Light a Fire 2016: Game-Changing Project

Friends of Nadaka Unites a Gresham Neighborhood to Create a Park

Complete with bird walks, play spaces, and a community garden—and soon Gresham’s first handicapped-accessible swing.

10/10/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Urban Planning

Was the Springwater Corridor Doomed to Controversy From the Start?

The path was built for the people. And they came—just not how anyone planned.

10/10/2016 By Ramona DeNies

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

City Planning

Here's What the Post Office Site in Northwest Could Look Like

The eastern edge of the Pearl is due for a major facelift.

09/23/2016 By Ko Ricker

Profile

Maverick Portland Developer Kevin Cavenaugh Builds Diamonds of Design in the Urban Rough

And his four-word motto? “Don’t be a dick.”

09/21/2016 By Leah Sottile

Essay

Portland Is Growing Like Never Before. What Should We Do Next?

Meet six imperatives of Portland’s urban future.

09/21/2016 By Randy Gragg

Commute of the Future

This Waterslide Is the Most Brilliantly Crazy Mass Transportation Idea You’ve Ever Seen

Portland design firm Industry reveals its blueprints for an intercity waterslide.

09/21/2016 By Marty Patail

Q&A

Can Tiny Homes Help Solve Homelessness?

“It’s a logical way of upsizing from a tent,” says urban planner Andrew Heben.

09/21/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Urban Design

How to Remake the Vancouver Waterfront

Welcome to Van Diego!

09/13/2016 By Katherine Berman

Architecture

Simple Builds Itself Some Fancy New Digs

After opening a new office this spring, the banking startup is still growing at breakneck speed.

08/26/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

THE FUTURE

In a New Era of High Prices and Soaring Popularity, What Will Portland Become?

As the cost of living skyrockets, new people pour in, and shiny new buildings rise, Portland must act fast to save its soul.

03/25/2016 Edited by Zach Dundas By Marty Patail, Brian Libby, Randy Gragg, and Ramona DeNies

WHAT'S NEXT

Portland Is Changing Faster Than You Can Believe

Here are five big game changers already in the works.

03/25/2016 By Zach Dundas, Randy Gragg, and Brian Libby

FORWARD LOOKS

Four Portland Luminaries and One Transplanted Former Leader Tell Us What Our City Needs to Do

Featuring: Simple cofounder Alex Payne, Switchboard cofounder Mara Zepeda, new Hispanic Chamber prez Oscar Arana, artist Intisar Abioto, and ex-Metro president David Bragdon

03/25/2016 By Zach Dundas

REAL ESTATE 2016

We've Got 19 New Facts About Portland’s Totally Insane Real Estate Market

From steepest price spikes to wealthiest hoods, we crunched the numbers. Here’s what we found.

03/25/2016 By Ramona DeNies

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

URBAN PLANNING

You Think Portland Traffic is Bad Now?

Just wait. But all is not lost.

03/25/2016 By Marty Patail

REAL ESTATE 2016

Portland Neighborhoods By The Numbers: 2016

It's true: Portland real estate is going crazy—and it's wildest in places that may surprise you.

03/17/2016 Edited by Ramona DeNies With Sika Stanton

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

11/23/2015 By Randy Gragg

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

5 THINGS ABOUT

The Dirt on Southeast Portland's New Goat Blocks

We dig into the massive development on the SE Belmont blocks once roamed by charismatic goats.

06/22/2015