Health + Fitness

🏛 What’s next for abortion in Portland?

A Planned Parenthood office in Pittsburgh. In the wake of last Friday’s Supreme Court decision scrapping Roe v. Wade, we’re taking a look at the state of affairs for abortion access locally, where Portland and Oregon elected officials and candidates stand and how you can get involved if you’re concerned about the ruling. We’ve got everything […]

/ June 28, 2022

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, 2021

Run Together in Portland – or Join Up for Circuit Workouts

(📸: Sarah Scrivens/Bridgeliner) Where can I join other runners in Portland? Where can I go for group circuit training in Portland? 2 questions you might be asking yourself! 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 […]

/ June 8, 2021

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, 2021

Best Yoga in Portland

Katie DiPasquale’s Power Yoga Sculpt class is one of the challenging full-body workouts at Firelight Yoga. (📸: Sarah Scrivens/Bridgeliner) Where is the best place to take yoga in Portland? 1.) Firelight Yoga What you need to know Perfect for true yoga fanatics Virtual and in-studio classes Heating and unheated rooms Hot Power Vinyasa is a […]

/ June 7, 2021

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. Plus, it’s a proud partner of Cirque Du Soleil.  Located inside a converted warehouse in the Pearl, the Circus Project also spearheads “The Voice […]

/ March 13, 2021

How to Train for a Marathon: Portland Edition

We reached out to Eric Dettman, who teaches coaches cross country and track & field at Lincoln High School, 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 run or The Fairmont […]

/ March 1, 2021

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