Coronavirus

Where to Get a PCR Test for COVID-19 in Portland This Winter

Not sure where to go for COVID testing these days? We've put together a list of places that still offer PCR and other tests, including OHSU, ZoomCare, and LeCare.

12/27/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Health Care

In Oregon, an Effort to Train the Next Generation of Abortion Care Providers Gets Underway

Patients from other states are already coming here to seek help. Now their caregivers are following suit.

12/05/2022 By Julia Silverman Illustrations by Marina Muun

Top Medical Providers 2023

The Portland Area’s Top Naturopaths, as Chosen by Their Peers

Meet the winners of our annual peer survey, when we ask local naturopathic doctors and complementary medicine health care providers to tell us the people they turn to.

11/18/2022 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Top Medical Providers 2023

The Portland Area’s Top Physical Therapists, as Chosen by Their Peers

Meet the winners of our annual peer survey, when we ask local physical therapists and other complementary medicine health care providers to tell us the people they turn to.

11/18/2022 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Top Medical Providers 2023

The Portland Area’s Top Massage Therapists, as Chosen by Their Peers

Meet the winners of our annual peer survey, when we ask local massage therapists and other complementary medicine health care providers to tell us the people they turn to.

11/18/2022 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Top Medical Providers 2023

The Portland Area’s Top Nurse Practitioners, as Chosen by Doctors and Nurses

Meet the winners of our annual peer survey for nurse practitioners, midwives, and certified registered nurse anaesthetists

11/18/2022 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Top Medical Providers 2023

The Portland Area’s Top Chiropractors, as Chosen by Their Peers

Meet the winners of our annual peer survey, when we ask local providers in chiropractic medicine and other complementary health care fields to tell us the people they turn to.

11/18/2022 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Top Medical Providers 2023

The Portland Area’s Top Acupuncturists, as Chosen by Their Peers

Meet the winners of our annual peer survey, when we ask local providers in acupuncture and other complementary medicine health care fields to tell us the people they turn to.

11/18/2022 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Health News

Respiratory Season Is Coming: Local Experts Weigh In on How to Stay Healthy

The colder months mark the start of what may be a winter surge of COVID-19, as well as flu and RSV. Here is how you can protect yourself and your loved ones.

11/08/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Essay

After Dobbs, a Mother Imagines What Would Have Happened without a Choice

Silence doesn't help when it comes to pregnancy complications, later abortion, and a family navigating the aftermath.

11/08/2022 By Hanna Neuschwander Illustrations by Marina Muun

Coronavirus

A Love Letter to LeCare Pharmacy and Easy, Breezy COVID Booster Vaccines

Who says vaccination has to be a pain in the bicep?

10/19/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Fitness

Barre3 Puts Flagship Pearl District Studio on Pause

After a challenging two years, the future of the studio—which opened in 2008—is uncertain. We talked to founder Sadie Lincoln to find out what’s next.  

10/05/2022 By Julia Silverman

Health

Samantha Hess, Portland's OG Cuddling Professional, Is Calling It Quits

Over nine years, Hess received national publicity and dreamt of a chain of cuddling studios. But bad faith landlords and the pandemic both took their toll.

09/22/2022 By Julia Silverman

Gyms

The Cult of Barry’s Is Landing in Portland

Open October 15, the lavish HIIT class gym marks a new height for Portland’s fitness scene.

09/08/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Tourism

Is Oregon Ready for the Coming Psilocybin-Fueled Mushroom Tourism Boom?

After voters approved a psilocybin measure in 2020, swanky spa-like retreats and New Agey clinics may herald a ’shroom boom of out-of-state travelers.

08/17/2022 By Michelle Harris

Politics

A New Survey Suggests Abortion Could Be a Key Issue in Oregon This Fall

A new survey suggests most voters support reproductive rights, and they're motivated to turn out and vote.

08/16/2022 By Julia Silverman

Health

A New Blood Donation Center in Beaverton Wants to Pay You for Your Platelets

The ‘spa-like’ facility has flat-screen TVs, snacks, and beverages. Will this new model help mitigate Oregon’s blood shortage crisis?

08/15/2022 By Michelle Harris

Health news

Monkeypox Is On the Rise in Oregon

There are 89 confirmed or presumptive cases in Oregon, the bulk of which are in Multnomah County. Here's what to know about vaccines and more.

08/09/2022 By Michelle Harris

Drugs

Psychedelic Mushrooms Will Be Going Back to Some Oregon Ballots this November

Two dozen counties in Oregon are asking voters to once again weigh in on legalizing psilocybin centers

08/05/2022 By Michelle Harris

Coronavirus

A New COVID Vaccine Is Headed for Oregon this Fall

About 76 percent of the state’s residents got at least an initial dose of a COVID vaccine. Here's how public health officials are gearing up for this round.

08/04/2022 By Julia Silverman