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

SOCCER

Portland Pays a Heavy Price for a Point on the Road

Tobin Heath was sent off as the Thorns battled the Washington Spirit to a scoreless draw. Read on for our three takeaways from the weekend's game.

05/10/2016 By Katelyn Best

SOCCER

Thorns Take It Up a Notch against Boston Breakers

The Portland Thorns pick up three points against Boston in their strongest performance yet.

05/03/2016 By Katelyn Best

SOCCER

Thorns Pull Off a Draw—with a Caveat

Portland tied FC Kansas City 1-1 after KC’s Shea Groom was ejected. Here are our takeaways from the mixed game, plus one from elsewhere in the league.

04/26/2016 By Katelyn Best

SOCCER

'We’ve Got F***king Tobin Heath'

The talented midfielder puts in the work for the Thorns’ season-opening win.

04/18/2016 By Katelyn Best

SOCCER

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Thorns?

Alex Morgan’s not a Thorn anymore. Here’s why you should be glad about that.

03/24/2016 By Katelyn Best

EDUCATION

Inside Portland’s Schools

Explore the fast-changing landscape of local learning.

01/15/2016 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Zach Dundas, Fiona McCann, Rachel Grozanick, Katelyn Best, and Alex Madison Illustrations by Matthew Billington

ISSUES & INNOVATION

Portland’s Schools Take On Tough Issues and Bold Ideas

From absentee kindergartners to meditation classes, local education is transforming.

01/15/2016 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Alex Madison, Katelyn Best, Rachel Grozanick, Zach Dundas, and Emma Mannheimer

HEALTH SPOTLIGHT

5 Things You Need to Know about Multnomah County’s HIV Health Services Center

Our local full-service HIV clinic is a role model for similar centers nationwide.

01/06/2016 By Katelyn Best

FIT CITY

8 Weightlifting Tips to Take You from Beginner to Beast

Local trainers weigh in on building strength without letting the muscle bros scare you off.

12/22/2015 By Katelyn Best

GOOD EATS

We Tried Portland’s New “Kitchen Vessel” Delivery Service—Here’s What Happened

Did Terra’s Kitchen’s climate-controlled healthy meal kits make the grade?

12/11/2015 By Katelyn Best

HEALTHY EVENTS

Have a Healthy, Happy December with these Local Wellness Events

From liver lessons and cricket flour cook-offs to solstice yoga and skiing with Santa, Portland keeps it weird this month.

12/03/2015 By Katelyn Best and Molly Woodstock

NATURAL PATH

How One Portland Clinic Brought Acupuncture to the Masses

Working Class Acupuncture proves that complementary care can be effective and accessible to all.

11/20/2015 By Katelyn Best

COMEDY

Emily Heller Talks Feminists and Being Funny

With a new album in the works and a Portland show approaching, the California comic holds forth on how comedy is like cooking, gorillas, and why her jokes aren’t just for “intersectional feminist librarians.”

11/11/2015 By Katelyn Best