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

Health

Leave It to a Portland Kids' Dentist to Invent an Eco-Friendly Flosser

A North Portland dentist designs a disposable flosser that’s good for your teeth and better for the environment.

12/02/2021 By Cami Hughes

Q&A

How This Portlander Became a Peloton Star

Hannah Corbin, born and raised in Oregon, pursued dance in New York City before becoming a founding instructor at the digital fitness giant.

11/26/2021 By Allyson Marrs

Health

Build a DIY Indoor Air Purifier

An easy step-by-step guide to building your own (hatched-in-Portland) Corsi box air purifier.

11/25/2021 By Julia Silverman Illustrations by michael novak

Health

Why Do Some People Get Long COVID? And What Does Recovery Look Like?

Long COVID isn’t yet well understood—but Oregon doctors, researchers, and long haulers themselves are trying to figure it out.

11/24/2021 By Julia Silverman

Health News

Oregon Lifts Its Outdoor Mask Mandate

Until November 23, the Beaver State was the only one in the US with such a rule.

11/23/2021 By Conner Reed

Interview

A Voice from the COVID Trenches

OHSU nurse Andy Paulson tells us why he’s sticking it out: 'We’re short staffed, we’re tired, people are really sick.’

11/23/2021 By Julia Silverman

COVID-19

Where Can You Get Your Kids a COVID Shot in the Portland Area?

With kids aged 5 to 11 now eligible to receive a Pfizer vaccine, schools and pediatricians are stepping up to get them vaccinated.

11/02/2021 By Cami Hughes

Wellness

Not Into Spas? Try These Stress Relief Alternatives around Portland

Break s&%t at OutRaged, do nothing at Float On, or pet some cats at Purrington’s Cat Lounge.

10/20/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Education

A Vaccine Mandate for Kids Could Be Coming to PPS

School board members will consider the pros and cons of such a move at a special session.

09/28/2021 By Julia Silverman

Health

Meet the Portland Ob-Gyn Who Has Become an Unlikely TikTok Sensation

Dr Jennifer Lincoln takes some real talk about reproductive health to social media.

09/23/2021 By Fiona McCann

Eat & Drink

Need a Break from Soda? Try These 4 Oregon-Made Kombuchas.

Discover the stories and flavors behind Brew Dr., Soma, and more brands sold in Portland.

09/20/2021 By Amy Joshu

Giving Back

Health Care Workers Could Use A Lift. This Oregon Group Is On It.

The days of 7 pm applause on the front porch may have ended, but health care workers need a pick-me-up now more than ever.

09/17/2021 By Karly Quadros

Education

What's the Holdup with COVID Screening at Oregon Schools?

Unpacking why the state is behind the curve with its rollout of screening tests for K-12 students

09/09/2021 By Julia Silverman

Fitness

This Portland Gym Offers Free Classes for People in Recovery

Since 2019, the Recovery Gym in NW Portland has been redefining recovery.

09/08/2021 By Alli Weseman

Coronavirus

Once in Freefall, Oregon's Vaccination Campaign Picks Up Steam

Thanks to the fears caused by the delta variant, employer mandates, ease of access, and incentives, more people are getting the jab.

09/02/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

What to Know About Breakthrough COVID Cases in Oregon

We looked at Oregon's data and spoke with Dawn Nolt, a professor of pediatrics at OHSU with a focus on infectious diseases, to get some answers.

08/26/2021 By Fiona McCann

Education

Burning Questions About Back to School 2021

All about masks, vaccine mandates, outdoor lunch, quarantine policy, and more.

08/25/2021 By Julia Silverman