The Oregon Woman: Index

What's It Like to Be a Woman in Oregon? The Numbers Reveal a Stark Portrait

From mental health to poverty to domestic violence, our state has some work to do.

03/20/2017 By Katelyn Best

Soccer

The Thorns Clinch a Home Playoff as Stellar Season Winds Down

Portland pocketed two wins and will host a home playoff game. Here are our takeaways from a winning week.

09/12/2016 By Katelyn Best

Soccer

The Thorns Break Boston for a Big Win

Portland beat the Breakers 5-1 on Sunday, their biggest win of the season thus far. Here are our takeaways from a high-scoring game.

09/06/2016 By Katelyn Best

Soccer

The Thorns Are Back! Sorta...

Portland fell to Seattle 3-1 in their first game after the Olympic break. Read on for our takeaways (teaser: all is not lost).

08/29/2016 By Katelyn Best

SOCCER

The Thorns Light Up Providence Park with a Weekend Win

Portland pulled off a big win against Seattle on Saturday. We’ve got three takeaways from a plucky, lucky night.  

08/01/2016 By Katelyn Best

SOCCER

The Thorns’ Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Portland falls spectacularly in Houston. We’ve got three takeaways from an abysmal game.

07/18/2016 By Katelyn Best

SOCCER

The Thorns Finally Lost

Without their national team players, Portland couldn't dig themselves out against FC Kansas City.

07/11/2016 By Katelyn Best

SOCCER

The Thorns Are Still Undefeated

In a home matchup against New Jersey's Sky Blue FC, Portland pulls off another comeback win—without their stars.

07/05/2016 By Katelyn Best

SOCCER

A Gutsy Road Win Proves The Thorns Are Still the Team to Beat

Three takeaways from Portland's 2-1 win in Orlando.

06/28/2016 By Katelyn Best

SOCCER

The Thorns Are on Fire

Portland shuts out league-leading Chicago and proves it's the best team in the league.

06/24/2016 By Katelyn Best

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

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

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

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

SOCCER

Portland Brings Back a Draw from Chicago

The Thorns tied the Red Stars 1-1 in an uneven road matchup. We've got three takeaways from the game.

06/13/2016 By Katelyn Best

Q&A

Why Portland Thorn Tobin Heath Fights for More

The Thorns’ midfield magician (and USA National Team star) talks Portland, pay equity, and personal growth.

06/13/2016 By Katelyn Best

SOCCER

Thorns Keep a Clean Sheet against Reign Rivals

The Portland Thorns passed a crucial test in a home draw against Seattle Reign this weekend. Here are our takeaways from the game.

05/31/2016 By Katelyn Best

SOCCER

Portland Thorns Bring it Home for a 'Very Special Night'

The Thorns dominate the Washington Spirit at home.

05/24/2016 By Katelyn Best

SOCCER

Battle in Seattle: Portland Thorns Keep Rivals at Bay

The Thorns notched their third draw of the season against the Seattle Reign. Here are our takeaways from a rough-and-tumble game.

05/17/2016 By Katelyn Best