Community Events

The Knight Cardiovascular Institute hosts many community events throughout the year as part of our mission to improve the health of all Oregonians.

Healthy cooking demonstration

Cooking Your Way to a Healthier Heart - Join us for a free heart-healthy cooking demonstration led by OHSU executive chef Fernando Divina. The demonstration will highlight fast, affordable, and simple cooking techniques to help you cook healthy and tasty meals at home.

When - Tuesday, September 29, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.
Where - The teaching kitchen at March Wellness, OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 2nd floor
Contact - To register, contact Jennifer Luff at

Community lectures

Our cardiovascular experts regularly give informative talks about top heart concerns.

Can Heart Disease be Prevented Naturally?
Tuesday, August 18, 6:30 p.m.
Tracy Severson, R.D., L.D.

Heart disease is one of the most common problems in America. Learn how you can prevent or even treat it using food and other natural remedies.

Registration closed (FULL)

Rhythm Nation
Tuesday, September 22, 6:30 p.m.
Rupa Bala, M.D.

Does your heart ever skip a beat? Do you feel a fluttering in your chest after eating? Find out answers to many of your common heart rhythm questions.


Today’s Diets and Your Heart
Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 p.m.
Tina Kaufman, Ph.D., P.A.-C.

Find out from an OHSU physician assistant specializing in preventive cardiology about the latest diet plans (such as Paleo, Juice Fasts and Weight Watchers) and which diet is best for your heart health.


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Group meetings

Stress Reduction Class - This class teaches skills to develop greater presence of mind, concentration, deep relaxation, and mental and emotional clarity, all which have proven health benefits for cardiovascular disease. 

When - Second and Fourth Thursdays of each month, 9:30-10:30 a.m. 
Where - OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3rd floor, room 5.
Contact - For more information, email or call 503 245-9642.