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.

10/05/2015 By Randy Gragg

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.

10/05/2015 By Randy Gragg

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.

09/28/2015 By Alex Madison

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.

09/24/2015 By Allison Jones

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.

09/14/2015 By Alex Madison

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.

08/27/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

ARCHITECTURE

Why Are Portlanders Obsessed With Tiny Houses?

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

05/05/2015 By Zach Dundas

HOME DESIGN

Dwell Magazine's Showpiece Modern House Debuts in PDX

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

04/23/2015 By Mary Stutzman

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.

04/08/2015 By Zach Dundas

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.

04/03/2015 By Zach Dundas

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.

03/23/2015 By Zach Dundas

HOME DESIGN

A Period-Perfect Midcentury Renovation

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

10/10/2014 By Amara Holstein

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.

10/09/2014 By Aaron Scott

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.

05/13/2014 By Zach Dundas

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.

05/12/2014 By Randy Gragg

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.

04/01/2014 By Zach Dundas

Architecture + Slide Show

First Look: PNCA’s ArtHouse

The Powell Family and PNCA build a well-lit dorm, inside and out. It will also house the boutique TOC and a new all-ages arts cafe. Review + Slide Show

08/29/2013 By Randy Gragg

DESIGN SCHOOL

Oregon's Guild of Woodworkers

These old school woodlovers are gathering strength to spread their love and knowledge of a primal material.

08/16/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Catio Tour of Portland

Who says dogs should get all the attention? These cool cats live the cush life, luxuriating on their own outdoor catios.

08/14/2013 By Kristin Belz

SLIDE SHOW

The Glamorous 1950s Home

This 1956 home in the West hills exudes a whimsical elegance not usually found in Northwest mid-century modernism.

08/07/2013 By Kristin Belz