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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.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/07/2016

HOME DESIGN

You Can Buy the ‘Hobbit House’ Built by Oregon’s Most Famous Mime

Yes, you read that right.

  • By Caitlin Collins
  • Published 03/29/2016

ARCHITECTURE

How a Portland Firm Reinvented the Call Center

Bora Architects designed Airbnb's CX Hub to feel like home.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/25/2016

ARCHITECTURE

Local Designers Prove Barns Can Be Sexy, Too

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

  • By Caitlin Collins
  • Published 03/04/2016

HABITAT

How A Striking Tasting Room Takes House Spirits to New Heights

The Pacific Northwest’s largest distillery has a massive new home in the Central Eastside.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 03/01/2016

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.

  • By Caitlin Collins
  • Published 02/29/2016

URBAN DESIGN

Can San Francisco's Planning Czar Tell Portland How to Grow?

The Bright Lights discussion series presents a conversation with Gil Kelley, San Francisco's director of long-range planning.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 02/24/2016

ARCHITECTURE

Real Architects Make Their Models Out of Wood

A World Forestry Center exhibit showcases a design technique no computer rendering can kill.

  • By Caitlin Collins
  • Published 02/16/2016

URBAN DESIGN

Portland's Proposed Green Loop Could 'Reinvent Outdoor Urban Life'

A Design Week competition will rally competing visions for a carless path through the city center.

  • By Caitlin Collins
  • Published 02/01/2016

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.

  • By Alex Madison
  • Published 12/08/2015

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

ARCHITECTURE / URBAN FUTURES

Are Tiny Homes the Housing Solution for a Fast-Growing PDX?

How to cope with a population boom, rising prices, and McMansion ugliness? A gathering of innovative housing thinkers says the solution lies in microscopic homes.

  • By Alex Madison
  • Published 10/20/2015

HOME DESIGN

How a Portland Architect Built His Dream Home in Six Months

In July 2012, Jamin Aasum set out to build a modern abode overlooking Industrial Northwest Portland in time to marry his future wife inside—on New Year's Eve. Here's how he did it.

  • By Amara Holstein
  • Published 10/19/2015

GARDEN DESIGN

This Dramatic, Colorful, and Playful Portland Garden Has it All

Combining eclectic art, an Asian-inspired pavilion, painted concrete walls, and plenty of space for entertaining, a West Slope couple crafted their dream outdoor space one piece at a time.

  • By Kate Bryant
  • Published 10/05/2015

OLD & NEW

Portland Home Envy: Inside an Inspiring 1920s Industrial Warehouse Remodel

A creative expansion blended a former pinting press and mechanics garage into a dreamy loft with historical cred.

  • By Amara Holstein
  • Published 10/05/2015

ARCHITECTURE

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

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

  • By Zach Dundas
  • 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

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

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
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