SUMMER GUIDE

Your Guide to the Perfect Portland Weekend: September 18-20

Each week throughout the summer, we’ll share dozens of ways to make the most of your days off! This week: Feast, Rose City Comic Con, and Hood River's Pear Celebration!

09/14/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

There's Still Time to Get Tickets to Feast’s Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting

Portland’s celebrated food and drink festival returns this weekend. Get last-minute tickets to Oregon Bounty, featuring behind-the-scenes interviews with Feast’s top chefs.

09/14/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

FIT CITY

Are Under-the-Desk Bicycles the Next Standing Desk?

I tried out DeskCycle's compact exercise bike at work—here's what happened.

09/14/2015 By Allison Jones

BODY TALK

10 Artisan Apothecaries Grown in Portland

These local companies use essential oils and natural ingredients to craft everything from bath salts and beauty balms to bug sprays and tattoo cream.

09/14/2015 By Allison Jones

BODY TALK

5 Skin Care Tips for Summer Sun Recovery

If your face is feeling the effects of a few months in the sun, Loyly’s holistic skincare expert Heather Wade Mills has some advice.

09/14/2015 By Allison Jones

MUSIC

10 Reasons We Should All Have a Crush on Brandi Carlile

The Seattle native is in town this weekend for two nights of concerts on the Edgefield lawn. Didn't get tickets? Click through some live videos and spend some time getting to know Brandi Carlile a little better.

09/09/2015 By Allison Jones and Alex Madison

HEALTH INSPIRATION

The Balanced Library: 18 Wellness Books that Could Change Your Life

From throwback classics to new favorites, Portland health and wellness pros share the books that inspired their food and fitness transformations.

09/08/2015 By Allison Jones

GOOD EATS

Garden Bar Will Open 3 New Locations—and Crisp Salad Bar Debuts in NoPo

Get the scoop on the popular customized salad shop's two upcoming expansions—including the eatery's first east-side spot. Plus: a new salad bar opens on North Williams. Battle of the bars?

09/08/2015 By Allison Jones

OM BASE

Find Your Ultimate Yoga Retreat—in Town or Around the World

From Costa Rica and Nepal to a cozy, heart-powered weekend right here in Portland, we've got your guide to the next season of yoga retreats.

09/08/2015 By Allison Jones

BODY TALK

You Should Probably Throw Out Your Makeup

The local skincare experts at Echo Natural Beauty share when to toss your powders, creams, tints, and mascaras. Hint: it's more often than you think.

09/04/2015 By Allison Jones

TREAT YO SELF

Portland's Back-to-School Spa Specials

The city's kids are back in school—now it's your turn to take a late-summer break.

09/02/2015 By Allison Jones

GOOD EATS

Tomatoes and Melon: A Gazpacho Match Made in Farmers Market Heaven

A cool, bright bowl of high-summer bounty is waiting to make friends with your blender.

08/26/2015 By Allison Jones

OM BASE

8 Yoga (and Fitness) Apps to Bring Your Practice With You at Home and On the Go

Get your downward-facing dog fix without the crowds or studio prices with these eight yoga and fitness apps. Finding balance has never been easier.

08/26/2015 By Megan Haverman and Allison Jones

SHOP GLOBAL

A Shopper's Guide to Portland's Best International Markets

Explore the world—one bite at a time—at Portland's plethora of global markets, where local meals and ingredients become tasty travelogues.

08/24/2015 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Zach Dundas, Allison Jones, Marty Patail, Rachel Ritchie, Benjamin Tepler, and Molly Woodstock

GOOD EATS

The Trending Smoothie Ingredient that Could Boost Your Libido (and More)

Local nutrition experts weigh in on the potential benefits of maca—and we round up a few places to try it for yourself.

08/21/2015 By Allison Jones

COMEDY

6 Acts We're Excited to See at the Stumptown Improv Festival

Smart, spontaneous, surprising, spoofy, and bound to sell out, this weekend's fest draws improv acts from Los Angeles to New York to share the stage with local talent. Here's who we're ready to laugh at.

08/12/2015 By Allison Jones

GOOD EATS

2 Crazy Delicious New Ways to Make Corn on the Cob

Move beyond butter with a pair of creative recipes for the summer staple.

08/11/2015 By Allison Jones

FOOD NEWS

Salt & Straw Expands Its Los Angeles Empire

The enterprising ice cream thinkers open two new locations: one in Abbot Kinney, another in the Arts District

08/10/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

BODY TALK

Stock Up on Natural Beauty Products at Pacifica's Summer Warehouse Sale

The local beauty company is opening its doors August 14-16 with up to 90% off perfumes, soy candles, makeup, skin care, and more.

08/07/2015 By Allison Jones

GOOD EATS

What Are the Next Big Trends in Smoothies and Juice?

We asked Portland's juice bar professionals to share their take on what's on the horizon of healthy sipping.

08/07/2015 By Allison Jones and Molly Woodstock