GET FIT

The Portland Fitness Revolution

Parkour fitness. Twerking-inspired workouts. A locally hatched yoga style. Body-positive trainers. In Portland, there’s always a new way to work out.

06/24/2016 Edited by Zach Dundas By Katelyn Best, Sylvia Randall-Muñoz, Benjamin Tepler, and Molly Woodstock

Top Stories

MEDICINE

How Portland Helps the World’s LGBT Couples Have Babies

Would-be parents from across the globe converge here for science, surrogates, and security.

06/24/2016 By Marty Patail

RESEARCH

Right Now, You’re Breathing Out Microscopic Ecosystems That Can Tell Scientists Exactly Who You Are

And the research could have implications stretching from health care to crime fighting.

06/24/2016 By Julian Smith

HAPPY TRAILS

10 Northwest Hiking and Biking Trails to Help You Seize the Summer

From bike rides along abandoned rail lines to awe-inspiring waterfall treks, here’s how to experience the Northwest at its most majestic.

06/24/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

Table of Contents

Eat & Drink

GOOD EATS

Portland’s 10 Best Healthy Dishes

From heavenly acai bowls to vegan corn cashew pizza, here are 10 of the city's most nourishing—and delicious—dishes.

06/24/2016 By Benjamin Tepler and Molly Woodstock Photography by Aubrie Legault

Editor's Note

EDITOR'S NOTE

How Portlanders Are Reinventing Health and Exercise

Our city is far ahead of the pack.

06/24/2016 By Zach Dundas

Health & Wellness

Q&A

How Parkour Helps You Unleash Your Inner Ninja

Portland author Ben Musholt’s Parkour Strength Training unlocks the secrets.

06/24/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

OM BASE

Aerial Yoga Will Turn You Upside Down

Fear of heights? Fear not.

06/24/2016 By Molly Woodstock

HIT YOUR STRIDE

How to Pick the Right Running Shoe

The proper footwear can make all the difference. Foot Traffic’s Daniel McDuff shares his top five tips.

06/24/2016 By Molly Woodstock

PLAYLIST

The Perfect Portland Workout Playlist

An hour of sonic power from the local scene, now and always.

06/24/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

NATURAL HEALING

Why This Crowdfunded Urban Therapy Yurt Really Works

At least according to one Portland counselor.

06/24/2016 By Megan Haverman

NATURAL PATH

These Portland Clinics Bring Acupuncture to the Masses

Working Class Acupuncture unites ancient Chinese medicine with radical American history.

06/24/2016 By Katelyn Best

CHILL OUT

Does Cryotherapy Work? We Asked a Portland Expert

“The literature is pretty mixed,” she told us.

06/24/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Q&A

A Naturopath Talks Autoimmune Diseases and Hard-to-Pinpoint Food Allergies

Something called “electro-acupuncture testing” is involved.

06/24/2016 By Hannah Wallace

WINNING FINDS

These Portland-Made Workout Essentials Keep You Looking—and Smelling—Fresh

From herbal deodorant to coconut water cleansing wipes, here’s what to toss in your gym bag.

06/24/2016 By Allison Jones

MARIJUANA

Marijuana Edibles Are Finally Ready for Consumption in Oregon

But they’re still a lot weaker than in Washington and Colorado.

06/24/2016

CHILDBIRTH

It’s Official: Water Birth Carries No Added Risk

According to a groundbreaking Oregon State study, it’s just as safe to deliver in water as on land.

06/24/2016 Illustrations by Sarah Hopwood

SAY AAAH

Eight Oregon Spa Destinations for Enlightened Pampering and Ocean Views

Head to the coast for fireside massages, seasonally appropriate facials, and unlimited cookies.

06/24/2016 By Emma Mannheimer

GOOD EATS

Is Oregon-Farmed Seaweed the Superfood of the Future?

Dig into some bacon of the sea.

06/24/2016 Photography by Hannah Wallace

THE SHAKEDOWN

What’s the Deal with Barefoot Running?

We’ve got the naked truth about a fitness subculture.

06/24/2016 By Zach Dundas

GET FIT

The Portland Fitness Revolution

Parkour fitness. Twerking-inspired workouts. A locally hatched yoga style. Body-positive trainers. In Portland, there’s always a new way to work out.

06/24/2016 Edited by Zach Dundas By Katelyn Best, Sylvia Randall-Muñoz, Benjamin Tepler, and Molly Woodstock

FIT CITY

Why PDX-Born Spin Sensation BurnCycle Inspires Near-Evangelical Fervor in Its Followers

It’s definitely not just about the bike.

06/24/2016 By Zach Dundas

SWEAT IT OUT

These Five New Portland Gyms Will Keep Your Workout Fresh

From a circus performer-turned-Pilates innovator to a kettlebell-focused gym, here’s a fistful of hot new fitness options.

06/24/2016 By Katelyn Best and Zach Dundas

TWERK IT

Body Positivity to Twerking, the Seven Ingredients of Booty Luv

The Portland-launched workout class will tone your tush.

06/24/2016 By Zach Dundas

ROCK ON

Portland’s Climbing Gyms: A Breakdown

As our city’s climbing scene hits new heights, which crag is right for you?

06/24/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

PROFILE

Meet the Portland Personal Trainer Who Promises Body Positivity and Zero Bro Vibes

Lacy Davis once battled anorexia and bulimia. Now she’s flipped the switch on a new kind of workout culture.

06/24/2016 By Molly Woodstock

FIT CITY

Four Weight-Training Tips to Go from Beginner to Beast

Emily Corso—the iron-fisted, warm-hearted MMA pro behind Bold & Badass Fitness—fills us in.

06/24/2016 By Katelyn Best

OM BASE

How a Portlander Launched a New Style of Yoga

Kinetik Yoga creator Kelly Suttell breaks down her alternative to Bikram.

06/24/2016 By Molly Woodstock

News & City Life

Q&A

How OHSU’s Research Spins Off into Tech Start-Ups

Dan Dorsa, OHSU senior VP of research, explains the “MedTech Alliance.”

06/24/2016 By Marty Patail

MEDICAL RESEARCH

Meet the Portland Father-Daughter Team Chasing Unconventional Cures to MS

Dan Wieden, cofounder of Wieden & Kennedy, and daughter Laura work to speed up the sluggish research clock.

06/24/2016 By Zach Dundas

DISEASES

Have These Portland State Researchers Found a Cure to Malaria?

“We know that the compound has worked, but we don’t actually know how it works.”

06/24/2016 By Jack Rushall

MEDICINE

How Portland Helps the World’s LGBT Couples Have Babies

Would-be parents from across the globe converge here for science, surrogates, and security.

06/24/2016 By Marty Patail

RESEARCH

Right Now, You’re Breathing Out Microscopic Ecosystems That Can Tell Scientists Exactly Who You Are

And the research could have implications stretching from health care to crime fighting.

06/24/2016 By Julian Smith

Travel & Outdoors

HAPPY TRAILS

10 Northwest Hiking and Biking Trails to Help You Seize the Summer

From bike rides along abandoned rail lines to awe-inspiring waterfall treks, here’s how to experience the Northwest at its most majestic.

06/24/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

GET OUT

What’s the Story behind Oregon’s World-Famous Wild and Scenic Rivers?

Plus 10 of our state’s best waterways to explore.

06/24/2016 By Adam Sawyer