Mental Health

How One Portland Nonprofit Helps Foster Kids Thrive

We visited Kinship House to commemorate Foster Care Awareness Month and Mental Health Awareness Month.

05/17/2017 By Olivia Wickstrom

Best Offices 2017: The Refurbished UFO

Under Armour Moves Into Portland's Iconic YMCA

The flying saucer-shaped gym has stood empty since 2013. This year, the Baltimore–based activewear company takes up residence.

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Forest Park

The Insider's Guide to Forest Park

Portland boasts the wildest city park in the nation. From hidden hikes to essential gear, here's everything you need to know.

05/15/2017 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Forest Park: Freak of Nature

Conquering the 30-Mile Wildwood Trail in One Epic Day

A runner sets out to complete the entire length of Forest Park's trademark track.

05/15/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Forest Park: Gear Guide

Six Oregon-Made Trail Running Essentials

From a lightweight headlamp to waterproof socks, here's the local gear to pack for your epic treks.

05/15/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Forest Park: Great Trails

Eight Essential Forest Park Hikes

First timer? Super athlete? Arborist? We've got a trail for you.

05/15/2017 By Benjamin Tepler, Rebecca Jacobson, and Brian Barker

LGBTQ

Why the Portland Pride Festival Means Even More in 2017

The LGBTQ fest is now in its fifth decade. Four locals reflect on why we still need it.

05/15/2017 By Zach Dundas

Health News

Senator Jeff Merkley Introduces the Equality Act of 2017

On May 2, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley introduced Americans to the Equality Act. What is that? Who does it affect? What happens now?

05/10/2017 By Olivia Wickstrom

First Impressions

Three Things to Devour at Division’s New Vegan Mediterranean Spot Aviv

A plant-based menu charms all eaters with soy curl shawarma fries and tamarind margaritas.

05/10/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Healthy Eats

Celebrate Farmers Market Season with These Fresh New Vendors

Saturday shoppers can now stock up on new brands of bone broth, nut butter, coconut treats, and much more.

05/05/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Om Base

Yoga Star Jessamyn Stanley Talks Queerness, Fat Acceptance, and Deleting Social Media

Meet the Instagram celebrity and Every Body Yoga author at Powell’s on May 8.

05/03/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Epic Treks

Hiking 350 Miles on the Oregon Desert Trail

From the Oregon Badlands to the edge of the Steens Mountain Wilderness, the western half of the Oregon Desert Trail is a long—and gorgeous—haul.

05/02/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy May with These Local Wellness Events

Bike to the beach, run in support of paid family leave, celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day, and take a walk with 1,000 puppers.

05/02/2017 By Olivia Wickstrom

Good Eats

Six Simple Strategies for Fighting Food Waste This Summer

Save money, reduce waste, and combat community hunger with the help of Urban Gleaners and other local organizations.

05/01/2017 By Regan Breeden

Health Events

Celebrate All Things Menstrual at PDX Red Party

On May 12, Portlanders of all ages and genders can play period-centric carnival games, stock up on menstrual supplies, and dance the night away.

05/01/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Health News

Oregon’s First LGBTQ Primary Health Clinic Opens in Portland

Located on SE Belmont, Prism Health is the latest extension of the Cascade AIDS Project.

04/27/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Breaking News

Vegan Israeli Restaurant Aviv to Replace Heart Bar

Starting May 3, Gonzo’s Tal Caspi will serve up his signature falafel and shawarma fries in the former Portobello space on SE Division.

04/25/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Restaurant Openings

Celebrate Earth Day at Off the Griddle's Grand Opening

The long-defunct food cart returns as a brick-and-mortar on SE Foster. Drop by on April 22 for veggie burgers and vegan Jell-O shots.

04/20/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Body Talk

Decolonize Body Positivity with Gloria Lucas of Nalgona Positivity Pride

How do historical trauma and modern-day oppression relate to eating disorders? Find out at this intersectional workshop on Friday, April 28.

04/19/2017 By Emilly Prado

Natural Path

Urban Homesteading for Beginners, from Cheese Curds to Candle Making

Discover DIY opportunities for apartment-bound city dwellers and novices with bountiful backyards.

04/18/2017 By Regan Breeden