Spa Day

Explore the Healing Powers of Reflexology at These Portland Spas

From Overlook to the Central Eastside, Slabtown to SE 82nd, check out these local spots for different takes on the traditional Chinese medicine practice.

01/26/2023 By Jordan Michelman

The Insider’s Guide to Mount Hood

Indoor Activities at Mt Hood for Those Who Loathe Winter Sports

Not a skier? Hit up a museum or book a spa treatment while your pals hit the slopes.

12/05/2022 By Michelle Harris and Sam Stites Illustrations by Chris Koelling

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

Getaways

Breitenbush Hot Springs to Open New Guestrooms

As part of its recovery from the 2020 wildfires, the wilderness resort plans to open 24 new overnight spots in January 2023.

09/16/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Travel

10 Grand Lodges of the Pacific Northwest

For every season, there’s a dream destination. These retreats in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho invoke the mythic best of the Northwest.

09/13/2022 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Benjamin Tepler, Margaret Seiler, Amy Martin, and Kelly Clarke

Wellness

Six Portland Spa Treatments You’ve Never Heard Of (But Might Need)

From oxygen facials to sound healing to goat happy hour (what?!), these local wellness centers offer the latest in self-care regimens.

08/04/2022 By Michelle Harris

Best of PDX

50 Things to Do in Portland

From markets to movie houses to museums, here's your expert list of the absolute best things to do in this city.

07/06/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Michelle Harris, Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Matthew Trueherz

Hot Tub Time Machines

Hot Tub Rentals, Delivered to Your Backyard, Are a Thing in Portland Now

Portland Hot Tub Rental delivers personal spa tubs to the backyards of Rose City residents for as little as a week and as long as a month.

04/12/2022 By Julia Silverman

Gift Guide

Everything You Need for a Portland Staycation

From wool clogs to spa getaways to handmade mugs, these Portland-area finds are for those who like to keep it cozy.

04/11/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Travel

6 Romantic Getaways in Oregon

Valentine's Day getaways in vintage trailers in Dayton, a sprawling ranch in Bend, and more.

02/09/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Travel

Inside Breitenbush Hot Springs Resort's Winter Glow Up

After 2020’s heartbreaking fires, the resort sees a rebirth.

12/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

Travel

Hotels in the Northwest Are Open, but Things Are a Little Different

Can you swim in the pool? Can you eat in the restaurant? With COVID-19, your vacation mileage may vary.

06/20/2020 By Jordyn Mayer

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Discover Hawaii’s Secluded Getaway

Elevate life at The Kahala and experience Honolulu’s best-kept secret.

02/25/2020

PDX Airport Guide: Wellness

How to Vacation Before Your Vacation at PDX

Believe it or not, the airport is a great place to relax. Start at the Hollywood Theatre, wrap at the wine bar.

09/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

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

Long Weekends: Soak It Up

Carson Hot Springs Is Basically a Hot Tub Time Machine

An hour east of Portland, rustic relaxation awaits.

09/11/2018 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Long Weekends: All the Vibes

Do You Like Palm Springs? Go Soak Up All the Vibes in Ojai.

Head to this Southern California town for dramatic mountains, cacti-adorned patios, and 150-year-old olive trees hung with hammock chairs.

09/11/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Holiday Avoidance

5 Ways to Skip St. Patrick’s Day

In America, March 17 celebrations can feel like one big ethnic slur. Here are some alternatives.

03/06/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Date Night PDX

25 Great Dates in and around Portland

Romantic evenings, chill times with a pal, roving parties, and trips for two: plan your next outing or overnight here.

01/30/2018 Edited by Eden Dawn By Hannah Bonnie, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Anya Rehon, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, and Eleanor Van Buren

Fitness: Get Buff (the Other Buff)

Soak, Scrub, and Sauna Options for Clothing-Averse Portlanders

Here's where to get naked, even in the darkest of winter.

12/28/2017 By Margaret Seiler