Health & Wellness

Top Medical Providers 2023

The Portland Area’s Top Naturopaths, as Chosen by Their Peers

Meet the winners of our annual peer survey, when we ask local naturopathic doctors and complementary medicine health care providers to tell us the people they turn to.

11/18/2022 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Top Medical Providers 2023

Portland’s Top Doctors, Nurses & More

In our annual peer survey, medical providers let us know which colleagues they turn to when they need health care.

11/18/2022

Top Medical Providers 2023

The Portland Area’s Top Physical Therapists, as Chosen by Their Peers

Meet the winners of our annual peer survey, when we ask local physical therapists and other complementary medicine health care providers to tell us the people they turn to.

11/18/2022 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Top Medical Providers 2023

The Portland Area’s Top Nurse Practitioners, as Chosen by Doctors and Nurses

Meet the winners of our annual peer survey for nurse practitioners, midwives, and certified registered nurse anaesthetists

11/18/2022 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Top Medical Providers 2023

The Portland Area’s Top Massage Therapists, as Chosen by Their Peers

Meet the winners of our annual peer survey, when we ask local massage therapists and other complementary medicine health care providers to tell us the people they turn to.

11/18/2022 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Top Medical Providers 2023

The Portland Area’s Top Chiropractors, as Chosen by Their Peers

Meet the winners of our annual peer survey, when we ask local providers in chiropractic medicine and other complementary health care fields to tell us the people they turn to.

11/18/2022 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Top Medical Providers 2023

The Portland Area’s Top Acupuncturists, as Chosen by Their Peers

Meet the winners of our annual peer survey, when we ask local providers in acupuncture and other complementary medicine health care fields to tell us the people they turn to.

11/18/2022 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Health News

Respiratory Season Is Coming: Local Experts Weigh In on How to Stay Healthy

The colder months mark the start of what may be a winter surge of COVID-19, as well as flu and RSV. Here is how you can protect yourself and your loved ones.

11/08/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Essay

After Dobbs, a Mother Imagines What Would Have Happened without a Choice

Silence doesn't help when it comes to pregnancy complications, later abortion, and a family navigating the aftermath.

11/08/2022 By Hanna Neuschwander Illustrations by Marina Muun

Coronavirus

A Love Letter to LeCare Pharmacy and Easy, Breezy COVID Booster Vaccines

Who says vaccination has to be a pain in the bicep?

10/19/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Cannabis

Get Biden Baked: 5 Ways for the Prez to Chill Out in Stumptown 

Is the Commander-Who-Chiefs ready for Portland’s myriad marijuana options? We’ve got suggestions, POT-US (Get it? Pot. Us. POTUS. Never mind). 

10/13/2022 By Fiona McCann and Sam Stites

COVID-19

Bivalent Boosters Now Available for Oregon's Under 12s

The FDA authorized the new bivalent COVID-19 boosters for younger age groups this week, with the Pfizer doses authorized for children 5-11, and the Moderna doses for 6-17.

10/13/2022 By Fiona McCann

Fitness

Barre3 Puts Flagship Pearl District Studio on Pause

After a challenging two years, the future of the studio—which opened in 2008—is uncertain. We talked to founder Sadie Lincoln to find out what’s next.  

10/05/2022 By Julia Silverman

Health

Masks Will Still Be Required at Oregon Health Care Settings, at Least Until Spring

The CDC has changed its guidelines on masking in hospitals and elsewhere, but Oregon officials have an eye on flu season.

10/04/2022 By Julia Silverman

Health

Samantha Hess, Portland's OG Cuddling Professional, Is Calling It Quits

Over nine years, Hess received national publicity and dreamt of a chain of cuddling studios. But bad faith landlords and the pandemic both took their toll.

09/22/2022 By Julia Silverman

Getaways

Breitenbush Hot Springs to Open New Guestrooms

As part of its recovery from the 2020 wildfires, the wilderness resort plans to open 24 new overnight spots in January 2023.

09/16/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

COVID-19

Omicron Boosters Are Here in Portland. When Should You Get One?

We talked to an expert about the timing of your bivalent shot, the possible side effects, and what else you need to know about the new boosters.

09/14/2022 By Fiona McCann

Travel

10 Grand Lodges of the Pacific Northwest

For every season, there’s a dream destination. These retreats in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho invoke the mythic best of the Northwest.

09/13/2022 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Benjamin Tepler, Margaret Seiler, Amy Martin, and Kelly Clarke

Environment

Rolling Power Outages Are Planned around Portland as East Winds Kick Up

It's an effort to keep downed, live power lines from sparking wildfires.

09/09/2022 By Julia Silverman

Gyms

The Cult of Barry’s Is Landing in Portland

Open October 15, the lavish HIIT class gym marks a new height for Portland’s fitness scene.

09/08/2022 By Matthew Trueherz