Take Action

With a Food Pantry and Home Delivery, This Nonprofit Serves Low-Income Portlanders

Last year, Lift Urban Portland distributed some 250,000 pounds of food in its fight against hunger.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

Hunger in Oregon

Oregon’s Innovative Food Bank Longs for the Day It Shuts Down

But in a state with disturbingly high rates of food insecurity, it’s probably here for a while.

03/27/2018 By Ramona DeNies

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

Tech

Two Portlanders Launch an App for Plus Size People (and Their Friends)

AllGo users review restaurants, theaters, gyms, and airlines for comfort and accessibility.

03/26/2018 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

Cannabis

This Adult Coloring Book Celebrates Modern Cannabis in All Its Diversity

The Stoner Babes Coloring Book may be the intersectional weed-related crafts opportunity you've been waiting for.

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

Body Talk

Has This Portlander Designed a Better Menstrual Cup?

When Voxapod founder Amanda Wilson couldn't find a cup that worked for her, she decided to produce her own. A Kickstarter campaign is live now.

03/16/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Food News

White Owl Social Club Stops Serving Beef and Lamb

The Southeast Portland bar has replaced its meat patties with the plant-based Impossible Burger, citing environmental concerns.

03/12/2018 By Molly Woodstock

Food & Drink

Harlow's Feel-Good Elixirs and Smoothies Can Now Come with a Shot of CBD

The acclaimed plant-based restaurant adds the on-trend hemp derivative to its mix.

03/08/2018 By Ariel Kusby

Wellness

Can Sound (Umm, Sound?) Heal What Ails You?

Find out at four Portland events dedicated to a sonic brand of medicine.

03/08/2018 By Ariel Kusby

Holiday Avoidance

5 Ways to Skip St. Patrick’s Day

In America, March 17 celebrations can feel like one big ethnic slur. Here are some alternatives.

03/06/2018 By Margaret Seiler

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

News

Hunger in Oregon: A Special Report

Our state has one of the highest levels of food insecurity in the country. What’s going on?

02/27/2018 Edited by Fiona McCann

A State of Hunger

Hunger in Oregon, by the Numbers

Why does our state rank so high in food insecurity? Here's a look at the stats.

02/27/2018 By Fiona McCann and Christine Menges

Hunger in Oregon

What Happens When Portland Kids Go Hungry?

Oregon ranks 13th in the nation for food insecurity. So who feeds many local children? The schools.

02/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

Fancy Feasts

A Portland Pet Food Brand Goes Full Locavore

The sustainable line of products includes gluten-free biscuits and camping-friendly meal pouches.

02/27/2018 By Amy Martin

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

Openings

DC Vegetarian’s Brick-and-Mortar Sandwich Shop Now Open on Division

Meanwhile, the flagship downtown food cart plans to close … someday.

02/19/2018 By Molly Woodstock