You’re Making Us Proud Portland.

The Portland Red Cross received an incredible gift to help us celebrate the first day of Red Cross Month! See the photo to the right? That’s not just another cluttered […]

Syrian Nursing Professionals Visit the Red Cross

Yesterday, the Portland Red Cross had the honor of hosting a tour for World Affairs Council of Oregon’s visiting nursing professionals from Syria. We discussed the role of nursing as […]

Walking Tall with My Superhero Tool Belt

When I was an innocent, tiny teen, my friend and I decided to take a women’s self defense class at our local community center. Although we were being educated at […]

Why Schools Need AEDs

To be able to give kids like Central Catholic’s Hayward Demison a shot at a long life: Amazing that nurse Lisa Lyver was nearby. And that she knew CPR which, […]


If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you might know that while I am a foodie, I am definitely not a chef. Take, for example, this conversation that […]

“Double Down” Looks Deliciously Dangerous

When biting into a sandwich, do you ever think, “As an avid carnivore, why am I hiding this tasty bacon between slices of low-calorie, unfried, unfun bread?” If you think […]

Photo Post!

Our Red Cross Flickr page is updated! I wanted to share two links for recent events that occurred along with, of course, Flickr links: 1. Chinese New Year – The […]

What’s Happening in New Columbia and Tamarack

Back in November, a house fire in North Portland spurred our chapter to prevent emergencies in the New Columbia and Tamarack neighborhood by delivering disaster preparedness information door-to-door and offering […]