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.

09/28/2015 By Zach Dundas

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

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

OUT AND ABOUT

What Next at Pruitt-Igoe?

The famously imploded housing towers in St. Louis have been gone for 40 years now; what is the future for the site?

11/11/2012 By Kristin Belz

Habitat

Contemporary Craft

High-end modern furnishings and chic handmade decorative pieces put a new spin on Arts & Crafts.

08/17/2012 By Camela Raymond

Out and About

Taking Time to Measure Up

Evaluating our green building efforts, PSU helps us ask how we’re doing so far.

05/07/2012 By Kristin Belz

Free for All

Brits Bring the Green

English architect/academics Sarah Wigglesworth and Jeremy Till guest star this week in two free lectures at PSU.

04/15/2012 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

BEST Businesses in Town

See who is talking the talk and walking the walk of sustainability at the BEST awards April 25. Get your tickets now!

04/15/2012 By Kristin Belz

Holiday Giving

Helping Create Habitats for Humanity

Appreciating having a home, and making new homes for those who have none.

12/04/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Shoots Bamboo and Makes Things Too

A bamboo jungle thrives, just down the street from Paul Bunyan.

11/05/2011 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Ladies (and Gents) of Architecture

Evaluating – and partying in honor of – the best of the year’s architecture from Portland firms.

10/21/2011 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Single Family Home, Meet Your New Neighbor, ADU

Bid “bonjour,” not “adieu,” to the ADU, as Portlanders continue to “build it green.”

09/29/2011 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Utility, Beauty and the Bicycle

Improving the design of the bicycle? Yes, there’s still plenty to do, and Vitruvian principles apply.

09/28/2011 By Kristin Belz

DIY

Salvage Works Lumbers Along in North Portland

No doubt Paul Bunyan would’ve shopped (and chopped) at this Kenton destination for reclaimed lumber.

09/16/2011 By Kristin Belz

Openings

New Vintage Modern Store

If you like mid-century modern goods, check out this new pop-up shop called Revolver Vintage in NW Portland that spans the globe, from Italy to Denmark to th...

06/17/2011 By Amara Holstein

$10 and under

Solar Shades at IKEA

Appropriate for rain or shine, these colorful solar-powered lights from IKEA are sure to perk up any porch or deck—and are a deal at $9.99 apiece.

05/27/2011 By Amara Holstein

5 Questions For...

Anne De Wolf of Arciform LLC

Local designer and sustainable professional Anne De Wolf offers ideas and tips on current trends and inspirations in home remodeling from her successful busi...

04/19/2011 By Amara Holstein

5 Questions With...

Joelle Nesen from Maison, Inc.

Hot tips and design ideas for a new decade with local interior designer and tastemaker Joelle Nesen of Maison, Inc.

03/30/2011 By Amara Holstein

If You Build It...

Holst Architecture

A bold new generation of buildings is changing Portland's landscape, the Holst is the architecture is the vision firm behind many of them.

06/26/2009 By Randy Gragg

Architecture

Building Blocks

Jeff Stuhr and John Holmes, the founding partners of Holst Architecture and the architects behind Ziba Design's soon-to-be world headquarters in Portland, are leading a charge of change that encompasses other local firms such as Works Partnership Architec

06/22/2009 By Amara Holstein