MARKET WATCH

The Spicy Life

Spices don't stop at salt and pepper; Savory Spice Shop has all the fixins for true variety.

05/15/2013 By Kristin Belz

GARDEN DESIGN

Jane Platt Garden Tour

Join us as we wander the sloping pathways of this idyllic, iconic garden on a perfect Portland spring evening.

05/13/2013 By Kristin Belz

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.

05/10/2013 Photography by Kristin Belz

DIY

Knotty 'n' Nice Macrame

Resurrect this lost art from the 1970s to make something functional and beautiful.

05/09/2013 By Kristin Belz

RECIPES

The Perfect Easy Spring Salad

Start exploring the world of whole grains with a versatile salad of quinoa, asparagus and shiitakes.

05/08/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Write On, Mama!

In the age of never-ending digital messages, put your thoughts on paper for dear sweet Mumsie on Mother’s Day May 12.

05/06/2013 By Kristin Belz

MARKET WATCH

Going With the Grain

Here's part one of our easy guide to the ancient question, "What is a whole grain, anyway?"

05/03/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIGN SCHOOL

Design Lessons at Lewis & Clark

Looking around as you walk across the lovely campus of the college on Palatine Hill can inspire ideas for your own home grounds.

04/30/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Irvington Homes Tour May 19

Swerve into Irvington for a look at historic houses that once were within the discriminatory "red line."

04/29/2013 By Kristin Belz

MARKET WATCH

In the Pink (Shrimp Season)

Local fishers trawl the Oregon coast for this sweet, luscious, sustainable delicacy.

04/29/2013 By Kristin Belz

RECIPES

Rock the Top Guac

For Cinco de Mayo, nothing kicks it like a great guacamole – and maybe a margarita to wash it down.

04/29/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIGN NEWS

Powers of Preservation

How all the pieces come together to save an important Frank Lloyd Wright project – or don't.

04/23/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

One Stop Shopping Expands at West Elm

Bedroom to BBQ, floor to ceiling, West Elm has the home front covered.

04/22/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Lawns that are Pillow-soft, No Mowing Required

Back up your pillows with grassy green, soft-touch turf for an unexpected indoor-outdoor mix.

04/22/2013 By Kristin Belz

MARKET WATCH

Morel Mushroom Mania

You don't have to forage for yourself; exotic (but safe) local mushrooms are in the market today.

04/22/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Saul Zaik's Homes, Past and Present

Tour these vintage mid-century Northwest Modernist gems May 11, all of them aging gracefully.

04/16/2013 By Kristin Belz

RECIPES

Menu for Tax Relief

Tax day 2012 is behind us, so how do we drown our sorrows and recover? Start the new tax year by getting the biggest bang for your buck.

04/16/2013 By Kristin Belz

APPRECIATION

Earth Day Legacies

We offer timely tribute to some of the forerunners of today's sustainability movement, including architect Paolo Soleri (RIP) and Republican politicians.

04/16/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Kitchens of Transition

This Victorian/Edwardian/21st century kitchen blends old and new, for the best of all worlds.

04/15/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIGN MATTERS

Portland, Brooklyn, and the 1890s

Which city wins the award for artisanal authenticity - and which is exporting localism to the global market?

04/09/2013 By Kristin Belz