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.

COMFORT FOOD

16 Ridiculously Comforting Dishes from Around the Globe

Search out your next rainy-day dish or guilty pleasure by comfort keyword: soothing, hearty, homey, gooey, or spicy.

01/25/2016 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, Marty Patail, Molly Woodstock, Rachel Ritchie, Ramona DeNies, and Zach Dundas

EAT HERE NOW

Homegrown Smoker Gets a Warm, Cozy Home

After three carts, three moves, and nearly seven years, the city’s finest meatless barbecue outfit debuts a brick-and-mortar outpost.

01/25/2016 By Molly Woodstock

GEAR UP

Are You Wearing the Wrong Running Shoes?

A Portland footwear expert shares six steps to preventing injury and finding that perfect fit.

01/19/2016 By Molly Woodstock

GOOD EATS

Beat the Winter Blues with Three Fabulous New Local Beverages

Kombucha, kvass, and jun, oh my! These probiotic drinks may lower inflammation, increase fat loss—and even boost your will to live. (Really!)

01/18/2016 By Molly Woodstock

GOOD EATS

Feed Your Healthy Eating Resolutions at Rabbits Cafe, Now Open in Big Pink

The Sonny Bowl spinoff serves smoothies and vegan macro bowls to the downtown lunch crowd.

01/11/2016 By Molly Woodstock

GOOD EATS

Get Your Clean Eating On with These 6 Delish Macro Bowls

Crush that new year’s diet with these super nutritious and satisfying dishes from local eateries.

12/30/2015 By Molly Woodstock

HEALTHY EVENTS

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

Learn about cross-country skiing, winter skin care, athlete nutrition, and ultramarathon training at these January events.

12/30/2015 By Molly Woodstock

GOOD EATS

Fresh-Pressed Portland Juice Cleanses

Shed those holiday-induced toxins with a quick cleanse from a local juice bar.

12/30/2015 By Molly Woodstock

FIT CITY

New Year’s Resolution Inspiration from Portland Health Pros

From gratitude and mindfulness to paddleboarding and painting, local wellness experts share their goals for 2016.

12/29/2015 By Molly Woodstock

HEALTH NEWS

Now You Can Beat That New Year’s Hangover with an Artisanal IV Drip

Chase those craft cocktails with a Portland company’s “mobile IV rehydration services.”

12/28/2015 By Molly Woodstock

OM BASE

Move Over, Bikram! There’s a New Hot Yoga Style in Town

Hot Yoga for Life’s Kelly Suttell chats about inventing KinetiK yoga and replacing Bikram with her own hatha sequence.

12/16/2015 Photography by Molly Woodstock

GOOD EATS

Win Your Holiday Party With These Crowd-Pleasing Cookie Recipes by Portland Pros

Our favorite bakers dish on their most delicious cookies—they’re allergy-friendly and healthy(ish), to boot!

12/15/2015 By Molly Woodstock

GOOD EATS

Portland Contest Proves Cooking With Crickets Isn't Crazy, After All

Test your culinary chops with award-winning recipes for cricket flour nut bread, cricket chocolate s'mores, and cricket & apple tart.

12/14/2015 By Molly Woodstock

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

GOOD EATS

Portland’s Famous Vegan BBQ Cart Finally Has a Brick-and-Mortar Location

Homegrown Smokehouse and Deli settles in next door to SW Jefferson's plant-based cheese shop.

12/03/2015 By Molly Woodstock

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

9 Local Gifts for Health-Focused Folks

From cozy vests to chakra spray, we've got the scoop on this holiday season’s hottest healthful gifts.

12/01/2015 By Molly Woodstock

GOOD EATS

Kick-Start Your Nutrition Resolutions with these Healthy Local Snacks

These new Northwest products will keep you nourished and energized all winter long.

11/30/2015 By Molly Woodstock

GOOD EATS

These Next-Level CSA-Style Boxes Include Everything You Need for a Week of Local Meals

ACME Farms + Kitchen lets busy home cooks skip the grocery store trek—and the “what’s for dinner?” brainstorm.

11/24/2015 By Molly Woodstock

HOLIDAY HOW-TO

10 Tips for Emotionally Surviving the Season of Holiday Feasts

Whether you’re dealing with dietary restrictions, disordered eating, or judgmental dinner guests, this expert guidance will help.

11/23/2015 With Molly Woodstock

BODY TALK

8 Reasons We Love Body-Positive Wellness Coach Lacy Davis

This nutrition coach and personal trainer empowers Portlanders to swap self-criticism for strength and pride.

11/16/2015 By Molly Woodstock