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URBAN DESIGN

Bright Lights: Portland's Mayoral Candidates Talk About How Design Can Shape the City's Future

Ted Wheeler and Jules Bailey square off on the cityscape as Portland heads for its May primary election.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 01/06/2016

WEED

How to Design a Portable Vaporizer

Designer James Monsees tells us how the PAX changed the game.

  • By Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 12/23/2015

DESIGN

A Portland Start-Up's Cute, Customized Backyard Pods Could Be Your Fortress of Solitude

SQFT aims to combine flexible designs and ADU-like value with speed and sustainability.

  • By Alex Madison
  • Published 12/08/2015

SUSTAINABILITY

How the 'Up-Cycling' Design Company Looptworks Reinvented Portland's Most Legendary Motorcycle Jackets

The sustainability-focused manufacturer turns excess leather into premium luggage. Everyone wins.

  • By Alex Madison
  • Published 11/24/2015

ACCESSORIES

A New Stone Jewelry Line That Dazzles

Beach Bones jewelry takes hunks of "raw material from the universe" and turns them into statement pieces.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 11/23/2015

DESIGN

The Posh Remodel of Old Town's Society Hotel

A former flophouse gets a fancy update.

  • By Megan Haverman
  • Published 11/23/2015

HISTORY

The Visionary Parks Designer Who Transformed Portland

The unlikely tale of the power brokers, rebellious hippies, and genius architect behind Portland’s first modern neighborhood

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 11/23/2015

HOME GOODS

Thanks to Wood & Faulk, Holiday Shopping for Your Favorite Artisan-Obsessed Leather Fan Is Done

“Our pieces are classic with kind of a rugged edge .... They have that Northwest feeling combined with classic nostalgia.”

  • By Alex Madison
  • Published 11/05/2015

FURNITURE

This New Sustainable Furniture Design Company Is Portland Through and Through

Folk launches with a Northwest-minimalist aesthetic and high-minded aspirations.

  • By Alex Madison
  • Published 11/04/2015

LIGHTING DESIGN

Buckminster Fuller Inspired These Aggressively Angular Portland-Made Lamps

North for the Summer debuts a lighting line that channels the great midcentury design thinker.

  • By Alex Madison
  • Published 10/21/2015

ARCHITECTURE / URBAN FUTURES

Are Tiny Homes the Housing Solution for a Fast-Growing PDX?

How to cope with a population boom, rising prices, and McMansion ugliness? A gathering of innovative housing thinkers says the solution lies in microscopic homes.

  • By Alex Madison
  • Published 10/20/2015

FURNITURE

Shaker Simplicity Meets Danish Modern in the Awesomely Elegant "Portland Chair"

A refined designer from Portland (Oregon). A renowned manufacturer from Portland (Maine). You know this chair is going to inspire serious envy.

  • By Alex Madison
  • Published 10/20/2015

LONG STORY SHORT

Could Portland's Makers Spark A New Industrial Revolution?

ADX founder Kelly Roy explores the potential of small, hands-on workspaces and their impact on the industrial economy.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/19/2015

BIG PICTURE

Skyscrapers Made of Super-Strength Wood Could Transform Portland’s Skyline

How cross-laminated timber could replace concrete and steel in future Portland buildings.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/19/2015

HOME DESIGN

How a Portland Architect Built His Dream Home in Six Months

In July 2012, Jamin Aasum set out to build a modern abode overlooking Industrial Northwest Portland in time to marry his future wife inside—on New Year's Eve. Here's how he did it.

  • By Amara Holstein
  • Published 10/19/2015

BIG PICTURE

This Two-Seater Microcar Makes Car2Go Look Like a Limo Service

Is it a car or a scooter...or a death trap?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 10/05/2015

SUSTAINABILITY

5 Steps to Transform Your Home into an Eco-Friendly Abode

There's no place like a green home!

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 10/05/2015

GARDENING

Plant Northwest-Friendly Bulbs This Fall for An Explosion of Color Next Spring

With a little work—and plenty of patience—your next spring garden will be incredible.

  • By Kate Bryant
  • Published 10/05/2015

LESS IS MORE

When it Comes to Choosing Paint Colors, These Portland Pros Keep it Simple

Northeast Portland's Colorhouse offers just 128 colors to avoid decision overload.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 10/05/2015

HOTEL DESIGN

The Secrets of a New Portland Hotel's Room Design

The minds behind Hotel Eastlund reveal the art of creating memorable spaces.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/05/2015
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