Fitness

A Portland Fitness Start-Up Aims to Kill the Gym Membership

Joyn's Etsy-style clearinghouse of innovative, idiosyncratic workout classes emphasizes inclusivity and fun.

05/17/2018 By Sam Pape

Woman Up!

What the Heck Does 'Healthy' Look Like, Anyway?

This Saturday, four local health pros will attempt to redefine wellness at Portland Monthly’s Woman Up!

05/08/2018 By Molly Woodstock

Tech

Two Portlanders Launch an App for Plus Size People (and Their Friends)

AllGo users review restaurants, theaters, gyms, and airlines for comfort and accessibility.

03/26/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Body Talk

This Fat-Centric Dance Class Provides a Safe Space to Move and Groove

Founded by Portlander KT Kusmaul, Body Home pushes the boundaries of the mainstream dance world.

11/30/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Gym Spotlight

Portland’s New Body-Positive, Queer-Centric Gym Opens September 2

What’s it like to work out in a space that shuns diet culture? Liberation Barbell wants to find out.

08/14/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Everyday Activism

Portland Menstrual Society Provides Period Products for All

The student-led group works to ensure that everyone at Portland State University—especially members of the LGBTQ+ community—has access to necessary menstrual materials.

07/20/2017 By Bryanna Briley

Body Talk

We Asked Portland Doctors to Tackle Five Summer Safety Myths

Does the river keep me hydrated? Is it too hot to run? Should I stop drinking so much iced coffee?

07/10/2017 By Bryanna Briley

Om Base

Yoga Star Jessamyn Stanley Talks Queerness, Fat Acceptance, and Deleting Social Media

Meet the Instagram celebrity and Every Body Yoga author at Powell’s on May 8.

05/03/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Body Talk

Decolonize Body Positivity with Gloria Lucas of Nalgona Positivity Pride

How do historical trauma and modern-day oppression relate to eating disorders? Find out at this intersectional workshop on Friday, April 28.

04/19/2017 By Emilly Prado

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

Good Eats

Don’t Fear the Fat—Your Body Will Thank You

A Portland naturopath gives us the skinny on fats: which to eat, how to cook them, and why our bodies love them.

02/02/2017 By Elise Herron

Body Talk

Are Oregon’s New Birth Control Laws Actually Helping Anyone?

Two pioneering bills were intended to make contraceptive access easier than ever. One year later, not much has changed.

01/04/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Body Talk

10 Reasons Not to Focus on Your Weight in the New Year

The founders of Be Nourished weigh in (get it?) on health and diet culture.

12/27/2016 By Hilary Kinavey and Dana Sturtevant

Performance

Makin' Whoopee!: Sex-Positive Entertainment for Post-Election Portland

Crush Bar welcomes burlesque dancers, pornographic films, and performance art in a new variety show from storyteller and sex educator Amory Jane.

11/30/2016 By Ko Ricker

Self-Care

25+ Ways to Take Care of Yourself When Everything Isn’t OK

Here's how to feel a little bit better when your world is falling apart.

11/10/2016 By Molly Woodstock

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

Visual Art

Portland Breast Cancer Survivors Lend Their Bodies for Art

Local artists create work from the casts of cancer survivors for a new downtown exhibit.

09/29/2016 By Fiona McCann

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

Is Oregon the Most Body-Positive State in America?

Our state loves telling Instagram to #EffYourBeautyStandards.

07/12/2016 By Molly Woodstock

PROFILE

Meet the Portland Personal Trainer Who Promises Body Positivity and Zero Bro Vibes

Lacy Davis once battled anorexia and bulimia. Now she’s flipped the switch on a new kind of workout culture.

06/24/2016 By Molly Woodstock