Home Design

Like Many Portlanders, This First-Time Homebuyer Dreams of Owning a Tiny House

Unfortunately, it's not that easy.

10/13/2016 By Jason Buehrer

Tiny Homes

Want to Get in on Portland’s ADU Boom? Here’s What You Need to Know

Portland’s relationship with tiny homes? It’s complicated. Here’s how to budget for your ADU—and avoid bureaucratic hell.

09/21/2016 By Ramona DeNies


Maverick Portland Developer Kevin Cavenaugh Builds Diamonds of Design in the Urban Rough

And his four-word motto? “Don’t be a dick.”

09/21/2016 By Leah Sottile


Portland Is Growing Like Never Before. What Should We Do Next?

Meet six imperatives of Portland’s urban future.

09/21/2016 By Randy Gragg

Home Design

Oregon’s Most Famous Mime Built a Hobbit House in West Linn

And it’s on sale for $675,000.

09/21/2016 By Caitlin Collins


Meet the Family Firm Riding High on Portland’s Building Boom

From luxury apartments to the Legacy Emanuel remodel, Andersen Construction is shaping our city’s evolution.

09/13/2016 By Zach Dundas

Hotel Makeovers

How Five Old-Guard Portland Hotels Plan To Keep Up

Portland's tourism boom means an impending glut of shiny new hotels. What are the veterans doing to stay fresh?

08/17/2016 By Kailla Coomes


Want to Win 10 Free Acres of Sagebrush in Central Oregon?

Portland-based Square Mile Cider is raffling off high desert land in Brothers, 30 miles east of Bend.

06/14/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan


This Portland Homes Tour Will Make You Covet Your Neighbor's House

The 5th annual Portland Modern Homes Tour smites the 10th Commandment.

05/16/2016 By Marty Patail


A Sneak Peek at Portland's Next Hotel Boom

It's not (just) a façade: Portland's tourism market really is supercharged. Here are 10 hotel projects—some brand-new, some retooled—that will soon cash in on that demand.

05/16/2016 By Kailla Coomes and Ramona DeNies


Can Art Save a Neighborhood? The Creator of Houston's Project Row Houses Speaks

Rick Lowe, an artist/activist, transformed 22 shotgun shacks into a haven of community-minded creativity. Can Portland learn from his work?

04/29/2016 By Randy Gragg


How to Stage Your Home Like a Pro

This Thursday, the founder of one of Portland's most respected home-staging companies reveals his method.

04/27/2016 By Claire Colby


One Couple Turns Portland’s ADU Boom into a Plan for the Future

Here's how to make the most of 800 square feet.

03/25/2016 By Amara Holstein


Why One Portland Architect Makes Models of Houses AFTER He Builds Them

Ben Waechter scraps prototypes in favor of "retrotypes" to inspire conceptual design for future products.

10/05/2015 By Randy Gragg


Home Tour Alert! Step Inside Portland's Most Stunning Modernist Houses

The popular annual AIA homes tour unlocks eight gems of contemporary home design.

09/28/2015 By Alex Madison


The 8 Most Expensive Airbnb Rentals in the Portland Area

Ready for a dream staycation? The average rental in Portland costs $131—but here's where to drop a cool grand (or more) a night.

09/24/2015 By Allison Jones


Embracing Simplicity in 800 Square Feet

Living large with an unfettered, small-house design in Southeast Portland

07/20/2015 By Amara Holstein


Why Are Portlanders Obsessed With Tiny Houses?

A new documentary examines four local endeavors in super-small living.

05/05/2015 By Zach Dundas


A Dazzling Portland Garden with Tropical Flair

Step inside the lush garden of a Northeast Portland landscape designer who created her own ever-changing oasis.

04/27/2015 By Kate Bryant