Outdoor Education

Columbia Land Trust Announces Full-Service Tour Series

The longtime land steward unfurls a 2017 lineup rich in rare wildlife, limited-access trails, and a bit of brew.

01/20/2017 By Regan Breeden

Hiking

Is This New Book the Weekend Warrior's Guide to Oregon's PCT?

From Bridge of the Gods to Siskiyou Pass, a local author offers a different way of approaching Oregon's stretch of the epic three-state hiking trail.

01/10/2017 By Regan Breeden

Restaurant Openings

Hold the Fish Sauce! An All-Vegetarian Thai Restaurant Opens on Division

Herbivores can head to KaTi Portland for plant-based pad Thai and tofu tom kha.

01/10/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Protest Cookies

Female Bakers Unleash "Cookie Grab 2017" to Raise Money for Planned Parenthood

Proceeds from the kick-ass cookie boxes, loaded with goods from 21 lady-operated Portland spots, will be delivered to Planned Parenthood on the day of Trump's inauguration.

01/06/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Mental Health

Two New Portland Murals Fight Depression Stigma

Local muralists Rather Severe and Blaine Fontana teamed up with Kaiser Permanente to foster mental illness awareness through public art.

01/05/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Body Talk

Are Oregon’s New Birth Control Laws Actually Helping Anyone?

Two pioneering bills were intended to make contraceptive access easier than ever. One year later, not much has changed.

01/04/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy New Year with These Local Wellness Events

Get ready to run, bike, paddle, dance, and stretch your way into 2017.

12/27/2016 By Molly Woodstock

New Year, New You

Portland Wellness Pros Share Resolution Inspiration

Take a peek at these New Year's pledges before setting your own 2017 goals.

12/27/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Body Talk

Ten Reasons Not to Focus on Your Weight in the New Year

The founders of Be Nourished weigh in (get it?) on health and diet culture.

12/27/2016 By Hilary Kinavey and Dana Sturtevant

Top Docs

Portland's Top Doctors & Nurses 2017

We asked Portland's doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and complementary medicine providers: to whom would you trust the care of your loved ones? Here are their top choices.

12/21/2016 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Ahhhhh...

25 Ways to Relax, Refresh, and Stay Sane

Hot soup, strong drinks, good books, and cheap massages to get you through the dark times.

12/20/2016 Edited by Zach Dundas

Winter Relaxation: Hello Darkness

A Step-by-Step Guide to Float Tanks

Sensory deprivation for dummies.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

Winter Relaxation: Pure Bathing Culture

These Korean Spas Will Heal Everything That Ails You

I-5 North: unlikely route to serenity.

12/20/2016 By Margaret Seiler and Amy Martin

Winter Relaxation: Survival Guide

13 Secrets of Winter Relaxation Every Portlander Must Know

From cheap massages to board games to cuddly kitties, here’s how to survive the season.

12/20/2016 By Eden Dawn, Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Molly Woodstock, Amy Martin, and Kelly Clarke

Winter Relaxation: Floating World

Welcome to Portland’s Flashiest New Spa

Knot Springs boasts soaking pools, panoramic views, and Pendleton towels.

12/20/2016 By Zach Dundas

Breaking News

Portobello Vegan Trattoria to Shutter at End of 2016

One of Portland’s most beloved plant-based eateries will be replaced by a new project from the Sudra’s Sanjay Chandrasekaran.

12/19/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Healthy Reads

Dragontree Spa Founders Give Advice for Balance and Happiness in The Well Life

Briana and Dr. Peter Borten share their wellness philosophies and practices in a new self-help book.

12/14/2016 By Webb Wright

Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide for Travel and Outdoor Buffs

From a bike-enabled smartphone holder to the finest backcountry meals, we’ve got little bit of everything for the adventurer on your list.

12/13/2016 By Jason Buehrer

Textile Tales

This Cascade Locks Start-Up Saves Activewear from Landfills

A brand-new garment with a tear or broken zipper? Once, companies like Prana and Ibex threw them out. Now, they're fixed by Oregon's Renewal Workshop—and sold back to you at cut-rate prices.

12/13/2016 By Webb Wright

Food News

Veganz Backs Off Portland Expansion Plans

After nearly three years of rumors, the German grocery chain is seemingly no closer to opening a US location.

12/09/2016 By Molly Woodstock