STORE OPENINGS

Win a Winter "Cozy Kit" from Soft Surroundings

The snuggly brand's new Bridgeport Village store is a comfort-lover's dream of bedding, robes, socks, beauty products, and apparel.

12/17/2014 By Allison Jones

NATURAL PATH

Defeat That Cold with a Local Immune-Boosting Power Pack

Salt, Fire, & Time's immune-boosting wellness gift boxes offer an all-in-one natural way to knock out seasonal sniffles.

12/16/2014 By Allison Jones

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Departure Chef Gregory Gourdet Taps his Haitian Roots

Top Chef’s fierce competitor takes a deep dive into the dishes of his youth on December 21.

12/16/2014 By Karen Brooks

TIP SHEET

12 Easy Ways to Green Your Holidays

Follow these money-saving tips from the Oregon Environmental Council to minimize the eco impact of your gift giving and decorating.

12/12/2014 By Allison Jones

OM BASE

Welcome the Light with Restorative Yoga on the Solstice

A handful of local yoga studios are offering special Winter Solstice classes to celebrate the coming of longer days and shorter nights.

12/11/2014 By Allison Jones

BODY TALK

8 Tips for Healthy, Hydrated Skin This Winter

A local skin-care expert shares her tried-and-true methods for banishing dry winter skin.

12/10/2014 By Allison Jones

GET OUT

Winter Wellness Events to Find Some Calm in the Holiday Storm

Our calendar of health-focused workshops, post-holiday detox dinners, and gift fairs will offer a bit of balance to your month of shopping, feasting, and toasting.

12/09/2014 By Allison Jones

TREAT YO SELF

Portland Spa Specials to Melt Your Winter Chill

Looking to balance your body and spirit during the hectic holiday season? These great deals on massages, facials, and natural pedicure will do the job.

12/09/2014 By Allison Jones

WINTER BUCKET LIST

How to Hibernate Like a True Portlander

From oddball home deliveries to streaming videos and board games, we've got plenty of reasons to pray for a snow day.

12/01/2014 By Aaron Scott, Allison Jones, Win Goodbody, and Sarah Ostaszewski Edited by Kelly Clarke

WINTER BUCKET LIST

15 Ways to Pamper Yourself From Head to Toe

From salt-cave massages and yoga to champagne and chocolate pedicures, we've got plenty of ways for you to melt away winter stress.

12/01/2014 By Eden Dawn, Allison Jones, and Kelly Clarke

FIT CITY

Gym Spotlight: StarCycle's Power Rides

At this Lake Oswego spin studio, barre and yoga pros reimagine the stationary ride.

11/26/2014 By Allison Jones

GOOD EATS

Stock Up on Healthy Nosh at PDX Before Your Flight

Flying out of town this holiday season? Your best bet for staying sane and satisfied is grabbing snacks and meals before the plane takes off.

11/19/2014 By Allison Jones

BREAKING NEWS

A New Mayan Restaurant Is Taking Over Little T Every Sunday

Complete with tamales, cochinita pibil, panuchos, and traditional dancing, a longtime employee of the SE Division bakery shows off the flavors of her childhood.

11/18/2014 By Allison Jones

OPENING WATCH

Inside Kyra's Bake Shop's New and Improved Gluten-Free Bakery

Lauded Lake Oswego baker and Cupcake Wars champion Kyra Bussanich opens the doors to her bigger, brighter bakery and cafe.

11/18/2014 By Allison Jones

NIGHT OUT

10 Steps to a Great Night at Coopers Hall

The recipe for a night to remember at Portland's massive urban winery? A group of friends + the right family-style order + plenty of wine.

11/11/2014 Photography by Allison Jones By Sara Rangel

RECIPE

New World Recipes for Ancient Grains

From kamut and farro to millet and chia, Bob's Red Mill's latest line offers nine hard-to-find grains and seeds to pack into your primordial pantry

11/11/2014 By Allison Jones and Molly Woodstock

OPENING WATCH

Pixie Retreat's Raw Take-Out Treats

Don’t be thrown by the conspicuous lack of allergens or animal products—this is serious comfort food.

11/10/2014 Photography by Allison Jones By Molly Woodstock

THE GRAPEVINE

Oregon Winemakers and Growers Report on 2014 Season

Get the scoop on the year's ideal growing season from the experts—and find out what it means for the wine to come.

11/06/2014 By Allison Jones

BREAKING NEWS

Portland Farmers Market at PSU to Stay Open Year-Round

Big news from Portland's mothership of local eating—PFM's flagship market will stay open through the winter!

11/06/2014 By Allison Jones

OPENING WATCH

Lake Oswego’s GP Kitchen Lands in Portland

The café and catering company serves scoops of nourishing deli fare at its new Pearl District outpost.

11/04/2014 By Molly Woodstock