Meet Your Maker

Portlander Kurt Mottweiler Crafts Crazy-Cool Analog Cameras

Gizmodo likens his work to “mysterious nautical equipment.”

09/21/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Meet Your Maker

Fine Art to Adult Coloring Books, Portlander Lisa Congdon Makes Her Own Business Model

“If you want to make a living as an artist, you have to do a lot of everything.”

09/21/2016 By Zach Dundas


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

Devout Design

This Central Oregon Church Takes Its Design Cues from the High Desert

The minimalist, airy space reflects the Bend congregation’s veneration for nature.

09/21/2016 By Katie Vaughan

Commute of the Future

This Waterslide Is the Most Brilliantly Crazy Mass Transportation Idea You’ve Ever Seen

Portland design firm Industry reveals its blueprints for an intercity waterslide.

09/21/2016 By Marty Patail


Multnomah Whiskey Library to WM Goods, the Secrets of Some of Portland’s Sharpest Spaces

Dishing with ELK Collective cofounders Kelly Ogden and Larissa Burden.

09/21/2016 By Claire Colby


Can Tiny Homes Help Solve Homelessness?

“It’s a logical way of upsizing from a tent,” says urban planner Andrew Heben.

09/21/2016 By Ramona DeNies

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

Office Party

Welcome to Portland’s Newest, Coolest Work Spaces

Instrument. Swift. Albina Yard. You wish you worked here.

09/21/2016 By Marty Patail

Sign On

How the Tiny Spoon Keeps the Art of Neon Alive

Perry Pfister is Portland's neon mastermind.

09/21/2016 By Claire Colby


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

Winning Finds

Beautiful Brass Mobiles to an Oregon Trail Board Game, October’s Best Local Stuff

Portland makers have it dialed.

09/13/2016 By Eden Dawn

Gear Up

Check Out This Portland-Made Wheelchair Rugby Gear

The US National team gets a hand from a local studio—and some college students.

09/07/2016 By Ramona DeNies


Take a Tour of Eight Elaborate Portland Catios

These cute little backyard playgrounds aim to contain your death-dealing little furball.

09/02/2016 By Kailla Coomes


Simple Builds Itself Some Fancy New Digs

After opening a new office this spring, the banking startup is still growing at breakneck speed.

08/26/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

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


Take This Walking Tour through 6 Iconic, Midcentury Rummer Homes

Not a bummer: a one-and-doner, end-of-summer Rummer stunner. What could be funner?

08/16/2016 By Marty Patail


Should Portland Save the Memorial Coliseum?

A small group of preservationists want to rescue the 55-year-old gray box from demolition.

08/15/2016 By Lisa Dunn


Furniture Maker Phloem Studio Leaves Portland for the Gorge

With studio space prices soaring, Phloem says goodbye to Portland and hello to better views.

08/05/2016 By Claire Colby