Architecture & Design

Home Remodel

A Manzanita House with a History Gets a Game Changer of a Makeover

Out went the beige carpet and surfboard décor, in came built-ins, nautical curves, and a spa bathroom in this beach house on the Oregon Coast

08/11/2022 By Julia Silverman Photography by George Barberis

Home Decor

Q&A: Emily Henderson and The New Design Rules

The Oregon-born blogger and author makes grout treatments and selecting carpet samples relatable in her new how-to book on design and décor.

08/09/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Long Story Short

This Portland Quilter Has Become a TikTok Sensation

Chris Marchini’s modern quilts and bright persona have made him a hit with online crafters.

05/13/2022 By Fiona McCann

Flowers

Lilacs for Days at Hulda Klager Gardens in Woodland, Washington

Surrounded by flowers, the historic property’s farmhouse remains closed for now, but the gardens and arboretum just north of Portland are open year-round.

05/09/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Architecture

Take a Look at the New Serena Williams Building at Nike

The namesake building is the largest yet to grace the sprawling campus in Beaverton.

05/04/2022 By Michelle Harris

Renovation

What If Your House’s Design Theme Were the Tim Burton Film Beetlejuice?

In West Hills, a creative couple’s collaborative renovation of a boxy ’90s home mixes merry and macabre, matching the aesthetic of the 1988 Tim Burton film.

03/30/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Home

Vintage Furniture Gets a Pendleton-Style Upgrade

From rocking chairs to benches, Amanda McLeod gives elegant and funky midcentury-modern designs a second life.

03/29/2022 By Karly Quadros

Trophy Case

Step Up Your Gardening Game This Spring with These 5 Regional Products

Locally forged hoes and trowels, a book from a Portland press, great garden gloves from Salem, and more

03/21/2022 By Gabriel Granillo Photography by Katie Leimbach

Green Shoots

Our Favorite Portland Plant Shops and Nurseries  

From Richmond to Slabtown to Nob Hill, spruce up your home or garden by visiting these botanical havens.

03/15/2022 By Michelle Harris and Jenni Moore

Real Estate

Rent Crawl: 5 Apartments in SE Portland for under $2,200

We scour apartment listings so you don't have to.

03/05/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Spaces

Trauma-Informed Design Turns an Old Church into a Family Shelter

With pro bono help from a local designer, Family Village has soft curves, open sight lines, and a sense of place.

12/10/2021 By Angela Uherbelau

Design

What Does Your Light Switch Say About You?

Portland photographer Chuck Shmidt finds himself drawn to an unusual element of home decor.

10/12/2021 By Nick Campigli

Remodel

Old House, New Kitchen

Now cooks can see the famous garden at the Platt House in the West Hills.

09/30/2021 By Brian Libby

Vacation Rental

Meet ‘Cabana,’ a Local Airbnb Built for Fun

Glam Hollywood vibes and the dancing cage from Embers fill this Oak Grove home.

09/24/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Real Estate

Price Point: $2.5 Million Homes in PDX, LO, and Oregon City

A Neo-classical home in Irvington, an English style home with a horse barn in Lake Oswego, and 20 acres with a pool in Oregon City.

09/23/2021 By Cami Hughes

Gardening

How to Keep Your Garden Alive During the PDX Heat Wave

A local plant expert’s tips about how to protect your plants in the heat.

08/12/2021 By Cami Hughes

Design

After 35 Years, the Hollywood Transit Center Is Finally Getting a Redesign

The new Hollywood Hub will focus on equity, inclusion, and community.

07/14/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

DIY

Here's How to Grow Your Own Salad

Put in the time now to reap the sweet, homegrown reward later.

06/22/2021 By Eden Dawn

Design

PDX Is Getting a Stunning New Roof Made of 2.5 Million Feet of Timber

ZGF Architects designed the new feature as part of the airport’s ongoing renovation.

06/18/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Design

This Quirky Home Renovation Has Its Own DJ Station

A touring musician and dream-big designer’s lust-for-life home renovation came just in time.

06/12/2021 By Liz Crain Photography by Christopher Dibble