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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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DISPATCH

Willamette Falls' Next Move

The rezoning of the Blue Heron Paper Mill site may signal a new era for Oregon City.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/02/2014
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THE NEXT PORTLAND

A Bigger Portland is On Its Way—And Here's What It Will Look Like

It's taller, shinier, pointier (or boxier), denser, busier, greener, and more ambitious (or, sometimes, just greedier). Get ready.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/02/2014
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THE NEXT PORTLAND

The Jade District: East Side, Redefined

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/02/2014
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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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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
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FREE STUFF

Fun Free Tools for Map Geeks

A fun, free mapping tool lets you transport the borders of Portland to anywhere else in the Google-mapped world, and see how your favorite places compare.

  • By Kristin Belz
  • Published 05/10/2013
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EDITOR'S NOTE

Watershed Politics

Lawrence Halprin's designs for Keller Fountain and the farms and vineyards of the Willamette Valley

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 05/01/2013
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FEATURE

Pushing Boundaries

Four decades ago, Gov. Tom McCall asked the Willamette Valley's citizens how they wanted Oregon's heartland to look in 30 years. We may need to ask again.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 05/01/2013
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SLIDE SHOW

Park Blocks of PDX and D.C.

The Park Blocks of our young city rank with those in the Nation's Capital, a.k.a. the National Mall.

  • By Kristin Belz
  • Published 02/11/2013
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