Health & Wellness

Cannabiz

This New Company Makes Products for Womb Health with Oregon Weed

Xula, a Latin and Black-owned CBD brand based in Mexico City, creates tinctures and creams for period pain and menopause, with cannabinoid combinations.

05/26/2022 By Dalila Brent

Reproductive Rights

After the Roe v. Wade Leak, a Deluge of Support for Oregon-based Abortion Funds

One group estimates that Oregon could see a 234 percent rise in the number of out-of-state abortion seekers. These groups are gearing up to help.

05/13/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Reproductive Health

What Happens to Abortion Access in Oregon if Roe Versus Wade is Overturned?

Roe v. Wade is enshrined in law in the Beaver State. That doesn't necessarily mean there's no cause for concern.

05/03/2022 By Fiona McCann

COVID-19

Oregon’s Long-Awaited Digital Vaccine Card is Finally Here

The Oregon Health Authority launched the long-delayed, $2.45 million initiative to little fanfare at the end of April.

04/29/2022 By Fiona McCann and Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

COVID Cases Are Rising Again in Oregon. OHA’s Doctors Say You Shouldn’t Panic.

COVID-19 cases are going up, thanks to the very transmissible omicron subvariant BA2—but the health care system is in better shape this time around.

04/20/2022 By Julia Silverman

Hot Tub Time Machines

Hot Tub Rentals, Delivered to Your Backyard, Are a Thing in Portland Now

Portland Hot Tub Rental delivers personal spa tubs to the backyards of Rose City residents for as little as a week and as long as a month.

04/12/2022 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

For Oregonians Who’ve Never Had COVID, Is a Bout with the Virus Inevitable?

With BA.2 on the horizon, those who’ve managed to escape getting COVID-19 might be wondering how much longer they can dodge the virus. An OHSU doctor weighs the landscape.

03/21/2022 By Julia Silverman

Fitness

This New Nonprofit Aims to Uplift BIPOC Fitness Instructors in the PNW

At some Portland boutique fitness studios, there's a new focus on representation.

03/18/2022 By Julia Silverman

Nonprofits

A Newly Designed Women’s Shelter Opens Its Doors in Portland

Rose Haven’s newly expanded shelter, which measures 9,700 square feet, is a light and airy space that draws on trauma-informed design principles.

03/08/2022 By Michelle Harris

Air Travel

PDX Opens New Sensory Room in Concourse D

PDX joins a growing list of airports offering spaces and programs designed for fliers on the autism spectrum, which is available to passengers 24/7

01/27/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

COVID-19

Where to Get a COVID-19 Test in Portland

With demand outpacing supply, we've compiled a list of places to get COVID-19 tests and at-home rapid tests.

01/14/2022 By Fiona McCann

Arts News

Will Omicron Set Portland’s Arts Venues Back to Spring 2020?

Canceled performances, postponed productions, ever-evolving protocols: how live events are weathering the latest COVID surge.

01/12/2022 By Conner Reed

Fitness

Can I Still Be a Gym Bunny during Omicron?

Pandemic-weary (but resilient) Portland gyms and workout spaces are finding their own safe solutions.

01/11/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Health

Wondering Whether Your Period Will Change after Your COVID Vaccine?

A new OHSU study has some reassuring answers.

01/06/2022 By Julia Silverman

Health

Portland Blood Banks Are Running Out of Blood

The Red Cross and Bloodworks Northwest are asking for donors to step up.

01/06/2022 By Karly Quadros

Health & Wellness

6 Portland-Made Picks for New Year's Self-Care

Vegan soaps, chemical-free candles, and herbal supplements, and more

12/31/2021 By Dalila Brent

Vaccines

Where to Find a Booster Shot in the Portland Area

Eligible for a booster shot? There are clinics and pharmacies and doctor's offices for that.

12/15/2021 By Cami Hughes

COVID-19

Is Omicron in Oregon?

The Omicron variant has not been reported yet in Oregon. What is the Oregon Health Authority doing in the meantime?

12/08/2021 By Fiona McCann

Q+A

Oregon Clinics Are Bracing for the Supreme Court's Ruling on Roe v. Wade

The Lilith Clinic's Dr. Charlie Browne on getting ready to help women from the Midwest and the South, and why second-trimester care is so important.

12/07/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Oregon Is Getting Ready to Debut a Digital Vaccine Card

Use of the proof-of-vaccination card will be voluntary and optional, and there are no plans for a statewide vaccine passport requirement, officials say.

12/02/2021 By Julia Silverman