Health + Fitness

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

Best Pick Up Sports Games in Portland – Dodgeball & more!

(📸: Sarah Scrivens/Bridgeliner) It’s never too late to join a pick up game of 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 […]

/ 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 spearheads “The Voice Project,“,a […]

/ 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

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 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