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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

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

URBAN DESIGN

Climate Change and the Willamette Valley—What Should We Worry About? What Should We Do? 

Leading thinkers expound on the region's climatic transformation.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 10/07/2015

CITY PLANNING

Reflecting on the Past, Present, and Future of Portland's Pearl District

Looking back on the neighborhood's Wild West days—and wondering what's in store for the area as new towers continue to rise.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 10/05/2015

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN

The International Designer Behind the James Beard Public Market Goes Chasing Waterfalls

Renowned international design firm Snohetta sets its sights on two ambitious Oregon projects, including a promenade to Oregon City's Willamette Falls.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 10/05/2015

DESIGN

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.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 10/05/2015

ARCHITECTURE

This is What Portland's Groundbreaking James Beard Public Market Might Look Like

The Norwegian firm envisions a development that would transform Portland's food scene—and cityscape.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 06/24/2015

HOME DESIGN

Inside Portland's Oldest Cohousing Community

Founded by 15 families in 1971, Sunlight Holding Co takes the concept of community and a "sharing economy" to the next level.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 06/22/2015

DESIGN EVENTS

Get the Inside Story of Tilikum Crossing, Portland's Newest Urban Icon

Three designers delve into the creation of the car-free bridge.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/27/2015

DESIGN EVENTS

How Will Portland Design Its Future?

Four thought-provoking discussions seek inspiration for the city's next urban landscape.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/13/2015

ARCHITECTURE

The Genius Scandinavian Architects Making Portland’s Public Market

A famed Norwegian design firm promises to turn a patch of asphalt into the James Beard Public Market—using global expertise.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/02/2015

#OREGONWOMAN

One Oregon Woman is Transforming the Architecture Industry

Designer Kathy Shaloo Berg is a leadership role model—and the lone woman at the top tier at ZGF Architects' Portland hub

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 03/02/2015

REPORT

Will PNCA’s Landmark New HQ Spark a Renaissance in Old Town?

We take a look at the transformation of Portland's first post office into the growing art school's beating heart.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 02/03/2015

HABITAT

Defying Gravity with Ergonomic Twists on the Office Chair

Ergo Depot explores intriguing new versions of the everyday seat.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 01/05/2015

INTERVIEW

Rebooting an Ugly PSU Building with Euro Style

World-renowned German architect Stefan Behnisch talks Portland and why dictators don’t necessarily build better.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 12/01/2014

LONG STORY SHORT

7 Major Scores of the Portland Art Museum’s Former Chief Curator

We explore Bruce Guenther's legacy through several major additions to the museum’s permanent collection.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 11/25/2014

GET OUT

Cozy Up With a Book...Or an Ocean-Front Fireplace

In our December issue, we share the 50 things every Portlander must do when winter arrives. Here are a few bonus ideas for cold-weather inspiration.

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Randy Gragg
  • Published 11/17/2014

URBAN DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE

Famed Norwegian Architecture Firm Snøhetta Signs on to Design the James Beard Public Market

The Oslo-based architecture firm will bring a global portfolio of complex urban projects to the long-delayed public market at the west end of the Morrison Bridge.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 11/10/2014

V IS FOR VICTORY

Is This the Best Way to Educate Children with Autism?

At the pioneering Victory Academy, kids make strides through crafted curriculum, specialized architecture, and patience—lots of patience.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 11/05/2014

BIG PICTURE

We Need To Replace the Burnside Bridge. Should it Look Like This?

Come the Big One, the central bridge will serve as a lifeline for earthquake relief supplies. But who will pay for it, and what will its design say about the city?

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 11/03/2014
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