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HOME DESIGN

A Stunning Modernist Swimming Pool Before & After

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

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/05/2015

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.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 10/05/2015

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.

  • By Amara Holstein
  • Published 10/05/2015

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 EVENTS

5 Must-See Events at Design Week Portland's Pop-Up Festival in October

The citywide design celebration throws an autumn pre-func before the main event in April.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/28/2015

ARCHITECTURE

Home Tour Alert! Step Inside Portland's Most Stunning Modernist Houses

The popular annual AIA homes tour unlocks eight gems of contemporary home design.

  • By Alex Madison
  • Published 09/28/2015

STAY & PAY

The 8 Most Expensive Airbnb Rentals in the Portland Area

Ready for a dream staycation? The average rental in Portland costs $131—but here's where to drop a cool grand (or more) a night.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 09/24/2015

ARCHITECTURE

The Amazing Design Stories Behind Portland's 5 Greatest Bridges

The most distinctive feature of the urban landscape—the Willamette's series of bridges—is an anthology of epic engineering.

  • By Alex Madison
  • Published 09/14/2015

ARCHITECTURE & GNOME DESIGN

A Giant Gnome Will Lord Over Beaverton's Coolest Apartment Complex

A '70s-meets-Portlandia makeover anoints an elfin mascot to capture its quirky design aspirations.

  • By Rachel Sandstrom
  • Published 08/27/2015

ARCHITECTURE

Why Are Portlanders Obsessed With Tiny Houses?

A new documentary examines four local endeavors in super-small living.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/05/2015

HOME DESIGN

Dwell Magazine's Showpiece Modern House Debuts in PDX

The sleek design mag unveils its collaboration with GM's Monogram appliances brand.

  • By Mary Stutzman
  • Published 04/23/2015

ARCHITECTURE

Tour Portland's Sharpest Modern Homes (With a Discount!)

The annual Portland Modern Home Tour steps inside some of the city's most forward-thinking residential design.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/08/2015

ARCHITECTURE

Glorious PDX-Designed Churches Will Restore Your Faith (in Architecture, At Least)

Architect Chris DiLoreto's designs capture stunning natural light and fuse Catholic tradition and modernism.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/03/2015

DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE

A Glowing Modernist Home Nails the Balance Between Light and Privacy

Architect Ben Waechter's Pavilion House brings modernist calm and design flair to Northeast Portland.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/23/2015

HOME DESIGN

A Period-Perfect Midcentury Renovation

A Southwest Portland reno shines bright with natural light and curated, historical style.

  • By Amara Holstein
  • Published 10/10/2014

ARCHITECTURE

Exclusive First Look: Inside PNCA's Stunning New Building by Allied Works

We get a tour of the college's new central hub—set to open in January—and are the first to see the atrium lit by the incredible skylight.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 10/09/2014

HOME & ARCHITECTURE

The Irvington Home Tour Opens Up Portland's Largest Historic Neighborhood

The leafy bastion in Northeast Portland showcases some of the city's finest classic residential architecture.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/13/2014

EDITOR'S NOTE

What's So Bad About Urban Density?

As Portlanders fret over our current upward growth spurt, some perspective from across the Pacific eases one writer's angst.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 05/12/2014

ARCHITECTURE

Fieldwork Builds a Design Portfolio by Hand

A new player among Portland architecture firms emphasizes rapid prototyping, in-house making, and wide-ranging scale.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/01/2014
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