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BIG PICTURE

The Rise of Park Avenue West

After failed dreams and a family feud, a 30-floor building is set to be Portland's fourth-tallest.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 06/02/2014

EDITOR'S NOTE

What's So Bad About Urban Density?

As Portlanders fret over our current upward growth spurt, some perspective from across the Pacific eases one writer's angst.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 05/12/2014

THE NEXT PORTLAND

The Jade District: East Side, Redefined

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/02/2014

THE NEXT PORTLAND

Lloyd District: Ecotopia

With a new lush public plaza and major face-lift for the aging mall, Portland’s first “ecodistrict” will be a lean, green, sustainable machine.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/02/2014

THE NEXT PORTLAND

North Pearl: Going Up?

The Pearl District's north end is shaping up to house some of the tallest housing projects in Portland history.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/02/2014

THE NEXT PORTLAND

Burnside Bridgehead: Designer's Disneyland

Portland's most adventurous architecture firms have imagine four new buildings for the crossroads of E Burnside Street and Grand Avenue.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/02/2014

THE NEXT PORTLAND

Plotting Portland's New Skyline

As they look to Portland’s future, urban planners see the city of someday: in this case, 2035.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/02/2014

DISPATCH

Willamette Falls' Next Move

The rezoning of the Blue Heron Paper Mill site may signal a new era for Oregon City.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/02/2014

THE NEXT PORTLAND

A Bigger Portland is On Its Way—And Here's What It Will Look Like

It's taller, shinier, pointier (or boxier), denser, busier, greener, and more ambitious (or, sometimes, just greedier). Get ready.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/02/2014

FREE STUFF

Fun Free Tools for Map Geeks

A fun, free mapping tool lets you transport the borders of Portland to anywhere else in the Google-mapped world, and see how your favorite places compare.

  • By Kristin Belz
  • Published 05/10/2013

EDITOR'S NOTE

Watershed Politics

Lawrence Halprin's designs for Keller Fountain and the farms and vineyards of the Willamette Valley

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 05/01/2013

FEATURE

Pushing Boundaries

Four decades ago, Gov. Tom McCall asked the Willamette Valley's citizens how they wanted Oregon's heartland to look in 30 years. We may need to ask again.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 05/01/2013

SLIDE SHOW

Park Blocks of PDX and D.C.

The Park Blocks of our young city rank with those in the Nation's Capital, a.k.a. the National Mall.

  • By Kristin Belz
  • Published 02/11/2013

Around Town

City Brainstorming

Lots of goals and metrics, but where's the design in the Portland Plan?

  • By Kristin Belz
  • Published 05/28/2012

Around Town

Of Mad Men and City Plans

A long lost short film made by the AIA in 1965 offers a useful comparison to today’s city planning.

  • By Kristin Belz
  • Published 05/05/2012

LIVING HERE

Nimby Nation

Neighborhoods are PDX’s secret superpower.

  • By Amanda Waldroupe
  • Published 03/16/2012

Home Hunt

Growin’ and Groovin’ in Cully Grove

Orange Splot keeps trees and plants seeds of a new green community in Portland’s Cully neighborhood.

  • By Kristin Belz
  • Published 11/12/2011

The Simplifier

Allen Alley

Critical Oregon issues are discussed come voting time. A sit-down with Pixelworks co-founder Allen Alley.

  • Published 03/18/2010

Architecture

Building Blocks

Jeff Stuhr and John Holmes, the founding partners of Holst Architecture and the architects behind Ziba Design's soon-to-be world headquarters in Portland, are leading a charge of change that encompasses other local firms such as Works Partnership Architec

  • By Amara Holstein
  • Published 06/22/2009

Street Smart

César’s Way

Changing N Interstate Ave's name doesn't do justice to César E. Chávez.

  • By Ethan Smith
  • Published 05/19/2009
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