Interior Design

How to Make Vintage Shopping Work for Your Home

Portland interior designer Max Humphrey's new book, Modern Americana, shows how the old can be new.

04/13/2021 By Reina Harwood

Real Estate

Five Years in the Making, Argyle Gardens Is a Departure for Affordable Housing in Portland

Is North Portland’s design-forward cohousing building a one-off, or the new face of affordable housing in the city?

03/31/2021 By Julia Silverman

Real Estate

How the "Great Renumbering" Tamed the Chaos of Portland Streets

In the 1930s, the city's new address stem brought sense, order, and jobs.

03/31/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Real Estate

The Pandemic-Era Condo Market Has Finally Picked Up—But at Blast-from-the-Past Prices

In the Pearl, condo prices dropped more than 10 percent, back to their 2014 value.

03/30/2021 By Renata Geraldo

Real Estate

Are Rents in Portland Finally Trending Down?

Signs of the city's declining rent are especially evident in areas like downtown and Northwest.

03/30/2021 By Renata Geraldo

Real Estate

It’s Tough to Buy a House in Portland Right Now

But the city’s suburbs and exurbs are even hotter markets.

03/29/2021 By Anthony Macuk

Design

Osmose Design Has Transformed Montavilla’s Lazy Susan Into a Retro, Cozy Diner

It's not quite midcentury, but it's comfy.

03/26/2021 By Marty Patail

Design

A Traditional West Hills Ranch Shows Its Wild Side

Portland design firm Penny Black brought in clean surfaces, big windows, and bright splashes of lime green.

03/20/2021 By Marty Patail

Home & Garden

Try Planting These Spring Pretties to Give Your Garden a Boost

Here's what to plant for a yard bursting with blooms and sweet-smelling flowers.

03/20/2021 By Marisa Kula Mercer

Design

3 New Portland Books that Just Look Good

Impress your friends by sporting these new book on your coffee table—but you should also read them too.

03/19/2021 By Marty Patail

Shopping

In a Year that Decimated Small Businesses, This Family-Owned Portland Nursery Hit a Sales High

Cornell Farms reported a more than 40 percent increase in sales in 2020 over the year before.

03/10/2021 By Elizabeth Dye

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Ashcreek, Crestwood, and Maplewood

Scandinavian design, hidden natural areas and internationally-themed groceries

02/25/2021 By Julia Silverman

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Multnomah Village, Hillsdale, and Burlingame

Knock-your-socks-off bakeries, hilly public parks, and the pancakes that started it all

02/25/2021 By Kelly Clarke

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Woodstock

A college campus canyon, family-friendly thrift stores and rooftop brews

02/25/2021 By Morgan Westling

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Nob Hill and Slabtown

New condos, old favorites, art house cinema, and one not-so-spooky Witch's Castle

02/25/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: The Jade District

To-die-for dim sum, mountain bike Mecca and a take-that-Canada night market scene

02/25/2021 By Kelly Clarke

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Division and Clinton

Stress-melting spas, restaurant empires, and Rocky Horror forever

02/25/2021 By Fiona McCann and Margaret Seiler

Where to live now

Neighborhood Guide: Goose Hollow

Washington Park, soccer fans for days, and a bridge with a view

02/25/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Downtown

Cultural temples, greatest-hit food halls and Portland's living room

02/25/2021 By Kelly Clarke and Margaret Seiler

Where to live now

Neighborhood Guide: Montavilla

Northwest-inspired muffulettas, home improvement tools, and pizza and a movie

02/25/2021 By Margaret Seiler