Meet your New Year’s resolutions in Portland

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Looking to meet your New Year’s resolution in Portland? From feeling fit to finding more family time, check out our local resolution recommendations below.

Cook more meals at home

  • Cozymeal Cooking Classes | Locations vary | Local chefs will come straight to your home (or vice versa) to teach a class on a range of topics — from learning how to incorporate fresh herbs to preparing PNW-focused appetizers.
  • fuAsian | 13775 NE Eugene St. | Learn to create a Thai meal, Vietnamese pho, or a four-course dinner.
  • Hipcooks | 3808 N. Williams Ave. #120 | All skill levels and tastes will get hands-on experience preparing food in a casual environment with many options for plant-based diets.

Join a gym

  • barre3 | 11805 NW Cedar Falls Dr. #113 | Part of a nationwide franchise founded in Portland, this studio combines strength, cardio, and mindfulness for a full-body workout that promises to leave you feeling balanced and empowered.
  • Cascade Athletic Clubs | 9260 SE Stark St. | Members of this facility in the Montavilla neighborhood can take advantage of group fitness classes, health coaching, and an indoor pool.
  • Superpower Studios | 3808 N. Williams Ave. Ste. 132 | Get personalized, one-on-one coaching in an intimate setting that focuses on community and sustainable healthy living adjustments for every age and skill level.

Read more books

  • Annie Bloom’s Books | 7834 SW Capitol Hwy. | Find your next favorite fiction novel, cookbook, travel guide, and more under the watchful eye of this Multnomah Village shop’s resident cat.
  • Green Bean Books | 1600 NE Alberta St. | This beloved, independent children’s bookstore in the Alberta Arts District is packed with new and used literary gems. Plus, its cozy atmosphere makes it a perfect place to spend a few hours with the family for story time, crafts, or an author reading.
  • Powell’s City of Books | 1005 W. Burnside St. | The world’s largest new and used bookstore, located right in the heart of Portland, carries a large selection of titles by local authors.

Nurture creativity

  • The Studio NW | 1633 NW Glisan St. | Get access to seasoned actors and professional training for on-camera scenes, auditioning, scene study, and more — all while having fun with other local creatives.
  • Oregon Society of Artists | 2185 SW Park Place | Get quality instruction from experienced artists with a robust lineup of in-person and virtual classes covering everything from sketching to digital painting.
  • Pro Photo Supply | 1112 NW 19th Ave. | Spend time developing your photography skills by renting a camera or a piece of equipment, like a fancy lens or studio lighting kit.

Spend more quality time with family

  • Harper’s Playground at Arbor Lodge Park | North Delaware Avenue and North Bryant Street | Make some new core memories with your kids at the city’s original all-inclusive playground.
  • Portland Escape Rooms | 10700 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy. Ste. 118, Beaverton | Work together to solve clues and escape a themed room before time runs out. Some rooms are rated for players as young as 8.
  • Sellwood Riverfront Park | 1221 SE Oaks Park Way | Take your fur family to this sprawling public park with a 1.5-acre off-leash area, a dog-friendly beach, and scenic views of downtown Portland.
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