Raising the Barre

Barre3’s ballet-Pilates-yoga fusion has attracted some big names—including Louise Ciccone, better known as Madonna.

02/23/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas By Ramona DeNies


PDX INDEX: Kids & Hospitals

This month we crunch the numbers on children's hospitals.

01/26/2012 By Kate Moening

Market Watch

Overachieving Superfoods

Some foods manage to get a lot more nutritional work done with each bite than others do.

01/17/2012 By Kristin Belz


Slide Show: True Grit

There's room to move in this grueling cycle sport where riders outnumber fans.



Portland’s Top Doctors 2012

Our seventh annual list of Portland’s best physicians is even better—312 doctors, rated by education, experience, research, and peer nominations. *PLUS:* Wisdom from top docs on keeping your heart healthy, your brain sharp, your body hydrated, and more!

12/16/2011 Edited by Martin Patail


True Grit

There's room to move in this grueling cycle sport where riders outnumber fans.

12/16/2011 By Shoshanna Cohen

Cover Story

Relax: 50 Ways to Spoil Yourself This Season

For a season famous for good cheer, the holidays can prove pretty stressful. Fortunately, we've found 50 ways to soothe your soul (and mind, and body, and appetite) this winter.

11/18/2011 Edited by Kasey Cordell With Brian Barker, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Martin Patail, Benjamin Tepler, Ramona DeNies, Ashleigh Westmoreland, Meghan Ratliffe, and Derek Pettie


Blazing Trails

Area man engages in an unusual—and very hot—athletic pursuit.

09/21/2011 By Ramona DeNies

Market Watch

Does Good Rice Add to a Good Life?

The country that computes Gross National Happiness as its measure of national success also produces special Bhutanese Red Rice.

09/13/2011 By Kristin Belz

Market Watch

Healthy Chocolate for All Diets

Missionary Chocolates will save the souls even of those with gluten- and dairy-free diets.

09/01/2011 By Kristin Belz


Smile Science: True Lies

A sincere smile requires more than lip service.

08/19/2011 By Daniel Mollet


Smile Science

What’s behind a perfect smile? Plus: how to tell a real grin from a fake one.

08/19/2011 Edited by Kasey Cordell


Smile Science: The Anatomy of a Smile

Beauty isn’t just in the eye of the beholder; the ideal smile is made up of some very measurable components. We tell you what they are (and how to get ’em).

08/19/2011 Edited by Kasey Cordell

Market Watch

A More Than Nice Salad

With green beans in their prime, it’s time to show them off in a Salade Nicoise, the classic salad of the French Cote d’Azur.

07/27/2011 By Kristin Belz


To Protect and Serve

A collection of cops continues to seek medical benefits for ailments incurred while on the job.

05/19/2011 By Lee Van Der Voo


How ZoomCare is Shaking Up the Checkup

The Hilsboro-based urgent- and primary-care clinics offer a high-speed prescription for health care.

04/22/2011 By Ethan Epstein

Fitness is Fashion

Barre3 30 Day Challenge

I’ve got 30 days to get ready for spring fashion and fitness guru Sadie Lincoln is coming to my rescue.

04/17/2011 By Eden Dawn


Carbon Cargo

Portland boasts its role in energy conservation. When it comes to transporting coal or stimulate the local economy, which will win out?

03/09/2011 By Bill Lascher

The Mudroom

Sticky Business

Oregon State University scientist, Kaichang Li, has invented an effective adhesive without using toxic chemicals. He aims to improve the carbon footprint of products like tape, sticky notes, and postage stamps.

03/09/2011 By Nicole Morales


Meow Mystics

With all it's quirks, Portland is home to several "pet psychics." Portland Monthly talked to two of them about their gift, their clients, and the fortune of a certain journalist's cat named Veruca.

02/11/2011 By Georgia Perry