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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.

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

WHAT'S NEXT

Portland Is Changing Faster Than You Can Believe

Here are five big game changers already in the works.

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

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

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/25/2016

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.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 03/25/2016

URBAN GROWTH

Are Today’s Outskirts Tomorrow’s Bustling Urban Neighborhoods?

Hillsboro’s Orenco Station invents the anti-suburb.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/25/2016

URBAN PLANNING

You Think Portland Traffic is Bad Now?

Just wait. But all is not lost.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/25/2016

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.

  • By Sika Stanton and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 03/17/2016

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

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

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.

  • Published 06/22/2015

DESIGN EVENTS

Get the Inside Story of Tilikum Crossing, Portland's Newest Urban Icon

Three designers delve into the creation of the car-free bridge.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/27/2015

URBAN DESIGN

Why Portland Desperately Needs More Urban Density

An in-depth look at one architect's bold argument for how Portland should plan to double its population

  • By Rick Potestio
  • Published 04/27/2015

FEATURE

Is South Waterfront Portland's Next Great Neighborhood?

Powered by an ambitious new vision, the glossy, glassy, high-rise experiment down by the river is finally turning into a real neighborhood. The question is, what kind?

  • By Nancy Rommelmann
  • Published 04/27/2015

BIG PICTURE

The Rise of Park Avenue West

After failed dreams and a family feud, a 30-floor building is set to be Portland's fourth-tallest.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 06/02/2014

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

THE NEXT PORTLAND

The Jade District: East Side, Redefined

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/02/2014

THE NEXT PORTLAND

Lloyd District: Ecotopia

With a new lush public plaza and major face-lift for the aging mall, Portland’s first “ecodistrict” will be a lean, green, sustainable machine.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/02/2014

THE NEXT PORTLAND

North Pearl: Going Up?

The Pearl District's north end is shaping up to house some of the tallest housing projects in Portland history.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/02/2014

THE NEXT PORTLAND

Burnside Bridgehead: Designer's Disneyland

Portland's most adventurous architecture firms have imagine four new buildings for the crossroads of E Burnside Street and Grand Avenue.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/02/2014

THE NEXT PORTLAND

Plotting Portland's New Skyline

As they look to Portland’s future, urban planners see the city of someday: in this case, 2035.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/02/2014
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