Book Events

Is Portland the Center of the Women’s Soccer Universe?

Yes, according to a new book by retired pro soccer player Gwendolyn Oxenham. She’ll be at Powell’s with Thorns midfielder Allie Long on September 29.

11:23am By Katelyn Best

Runway Show

Knock Out Plus Size Fashion Show Returns to Portland

After selling out its inaugural year, the body-positive show returns with big names, a curated pop-up shop, and tons of feel-good vibes.

11:01am By Eden Dawn

Everyday Activism

Support the Columbia Gorge by Buying Lagers, Light Bulbs, and Lube

On Monday, September 25, dozens of N Mississippi Avenue businesses will donate a portion of sales to Eagle Creek fire relief efforts.

9:54am By Hannah Bonnie

Postscript

The Portland Building: Just What Exactly Is That Thing?

We size up the standout features of our most (in)famous piece of architecture.

9:30am By Zach Dundas

Power Plant

How Houseplants Can Save Your Life (Well, Close)

Create an indoor garden to heal all that ails you.

9:30am By Regan Breeden

Design Directory

The Ultimate Guide to Portland Design Specialists

Got a passion project? These locals can help craft and construct it—beautifully.

9:30am By Kelly Clarke and Chad Walsh

Think Small

Beyond Tiny Homes: 3 Inspiring Small Spaces

You can trick out an Airstream, reinvent the office, and tackle society’s woes.

9:30am By Rachel Wilson, Brian Libby, and Marty Patail

Scene Setter

An Ambitious Midcentury Remodel in Southeast Portland Flips the Script

Go inside the Garthwick home that's housed one of Portlandia's more insufferable couples.

9:30am By Chad Walsh Photography by Christopher Dibble

On the Rise

Portland Architecture Firm Beebe Skidmore Finds Beauty in the Unexpected

Heidi Beebe and Doug Skidmore team up to create a budding firm—and bright new buildings.

9:30am By Brian Libby

Workers of the World

Immigrants and Refugees Keep This American Workshop Running

From Iraq to Ethiopia, Myanmar to Cuba, Schoolhouse Electric's employees come from far and wide.

9:30am By Marty Patail Photography by William Anthony

Trophy Case

8 Winning Portland Design Finds

From beautiful brass mobiles to bold boxing gloves for women, these locally designed goods are a step above.

9:29am By Eden Dawn

Hotel Design

A Portland Design Team Goes Full Hula Girl on a Hawaii Hotel

OMFGCo revamps Honolulu's Laylow to look more Hawaiian than Hawaii itself.

9:29am By Zach Dundas

Get Stacked

Which Overpriced Hipster Design Magazine Is for You?

Japanese handicrafts, West Coast gardens, and extremely expensive denim—take your pick.

9:29am By Zach Dundas

Design

How Portlander Max Humphrey Creates Color-Happy, Boldly Patterned Rooms

The interior designer and former punk musician shakes up the city's muted palette with bright hues and wild prints.

9:29am By Fiona McCann

Pottery

Get an Eyeful of Portland’s Crazy-Colorful, Women-Run Ceramics Scene

"It’s like the 1970s all over again."

9:29am By Kelly Clarke Photography by George Barberis

Urban Future

What Kind of Development Does Portland Need Right Now?

We asked three local players for their take.

9:29am By Fiona McCann

Essay

Massive Growth Is Transforming Portland. What Do We Need to Do Next?

We size up the blown chances and promising opportunities.

9:29am By Randy Gragg Illustrations by Matteo Berton

Style

A Refugee Saga Shapes a New Portland Shop’s Compassionate Ethos

Project Object, which donates 10 percent of its profits to good causes, has one helluva origin story.

9:28am By Eden Dawn