Camping Guide: Wild Country

5 Northwest Backpacking Trips to Take Right Now

Lace up those boots—high-alpine lakes, wildflower-lined trails, and hand-operated cable cars are waiting.

05/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Benjamin Tepler

Fitness

A Portland Fitness Start-Up Aims to Kill the Gym Membership

Joyn's Etsy-style clearinghouse of innovative, idiosyncratic workout classes emphasizes inclusivity and fun.

05/17/2018 By Sam Pape

Woman Up!

What the Heck Does 'Healthy' Look Like, Anyway?

This Saturday, four local health pros will attempt to redefine wellness at Portland Monthly’s Woman Up!

05/08/2018 By Molly Woodstock

Fitness

Check Out Portland's Cult-Favorite Spin Class at Woman Up!

A short intro might be just the way to sample BurnCycle's beloved intensity.

05/02/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Woman Up!

Pump Iron, Bust a Move, and Meditate at Portland Monthly’s Woman Up!

In its second year, our weekend of wellness and empowerment will show you all kinds of ways to move, groove, and generally improve your current level of fun.

04/27/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Design

Paul Bunyan vs. Polka Dots: The 15 Biketown Design Finalists Are Here

You have until May 3 to vote on your favorite for each Portland quadrant.

04/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Trophy Case

Style Your Ride with This Portland Cycling Gear

Snackholes to snazzy socks, your commute just got a whole lot cushier.

03/27/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Footwear

Move Over, Runners: Reshod's Shoes Are Designed for Walkers

The Portland upstart wants you to walk this way.

03/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Fitness

A Northeast Portland Studio Stirs Up a Multicultural Fitness Movement

(com)motion's class roster runs from vogue dance to introductory karate.

03/22/2018 By Jagger Blaec

Book Release

This Pacific Northwest Guidebook Is Tailored to Tiny Hikers

From toddlers to tweens, a new hiking manual aims to inspire the next generation of trailblazers.

03/20/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Field Notes

Go Hike This Ancient Gresham Volcano

Red-hot Hogan Butte once helped shape the Gorge. Now it's a tranquil nature park.

02/27/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Om Base

Yoga for $5? (Or ... Free?) In Portland? It's True.

Here are nine dirt-cheap classes to know.

02/21/2018 By Ariel Kusby

Urban Nature

3 New Ways for Portlanders to Get Outdoors in 2018

Start your Fitbits: this year, the Green Loop makes a Sunday Parkways cameo, several city parks get a facelift, and an east side dock opens to summer swimmers.

01/17/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Winter Fitness

The Portlander's Ultimate Guide to Fitness and Wellness

Forge ahead into Resolution Season with bracing new workouts, self-care destinations, martial arts options, all the yogas, sanctioned nudity, and a license to chill.

12/28/2017 Edited by Rebecca Jacobson

Fitness: Ride On

This Group Aims to Get More Women of Color on Bikes

Molly Sugar, founder of Friends on Bikes, talks bike camping, spandex, and doughnuts.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Fitness: Fight Club

Which Martial Art Is Right for You?

Navigating Portland's hurly-burly world of options just got a whole lot easier.

12/28/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Fitness: Gonna Make You Sweat

9 Portland Gyms & Fitness Studios to Know

Squats and burpees? Spin bikes and club vibes? Old-school kettlebell swings and snatches? No matter your style, this city has something for you.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Molly Woodstock, Kelly Clarke, and Fiona McCann

Fitness: Stretch the Rules

11 Yoga Classes You Didn't Know Existed

From goats to doom metal, Portland yoga ventures far beyond standard styles.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Fitness: Surf's Up

Why Surfing the Oregon Coast Is So Addictive

Alex Morris, a longtime surfer and owner of Portland's Cosube surf shop, breaks it down.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Fitness: Roll with the Punches

Northeast Portland's Knott Street Boxing Will Teach Any Willing Body to Fight

Yes, even you.

12/28/2017 By Zach Dundas