PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 22–25

Portland is in full-blown Christmas mode, from holiday light shows to sing-alongs to gingerbread acrobats. Embrace it—as they say, it only comes once a year.

12/22/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ko Ricker, and Webb Wright

Explainer

What You Need to Know about Portland’s New Police Contract

From body cameras to the 48-hour rule, we break it down.

12/20/2016 By Webb Wright

Healthy Reads

Dragontree Spa Founders Give Advice for Balance and Happiness in The Well Life

Briana and Dr. Peter Borten share their wellness philosophies and practices in a new self-help book.

12/14/2016 By Webb Wright

Happy Holidays!

13 Portland Holiday Events to End the Year on a High Note

Be ye Santa or Scrooge, there’s something for you this holiday season.

12/13/2016 By Webb Wright, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann

Textile Tales

This Cascade Locks Start-Up Saves Activewear from Landfills

A brand-new garment with a tear or broken zipper? Once, companies like Prana and Ibex threw them out. Now, they're fixed by Oregon's Renewal Workshop—and sold back to you at cut-rate prices.

12/13/2016 By Webb Wright

Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Health-Conscious Friends

Please the self-styled wellness gurus in your life with these Portland-made presents.

12/09/2016 By Webb Wright

Good Eats

A Portland Start-Up Delivers Local, Organic, Plant-Based Groceries to Your Door

Is it time to say goodbye to Whole Foods Market and hello to New Foods Market?

12/01/2016 By Webb Wright

Good Eats

Five Immune-Boosting Foods to Devour This Winter

Fight off the flu with the help of these simple, easy-to-find snacks.

11/28/2016 By Webb Wright

Wise Up: PCC

A Beginner’s Guide to Portland Community College

Ninety thousand students. Four main campuses. PCC can be tough to navigate, but here are three tips for taking the leap back to school.

11/14/2016 By Webb Wright

Basketball

Give Thanks for the Trail Blazers at Ripsgiving

Because we all need something to celebrate right now.

11/10/2016 By Webb Wright

Body Talk

Is Winter in Portland Making Us Sleepier?

It turns out that seasonal changes really do affect our biological clocks.

11/02/2016 By Webb Wright

Natural Path

Don’t Panic: These Anxiety Treatments Can Work

Millions of Americans turn to Xanax, meditation, herbal supplements, and weed—but which is best?

10/27/2016 By Webb Wright

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 27–30

It's the Halloweekend. From cemetery tours to an oral history of death—with some vaudeville acrobatics for good measure—here's how to keep it spooky.

10/27/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ko Ricker, Webb Wright, Jason Buehrer, and Fiona McCann

Time Warp

Channel Your Inner Warhol at Portland's Factory Bash

Party among the Warhol prints at Portland Art Museum, after hours. Andy would be proud.

10/24/2016 By Webb Wright

Edible Fact Check

This Wieden & Kennedy Food Cart Has Free Donald Trump Baloney Sandwiches

Handsome gold-embossed wrappers dress up five of the Donald's claims, debunked by fact checkers.

10/21/2016 By Webb Wright

Fright Time

Scary Good: 11 Tricked-Out Ways to Spend Halloween in Portland

From haunted curds to graveyard tours, we bag our favorite local Halloween events.

10/17/2016 By Webb Wright

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

Health News

BurnCycle Invites Portlanders to Fight Back against Bullying

The local spin studio celebrates National Bullying Prevention Month with a pledge to promote inclusivity and respect.

10/13/2016 By Webb Wright

Arts News

Portland Art Museum Announces New $75 Million Rothko Pavilion

Named after the Portland's most famous artistic son, the new glass-walled structure will connect PAM's two buildings.

10/06/2016 By Webb Wright

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