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.

08/27/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

HOME DESIGN

Embracing Simplicity in 800 Square Feet

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

07/20/2015 By Amara Holstein

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.

04/08/2015 By Zach Dundas

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.

03/16/2015 By Zach Dundas

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.

03/13/2015 By Mike Spina

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.

11/03/2014 By Randy Gragg

HOME DESIGN

A Period-Perfect Midcentury Renovation

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

10/10/2014 By Amara Holstein

LIVES AQUATIC

The Houseboat Life

Two sisters cultivate complementary styles on neighboring Hayden Island houseboats.

10/10/2014 By Randy Gragg Photography by Stephen Tamiesie

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.

05/15/2014 By Nicole Cordier

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.

05/13/2014 By Zach Dundas

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.

05/12/2014 By Randy Gragg

Slideshow

Schoolhouse Electric's Spring '14 Line: Highlights

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

05/08/2014

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.

04/25/2014 By Zach Dundas

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.

03/28/2014 By Danielle Klenak

Slideshow

Third Annual Modern Home Tour

03/27/2014

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.

03/03/2014 By Zach Dundas

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.

02/28/2014

HOME DESIGN

An Elegant Kitchen Remodel Compromise

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

02/03/2014 Photography by Amara Holstein

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.

01/02/2014 By Randy Gragg Photography by Bruce Wolf

LIGHTING

Birth of a Brand: Cedar & Moss

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

12/10/2013 By Zach Dundas