Coronavirus

Starting Tonight, Portland Will Make a Bunch of Noise for First Responders

Nurses, doctors, grocery store employees, bus drivers ... they can’t stay home during the crisis. At 7 p.m. each day, let’s show them our appreciation.

03/27/2020 By Marty Patail

Immune Systems

Does Vitamin C Help Protect You Against COVID-19?

The answer is... complicated. We asked an Oregon State researcher about the effectiveness of everyone's favorite cold cure.

03/26/2020 By Marty Patail

How We're Coping

A Portland Family Doctor Talks Protocols and Patient Treatment Under Coronavirus

Crystal Query treats patients at a Northeast Portland clinic, which has had to make major changes in the ever changing landscape of a global pandemic.

03/20/2020 By Fiona McCann

Furry Fun

Dogs Can Do Social Distancing, Too

Guide Dogs for the Blind has some very good dogs.

03/20/2020 By Fiona McCann

Public Health

Coronavirus Watch: What Oregonians Need to Know Today

News about the public health crisis is coming at you fast. Here are the essentials.

03/18/2020 With Portland Monthly Staff

Coronavirus

State Agency to Everyone in Oregon: Wash Your Hands

So far, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Oregon, but public health officials are monitoring the situation.

02/28/2020 By Julia Silverman

Health

Top Naturopaths and Complementary Medicine Providers 2020

These are the city’s best acupuncturists, chiropractors, naturopaths, and physical and massage therapists, according to their peers.

12/31/2019 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Health

Top Medical Providers 2020

In our annual survey, we ask the city’s doctors, nurses, physician assistants, naturopaths, and complementary medicine providers to answer one key question: to whom would they trust the care of their loved ones?

12/31/2019 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Medical Marvels

The Dentist Revolutionizing Food for People Who Have Trouble Swallowing

Happy Valley’s Reva Barewal Makes Melt-in-Your-Mouth Snacks for the Chewing Challenged

12/31/2019 By Juno DeMelo

Medical Marvels

A Portland-Made Mole Mapping App Is Helping the Fight Against Skin Cancer

A researcher made an app to protect his wife from skin cancer. Now, OHSU is using it as a weapon in its ‘War on Melanoma.’

12/31/2019 By Mark Fogerson

Medical Marvels

A Local Neurologist Thinks a Baby’s Dream State May Affect Their Adult Life

OHSU prof Miranda Lim thinks there may be a link between interrupted REM sleep and autism.

12/31/2019 By Julia Silverman

Feature

This Oregon Woman Lost 5 Years of Memories

Sarah Swenson woke up after a bout of meningitis missing five years of her life. Where did they go?

12/31/2019 By Fiona McCann Illustrations by Heather Landis

Menstruation

Period Activists Call For An End to the Tampon Tax

A menstrual equity movement born in Portland goes national

10/18/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Books

Did Portland’s Cigarette Bans Go Too Far?

One local author thinks so, making the case in his new book The Rediscovery of Tobacco.

10/07/2019 By Mark Fogerson

Public Health

Kate Brown Just Issued a Temporary Ban on Flavored Vape Products

The ban follows the death of two Oregonians and a national outbreak of vaping-related illnesses.

10/04/2019 By Julia Silverman

Top Dentists

Portland’s Top Dentists 2019

Whether you need a regular cleaning or are ready for a whole new smile, the Portland metro area is stacked with specialists ready to get all up in your grill.

09/05/2019 Edited by Margaret Seiler

True Lice

School Is In. Here’s How to Battle the Lice Scourge.

The fight against the X-Men of vermin comes down to one word: vigilance.

08/27/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Style

An Alberta Skin Care "Kitchen" Introduces Your Face to the Garden

Blendily makes all-natural body goods fresh from flowers and herbs grown and foraged around Portland.

08/27/2019 By Eden Dawn

Surfing 101: As Told To

Preview: Cancer Survivor Ben Moon’s Coming-of-Age Memoir

The Pacific City–based photographer, filmmaker, and surfer gives us a snapshot of Denali, out in January 2020.

07/24/2019 By Benjamin Tepler