Health

How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon

Distribution is still ramping up. Here's what we know so far.

01/08/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Volunteer

Put Your Talents to Good Use at These Portland Organizations and Nonprofits

Using your skills to give back can make you feel good, too.

01/01/2021 By Fiona McCann

Health & Wellness

Our Guide to Being OK in 2021

Does wellness seem like too high of a bar right now? Think of this as your guide to being OK.

01/01/2021 Edited by Katherine Chew Hamilton

Fitness

Resolving to Be Healthier? Here Are Some Tips (and Local Virtual Gyms to Try).

A list of reasonable health resolutions and places in Portland to get your virtual workout on.

12/30/2020 By Gabriel Granillo and Portland Monthly Staff

News

A Coronavirus Vaccine Has Arrived in Oregon

Seven different Oregon health care workers received the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine on a live video call with the Governor on Monday morning.

12/16/2020 By Fiona McCann

Health

I’d Never Done Yoga Before. Then Lockdown Hit.

Perfecting my down dog from the comfort of my own home

12/10/2020 By Conner Reed

Fitness

Keep Moving Even When Many Gyms Are Closed

Virtual classes from local meditation, dance, and fitness instructors.

12/09/2020 By Ainslee Dicken, Morgan Westling, and Riley Blake

Health

Here Are PoMo’s Top 10 Health & Wellness Stories of the Year

From a woman who lost five years of memories to historic wildfires to, oh yeah, the coronavirus, a lot has happened this year in medical news.

12/09/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Wellness

Here’s How to Find a BIPOC Therapist in Portland

Three local therapists on connecting with someone who gets it.

12/08/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Coronavirus

OHSU’s COVID Tracing Study Ends after Lacking BIPOC Participants

The $6 million study ended just three months into its planned yearlong duration.

12/07/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Health

Clear Masks at OHSU Teach Babies How to Smile

Restrictions at the pandemic’s onset were affecting the way newborns and parents bonded—until Mollie Poor did something about it.

12/07/2020 By Fiona McCann

Wellness

How Cannabis Helps Me Get Through 2020

The relationship between cannabis and mental health is complicated, but it’s helped me survive this year in ways it never has before.

12/06/2020 By Jenni Moore

Coronavirus

An Oregon Scientist Breaks Down His Suddenly Hot Profession

As we move into a new year, how will epidemiology play a role in our understanding of the coronavirus and infectious diseases?

12/06/2020 By Marty Patail

Footnotes

LISTEN: Trauma and Relationship Stress amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

We're revisiting a Footnotes from August on mental health and COVID-19.

12/04/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Top Doctors, Nurses & More

Portland’s Top Medical Providers 2021

Here are the city’s best doctors, nurses, physician assistants, chiropractors, and more, according to their peers.

12/03/2020 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Health

Actual Good News! Norovirus Outbreaks Are Way Down in 2020

Sorry COVID made you postpone your wedding, but here’s one more disease you won’t be getting. (Maybe.)

12/03/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Recipe

Kenchinjiru Is the Hearty Stew You Need This Winter

This feel-good comfort food is loaded with miso, raw ginger, tofu, and a kitchen sink of veggies.

12/03/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Light a Fire

When COVID-19 Put Oregon’s Families in Deep Need, This Venture Nonprofit Changed Overnight to Help

Within days of COVID-19’s official arrival in Oregon in late winter, the Contingent sensed an urgent need for help among its foster families.

12/02/2020 By Marty Patail

Light a Fire

Brennan Wood Approaches Grief with Lived Experience, Compassion, and a Dedicated Staff

“This process of grieving the death of somebody is natural and normal and healthy, and it doesn’t have to be something you try to keep separate from who you ...

12/02/2020 By Gabriel Granillo