BRIGHT LIGHTS

What Should Come Next for Portland's Downtown Parks?

Legendary landscape architect Douglas Macy will talk about a key thread of the city's urban DNA on Tuesday, Oct 11.

10/07/2016 By Randy Gragg

DESIGN WEEK 2016

Will Portland Be Underwater in 2100?

In Futurelandia, 20 local artists imagine Portland a century from now.

04/15/2016 By Claire Colby

DESIGN WEEK 2016

Norwegian Design Firm Snøhetta Shows Us How the Sausage Is Made

The firm behind the upcoming James Beard Public Market kicks off Design Week 2016.

04/07/2016 By Marty Patail

ARCHITECTURE

Travel Back to the 1950s and Step Inside 'The Houses of Tomorrow'

Restore Oregon will walk you through seven Portland-area midcentury-modern homes.

04/06/2016 By Marty Patail

URBAN GROWTH

Are Today’s Outskirts Tomorrow’s Bustling Urban Neighborhoods?

Hillsboro’s Orenco Station invents the anti-suburb.

03/25/2016 By Marty Patail

HABITAT

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

BIG PICTURE

A Stunning New Pool House at Black Butte Ranch

Designer Corey Martin unites architecture and landscape in Central Oregon.

03/25/2016 By Zach Dundas

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: April’s Best Local Stuff

This month’s hottest locally made goods, from precision-cut fire pits to oversize backyard games.

03/25/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

5 THINGS ABOUT

What You Need to Know About Design Week

The annual celebration of creativity takes over Portland April 15–23.

03/25/2016 By Marty Patail and Caitlin Collins

ARCHITECTURE

Local Designers Prove Barns Can Be Sexy, Too

We chat with Portland-based DC Builders, who raise barns for the modern era.

03/04/2016 By Caitlin Collins

ARCHITECTURE

Can a Classic Pacific Northwest House Also Be a Great Contemporary House?

Portland architect Rick Berry puts a new-school edge on regional design.

02/29/2016 By Caitlin Collins

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.

12/08/2015 By Alex Madison

GIVEAWAY

Win a One-Night Stay at McMenamins' New Anderson School Hotel

Ready to check out the McMenamins' new five-acre compound in Bothell, Washington? Enter to win!

10/30/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

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.

10/19/2015 By Zach Dundas

STYLE FEATURE

Portland’s Newest Bridge Meets the City’s Sharp Architectural Fashion

Tilikum Crossing serves as a fitting stage for local designers' structured and trussed dresses, suits, and separates.

10/05/2015 By Eden Dawn

HOTEL DESIGN

How Ace Changed the International Hotel Design Game

The Portlant-based Atelier Ace designs the world's trendiest hotels—and reboots entire neighborhoods along the way.

10/05/2015 By Zach Dundas

HOME DESIGN

A Stunning Modernist Swimming Pool Before & After

How a dank ’70s swimming pool became a woodsy, modernist gem

10/05/2015 By Zach Dundas

HOME DESIGN

How a Bunch of Retirees Created Portland's Greenest Communal Housing Outpost

With a communal patio and ultra-efficient passive house design, a group of former city planners and lawyers dreamed up their own perfect pocket neighborhood.

10/05/2015 By Kelly Clarke

HOME DESIGN

A Modern Portland Home Explodes with Light, Lines, and Color

With a smart new stairwell and small details like concrete knobs and quirky furniture, a Southwest Portland home is transformed.

10/05/2015 By Amara Holstein