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

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

Best Places to Work

Swift’s Northwest Portland HQ is Packed to the Brim with Delights

At this point, the yoga sessions, roving bar cart, and rosé and Ecliptic hazy on tap just seem like overkill.

12/31/2019 By Marty Patail

Hotel Design

Portland Hasn't Seen A Boutique Hotel Quite Like This Before

Icelandic important KEX Portland is full of 'historical detritus.'

11/26/2019 By Marty Patail

High Rises

5 Amazing Portland Treehouses

These hideaways prove good living does grow on trees.

10/16/2019 By Sarah Hutchins Photography by Michael Novak

Design

Three Drool-Worthy Portland Remodels

How three Portland families updated their homes to maximize natural light, space, and comfort.

10/16/2019 By Brian Libby

Something to Consider

How to Fix the Rose Quarter’s Traffic Problem

We've got ideas.

10/16/2019 By Marty Patail Illustrations by Hawk Krall

Development

How an Elite Group Shapes Portland’s Building Boom, Behind the Scenes

The city's changing skyline is shaped in part by a city process called Design Review.

10/16/2019 By Zach Dundas Illustrations by Matthew Billington

Profile

The Woman Who Keeps McMenamins Restaurants, Bars, and Stocked with Antiques and Oddities

Shannon McMenamin oversees a veritable army of antique dealers, designers, artists, builders, and historians.

10/16/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Candy Coated

Katie Marks’s Ceramics Are Playful, Colorful, and (Often) Rimmed in 22-Karat Gold

From vases to bongs, the Portland ceramicist's wild creations sell out as fast as she can make them.

10/16/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson Photography by Christopher Dibble

Architecture

Lincoln High School Is Getting a Sparkling New Look

A Q&A with Bora's Chris Linn, an architect behind the new school, which is expected to open in 2022.

10/16/2019 By Conner Reed

Design

How This Icelandic Designer Is Bringing World History to a New Portland Hotel

Designer Halfdan Pedersen travelled the world to fill the new Portland expansion of Reyjavik-based KEX.

10/16/2019 By Marty Patail

Sculpture

These Amazing Handcrafted Teapots Carry on OCAC’s Legacy

The Oregon College of Art and Craft is no more. But its many teapots live on.

10/16/2019 By Wriik Maui

Theater

At the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Wigs are Serious Business.

Bouncy bouffants, soaring “hair sculptures,” handlebar mustaches, and beyond—and upwards of 100 each season

10/16/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Sneaker Wave

This Portland Shop Is the Holy Grail for Vintage Nike Gear Collectors

The Culture PDX is a vintage wonderland of 750-plus Nike pieces across 1,000 square feet of gallery space.

10/16/2019 By Jordan Michelman

Editor's Note

Okay, What Exactly Is Design?

We have a running joke at the magazine: If it’s pretty to look at, it most likely counts as design.

10/16/2019 By Marty Patail

Home Décor

Portland's Chown Hardware Celebrates 140 Years

If you've remodeled your bathroom or living room, chances are you've taken a spin through Chown.

09/13/2019 By Kiva Hanson