Molly Woodstock wrangles content for Sagacity’s many custom clients, most notably Travel Portland, for whom she crafts local guides on topics from haunted hotels to pup-friendly breweries. In her spare time, she edits Portland Monthly’s health blog, The Balance, where she writes about body positivity, probiotics, mental health, and macro bowls, among other nice things. Since August 2013, she’s doggedly ramped up PoMo’s vegan coverage, mostly as an excuse to eat endless vegan pizza.

A native Oregonian, Molly spent three years at Chapman University in Orange County, earning a degree in documentary film production and vowing to never leave the Pacific Northwest again. She’d really like to meet your dog.

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy April with These Local Wellness Events

Walk for wishes, run for brews, bowl for abortion funds, swap clothes for Planned Parenthood, and try ski mountaineering for, uh, fun.

03/23/2017 By Molly Woodstock

The Oregon Woman: OK, Ladies

How to Fight for Social Justice and Build a Better Community—Using What You've Already Got

Got ears? Time? Money? Friends? Good. Here's your action plan.

03/20/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Get Outside

A New Portland Cycling Group Invites Women of Color to Pedal Together

Friends on Bikes aims to foster a more diverse and inclusive cycling scene through advocacy and community building—and doughnuts.

03/20/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Read 'Em and Eat

Dishing Up the Dirt with Hood River Farmer and Blogger Andrea Bemis

Score a recipe for spring harvest pizza from this CSA-inspired cookbook.

03/17/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Everyday Activism

A Local Waxing Salon Is Raising Funds to Help Transgender Portlanders

Babe Wax’s WaxFund program provides gender-affirming waxing services to low-income transwomen and trans-feminine folks.

03/16/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Tiny Things

Wild about Tiny Houses? Now You Can Rent a Tiny Sauna

Bad news: it keeps snowing. Good news: Mobile Hotspot Wellness Center is ready to roll.

03/08/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy March with These Local Wellness Events

Learn mindfulness techniques, meatless recipes, herbal remedies, wheel building skills, and ways to be a better transgender ally.

02/23/2017 By Molly Woodstock

News to Chew

Doughnuts, Pizza, Burgers, and More Vegan Food News

New plant-based eateries continue to pop up all over Portland—and we've got the scoop.

02/22/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Profile

Male? Female? Jamie Shupe Battles for a Third Option.

Portlander Jamie Shupe is the first person in the US to be legally recognized as nonbinary.

02/20/2017 By Molly Woodstock

We All Scream

Ben & Jerry's Announces Three New Vegan Flavors

Dairy-free ice cream lovers can now relive their dairy-full days with a pint of Cherry Garcia.

02/15/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Fit City

Portland’s Revocycle Is Quietly Revolutionizing Spin Class

One Pearl District exercise studio trades dance parties for flow states, feminism, and freewheel bikes.

02/06/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Read 'Em and Eat

Get Funky with Fermentation Folk Hero Sandor Ellix Katz

The Wild Fermentation author will speak at two Portland events February 11–12.

02/02/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Restaurant Openings

Say ‘Aloha’ to N Mississippi’s New Vegan Tiki Bar

Seattle’s No Bones Beach Club brings taro fries and jackfruit nachos to Portland.

01/25/2017 Photography by Molly Woodstock

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy February with These Local Wellness Events

Take a polar plunge, laugh at dates gone awry, and learn more about neuroscience, healthy relationships, garden design, and fermentation. (Oh, and did we mention goat yoga?)

01/25/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Restaurant Openings

Hold the Fish Sauce! An All-Vegetarian Thai Restaurant Opens on Division

Herbivores can head to KaTi Portland for plant-based pad Thai and tofu tom kha.

01/10/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Mental Health

Two New Portland Murals Fight Depression Stigma

Local muralists Rather Severe and Blaine Fontana teamed up with Kaiser Permanente to foster mental illness awareness through public art.

01/05/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Body Talk

Are Oregon’s New Birth Control Laws Actually Helping Anyone?

Two pioneering bills were intended to make contraceptive access easier than ever. One year later, not much has changed.

01/04/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy New Year with These Local Wellness Events

Get ready to run, bike, paddle, dance, and stretch your way into 2017.

12/27/2016 By Molly Woodstock

New Year, New You

Portland Wellness Pros Share Resolution Inspiration

Take a peek at these New Year's pledges before setting your own 2017 goals.

12/27/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Winter Relaxation: Survival Guide

13 Secrets of Winter Relaxation Every Portlander Must Know

From cheap massages to board games to cuddly kitties, here’s how to survive the season.

12/20/2016 By Eden Dawn, Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Molly Woodstock, Amy Martin, and Kelly Clarke