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8 Winning Portland Design Finds

From beautiful brass mobiles to bold boxing gloves for women, these locally designed goods are a step above.

09/21/2017 By Eden Dawn

Body Talk

Portland's Bloom Beauty Summit Showcases Celebrity Stylists of Color

Join makeup artists, hairstylists, and life coaches for a two-day natural beauty expo.

09/18/2017 By Kayla Brock

Sweat Equity

An All-Natural Portland Deodorant Brand Goes Big

Schmidt's started in a Foster-Powell home. Now it's got a massive factory and a Florida-based investor.

09/13/2017 By Rachel Wilson

Division/Clinton: Shops

10 Perfectly Portland Shops in the Division/Clinton Neighborhood

Prepare for a trove of chic threads, comic-book finds, stylish stationery, and lady-approved sex toys.

08/08/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Everyday Activism

You Can Now Support Homeless LGBTQ Youth by Washing Your Hair

Rudy’s Barbershop is donating bottles of its new unisex product line to Portland’s Outside In, among other organizations.

03/28/2017 By Meagan Nolan

Everyday Activism

A Local Waxing Salon Is Raising Funds to Help Transgender Portlanders

Babe Wax’s WaxFund program provides gender-affirming waxing services to low-income transwomen and trans-feminine folks.

03/16/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Hair to the Throne

This Is the Guy Who Gives Portland’s Top Chefs Amazing Hair

Emmanuel Santana coifs the likes of Gregory Gourdet, Gabriel Rucker, and B.J. Smith.

01/23/2017 By Chad Walsh

Winter Relaxation: Hello Darkness

A Step-by-Step Guide to Float Tanks

Sensory deprivation for dummies.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

Winter Relaxation: Pure Bathing Culture

These Korean Spas Will Heal Everything That Ails You

I-5 North: unlikely route to serenity.

12/20/2016 By Margaret Seiler and Amy Martin

Winter Relaxation: Survival Guide

13 Secrets of Winter Relaxation Every Portlander Must Know

From cheap massages to board games to cuddly kitties, here’s how to survive the season.

12/20/2016 By Eden Dawn, Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Molly Woodstock, Amy Martin, and Kelly Clarke

Winter Relaxation: Floating World

Welcome to Portland’s Flashiest New Spa

Knot Springs boasts soaking pools, panoramic views, and Pendleton towels.

12/20/2016 By Zach Dundas

Body Talk

Claybia Workshops Offer Healing, Self-Acceptance, and a Heck of a Conversation Piece

Come for the amazing pun, stay for the body positivity and arts & crafts time. (NSFW?)

09/22/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Body Talk

Treat Yo’self to Cruelty-Free Body Care with The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty

A four-ingredient, gluten-free, vegan black forest chocolate cake face mask? Yeah, we’ve got the recipe.

08/19/2016 By Molly Woodstock

BEAUTY BEAT

Shape Brows to Perfection with One Local Wonder Product

Eyebrows. We all have them, but how should we shape them? This Portland product will help do the trick.

07/27/2016 By Claire Colby

WINNING FINDS

These Portland-Made Workout Essentials Keep You Looking—and Smelling—Fresh

From herbal deodorant to coconut water cleansing wipes, here’s what to toss in your gym bag.

06/24/2016 By Allison Jones

SAY AAAH

Eight Oregon Spa Destinations for Enlightened Pampering and Ocean Views

Head to the coast for fireside massages, seasonally appropriate facials, and unlimited cookies.

06/24/2016 By Emma Mannheimer

BEST OF THE CITY 2016

Best of the City 2016: 11 of Portland’s Most Stylish Things

Vintage Moroccan rugs to chill-vibes loungewear: these are our favorite things to wear, buy, and be inspired by.

06/13/2016 By Eden Dawn

BEAUTY

Is There a More Natural Approach to Botox?

Some local practitioners say yes. And guess what? Plenty of your very normal, very youthful friends have probably indulged.

04/22/2016 By Eden Dawn

STYLE

Finger Bang’s Wild Nail Art

A new salon revives the art of weird and wonderful manicures.

01/25/2016 By Eden Dawn

HEALTH NEWS

Pacifica Beauty to Open First Portland Storefront

This October, the local skincare pros will open the doors of a new product shop at the company's Northwest warehouse. We've got the scoop.

09/15/2015 By Megan Haverman