Flower Power

We Are So Ready for These Eight Spring Blooms

Crocuses to rhodies, life-affirming spring gorgeousness is about to own this town. Here's what to watch for, and when.

02/21/2017 By Jason Buehrer

Go Green

Maximize the Health of Your Indoor Garden Space

A horticultural therapy expert teaches us how to fight winter fatigue, curb stress, and garden like a pro.

02/21/2017 By Regan Breeden

DIY

Can This Project Help Portland Makers Survive?

Kelley Roy's Industrial Grange aims to preserve light industrial space in the central city.

02/20/2017 By Jason Buehrer

Hollywood Theatre

Hollywood Theatre's Airport Cinema Opens February 23

PDX travelers can soon watch short movies by Oregon filmmakers. For free. Squeeeee!

02/16/2017 By Fiona McCann

Hotels

Downtown Hilton to Be Renamed after Famed Oregon Suffragist

The new Duniway is getting a big remodel, too.

02/13/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Architecture

These PSU Architecture Students Traveled the US-Mexico Border to Design a Better Wall

Spoiler alert: an actual wall won't work.

02/06/2017 By Elise Herron

Openings

Design Within Reach Opens Its Largest Studio in the Country in Portland

The design company's new Pearl District location boasts 28,000 square feet dedicated to midcentury modern and contemporary furniture and home décor.

01/31/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Development

These 'Sleeping Pods' Provide Safety and Warmth for Portland’s Homeless

The Partners on Dwelling Initiative fills a void at the intersection of architecture and activism.

01/26/2017 By Ko Ricker

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

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