THE BALANCE

Hush Meditation's Next-Level Zen

A new meditation studio markets modernist tranquility and mental software upgrades.

07/13/2015 By Allison Jones and Keegan Clements-Housser

FITNESS

Zen and the Art of 100-Mile Marathons

Portland's ultramarathon experts challenge doctors' advice to test their bodies' limits—and find a moving meditation in the long run.

07/13/2015 By Allison Jones

MUSIC

Heather Woods Broderick's Top Ten Portland Spots

Heather Woods Broderick's new album, Glider, may be informed by her life on the road but she hasn't lost her ties to Portland.

07/09/2015 By Fiona McCann

BODY TALK

Does Pacific Northwest Skin Have Special Needs?

Why the Portland-raised esthetician behind Partly Sunny skin care crafted a line specifically for Northwest faces.

07/09/2015 By Allison Jones

BREAKING NEWS

Tasty New Details Emerge for NE Sandy’s Providore Market

Pastawork’s new food lover’s emporium will open in October with Flying Fish seafood and sit-down dining.

07/07/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

GOOD EATS

A Guide to Portland's Coolest Dairy-Free Ice Cream

Just in time for summer, let us direct your sweet tooth towards the city's vegan and dairy-free cold and creamy treats.

07/01/2015 By Allison Jones

GEAR UP

A Monthly Delivery of Outdoor Gear for Summer Adventuring

Bend-based Cairn offers a new kind of subscription, sending a curated box of the latest outdoor products to your door.

06/30/2015 By Allison Jones

BODY TALK

Self Care as Health Care: Three Local Beauty Experts Weigh In

A local hair stylist, esthetician, and spray tan expert share how skin and hair care can help battle illness and build up body image in vulnerable times.

06/29/2015 By Allison Jones

FIT CITY

The Two Leading All-You-Can-Sweat Fitness Passports Have Joined Forces

This summer, the nationwide battle between unlimited workout apps FitMob and ClassPass has come to an end with a gym-goer's dream merger.

06/26/2015 By Allison Jones

BREAKING NEWS

Southwest Portland is Getting Its Own Broder

Broder Söder, the third outpost in Peter Bro’s Scandinavian empire, to open in late July inside the brand new Nordia House cultural center.

06/25/2015 By Kelly Clarke

DEEP STEEP

This Small-Batch Portland Tea Company Wants You to Slow Down

Shake up your sip every few weeks with a subscription to Plum Deluxe tea company's small-batch, hand-blended tea of the month club.

06/24/2015 By Allison Jones

HIT LIST

Where Portland Monthly Staffers Really Eat Lunch

Ever wonder where to grab a bite in the bustle of downtown Portland? We share our go-to lunch orders to help you wade through the sea of carts and delis.

06/23/2015 By Portland Monthly Magazine and Allison Jones

OM BASE

One Crafty Portlander is Taking Instagram Yoga Selfies to Another Level

Natasha Yeracaris, aka @mindfulfolks on Instagram, shakes up the yoga selfie genre with hand-drawn whimsy and a sense of peace.

06/23/2015 By Allison Jones

GOOD EATS

50 Creative Lemon Recipes for a Bold, Bright, and Citrusy Summer

Local author Ellen Jackson's new The Lemon Cookbook is a love song to the little yellow kitchen marvels.

06/23/2015 By Allison Jones

GOOD EATS

Andina Celebrates Cebiche Month with a Flight of Healthy, Fresh Dishes

To honor the celebrated Peruvian dish, the Pearl District mainstay offers three new takes on the classic.

06/22/2015 By Allison Jones

HEALTHY EVENTS

The Balance Calendar: Portland Health and Fitness Events

Yoga and hiking at local wineries, a creative summit wellness retreat, and a worldwide gathering of mind-body healing practitioners

06/10/2015 By Allison Jones

GOOD EATS

Why Cashew Cream is Our New Snacking Obsession

Whole foods expert Lauren Chandler shares an easy and endlessly customizable recipe for a creamy treat that can go sweet or savory.

06/10/2015 By Allison Jones

EAT HERE NOW

Is this Stretch of Downtown Portland's Little Italy?

Two new Italian-leaning watering holes anchor a budding stretch of Southwest Morrison.

06/09/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

TREND WATCH

Portland Chef Hat Bingo!

Spot these cool caps on each of your favorite Portland chefs—and snag one for yourself to up your kitchen style game.

06/09/2015 By Allison Jones

GYM SPOTLIGHT

Orangetheory Fitness Arrives in Tigard with Heart Rate-Powered Workouts

5 questions for the owners of the burbs' newest sweat destination, combining treadmill sprints and rowing machines with circuit-style strength training.

06/08/2015 By Allison Jones