Om Base

Kiva Celebrates 4th Anniversary with Free Massages and Snacks

Visit the Northwest Portland spa and café on Saturday, Nov 19, for an “international bazaar” featuring belly dancing, henna, live music, and more.

11/16/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Body Talk

Should Portlanders Rush to Get IUDs?

Here’s how Trump’s presidency might affect your uterus.

11/16/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Nature Calling

Oregon Parks Waive Fees for Friday after Thanksgiving

Too many holiday sweet potatoes? Gather up the clan—or go refreshingly solo—for free outdoor therapy on "Green" Friday.

11/15/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Ramona DeNies

News

Oregon Teen Boys Say No to Trump's Locker Room Talk

Six Gresham teens don Wildfang's "Wild Feminist" tees, vowing to not allow Trump's version of locker room talk in their school.

10/27/2016 By Eden Dawn

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy November with These Local Wellness Events

Shake off holiday stress, stock your herbal pharmacy, join an epic plant-based potluck, and sign up for a turkey (or Tofurky) trot.

10/26/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Fright Time

Scary Good: 11 Tricked-Out Ways to Spend Halloween in Portland

From haunted curds to graveyard tours, we bag our favorite local Halloween events.

10/17/2016 By Webb Wright

Herd Immunity

Flu Shots: Who Needs ‘Em?

Ignore the haters—getting vaccinated is the best way to protect your community from illness this winter.

10/17/2016 By Webb Wright

Kids' Health

Meet the Tigard Teacher Pioneering a New Kind of Physical Education

A local sixth-grade teacher helps kids stay focused by filling the classroom with yoga balls and exercise bikes.

10/13/2016 By Maya Seaman

Health News

BurnCycle Invites Portlanders to Fight Back against Bullying

The local spin studio celebrates National Bullying Prevention Month with a pledge to promote inclusivity and respect.

10/13/2016 By Webb Wright

Health News

Oregon Women Face Higher Rates of Rape, Violence, Depression, and Wealth Disparity

A new report by the Women’s Foundation of Oregon spotlights the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of being female in our state.

10/05/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy October with These Local Wellness Events

Taste 60 varieties of apples, dozens of fermented foods, and hundreds of vegan treats this month—or ride handmade bikes and run across town in full Halloween garb.

10/05/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Health News

Here's What You Need to Know about Lead

Should Portlanders be worried about lead pipes and paint?

10/04/2016 By Webb Wright

Body Talk

Claybia Workshops Offer Healing, Self-Acceptance, and a Heck of a Conversation Piece

Come for the amazing pun, stay for the body positivity and arts & crafts time. (NSFW?)

09/22/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Get Out

This Organization Makes Portland’s Trails More Accessible to All

Access Recreation helps hikers with disabilities find their perfect paths to outdoor adventure.

09/19/2016 By Webb Wright

Body Talk

New AAP Guidelines Encourage Parents to Skip the Weight Talk

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers advice to help families avoid eating disorders, obesity, and body shame.

09/19/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Gear Up

Check Out This Portland-Made Wheelchair Rugby Gear

The US National team gets a hand from a local studio—and some college students.

09/07/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Body Talk

Six Reasons to Eat All the Things at the Oregon Fermentation Festival

Head to Sauvie Island this Saturday for healthy snacks packed with probiotics.

09/06/2016 Photography by Molly Woodstock

Get Out

A Transgender Biking Group Hits the Portland Pavement

Transgender Riders United gives trans Portlanders a place to share their passion for cycling.

08/25/2016 By Kailla Coomes

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy September with These Local Wellness Events

Run with an Olympic marathoner, celebrate the harvest at People’s Co-op, and practice downward dog with an actual dog.

08/25/2016 By Kailla Coomes

Beer Me

Everything's Better with Beer—Even Running

The determinedly mellow Oregon Brewery Running series starts this fall.

08/11/2016 By Ramona DeNies