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 Tuck Woodstock

HIGH ALTITUDE HATERS

Which Portland Newspaper Magnate Climbed Mt Hood First?

Portland’s most awkward collegial dispute ever rages on, more than 150 years later: who conquered the mountain?

11/23/2015 By Rick Conrad

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

NORTHWEST HAPPENINGS

This November, Be Grateful for These Healthy Events

Make fire cider, learn to snowshoe, combat eating disorders with yoga, and choose between a turkey trot and a Tofurky trot.

11/04/2015 By Tuck Woodstock

Gear Up

Expert Tips for Your Rainy-Day Bike Commute

From the right gear to smart maintenance, here’s how to keep riding through the winter.

11/02/2015 By Katelyn Best

WEEKEND AWAY

Why Walla Walla Should Be on Your Fall Travel Agenda

12 reasons to head east and enjoy the sights, tastes, and charms of the Walla Walla Valley.

10/19/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

BODY TALK

The "Perfect" Body: Fitness Inspiration or Unobtainable Deception?

From Barre3 to a new body-positive barbell gym, Portland fitness pros weigh in on body image, photoshop, and aesthetic role models in the health industry.

10/09/2015 By Katelyn Best

ARCHITECTURE

The Amazing Design Stories Behind Portland's 5 Greatest Bridges

The most distinctive feature of the urban landscape—the Willamette's series of bridges—is an anthology of epic engineering.

09/14/2015 By Alex Madison

HEALTH INSPIRATION

The Balanced Library: 18 Wellness Books that Could Change Your Life

From throwback classics to new favorites, Portland health and wellness pros share the books that inspired their food and fitness transformations.

09/08/2015 By Allison Jones

SUMMER GUIDE

This Weekend, Do Your Own Hood to Coast

If you didn’t snag your spot in the 197-mile relay spectacle that is Hood to Coast, worry not—we’ve got just the DIY journey for you.

08/25/2015 By Fiona McCann and Rachel Ritchie

GOOD EATS

The Trending Smoothie Ingredient that Could Boost Your Libido (and More)

Local nutrition experts weigh in on the potential benefits of maca—and we round up a few places to try it for yourself.

08/21/2015 By Allison Jones

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

The Eat Beat Weekly Planner: Food Events for Every Kind of Eater

Vitaly Paley and Béla Fleck team up for charity, Flying Fish smokes up a storm, and Tri-Met’s orange-themed picnic comes with new Salt & Straw ice cream flavors and fireworks.

08/19/2015 By Katie Vaughan

HEALTH INSPIRATION

Portland Health and Fitness Pros Share the One Piece of Advice that Changed Their Lives

Sometimes, good advice sticks with you forever. We tap the collected decades of Portland trainers, health coaches, and nutritionists for the advice that helped take their own personal transformations to the next level.

07/20/2015 By Allison Jones

HAPPY TRAILS

Hiking and Biking the Columbia River Gorge

Bike abandoned rail lines, hike to swimming holes, and seek out secret waterfalls.

07/20/2015 By Zach Dundas

HAPPY TRAILS

An Oregonian's Guide to Hiking and Biking in Washington

Don't let a state border keep you from tackling some of the best trails around.

07/20/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

HAPPY TRAILS

Hiking and Biking in Central Oregon

Ancient lava tubes, bright wildflowers, and crystal-blue rivers are just a few hours away.

07/20/2015 By Eden Dawn

GET OUT

Your Guide to the Perfect Portland Weekend: July 17-19

Each week throughout the summer, we’ll share dozens of ways to make the most of your days off!

07/14/2015

GET OUT

Seize the Summer with 9 Ways to Explore the Northwest on Bike, Boat, and ... Skis?

From the Hood River Fruit Loop and waterfall trails to challenging coastal hikes and bucolic cycling paths, we help you experience the marvels of our state.

07/13/2015 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

TAKE THE PLUNGE

The 10 Best Beaches, Rivers, and Pools Around Portland

Cool off with these watery ways to make the most of the Northwest summer—and feel great doing it.

07/13/2015 Edited by Zach Dundas

TREAT YO SELF

Shake Off Chronic Stress With This Simple Self-Care Technique

Ever been so scared you’re shaking? Those tremors might actually be healthy for you.

07/07/2015 By Tuck Woodstock