River Cleanup, Cathedral Park

A small, self-organized group of individuals decided to take on the task of cleaning up the Willamette River Beach near Cathedral Park around noon this Sunday. We had fun, and our efforts had a noticeable impact! The organizers hope to set up regular impromptu...

First Aid for Attempted Suicide

Suicide risk is higher than ever in the era of COVID-19. However, only about 1 in 25 suicide attempts is fatal. Thanks to Sarah Gehrke, MSN, RN for sharing lifesaving advice that can make the difference for attempted suicide or drug overdoses. TRIGGER WARNING: Suicide, Self-Harm

9 Resources for Supporting a Pregnant Mom-to-Be Amid COVID-19

Are you looking for ways to support a pregnant friend, spouse, or loved one during the coronavirus crisis?

Art That Sticks with You

Artist and mom Maria McConnell makes gorgeous decals inspired by the Pacific Northwest.

Remote Mental Health Services

In the time of COVID-19, we need access to quality therapists, coaches, and specialists now more than ever.  PDX Local has assembled a guide of Portland area service providers for mental health and holistic/physical health offering consultations by video and phone.

Gardening Tips to Help Feed Your Family & Community

Growing a garden can be a great way to spend more time outside, learn valuable new skills, and reduce your family’s grocery budget. You can also help feed those in need simply by growing fresh produce in your backyard.

Portland Confidential: Part One of Several

Hello, there. I would like to explain what is confidential about this series. First and foremost, it is my name. I have an unusual first and last name combination, and I have had stalkers. For the purposes of this blog, I go by "Rose C." That's short for...

Nine Twilights and Counting

The Art of Andrea Rosales