Hotel Watch 2017

Suite Year? Checking In on Portland's New Hotel Boom

Here's a refresher course on hospitality industry groundbreakings, from downtown's Hi-Lo to the Pearl District's new Hilton to a Hood River cousin of the Jupiter Hotel.

01/13/2017 By Lauren Kershner and Ramona DeNies

Development

Major Architecture Firm Erects Old Town's First New Building in a Decade

After more than three decades transforming the city's skyline, Ankrom Moisan escapes from John's Landing.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

The Bright Side

Meet the Neon Artist Electrifying Portland

Perry Pfister is the king of neon.

12/20/2016 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

Habitat

This Portland Garden Is Made for Wintry Weather

Northwest gardens don’t have to lie dormant just because the temperature dips.

12/20/2016 By Kate Bryant

Winter Relaxation: Floating World

Welcome to Portland’s Flashiest New Spa

Knot Springs boasts soaking pools, panoramic views, and Pendleton towels.

12/20/2016 By Zach Dundas

Fromage Future

Tillamook Cheese to Get a Flashy New Factory

Stronger with cheddar.

12/20/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Architecture

Are These Really Portland's Greatest New Buildings?

AIA Portland picks the architectural jewels of 2016.

12/15/2016 By Ko Ricker

Real Estate

You Could Live in an Old Portland Macaroni Factory

For a cool $3.85 million, you can indulge all your pasta baron dreams.

12/06/2016 By Ko Ricker

Design

Booming Sellwood Gets a Slick New Retail Concept

Designed by Waechter Architecture, the narrow Milwaukie Way alley marries old with new.

12/06/2016 By Ko Ricker

Wise Up: Get Crafty

Basket Weaving to Spoon Carving, WildCraft Offers Arts & Crafts for Grown-Ups

It’s like summer camp forever.

11/14/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Wise Up: Do It Yourself

5 Places in Portland to Get Your DIY On

Screen-printing to shoe cobbling, soapmaking to soldering, here are the city’s best places to make something with your hands.

11/14/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Politics

Why Did Oregon Ban Rent Control?

Rent control is a hot-button topic today, but the story goes back to 1985.

11/14/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Next-Level Bodega

Mini Mini Reimagines the Convenience Store

The East Burnside mini-mart elevates the utilitarian corner store to a haven of Helvetica, crowlers, and niche snacks.

11/14/2016 By Jason Buehrer

First Look

Chef Naoko’s Bento Café Gets a Redesign from Star Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma

We’ve got a first look at the farm-fresh eatery’s new digs.

11/14/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Architecture

Squarespace's New Portland Office Is a Masterpiece of Interior Design

Think outside the kegerator.

10/27/2016 By Ko Ricker

Design

This Portland-Designed Bread Truck Brings Parks to the People

Instead of burritos and pad Thai, these mobile trucks dispense knowledge about our natural surroundings and conservation.

10/20/2016 By Ko Ricker

Home Design

Like Many Portlanders, This First-Time Homebuyer Dreams of Owning a Tiny House

Unfortunately, it's not that easy.

10/13/2016 By Jason Buehrer

BRIGHT LIGHTS

What Should Come Next for Portland's Downtown Parks?

Legendary landscape architect Douglas Macy will talk about a key thread of the city's urban DNA on Tuesday, Oct 11.

10/07/2016 By Randy Gragg

Arts News

Portland Art Museum Announces New $75 Million Rothko Pavilion

Named after the Portland's most famous artistic son, the new glass-walled structure will connect PAM's two buildings.

10/06/2016 By Webb Wright

Design

Oregon Food Bank Gets a Brand-New Logo and Look

Industry and Nike worked pro bono to refresh the 20-year-old nonprofit's brand.

10/06/2016 By Marty Patail