Office Life

New Portland Coworking Space Wants to Set Us Free from the Traditional Work-Life Separation

With an on-site concierge, fitness classes, and a drop-in day care center, Vida is especially focused on supporting working mothers.

07/02/2019 By Shannon Henderson

History

The Portland Building Used to Be a Jazz Club That Hosted John Coltrane and Duke Ellington

A new architecture podcast examines Portland's forgotten history, one building at a time.

06/25/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Summer Beer: Design

Can You Judge a Beer By Its Label?

Portland Monthly's deputy art director says yes, you can.

06/25/2019 By Brian Breneman

Lube News

This Portland Company Wants to Make Sex Look Like More Fun

Out with the bondage vibes—unless that's your thing, which is totally cool.

06/25/2019 By Eden Dawn

Video Games

Portland App Maker Unveils New Handheld Game Console—With a Hand Crank

Indie developer Panic's new Playdate console looks like a yellow box of joy—and it's already a source of controversy.

05/30/2019 By Marty Patail

Architecture

Scratch Your Trespassing Itch with the Portland Modern Homes Tour

“If you build houses for a living, who gets to see that house? The people living there and their friends and family,” says Ken Shallcross, vice president of event organizers Modern Architecture + Design Society.

05/15/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Design

Lane Walkup Wants to Prove Blacksmithing Isn't Just for Medieval Men

The Portland jewelry maker slams the anvil with Solange's latest playing the background.

03/27/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Fix-It Guide

How To Make Your Home and Garden Portland-Fabulous

Your essential home and garden project guide from local experts.

03/26/2019 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Fix-It Guide: Décor

Give a Drab Room New Life with a Lively Wallpaper Mural

It's all about the patterns, people.

03/26/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Fix-It Guide: Garden Amenities

Add a Steamy Sauna to Your Backyard

Call it sweat equity.

03/26/2019 By Marty Patail

Design

4 Can’t-Miss Portland Design Week 2019 Events

From radical CLT architecture to visionary Mexican artists, Portland's design world is wider than ever.

03/26/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Design

This Duo Makes Some of Portland's Most Eye-Catching Signs

J&S Signs paints the town.

02/26/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Trophy Case

This Start-Up Sells Wool Blankets Inspired by Oregon's State Flag

The Kickstarter–funded blanket has already raised $64,000. Pendleton Woolen Mills will produce it.

02/25/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Arts & Crafts

Just Look at These Awesome, Metalhead Teapots

The Oregon College of Art and Craft will stop handing out degrees in May, but its amazing craft works live on.

02/22/2019 By Wriik Maui

Hotel News

NW Portland Has a New Tiny Home Hotel

Open just 10 months, Slabtown Village pays tribute to Portland luminaries like Beverly Cleary, Bill Walton, and Vera Katz.

02/22/2019 By Wriik Maui

Cars

Oregonians Can Now Get Sexy Gray Whales on Their License Plates

Bonus: Funds raised from the new plates will support Oregon State’s Marine Mammal Institute.

01/31/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Travel

Get a Sneak Peek at Coos Bay’s ‘Luxury’ RV Park

Bay Point Landing mixes high design with the usual gravel sites and hookups—plus Airstream trailers for rent if you lack your own rolling palace.

01/08/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Urban Achiever

This Rising Political Star Could Redefine the Portland Region

And you probably don’t even know her name. (It’s Lynn Peterson, and she’s taking over Metro.)

12/21/2018 By Randy Gragg Photography by Nicolle Clemetson

Hidden Portland: Secret Spots

Portland's Best Basements, Back Rooms, Attics, and Hideaways

Here are some of the city's most out-of-the-way spots to eat, drink, or just be mysterious.

12/21/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Margaret Seiler, and Benjamin Tepler

Sports

They Want to Build a Baseball Stadium in Northwest Portland. Here's How It Could Look.

The Portland Diamond Project reached a significant land deal with the city for the Terminal 2 site on NW Front Ave. And the renderings include a mystery gondola.

11/29/2018 By Marty Patail