Hit List

Say Spaaah

Prime places for a springtime reawakening.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell and Kaitlin Johnson

Pet Cross

Nine Lives (and Counting)

The most generous donors at one animal clinic are a couple of cool cats.

05/19/2009 By Jason Cohen

Hit List

Lap Of Luxury

Your pet doesn’t know we’re in a recession. Here are five ways to give your best friend the red-carpet treatment.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

5 MINUTES WITH...

Michael Pollan

The reluctant leader of the sustainable food movement and best-selling author of _The Omnivore’s Dilemma_ and _In Defense of Food_ is nothing less than frank when addressing our failing food policies.

05/19/2009 By Nino Padova

Stay Well

House Calls

Some Portland doctors and nurses want to do more than just treat patients—they want to fix the broken US health care system. Here’s how a group of community clinics is cutting costs, improving their clients’ health, and transforming the doctor’s off

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

Aging

Golden Age

Country club or retirement home? At Terwilliger Plaza, sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

En Garde

Call to Arms

I caught sight of a photo of Iron Maiden lead shrieker Bruce Dickinson, in a storefront window in St. Johns. He was decked out in all-white fencing gear, brandishing a different kind of heavy metal—a foil.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Get Out

Choose Your Own Adventure

It's short. It's sweet. It's summer. And there's nothing worse than wasting these sun-filled days by logging hours behind the wheel just to reach some far-flung peak. (Plus with today's gas prices, who can afford it?) So we give you this: 18 ultimate outd

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon, Stacey Wilson, Camas Davis, and Christopher Van Tilburg Edited by Kasey Cordell With Brian Barker

Call Now

Dr. Right?

What you should know before you go

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

The Smile Squad

Top Dentists 2008

From the fluorescent lights in the waiting room to the high-pitched whir of the drill, that twice-yearly visit to the dentist typically isn’t an event that people look forward to. So why not ease your nerves a bit by putting yourself in the capable, latex

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

Play

High-Tech Hunt

The sport of geocaching puts space-age technology in the palm of your hand and transforms a simple hike into a quest for treasure.

05/19/2009 By Christopher Van Tilburg

5 Minutes With....

Claims Adjuster

Tenacious crusader Brenda Eichelberger talks about her battle with cancer, insurance companies, and the importance of hope.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Health

Body Chemistry

A recent study shows that toxic pollutants have found a new hiding place in Oregon—us.

05/19/2009 By Julian Smith

THE HIT LIST

Om Sweet Om

Ditch the gym and practice better yoga at a studio. (Your soul will thank you.)

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Food News

Remedial Eating

Oregon's farm-to-school program manager convinces schools to buy the best local ingredients—while staying within the school system's very real budget.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Article

Fresh Kicks

A tomboy takes her tough act to a new level with the martial art of poekoelan—don’t even think of tangling with her now.

05/19/2009 By Rachel Ritchie

Article

Mr. Feel Good

Busting manly myth No. 17: Spas are just for chicks.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Run, Spot!

Best in Show

Looking to spend some quality time with your pup? The fast-growing sport of dog agility will have both of you jumping for joy.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

Row

Crew Cut

The favorite sport of Ivy Leaguers also happens to be the best workout you can find without getting off your ass.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Top Docs

Top Docs 2008

Which doctor would you call if you or a loved one needed medical care?
That’s the question we asked more than 8,000 Portland-area physicians through our online survey. Doctors voted for up to two physicians each in as many as 48 different specia

05/19/2009 Research by Sally Powers