Once in Freefall, Oregon's Vaccination Campaign Picks Up Steam

Thanks to the fears caused by the delta variant, employer mandates, ease of access, and incentives, more people are getting the jab.

09/02/2021 By Julia Silverman

Health Events

NogginFest Looks Different this Year, but the 'Spirit of the Event' Hasn’t Changed

The annual celebration of art, music, and neuroscience, happening March 20, will be all virtual this time around.

03/18/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

News & Events

Oregon's Day of Empathy Centers Women, Dignity, and Criminal Justice Reform

The national event aims to shine a light on individuals impacted by the criminal legal system.

03/01/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Public Health

Free LGBTQ+ COVID Testing Event Aims to ‘Remember the Dead and Fight like Hell for the Living’

“It is very difficult not to draw the parallels between 30 years ago and what was happening at the time with the HIV pandemic,” says event organizer Jenya Gl...

11/20/2020 By Conner Reed


The Oregon Doctor Who Sounded the Alarm

Maxine Dexter wrote an open letter to Mike Pence last week. Today, almost 5,000 doctors have co-signed.

03/16/2020 By Julia Silverman


No Purell? No Problem. Here's How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

We have a hack for antibacterial wipes, too.

03/04/2020 By Julia Silverman


State Agency to Everyone in Oregon: Wash Your Hands

So far, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Oregon, but public health officials are monitoring the situation.

02/28/2020 By Julia Silverman

Healthy Events

A Local Doctor Shares the Stories of Homeless and Impoverished Portlanders

Hear Dr. Patricia Kullberg read from her memoir, On the Ragged Edge of Medicine, on Monday, June 26.

06/15/2017 By Bryanna Briley


Have a Healthy, Happy June with These Local Wellness Events

Practice yoga in Pioneer Courthouse Square, learn the secrets to a great night's sleep, brew your own kombucha, and show off your birthday suit on the World Naked Bike Ride.

06/02/2016 By Kailla Coomes


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 Tuck Woodstock


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


Have a Healthy, Happy April with These Local Wellness Events

Take a sunset paddleboard tour, pair yoga with private beer service, score free health screenings, and polish your penny-farthing for the Portland Tweed Ride.

03/31/2016 By Tuck Woodstock


Have a Healthy, Happy March with These Local Wellness Events

Hop into spring with a clear head and healthy body by signing up for a wildflower & wine hike, a mini yoga retreat, or a lecture on how to get better sleep.

02/25/2016 By Sarah Hopwood


Have a Healthy, Happy February with These Local Wellness Events

Cook winter soups and cricket dishes, practice partner yoga and foot fitness, and costume up for a Worst Day of the Year run or ride.

01/26/2016 By Tuck Woodstock


Have a Healthy, Happy New Year with These Local Wellness Events

Learn about cross-country skiing, winter skin care, athlete nutrition, and ultramarathon training at these January events.

12/30/2015 By Tuck Woodstock


Portland Contest Proves Cooking With Crickets Isn't Crazy, After All

Test your culinary chops with award-winning recipes for cricket flour nut bread, cricket chocolate s'mores, and cricket & apple tart.

12/14/2015 By Tuck Woodstock


Have a Healthy, Happy December with these Local Wellness Events

From liver lessons and cricket flour cook-offs to solstice yoga and skiing with Santa, Portland keeps it weird this month.

12/03/2015 By Katelyn Best and Tuck Woodstock


These Next-Level CSA-Style Boxes Include Everything You Need for a Week of Local Meals

ACME Farms + Kitchen lets busy home cooks skip the grocery store trek—and the “what’s for dinner?” brainstorm.

11/24/2015 By Tuck Woodstock


This November, Be Grateful for These Healthy Events

Make fire cider, learn to snowshoe, combat eating disorders with yoga, and choose between a turkey trot and a Tofurky trot.

11/04/2015 By Tuck Woodstock


Sample Hundreds of Healthy Snacks at the Portland VegFest

Taste new plant-based treats—and meet “Bizarro” cartoonist Dan Piraro—at the city’s 11th annual vegan convention.

11/02/2015 By Tuck Woodstock