Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy April with These Local Wellness Events

Walk for wishes, run for brews, bowl for abortion funds, swap clothes for Planned Parenthood, and try ski mountaineering for, uh, fun.

03/23/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Om Base

Labyrinths: An Alternative Mode of Moving Meditation

Cerimon House offers a monthly labyrinth walk for Portlanders to alter their consciousness, find a space for solace, and enjoy teatime.

03/23/2017 By Regan Breeden

First Look

Behold Rock-Star Architect Kengo Kuma's Love Song to Oregon Forests

The Portland Japanese Garden is about to unveil a $33.5 million architectural ode to nature and Japanese culture.

03/21/2017 By Elise Herron

The Oregon Woman: OK, Ladies

How to Fight for Social Justice and Build a Better Community—Using What You've Already Got

Got ears? Time? Money? Friends? Good. Here's your action plan.

03/20/2017 By Molly Woodstock

The Oregon Woman: Index

What's It Like to Be a Woman in Oregon? The Numbers Reveal a Stark Portrait

From mental health to poverty to domestic violence, our state has some work to do.

03/20/2017 By Katelyn Best

Extreme Sports

Meet Extreme Sea Kayaker Freya Hoffmeister

The champion athlete (and ice cream mogul, and former Miss Germany contestant) passes through Portland in the way to her next adventure: a solo circumnavigation of North America.

03/20/2017 By Regan Breeden

Get Outside

A New Portland Cycling Group Invites Women of Color to Pedal Together

Friends on Bikes aims to foster a more diverse and inclusive cycling scene through advocacy and community building—and doughnuts.

03/20/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Read 'Em and Eat

Dishing Up the Dirt with Hood River Farmer and Blogger Andrea Bemis

Score a recipe for spring harvest pizza from this CSA-inspired cookbook.

03/17/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Everyday Activism

A Local Waxing Salon Is Raising Funds to Help Transgender Portlanders

Babe Wax’s WaxFund program provides gender-affirming waxing services to low-income transwomen and trans-feminine folks.

03/16/2017 By Molly Woodstock

International Women’s Day

Here’s What Happens When Women Go on Strike

Portland Monthly’s editorial staff is 69 percent women.

03/08/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Gym Spotlight

Molly “Fearless” McConnell Might Be Portland’s Biggest Boxing Secret

The two-time world champion builds a close-knit gym family with world-class technical training and workouts for all levels.

03/08/2017 By Regan Breeden

Tiny Things

Wild about Tiny Houses? Now You Can Rent a Tiny Sauna

Bad news: it keeps snowing. Good news: Mobile Hotspot Wellness Center is ready to roll.

03/08/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Race Guide

Our Guide to 36 of the Season’s Best Races

Superhero fun runs, grueling singletrack centuries, waist-deep mud pits, and midnight downtown dashes—from spring through summer, we've got your number.

03/07/2017 By Regan Breeden

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy March with These Local Wellness Events

Learn mindfulness techniques, meatless recipes, herbal remedies, wheel building skills, and ways to be a better transgender ally.

02/23/2017 By Molly Woodstock

News to Chew

Doughnuts, Pizza, Burgers, and More Vegan Food News

New plant-based eateries continue to pop up all over Portland—and we've got the scoop.

02/22/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Go Green

Maximize the Health of Your Indoor Garden Space

A horticultural therapy expert teaches us how to fight winter fatigue, curb stress, and garden like a pro.

02/21/2017 By Regan Breeden

Profile

Male? Female? Jamie Shupe Battles for a Third Option.

Portlander Jamie Shupe is the first person in the US to be legally recognized as nonbinary.

02/20/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Ventures

Bike Brand Chrome Industries Buckles Down in Portland

The cycling-accessory maker moves from San Francisco to the Rose City in April.

02/20/2017 By Zach Dundas

Getaway

3 Reasons to Thrill to the Northwest's Extended Ski Season

Midwinter snow should spell fresh tracks well into March.

02/20/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Om Base

Q&A: Zeyah Roge on Teaching Queer and Trans Yoga

Learn how LGBTQIA-focused classes foster healing, build community, and even take a step toward decolonizing yoga.

02/20/2017 By Elise Herron