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

GET OUT

Seize the Summer with 9 Ways to Explore the Northwest on Bike, Boat, and ... Skis?

From the Hood River Fruit Loop and waterfall trails to challenging coastal hikes and bucolic cycling paths, we help you experience the marvels of our state.

07/13/2015 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

FITNESS

Zen and the Art of 100-Mile Marathons

Portland's ultramarathon experts challenge doctors' advice to test their bodies' limits—and find a moving meditation in the long run.

07/13/2015 By Allison Jones

MEDICINE

Why Did an Ordinary Portland Teenager Suddenly Lose her Ability to Walk and Talk?

Without warning, 16-year-old Kylie O’Keefe found the slightest sound excruciating. Was it all in her head?

07/13/2015 By Nancy Rommelmann

TAKE THE PLUNGE

The 10 Best Beaches, Rivers, and Pools Around Portland

Cool off with these watery ways to make the most of the Northwest summer—and feel great doing it.

07/13/2015 Edited by Zach Dundas

BOOKS

Lewis and Clark 2.0? Oregon Author Benjamin Percy Reimagines Discovering the West

Benjamin Percy's latest project? A post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Here, he talks Oregon, the environment, and counting Stephen King among his fans.

07/10/2015 By Fiona McCann

OPENING WATCH

5 Things You Should Know About Portland’s First Vegan Cheese Shop

Snack on dairy-free brie and cashew camembert at SW Jefferson’s Vtopia Cheese Shop and Deli.

07/10/2015 By Molly Woodstock

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Tender Loving Empire's Expansion

Plus, a Portland play opens Off-Broadway, a Gus Van Sant-related time machine, and the Mississippi Street Fair's musical extras

07/09/2015 By Fiona McCann