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

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

Design

A Stunning, Storybook Open Entryway Brightens This West Hills Midcentury Home

“I like to think of it as a narrative entry,” Stewart Horner says.

12/15/2020 By Marty Patail

Design

How Oregon Is Fighting Wildfires with Technology

From night vision cameras to satellites to the humble iPhone, a look behind the scenes

12/14/2020 By Marty Patail

Design

How Retired MAX Cars Could Help Portland’s Most Underserved Communities

A revolutionary concept dubbed "The Afro-Village Movement" aims to reconstruct the models to offer food, hygiene, and therapy for those experiencing homeless...

11/23/2020 By Sam Pape

Design

These 6 Northwest Schools Are Inspiring Post-Pandemic Design

From high-tech ventilation systems to “flex spaces” for students to work while social distancing to sweeping outdoor classrooms, here are a few spookily pres...

11/20/2020 By Julia Silverman

Hot Tub Time Machine

This Major Portland Renovation Project Brings Back the Ceramic Tub

“Whereas cast-iron tubs will get cold pretty fast, these earthenware tubs hold heat for hours.”

09/23/2020 By Marty Patail

Wine Shrine

Transforming a Dour Portland Basement Into a Luxe Personal Wine Cellar

From beige carpets to baller status, this wine cellar upgrade is the perfect place for pandemic pinot noirs.

09/23/2020 By Marty Patail

Electric Avenue

This Map of Local Neon Signs Is a Walk Through of Old Portland History

Kate Widdows is helping show off our city's "exceptional collection of neon."

09/23/2020 By Sam Pape

Interview

How the Pandemic Has Shifted Interior Design

“The way that we interact with our home has now changed," says Tiffany Thompson of Duett Interiors. "Because it’s also becoming a place where we work, sleep,...

09/23/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

April 2020

Real Estate Guide 2020

2020 may be the year Portland’s pie-in-the-sky residential real estate market is coming—ever so slightly—back to Earth.

04/01/2020

The Big Deals

Three Projects Reshaping Portland Neighborhoods

Big-deal developments to watch for downtown, in Goose Hollow, and on a surging Sandy Boulevard

04/01/2020

Spring Arts: Design

This Portland Cemetery Is an Unsung Example of “The Earliest American Art Form”

Local historian John Doyle will lead a tour of River View Cemetery in April for Design Week.

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

Library of the Future

Multnomah County Wants to Build Your Dream Library ... in Gresham

At 95,000 square feet, the new branch could rival the iconic downtown location.

02/07/2020 By Kyle Sosa

Architecture

The Tree Farm Is a Wild New Office Building

The inner eastside construction is bright blue and has 56 strawberry trees hanging from all four sides.

01/21/2020 By Marty Patail

Cover Story

The Best Places to Work 2020

Mind-melting offices, galaxy-brain work perks, and forward-thinking companies changing Portland’s work culture.

12/31/2019 Edited by Marty Patail

Cover Story

The Best Places to Work 2020

Mind-melting offices, galaxy-brain work perks, and forward-thinking companies changing Portland’s work culture.

12/31/2019 Edited by Marty Patail

Best Places to Work

BeFunky's Portland Headquarters Is a Gorgeous Minimalist Oasis

The photo editing software company has more than 25 million active users, so you might be surprised by the modesty of the firm’s Portland headquarters.

12/31/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Best Places to Work

Squarespace’s Downtown Office Puts an Emphasis on Togetherness—and Food

Meals are a big deal here.

12/31/2019 By Marty Patail