HEALTHY EVENTS

Have a Healthy, Happy May with These Local Wellness Events

Paddle down the Willamette River, learn wilderness survival skills, and take on a "mindful triathlon" complete with yoga and meditation.

04/27/2016 By Molly Woodstock

MODERN LOVE

Love, Portland: Dating and Mating, Stumptown Style

Like everything, we do romance our own way in this town.

04/22/2016 Edited by Fiona McCann By Courtenay Hameister, Marty Patail, Rebecca Jacobson, Kelly Clarke, and Ramona DeNies

THE NUMBERS

What Do the Stats Say about Romance in Portland?

Good for fetishists. Bad for 20-something women.

04/22/2016 By Ramona DeNies

HOW-TO

How to Do Polyamory, Successfully

It’s even harder than you think. Google can help.

04/22/2016 By Marty Patail

HOW-TO

How to Maneuver the Murky World of Internet Dating

Dating coach Alma Rubenstein helps you navigate the stars and the swipes.

04/22/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

HOW-TO

Some Tips on Self-Romance from She Bop’s Sex Ed Coordinator

Amory Jane can help you love yourself a little better.

04/22/2016 By Kelly Clarke

GET OUT

Run Towards Paid Parental Leave This Mother’s Day

Family Forward Action hosts Run Mama Run, a 5k, 10k, and Kids' Fun Run on May 8.

04/21/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

SEAFOOD SOIREES

Celebrate Cascadia's Fruits of the Sea with These Three Seafood Festivals

Two coastal outings (plus one in Puget Sound) promise a bounty of fresh Pacific oysters, Dungeness crab, and sweet Hood Canal spot shrimp.

04/19/2016 By Jack Rushall

RUNNING

Five Classic Portland Runs

Whatever your quadrant, there’s a beautiful route for you.

04/15/2016 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg With Sarah Cadwell

FIT CITY

The Simple Way to Reduce Your Risk of Running Injuries

Strengthening your hips and core has never felt easier—or more important.

04/13/2016 By Molly Woodstock

BODY TALK

Why You Need to Get a Pap Smear

A local ob-gyn offers her expert opinion on cervical cancer prevention.

04/06/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

HEALTH NEWS

LGBTQ Primary Care Clinic Opening in Southeast Portland

Cascade AIDS Project hopes to launch the new health center in 2017.

04/05/2016 By Molly Woodstock

FIT CITY

12 Tips for Crushing Your First 5k, Half Marathon, or Anything in Between

Follow Foot Traffic owner Sean Rivers’s words of wisdom as you chase new running goals.

04/05/2016 By Molly Woodstock

ESSAY

How Picking a School Splits Portlanders into Hostile Camps

It's all very genteel, but still.

03/25/2016 By Audrey Van Buskirk

NATURAL PATH

Spring Cleaning Goes Natural

These local, nontoxic cleaning products will get your home spick-and-span.

03/21/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

BODY TALK

The Truth about Long-Acting Birth Control

Dr. Carrie Miles of Bridgeview Women’s Health shares her expert insights on long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) and debunks common IUD myths.

03/14/2016 Photography by Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

NATURAL PATH

Six Quick Tips to Sleep Better Tonight

The Oregon Clinic’s Dr. Bill Bowerfind shares how to stay well-rested—and what you risk if you don't.

03/09/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

Gear Up

10 Essential Tips for Running in the Cold, Dark, and Wet

Don't hit that snooze button! Earning your winter warrior cred is easier than you'd think.

02/18/2016 By Molly Woodstock

LITERARY MAGAZINES

These 5 Local Literary Magazines Want Your Winter Scribblings

Did you survive the winter by scrawling short stories? Now's the time to find your fans. Start local, with these five submission-friendly literary magazines.

02/09/2016 By Jack Rushall

GOOD EATS

Seaweed: It’s What’s for Dinner

Learn why that slimy sea gunk has become a trendy, sustainable superfood.

02/08/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz