Health + Fitness

Is the Covid-19 Outbreak Getting Worse or Better in Oregon? Here’s How to Tell.

It seems like a simple question — is the Covid-19 outbreak getting better or worse in Oregon? But the daily case counts that many news organizations obsess over don’t actually tell us much about the outbreak, at least not by themselves.  I talked to Kim Toevs from the Multnomah County Health Department about what metrics […]

/ June 24, 2020

How Hip Hop Soulsation Academy Advanced to the World Dance Championship

The competition dance team from Hip Houl Soulsation Academy has won a “golden ticket” this summer — but they might need a little help to redeem it. At their last competition, the local teens earned a chance to represent Oregon at the World Dance Championships in New Jersey. Now the challenge is getting there. The […]

/ July 25, 2019

Meet the Man Behind the @Portland Instagram

Marcus Harvey is a Portland-born, Nike-loving, Oregon Duck alum with his own apparel brand that celebrates Portland pride. “I loved the Blazers and Timbers, but the logos weren’t ‘Portland’ enough for me,” Marcus said, “so I just came up with Portland Gear.” He also created the @Portland Instagram handle, which now has over 335,000 followers. […]

/ May 20, 2019

Meet the Three Abdis Who Run St. Johns

Next time you head to St. Johns to watch Blue Collar Wrestling or grab lunch at Mama San Soul Shack, keep an eye out for the Abdis. Abdinasir Hussein is a junior at Roosevelt High School and one of the best distance runners in the state, and his younger brothers Abdiaziz and Abdirizack are hot […]

/ April 19, 2019

Portlanders run away and join the circus—without leaving town

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: The Pearl District THE PLACE: The Circus Project began as a training company to help youth experiencing homelessness, but it now offers classes to both beginners and future pros. Located inside a converted warehouse in the Pearl, the Circus Project is currently spearheading “The Voice Project”, a year-long program that allows local youth […]

/ March 13, 2019

How to Train for a Marathon: Portland Edition

Eric Dettman coaches cross country and track & field at Lincoln High School, and he recently answered Bridgeliner member Meaghan Vehlies’ call for advice on how to prepare for a marathon. Here’s what Eric told us: What’s your favorite trail or running route in Portland? The Leif Erickson Trail in Forest Park for a long […]

/ March 1, 2019

Bridgeliner Fitness Guide — How to Get in Shape in Portland

Whether you’re looking to sculpt your beach bod, train for a race, or find a workout group to hold you accountable, our fitness guide has you covered. Get the scoop on some of Portland’s most beloved local yoga studios, fitness groups, team sports and hiking trails — and thank contributor Sarah Scrivens for all the […]

/ June 8, 2018

Misery Loves Company? Here’s Where to Get Fit with Friends in Portland

(📸: Sarah Scrivens/Bridgeliner) If you need some extra accountability to stick to your fitness goals, try working out with the November Project, Portland Running Company, or Steelhead Coaching. Got another favorite workout group in Portland?  Drop us a note and tell us why you love it (and why our readers will, too). 1. NOVEMBER PROJECT (@novemberprojectpdx) Meets at […]

/ June 8, 2018

Dodgeball! And Other Rec Sports in Portland

(📸: Sarah Scrivens/Bridgeliner) It’s never too late to take up dodgeball — or dragon boat racing, futsal, rowing, or roller derby. Check out these rec sports leagues and clubs around town, and let us know if there’s a great one we need to add. 1. UNDERDOG PORTLAND (@underdogportland) Multiple locations WHY IT’S AWESOME: If you’re missing  the good ol’ days […]

/ June 8, 2018

Portland’s Urban Escapes—Where to Go Hiking in the City

Don’t have time to make it out to the Gorge or the Oregon Coast? Here are four urban hiking spots that’ll have you in and out in just a few hours. 1. RIDGE TRAIL (Forest Park) WHY IT’S AWESOME: One word: Proximity. Park near the west end of the St. John’s Bridge and make your […]

/ June 8, 2018