Health News

Activated Charcoal Bursts with Black Hue. But Is It Healthy?

This trendy ingredient is good for making spooky sundaes and tasty treats, but “detoxing” is another story.

11/21/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

Peak Goat?

In Portland, You Can Get a Flower Bouquet Delivered by Goats

And then they'll devour it before your very eyes.

11/10/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Sports

The Rose City Rollers Need to Find a New Arena to Survive

Portland's beloved roller derby league probably has to move out of Oaks Park. The question is: where to?

11/02/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

Health News

The Portlander’s Guide to Obamacare Open Enrollment

Need health care? You have fewer than 45 days left to sign up.

11/02/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Healthy Events

Have a Happy, Healthy November with These Local Wellness Events

Join a fire hike, enjoy a vegan Thanksgiving feast, get sweaty at punk rock aerobics, and learn self-defense from a Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champ.

10/26/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Fermentation Nation

Have a Rotten Good Time at the Portland Fermentation Fest

Pickles to miso to Hawaiian moonshine, the city’s eighth annual “Stinkfest” boasts the best ferments in town.

10/18/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Light a Fire 2017: Keeping Us Healthy

How an Oregon Clinic Provides Vital Health Care for Seasonal and Migrant Workers

After a child’s avoidable death, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center came together in her name.

10/16/2017 By Katie Vaughan

Chicken Feels

In Portland, Your Pet Chicken Can Get Reiki

Scratch at least one societal problem off the list, thank God.

10/16/2017 By Wyatt Stayner

Book Events

Is Portland the Center of the Women’s Soccer Universe?

Yes, according to a new book by retired pro soccer player Gwendolyn Oxenham. She’ll be at Powell’s with Thorns midfielder Allie Long on September 29.

09/21/2017 By Katelyn Best

Runway Show

Knock Out Plus Size Fashion Show Returns to Portland

After selling out its inaugural year, the body-positive show returns with big names, a curated pop-up shop, and tons of feel-good vibes.

09/21/2017 By Eden Dawn

Everyday Activism

Support the Columbia Gorge by Buying Lagers, Light Bulbs, and Lube

On Monday, September 25, dozens of N Mississippi Avenue businesses will donate a portion of sales to Eagle Creek fire relief efforts.

09/21/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Power Plant

How Houseplants Can Save Your Life (Well, Close)

Create an indoor garden to heal all that ails you.

09/21/2017 By Regan Breeden

Body Talk

Portland's Bloom Beauty Summit Showcases Celebrity Stylists of Color

Join makeup artists, hairstylists, and life coaches for a two-day natural beauty expo.

09/18/2017 By Kayla Brock

Healthy Events

Have a Happy, Healthy October with These Local Wellness Events

Run in your best Halloween costume (with dogs!), learn how to fight food waste, and taste the city’s best apples, ferments, and vegan snacks.

09/18/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Sweat Equity

An All-Natural Portland Deodorant Brand Goes Big

Schmidt's started in a Foster-Powell home. Now it's got a massive factory and a Florida-based investor.

09/13/2017 By Rachel Wilson

Everyday Activism

How You Can Help Rebuild the Gorge (and Not Make Things Worse)

"If you wanna go fast, go alone; if you wanna go far, go together."

09/07/2017 By Kelly Clarke

The Sky Is Falling

The Gorge Is On Fire. Should You Go Outside Today?

The air is clearing, but it's still not completely safe.

09/06/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Healthy Events

Have a Happy, Healthy September with These Local Wellness Events

Portlanders can surf, run, ferment, bike, stretch, rock climb, and give back to Oregon’s public lands.

08/23/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Health News

Oregon Just Passed the Most Progressive Reproductive Health Policy in America

The newly signed Reproductive Health Equity Act guarantees copay-free legal abortion (and vasectomies) for all, among other provisions.

08/18/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Veggie Love: Vegan Victory

How the Vegans Conquered Portland

Our city is America’s meat-free Shangri-la, built one vegan cronut and jackfruit wrap at a time.

08/14/2017 By Molly Woodstock