THE BALANCE

The Most Powerful Exercise Method You've Never Heard Of

Exploring the origins of Gyrotonic, and why it's thriving in Portland

07/13/2015 By Allison Jones

EDITOR'S NOTE

The Pursuit of Happiness (and Health) in Portland

Homing in on what it means to live the good life in the City of Roses.

07/13/2015 By Zach Dundas

MEDICINE

How One Woman Transformed Primary Care with a Single Question

These magic words are changing the way doctors treat women's health.

07/13/2015 By Kelly Clarke

BIG PICTURE

Vintage Bodybuilder Photos at SE Division's Loprinzi's

Get inspired by oiled-up musclemen of years gone by.

07/13/2015 By Ramona DeNies

GOOD EATS

Mastering the Art of Home-Brewed Kombucha

Salt, Fire & Time's Tressa Yellig shares her secrets to the best 'booch around.

07/13/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

GOOD EATS

3 Ways to Make the Most of Oregon's Summer Tomato Bounty

Those heirloom beauties deserve a better end than a humble sandwich slice.

07/13/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

RESEARCH

The Portland Lawyers Who Patent Uncle Sam's Medical Breakthroughs

Meet the locals who safeguard the government's cutting-edge discoveries.

07/13/2015 By Zach Dundas

LONG STORY SHORT

The 92-Year-Old Swimmer Breaking World Records and Inspiring Us All

Oregonian Willard Lamb on aging, staying active, and what it takes to just keep swimming.

07/13/2015 By Mary Stutzman

MEDICINE

Zombie Vaccines! How PSU Is Leveraging Undead Viruses to Cure Diseases

Local virologists turn to silica to create a new wave of shots.

07/13/2015 By Jennifer Abbasi

INTERVIEWS

Three Locals Transforming Medicine and Research in Portland

A designer, a food-as-medicine proponent, and an immunologist talk groundbreaking changes in their fields.

07/13/2015 By Hannah Wallace, Jennifer Abbasi, and Zach Dundas

MEDICINE

A Portland-Led Approach to Transgender Health Care

Local doctors are reshaping how medicine approaches transgender kids and adults.

07/13/2015 By Hannah Wallace

BRIGHT IDEA

Bringing Surf-Ready Waves to the Northwest's Rivers

A Portland surfer seeks the perfect swell, miles from the ocean.

07/13/2015 By Larisa Owechko

HEAL THYSELF

Grow Your Own Herbal First-Aid Kit

Five home-grown remedies to cure what ails you

07/13/2015 By Allison Jones

OM BASE

What to Expect (From Yoga) When You're Expecting

A local yoga pro reveals the benefits of prenatal yoga

07/13/2015 By Allison Jones

BODY TALK

Beauty Queen, Beware: 3 Toxic Make-Up Ingredients to Avoid

One local skin-care pro reveals the baddies in your blush.

07/13/2015 By Allison Jones

FIT CITY

Battle of the Barre: A Ballet-Inspired Fitness Smackdown

With 12+ competing studios in the Portland area, we break down the barre trend.

07/13/2015 By Rachel Davison

FIT CITY

The Portland Workout Playlist

Local songs to fuel your sweat sesh from start to finish

07/13/2015 By Allison Jones

THE BALANCE

Hush Meditation's Next-Level Zen

A new meditation studio markets modernist tranquility and mental software upgrades.

07/13/2015 By Allison Jones and Keegan Clements-Housser

GOOD EATS

Portland's 10 Hottest Healthy Dishes of 2015

Welcome to flavor country, where locals are taking guilt-free nosh to a whole new level.

07/13/2015 By Rachel Ritchie and Molly Woodstock

GET OUT

Gear Up with Our Gallery of Local Outdoor Toys and Tech

Outfit your summer adventures with handsome boots, go-anywhere meals, and the one tent to rule them all.

07/13/2015 By Benjamin Tepler