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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.

  • By Ko Ricker
  • Published 09/23/2016


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

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

  • By Leah Sottile
  • Published 09/21/2016


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

Meet six imperatives of Portland’s urban future.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 09/21/2016

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.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/21/2016


Can Tiny Homes Help Solve Homelessness?

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

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 09/21/2016

Urban Design

How to Remake the Vancouver Waterfront

Welcome to Van Diego!

  • By Katherine Berman
  • Published 09/13/2016


Simple Builds Itself Some Fancy New Digs

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

  • By Regina Winkle-Bryan
  • Published 08/26/2016


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


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


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


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


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

Hillsboro’s Orenco Station invents the anti-suburb.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/25/2016


You Think Portland Traffic is Bad Now?

Just wait. But all is not lost.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/25/2016


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


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


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


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


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


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


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
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