Books

Did Portland’s Cigarette Bans Go Too Far?

One local author thinks so, making the case in his new book The Rediscovery of Tobacco.

10/07/2019 By Mark Fogerson

Public Health

Kate Brown Just Issued a Temporary Ban on Flavored Vape Products

The ban follows the death of two Oregonians and a national outbreak of vaping-related illnesses.

10/04/2019 By Julia Silverman

Top Dentists

Portland’s Top Dentists 2019

Whether you need a regular cleaning or are ready for a whole new smile, the Portland metro area is stacked with specialists ready to get all up in your grill.

09/05/2019 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Style

An Alberta Skin Care "Kitchen" Introduces Your Face to the Garden

Blendily makes all-natural body goods fresh from flowers and herbs grown and foraged around Portland.

08/27/2019 By Eden Dawn

Surfing 101: As Told To

Preview: Cancer Survivor Ben Moon’s Coming-of-Age Memoir

The Pacific City–based photographer, filmmaker, and surfer gives us a snapshot of Denali, out in January 2020.

07/24/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

History

Meet Portland’s Original Anti-Vaxxers

A century ago, the followers of Lora Little fought the law. (The law won.)

07/24/2019 By Ann Leslie Davis

Insider's Guide 2019: Wellness

A Body Positivity Advocate on Where to Feel Good in Portland

Candace Molatore pinpoints Portland’s rejuvenating spots.

03/26/2019 By Eden Dawn

Health News

Activated Charcoal Bursts with Black Hue. But Is It Healthy?

This trendy ingredient is good for making spooky sundaes and tasty treats, but “detoxing” is another story.

11/21/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

Health News

The Portlander’s Guide to Obamacare Open Enrollment

Need health care? You have fewer than 45 days left to sign up.

11/02/2017 By Molly Woodstock

New Year, New You

Portland Wellness Pros Share Resolution Inspiration

Take a peek at these New Year's pledges before setting your own 2017 goals.

12/27/2016 By Molly Woodstock

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

LONG STORY SHORT

Endurance Swimmer Michelle Macy Sets Out to Paddle from Ireland to Scotland—Again

The 39-year-old talks long swims, jellyfish, and brain tongue.

05/19/2016 By Zach Dundas

GOOD EATS

Maximize Your Workouts by Eating like a Pro

The secret to better athletic performance might be stepping up your snack game.

05/09/2016 By Molly Woodstock

FIT CITY

A Beginner’s Guide to Biking in Portland (or Anywhere)

Our city's cycle culture can be intimidating. Here’s how to stay safe and avoid ticking people off.

05/05/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Summer Race Guide

Bike, Run, Stumble, and Jump: Our Guide to 30 Great Summer Races

UFO-themed dashes, ultra-awesome ultras, and scavenger hunts inspired by The Amazing Race—we pick our 30 favorite summer challenges. Mark your calendars—and go!

05/03/2016 By Caitlin Collins, Ramona DeNies, and Molly Woodstock

BODY TALK

Why Breasts Are like a Bowl of Oatmeal

A local ob-gyn weighs in on the latest in breast cancer prevention: genetic testing, exams, and mammograms.

05/02/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

HEALTH NEWS

One-Minute Workouts Get You Fit, Says Science

Keep hitting snooze—a new study shows that one minute of high-intensity training is all it takes to improve aerobic health.

04/29/2016 By Maya Seaman

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

Good Eats

Everyday Cooking with Minimalist Baker’s Dana Shultz

We tried to talk the Portland-based cookbook author and food-blogging superstar into opening her own restaurant—did it work?

04/26/2016 By Molly Woodstock

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