Events

What to Do Every Day at Design Week 2017

As Design Week 2017 kicks off, we present our picks for the must-do events.

04/21/2017 By Eden Dawn

Zen Times

The Portland Japanese Garden Gets a Gorgeous Upgrade

Superstar architect Kengo Kuma is behind the $33.5 million expansion, which elevates our city's garden to rival those of Japan.

04/17/2017 By Elise Herron

Q&A

This Wild Mural Will Wrap around an Entire Portland Office Building

Los Angeles artist James Jean talks about his plans for the Fair-Haired Dumbbell, rising at the Burnside Bridge's east end.

04/17/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Design Week

The Many Ways the Green Loop Could Change Portland, Explained Live

On April 24, a parade of civic leaders will talk about how the proposed "linear park" could spur other transformations.

04/14/2017 By Zach Dundas

Bars

Ground Kontrol Arcade's Long-Awaited Expansion Now Open

Stepping inside is like infiltrating the arctic lair of some supervillain—except with Pac-Man!

04/12/2017 By Marty Patail

Office Life

Welcome to Portland's New Creative Feminist Workspace

Its motto: "badass broads do it better."

04/04/2017 By Lauren Kershner

First Look

Behold Rock-Star Architect Kengo Kuma's Love Song to Oregon Forests

The Portland Japanese Garden is about to unveil a $33.5 million architectural ode to nature and Japanese culture.

03/21/2017 By Elise Herron

Real Estate 2017: Small Wonders

How New Buildings Can Use Portland's Ultra-Small Blocks to Save Our Urban DNA

The city's future may depend on how new developments adapt our Lilliputian street grid.

03/20/2017 By Carl Alviani

Real Estate 2017: Big Dreams

If Portland Has to Grow and Grow, We Have a Few Demands. Better Sashimi, for One.

From water taxis to truly great sushi, here's our big city wish list.

03/20/2017 By Margaret Seiler, Marty Patail, Zach Dundas, and Benjamin Tepler

Review

Chef Naoko's Radical, Farm-Fresh Japanese Cooking Lures a Star Architect

The downtown bento spot morphs from anti-space to high-design statement, but Naoko Tamura's bold cooking remains center stage.

03/20/2017 By Karen Brooks

Timber Land

The Future of Portland's Skyline Is Made of Wood. Yes, Wood.

The next cutting-edge technology to fuel our building boom just may grow on trees.

03/20/2017 By Brian Libby

Urban Design

Could Portland's Proposed Green Loop Reshape the City?

Design Week Portland aims to bring one vision of the six-mile carless Loop to life.

03/20/2017 By Zach Dundas

Q&A

Why Aren't There More Women at Portland Architecture Firms?

Bora partner Amy Donohue talks bros, flow, and higher ed.

03/20/2017 By Ko Ricker

Architecture

How to Design a Summer Home—According to the Finns

A new photography exhibit reveals a century of Finnish summer villas.

03/08/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Tiny Things

Wild about Tiny Houses? Now You Can Rent a Tiny Sauna

Bad news: it keeps snowing. Good news: Mobile Hotspot Wellness Center is ready to roll.

03/08/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Airport Love

PDX Could Be Even Better: 9 Next-Level Perks Our Airport Needs

Sure, Portland is still America's favorite airport. But let's not forget the competition. From indoor waterfalls to therapy pigs, here's what we'd gladly steal.

03/07/2017 By Regan Breeden

History

This Photographer Captured Prewar Portland’s Lost Grandeur

A new exhibit showcases a time before parking lots.

02/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Office Life

Move Over, Tiny Homes. The Tiny Office Is Here.

Portland design networking firm Coroflot builds its headquarters in a trailer.

02/28/2017 By Marty Patail

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