coos Bay, North Bend, and Charleston offer visitors a world-class show every winter.

02/10/2020

Commence Panic

Worried About Icy Roads If It Snows In Portland? Us Too

Here's what you need to know to survive if it snows next week

01/12/2020 By Julia Silverman

Weather

Is Snowpocalypse Coming Next Week? YouTube Weatherman Frankie MacDonald Thinks So

The Canadian forecaster says we can expect 6 to 12 inches in Portland and the surrounding areas on Thursday, January 16.

01/10/2020 By Marty Patail

PDX Index

Portland Spots Ranked... by Temperature

August is Portland’s most sweltering month. Here are 10 ways to beat—or bring—the heat.

07/24/2019 By Brendan Nagle

News

What It's Like to Be Stuck on a Snowbound Amtrak Train for 36 Hours

Twenty-ish questions with someone who lived it.

03/01/2019 By Ryan Ashby

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Rain, Anyway?

We size up that drizzle from the sky.

02/26/2019 By Marty Patail

Weather

YouTube Weatherman Frankie MacDonald Says a 'Major Winter Storm' Is on Its Way to Portland

We called up the Canadian sensation, who told us we need to be prepared. Local meteorologists disagree.

02/01/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Science

When Portland Skies Darken, These Meteorologists Get to Work

Meet the city's stormwatchers.

01/30/2018 By Stephen Phillips