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URBAN DESIGN

Portland's Proposed Green Loop Could 'Reinvent Outdoor Urban Life'

A Design Week competition will rally competing visions for a carless path through the city center.

  • By Caitlin Collins
  • Published 02/01/2016

TRAVEL DESIGN

These Dreamy Retro Campers Will Make You Think You’re Adventuring in the '60s—But with Wi-Fi

Portland’s Dub Box remakes vintage VWs for the 21st century.

  • By Caitlin Collins
  • Published 01/25/2016

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: February’s Best Local Stuff

This month’s hottest locally made goods, from aphrodisiac bitters to exquisite stone jewelry

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/25/2016

BIG PICTURE

Adding Soul to Custom Caskets

Two Portland tattoo artists create “death-positive” coffins in their own home.

  • By Megan Haverman
  • Published 01/25/2016

DESIGN

Design Week Portland Returns With Bold Thinkers and Big Ambitions

From TED Talk-style lectures to an event combining archery, projection mapping, and booze, the annual festival has something for everyone.

  • By Caitlin Collins
  • Published 01/18/2016

OUTDOORS

This Portland-Made Trailer Will Make Your Glamping Dreams Come True

It's got a boat for a roof. Repeat: It's got a boat for a roof.

  • By Sarah Hopwood
  • Published 01/11/2016

URBAN DESIGN

Bright Lights: Portland's Mayoral Candidates Talk About How Design Can Shape the City's Future

Ted Wheeler and Jules Bailey square off on the cityscape as Portland heads for its May primary election.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 01/06/2016

WEED

How to Design a Portable Vaporizer

Designer James Monsees tells us how the PAX changed the game.

  • By Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 12/23/2015

ACCESSORIES

A New Stone Jewelry Line That Dazzles

Beach Bones jewelry takes hunks of "raw material from the universe" and turns them into statement pieces.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 11/23/2015

2015 Design Annual Launch Party

Slide Show: Portland Monthly's Design Annual Launch Party

Photos from our October First Thursday Design Annual Launch party hosted by the Joinery

  • Published 11/23/2015

DESIGN

The Posh Remodel of Old Town's Society Hotel

A former flophouse gets a fancy update.

  • By Megan Haverman
  • Published 11/23/2015

HOME GOODS

Thanks to Wood & Faulk, Holiday Shopping for Your Favorite Artisan-Obsessed Leather Fan Is Done

“Our pieces are classic with kind of a rugged edge .... They have that Northwest feeling combined with classic nostalgia.”

  • By Alex Madison
  • Published 11/05/2015

FURNITURE

This New Sustainable Furniture Design Company Is Portland Through and Through

Folk launches with a Northwest-minimalist aesthetic and high-minded aspirations.

  • By Alex Madison
  • Published 11/04/2015

LIGHTING DESIGN

Buckminster Fuller Inspired These Aggressively Angular Portland-Made Lamps

North for the Summer debuts a lighting line that channels the great midcentury design thinker.

  • By Alex Madison
  • Published 10/21/2015

ARCHITECTURE / URBAN FUTURES

Are Tiny Homes the Housing Solution for a Fast-Growing PDX?

How to cope with a population boom, rising prices, and McMansion ugliness? A gathering of innovative housing thinkers says the solution lies in microscopic homes.

  • By Alex Madison
  • Published 10/20/2015

THE ART OF ARRANGEMENT

Bring Your Home to Life with Local Flowers

Fieldwork Flowers reveals how to build a better bouquet.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/05/2015

STYLE FEATURE

Portland’s Newest Bridge Meets the City’s Sharp Architectural Fashion

Tilikum Crossing serves as a fitting stage for local designers' structured and trussed dresses, suits, and separates.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 10/05/2015

EDITOR'S NOTE

Why Portland Needs a Magazine Devoted to Design

Our executive editor meditates on the spaces and makers that deserve a fittingly stylish platform to show off their successes.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/05/2015

HOME DESIGN

A Modern Portland Home Explodes with Light, Lines, and Color

With a smart new stairwell and small details like concrete knobs and quirky furniture, a Southwest Portland home is transformed.

  • By Amara Holstein
  • Published 10/05/2015

GARDEN DESIGN

This Dramatic, Colorful, and Playful Portland Garden Has it All

Combining eclectic art, an Asian-inspired pavilion, painted concrete walls, and plenty of space for entertaining, a West Slope couple crafted their dream outdoor space one piece at a time.

  • By Kate Bryant
  • Published 10/05/2015
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