Healthy Events

Have a Happy, Healthy November with These Local Wellness Events

Join a fire hike, enjoy a vegan Thanksgiving feast, get sweaty at punk rock aerobics, and learn self-defense from a Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champ.

10/26/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Furry Friends

Purringtons Cat Lounge Offers Senior Citizens and Veterans a Paw-Some Deal

Portland’s cat cafe lets certain visitors enjoy the health benefits of feline companionship for only $4.

10/18/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Fermentation Nation

Have a Rotten Good Time at the Portland Fermentation Fest

Pickles to miso to Hawaiian moonshine, the city’s eighth annual “Stinkfest” boasts the best ferments in town.

10/18/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Light a Fire 2017: Keeping Us Healthy

How an Oregon Clinic Provides Vital Health Care for Seasonal and Migrant Workers

After a child’s avoidable death, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center came together in her name.

10/16/2017 By Katie Vaughan

Light a Fire 2017: Extraordinary Board Member

How One Portlander Helps People Plan for End-of-Life Care

Peggy Maguire wants you to have the hard conversations.

10/16/2017 By Katie Vaughan

Chicken Feels

In Portland, Your Pet Chicken Can Get Reiki

Scratch at least one societal problem off the list, thank God.

10/16/2017 By Wyatt Stayner

All the Apples

Nibble Rare Apples at Rubinette Market’s Harvest Tasting This Saturday

From Mountain Rose to Rubinette’s namesake apple, Providore’s produce dorks offer a chic way to stuff yourself with the best fruits.

10/12/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Hikes

5 Close-to-Portland Hikes for Reveling in Fall Color

From golden larches to migrating swans, autumn is the time to visit these nearby forests and wetlands.

10/11/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Fit City

Take a Class with Oregon’s First Female Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Here’s how you can train (for free!) with world champion Amanda Diggins, and what to know before you go.

09/29/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Book Events

Is Portland the Center of the Women’s Soccer Universe?

Yes, according to a new book by retired pro soccer player Gwendolyn Oxenham. She’ll be at Powell’s with Thorns midfielder Allie Long on September 29.

09/21/2017 By Katelyn Best

Runway Show

Knock Out Plus Size Fashion Show Returns to Portland

After selling out its inaugural year, the body-positive show returns with big names, a curated pop-up shop, and tons of feel-good vibes.

09/21/2017 By Eden Dawn

Everyday Activism

Support the Columbia Gorge by Buying Lagers, Light Bulbs, and Lube

On Monday, September 25, dozens of N Mississippi Avenue businesses will donate a portion of sales to Eagle Creek fire relief efforts.

09/21/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Power Plant

How Houseplants Can Save Your Life (Well, Close)

Create an indoor garden to heal all that ails you.

09/21/2017 By Regan Breeden

Breaking News

Two of PDX’s Best Vegan Chefs Are Moving to Vermont—and Leaving Their Most Popular Recipes Behind

Missing Of Roots and Blooms’ famous mac and cheese? You’ll soon find it at Capitol, a new bar on NE Broadway.

09/18/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Body Talk

Portland's Bloom Beauty Summit Showcases Celebrity Stylists of Color

Join makeup artists, hairstylists, and life coaches for a two-day natural beauty expo.

09/18/2017 By Kayla Brock

Healthy Events

Have a Happy, Healthy October with These Local Wellness Events

Run in your best Halloween costume (with dogs!), learn how to fight food waste, and taste the city’s best apples, ferments, and vegan snacks.

09/18/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Sweat Equity

An All-Natural Portland Deodorant Brand Goes Big

Schmidt's started in a Foster-Powell home. Now it's got a massive factory and a Florida-based investor.

09/13/2017 By Rachel Wilson

Food News

Gregory Gourdet Flies Solo at 7th Annual Summer’s End Vegan Dinner

Tickets are now available for the six-course meal, taking place October 4.

09/12/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Everyday Activism

How You Can Help Rebuild the Gorge (and Not Make Things Worse)

"If you wanna go fast, go alone; if you wanna go far, go together."

09/07/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Eagle Creek Fire

As the Columbia Gorge Burns, Reflecting on What This Place Means to Us

From pianist Hunter Noack to hiker Jenny Bruso to chef Gregory Gourdet, Oregonians pay tribute to a natural resource forever changed.

09/07/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff