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ARCHITECTURE & GNOME DESIGN

A Giant Gnome Will Lord Over Beaverton's Coolest Apartment Complex

A '70s-meets-Portlandia makeover anoints an elfin mascot to capture its quirky design aspirations.

  • By Rachel Sandstrom
  • Published 08/27/2015
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HOME DESIGN

Embracing Simplicity in 800 Square Feet

Living large with an unfettered, small-house design in Southeast Portland

  • By Amara Holstein
  • Published 07/20/2015
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ARCHITECTURE

Tour Portland's Sharpest Modern Homes (With a Discount!)

The annual Portland Modern Home Tour steps inside some of the city's most forward-thinking residential design.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/08/2015
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DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE

How a Dank '70s Swimming Pool Became a Woodsy Modernist Gem

Fieldwork Design gives an elegant makeover to a West Hills home's basement oasis.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/16/2015
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HOME DESIGN

5 Crucial Tips for Portland Eco-Remodelers

From picking the right contractor to handling VOCs to the best local suppliers, the builder behind the city's first LEED-certified home renovation tells all.

  • By Mike Spina
  • Published 03/13/2015
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HOME DESIGN

Sustainability Meets Idiosyncrasy in a Modern Spin on the Mom & Pop Shop

Inside Will Emery and Bonnie Serkin's SE Clinton home and business, both built for the long haul.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 11/03/2014
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LIVES AQUATIC

The Houseboat Life

Two sisters cultivate complementary styles on neighboring Hayden Island houseboats.

  • By Stephen Tamiesie and Randy Gragg
  • Published 10/10/2014
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HOME DESIGN

A Period-Perfect Midcentury Renovation

A Southwest Portland reno shines bright with natural light and curated, historical style.

  • By Amara Holstein
  • Published 10/10/2014
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STAYCATION

Portland's 10 Best Airbnb Rentals

As the couchsurfing website plants its roots in Portland, we reveal Portland's best Airbnb rentals to stash your guests.

  • By Nicole Cordier
  • Published 05/15/2014
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HOME & ARCHITECTURE

The Irvington Home Tour Opens Up Portland's Largest Historic Neighborhood

The leafy bastion in Northeast Portland showcases some of the city's finest classic residential architecture.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/13/2014
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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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Slideshow

Schoolhouse Electric's Spring '14 Line: Highlights

A glimpse of the local/national design powerhouse's crafty vision of home and hearth.

  • Published 05/08/2014
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FURNITURE

The Inside Story of Phloem Studio's Beautiful Handmade Modernist Furniture

Founder and designer Ben Klebba reveals the story and inspirations behind his sharp-angled line of Portland-made instant classics.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/25/2014
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SLIDE SHOW / PREVIEW

Preview: Portland's Third Annual Modern Home Tour

From Tigard to Mt. Tabor, some of the metropolis’s rare architectural masterpieces open for a day.

  • By Danielle Klenak
  • Published 03/28/2014
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Slideshow

Third Annual Modern Home Tour

  • Published 03/27/2014
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SLIDE SHOW

A Portland Artist's Mindboggling Buckminster Fuller Book

Cole Gerst's Kickstarter-funded tome celebrates the inventor's radical vision of home, design, and society.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/03/2014
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Slideshow

Portland Artist Cole Gerst's Amazing Buckminster Fuller Book

The Kickstarter-funded 'Poet of Geometry' explores the great inventor's radical, mind-blowing work.

  • Published 02/28/2014
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HOME DESIGN

An Elegant Kitchen Remodel Compromise

A sleek renovation captures a Woodlawn couple’s complementary style.

  • By Amara Holstein
  • Published 02/03/2014
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HOME DESIGN

An Eco-Chic Passive House

After years of designing elaborate energy-efficiency systems, architect Jeff Stern turned to a simpler concept for his own home: the thermos.

  • By Bruce Wolf and Randy Gragg
  • Published 01/02/2014
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LIGHTING

Birth of a Brand: Cedar & Moss

A Schoolhouse Electric veteran launches a refined, Euro-accented lighting line of her own.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/10/2013
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