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

The Oregon Woman: History

Meet 6 Badass Dames of Portland Yore

From abortion doctors to black lawyers to vegetarian spiritualists, these women were kicking ass and taking names during our city's formative years.

03/20/2017 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Pets: Vets

Five Portland Vet Services You Need to Know

From emergency care to animal massage, here’s where to take your terrier (or tarantula).

01/23/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Top Docs

Portland's Top Doctors & Nurses 2017

We asked Portland's doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and complementary medicine providers: to whom would you trust the care of your loved ones? Here are their top choices.

12/21/2016 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Herd Immunity

Flu Shots: Who Needs ‘Em?

Ignore the haters—getting vaccinated is the best way to protect your community from illness this winter.

10/17/2016 By Webb Wright

Health News

How Do Portlanders’ Eating Habits Stack Up?

A new survey reveals how often we’re drinking coffee, eating cheesy puffs, and more.

07/27/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Q&A

How OHSU’s Research Spins Off into Tech Start-Ups

Dan Dorsa, OHSU senior VP of research, explains the “MedTech Alliance.”

06/24/2016 By Marty Patail

MEDICAL RESEARCH

Meet the Portland Father-Daughter Team Chasing Unconventional Cures to MS

Dan Wieden, cofounder of Wieden & Kennedy, and daughter Laura work to speed up the sluggish research clock.

06/24/2016 By Zach Dundas

DISEASES

Have These Portland State Researchers Found a Cure to Malaria?

“We know that the compound has worked, but we don’t actually know how it works.”

06/24/2016 By Jack Rushall

CHILDBIRTH

It’s Official: Water Birth Carries No Added Risk

According to a groundbreaking Oregon State study, it’s just as safe to deliver in water as on land.

06/24/2016 Illustrations by Sarah Hopwood

MEDICINE

How Portland Helps the World’s LGBT Couples Have Babies

Would-be parents from across the globe converge here for science, surrogates, and security.

06/24/2016 By Marty Patail

NATURAL PATH

This Oregon Company Was Growing and Selling Natural Medicine Before It Was Cool

Williams, Oregon’s Herb Pharm is a giant in the world of holistic tinctures and remedies—and it all got started at Powell's Books.

09/21/2015 By Katelyn Best

MEDICINE

A Portland-Led Approach to Transgender Health Care

Local doctors are reshaping how medicine approaches transgender kids and adults.

07/13/2015 By Hannah Wallace

HEALTH

4 Local Alt-Medicine Innovators

Meet a handful of locals blazing trails in complementary care.

07/16/2014 By Hannah Wallace Illustrations by Matty Newton

History

50 Moments That Shaped Portland

Our spin through Portland’s raucous 170 years reveals a city molded by punks and power brokers, by brilliant breakthroughs and a few heinous mistakes.

12/02/2013 By Randy Gragg With Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, Marco España, Caitlin Feldman, Cari Johnson, Alexandria Bordas, and Doug Kenck-Crispin