Bike Share

Biketown: Are We (Finally) Ready to Bike Share?

It's been a long time coming, and it's not even our first try. After 10 years of planning, Portland's Nike-sponsored bike share program is live.

07/21/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Get Out

Move Over, Fitbit: There’s a New Player in Town

Why Pokémon Go is being billed as the new fitness app you (and your kids) need to try.

07/14/2016 By Maya Seaman

PDX INDEX

Are Portlanders Doomed to Be Vitamin D-Deficient?

Climate change notwithstanding.

07/12/2016 By Kailla Coomes

Body Talk

Is Oregon the Most Body-Positive State in America?

Our state loves telling Instagram to #EffYourBeautyStandards.

07/12/2016 By Tuck Woodstock

GET OUT

Twelve Weeks of Free Fitness in a Park near You

From Tai Chi to circuit training, it’s time to get your sweat on in the sunshine.

07/08/2016 By Kailla Coomes

HEALTHY EVENTS

Have a Healthy, Happy July with These Local Wellness Events

Float down the Willamette, run through wine country, learn to pickle those summer veggies, and ride up to Rocky Butte.

06/30/2016 By Kailla Coomes

NATURAL PATH

These Portland Clinics Bring Acupuncture to the Masses

Working Class Acupuncture unites ancient Chinese medicine with radical American history.

06/24/2016 By Katelyn Best

CHILL OUT

Does Cryotherapy Work? We Asked a Portland Expert

“The literature is pretty mixed,” she told us.

06/24/2016 By Tuck Woodstock

Q&A

How OHSU’s Research Spins Off into Tech Start-Ups

Dan Dorsa, OHSU senior VP of research, explains the “MedTech Alliance.”

06/24/2016 By Marty Patail

Q&A

A Naturopath Talks Autoimmune Diseases and Hard-to-Pinpoint Food Allergies

Something called “electro-acupuncture testing” is involved.

06/24/2016 By Hannah Wallace

MEDICAL RESEARCH

Meet the Portland Father-Daughter Team Chasing Unconventional Cures to MS

Dan Wieden, cofounder of Wieden & Kennedy, and daughter Laura work to speed up the sluggish research clock.

06/24/2016 By Zach Dundas

DISEASES

Have These Portland State Researchers Found a Cure to Malaria?

“We know that the compound has worked, but we don’t actually know how it works.”

06/24/2016 By Jack Rushall

MARIJUANA

Marijuana Edibles Are Finally Ready for Consumption in Oregon

But they’re still a lot weaker than in Washington and Colorado.

06/24/2016

CHILDBIRTH

It’s Official: Water Birth Carries No Added Risk

According to a groundbreaking Oregon State study, it’s just as safe to deliver in water as on land.

06/24/2016 Illustrations by Sarah Hopwood

MEDICINE

How Portland Helps the World’s LGBT Couples Have Babies

Would-be parents from across the globe converge here for science, surrogates, and security.

06/24/2016 By Marty Patail

RESEARCH

Right Now, You’re Breathing Out Microscopic Ecosystems That Can Tell Scientists Exactly Who You Are

And the research could have implications stretching from health care to crime fighting.

06/24/2016 By Julian Smith

GET FIT

The Portland Fitness Revolution

Parkour fitness. Twerking-inspired workouts. A locally hatched yoga style. Body-positive trainers. In Portland, there’s always a new way to work out.

06/24/2016 Edited by Zach Dundas By Katelyn Best, Sylvia Randall-Muñoz, Benjamin Tepler, and Tuck Woodstock

BODY TALK

“Soothe” Lets You Order a Professional Massage Without Leaving Your Bedroom

Using this on-demand mobile massage app is awkward, of course—but also sort of great.

06/22/2016 By Tuck Woodstock

OM BASE

Teen Witch Rapper Has Amazing Second Career as a Celebrity Yoga Instructor. Top That!

Yogalosophy author Mandy Ingber, a familiar face from her child acting career, visits Yoga Pearl this month.

06/16/2016 By Margaret Seiler