Ideas & Innovations 2017: Necessary, Period

This Portland Nonprofit Leads the Menstrual Movement

Founded by two Catlin Gabel students, Period provides menstrual products, educates young people, and lobbies for change.

06/12/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Health Events

Celebrate All Things Menstrual at PDX Red Party

On May 12, Portlanders of all ages and genders can play period-centric carnival games, stock up on menstrual supplies, and dance the night away.

05/01/2017 By Molly Woodstock

International Travel

A Portland Travel Agency for Women Who Want to Change the World

Ecuador. Italy. The Dominican Republic. Sure, this female tour group can arrange some exotic R&R. But you'll also learn how to pick cacao and shear an alpaca.

04/04/2017 By Regan Breeden

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy April with These Local Wellness Events

Walk for wishes, run for brews, bowl for abortion funds, swap clothes for Planned Parenthood, and try ski mountaineering for, uh, fun.

03/23/2017 By Molly Woodstock

The Oregon Woman: Index

What's It Like to Be a Woman in Oregon? The Numbers Reveal a Stark Portrait

From mental health to poverty to domestic violence, our state has some work to do.

03/20/2017 By Katelyn Best

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy March with These Local Wellness Events

Learn mindfulness techniques, meatless recipes, herbal remedies, wheel building skills, and ways to be a better transgender ally.

02/23/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Protest Cookies

Female Bakers Unleash "Cookie Grab 2017" to Raise Money for Planned Parenthood

Proceeds from the kick-ass cookie boxes, loaded with goods from 21 lady-operated Portland spots, will be delivered to Planned Parenthood on the day of Trump's inauguration.

01/06/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Body Talk

Are Oregon’s New Birth Control Laws Actually Helping Anyone?

Two pioneering bills were intended to make contraceptive access easier than ever. One year later, not much has changed.

01/04/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Body Talk

Should Portlanders Rush to Get IUDs?

Here’s how Trump’s presidency might affect your uterus.

11/16/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Health News

Oregon Women Face Higher Rates of Rape, Violence, Depression, and Wealth Disparity

A new report by the Women’s Foundation of Oregon spotlights the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of being female in our state.

10/05/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Body Talk

Claybia Workshops Offer Healing, Self-Acceptance, and a Heck of a Conversation Piece

Come for the amazing pun, stay for the body positivity and arts & crafts time. (NSFW?)

09/22/2016 By 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

BODY TALK

Why You Need to Get a Pap Smear

A local ob-gyn offers her expert opinion on cervical cancer prevention.

04/06/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

BODY TALK

The Truth about Long-Acting Birth Control

Dr. Carrie Miles of Bridgeview Women’s Health shares her expert insights on long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) and debunks common IUD myths.

03/14/2016 Photography by Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

BOOKS

A New Outdoor Guidebook Just for Women

Portland-born author Ruby McConnell looked everywhere for a book that covered outdoor lady matters—you know, peeing, periods, sex, etc. It didn't exist. So she wrote it.

03/08/2016 By Ramona DeNies

GET OUT

Outrun the Baby Blues with a New Training Program for Busy Moms

Get ready to hit the pavement with Train Like a Mother Club.

02/22/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

NEWS

How Oregon Fixed Birth Control

Two new laws give Oregon women more flexibility and independence than any other state in the country.

12/21/2015 By Jennifer Abbasi

TREAT YO SELF

Spa Spotlight: Zenana Spa, Portland's Pregnancy and Parenting Care Experts

SE Clinton's massage, yoga, and skin care studio is ground zero for great prenatal nurturing. Here's what sets it apart.

09/29/2015 By Allison Jones

BODY TALK

You Should Probably Throw Out Your Makeup

The local skincare experts at Echo Natural Beauty share when to toss your powders, creams, tints, and mascaras. Hint: it's more often than you think.

09/04/2015 By Allison Jones

MEDICINE

How One Woman Transformed Primary Care with a Single Question

These magic words are changing the way doctors treat women's health.

07/13/2015 By Kelly Clarke