Herd Immunity

Flu Shots: Who Needs ‘Em?

Ignore the haters—getting vaccinated is the best way to protect your community from illness this winter.

10/17/2016 By Webb Wright

Soak It Up

A Pocket Guide to Pacific Northwest Hot Springs

From a one-hour drive from Portland to a weekender destination, beat winter chill with a soak at one of these eight natural hot spots.

10/13/2016 By Ko Ricker

Pacific Mysteries

This Oregon Nonprofit Says It Can Find Amelia Earhart

A Eugene-based archeological nonprofit wants you to fund its 2017 expedition to the middle of the ocean.

10/10/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Health News

Here's What You Need to Know about Lead

Should Portlanders be worried about lead pipes and paint?

10/04/2016 By Webb Wright

Body Talk

New AAP Guidelines Encourage Parents to Skip the Weight Talk

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers advice to help families avoid eating disorders, obesity, and body shame.

09/19/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Bier Me

Oktoberfest in Portland: 2016 Edition

We won’t bore you with all the lederhosen-wearing, stein-raising, oompah-playing details. You know what time it is.

09/13/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Park Love

Duckbill Isn't Oregon's Only At-Risk Landmark

Some jerks knocked over Cape Kiwanda's iconic Duckbill formation. They were caught—on video, at least. Now Oregon State Police is on the case. But really, only you can prevent geology crimes.

09/09/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Body Talk

Six Reasons to Eat All the Things at the Oregon Fermentation Festival

Head to Sauvie Island this Saturday for healthy snacks packed with probiotics.

09/06/2016 Photography by Molly Woodstock

Health News

How Do Portlanders’ Eating Habits Stack Up?

A new survey reveals how often we’re drinking coffee, eating cheesy puffs, and more.

07/27/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Body Talk

Is Oregon the Most Body-Positive State in America?

Our state loves telling Instagram to #EffYourBeautyStandards.

07/12/2016 By Molly Woodstock

BODY TALK

“Soothe” Lets You Order a Professional Massage Without Leaving Your Bedroom

Using this on-demand mobile massage app is awkward, of course—but also sort of great.

06/22/2016 By Molly Woodstock

PORTLAND PRIDE

Portland's Powerful Response to the Orlando Massacre

In the wake of one of the deadliest shootings in American history, our city takes up the call to action.

06/17/2016 By Lisa Dunn

HEALTH NEWS

An Oregon Court Recognized “Non-Binary” as a Gender—Here’s What That Means

Will a Multnomah County ruling spark a new wave of acceptance for people who don’t identify as male or female?

06/15/2016 By Mads Ambrose

HEALTH NEWS

Oregon Quietly Increases Protections for Transgender Students

While other states battle Obama over bathroom rights, our department of education is fostering safe learning environments for everyone.

05/27/2016 By Molly Woodstock

GOOD EATS

“Kids Cook at the Market” Teaches Youngsters to Eat Their Veggies

Turn your child into a budding chef with this farm-fresh program at the Saturday PSU Market.

05/26/2016 By Molly Woodstock

BEER ME

The Ultimate Gluten-Free Beer Smackdown

Omission vs. Groundbreaker vs. Utah-based Uinta. We ranked these beers from best to worst.

05/18/2016 By Ramona DeNies and Marty Patail

GOOD EATS

Maximize Your Workouts by Eating like a Pro

The secret to better athletic performance might be stepping up your snack game.

05/09/2016 By Molly Woodstock

FIT CITY

A Beginner’s Guide to Biking in Portland (or Anywhere)

Our city's cycle culture can be intimidating. Here’s how to stay safe and avoid ticking people off.

05/05/2016 By Molly Woodstock

BODY TALK

Why Breasts Are like a Bowl of Oatmeal

A local ob-gyn weighs in on the latest in breast cancer prevention: genetic testing, exams, and mammograms.

05/02/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

HEALTH NEWS

One-Minute Workouts Get You Fit, Says Science

Keep hitting snooze—a new study shows that one minute of high-intensity training is all it takes to improve aerobic health.

04/29/2016 By Maya Seaman