Next-Level Bodega

Mini Mini Reimagines the Convenience Store

The East Burnside mini-mart elevates the utilitarian corner store to a haven of Helvetica, crowlers, and niche snacks.

11/14/2016 By Jason Buehrer

First Look

Chef Naoko’s Bento Café Gets a Redesign from Star Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma

We’ve got a first look at the farm-fresh eatery’s new digs.

11/14/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Design

This Portland-Designed Bread Truck Brings Parks to the People

Instead of burritos and pad Thai, these mobile trucks dispense knowledge about our natural surroundings and conservation.

10/20/2016 By Ko Ricker

Home Design

Like Many Portlanders, This First-Time Homebuyer Dreams of Owning a Tiny House

Unfortunately, it's not that easy.

10/13/2016 By Jason Buehrer

BRIGHT LIGHTS

What Should Come Next for Portland's Downtown Parks?

Legendary landscape architect Douglas Macy will talk about a key thread of the city's urban DNA on Tuesday, Oct 11.

10/07/2016 By Randy Gragg

Arts News

Portland Art Museum Announces New $75 Million Rothko Pavilion

Named after the Portland's most famous artistic son, the new glass-walled structure will connect PAM's two buildings.

10/06/2016 By Webb Wright

Design

Oregon Food Bank Gets a Brand-New Logo and Look

Industry and Nike worked pro bono to refresh the 20-year-old nonprofit's brand.

10/06/2016 By Marty Patail

Events

Local Furniture Designers Star at ShowPDX 2016

A celebration of the best local chairs, tables, and lamps—everything but the kitchen sink, and maybe that, too.

10/04/2016 By Marty Patail

Outdoors

From Aging Trailer to Fabulous Glamper

A Portland couple converts an antique motor home into the retro-inspired camper of their dreams.

09/27/2016 By Claire Colby

City Planning

Here's What the Post Office Site in Northwest Could Look Like

The eastern edge of the Pearl is due for a major facelift.

09/23/2016 By Ko Ricker

Home Design

Great New Portland Homes

Modern. Eco-ambitious. Rotating? Yes. Yes. Yes!

09/21/2016 By Zach Dundas and Randy Gragg

Postscript

How to Spot the Four Types of Portland Designers

They are everywhere. Here’s our handy guide to finding them in the wild.

09/21/2016 By Zach Dundas

Tiny Homes

Want to Get in on Portland’s ADU Boom? Here’s What You Need to Know

Portland’s relationship with tiny homes? It’s complicated. Here’s how to budget for your ADU—and avoid bureaucratic hell.

09/21/2016 By Ramona DeNies

DIY

How to Do It (Mostly) Yourself at ADX

Tinker your ideas into existence at Portland’s “gym for making stuff.”

09/21/2016 By Katie Vaughan

Local Design

Get a Load of Portland’s Most Lavish Wall Art

Custom-painted Rorschach inkblots to fanciful barn owls, forget all your ideas about fusty wallpaper.

09/21/2016 By Kelly Clarke and Heather V. Keeling

Profile

Maverick Portland Developer Kevin Cavenaugh Builds Diamonds of Design in the Urban Rough

And his four-word motto? “Don’t be a dick.”

09/21/2016 By Leah Sottile

Profile

Interior Designer Andee Hess Puts the Portland Aesthetic on the National Map

Wiz Bang Bar to House Spirits, Hess and her company are behind some of this city’s sharpest spaces.

09/21/2016 By Fiona McCann Photography by Christopher Dibble

Kitchen Design

5 Phenomenal Portland Kitchens

When it comes to reinventing the heart of the home, craft and style count.

09/21/2016 By Brian Libby

Trophy Case

13 Winning Home, Tech, and Fashion Finds in Local Design

Beautiful backpacks to custom claw-foot tubs, these Portland-designed goods are a step above.

09/21/2016 By Marty Patail and Eden Dawn

Meet Your Maker

Textile Artist Tricia Langman Brings the World of Batik to Portland

The native Londoner unites a DIY ethic with international design.

09/21/2016 By Zach Dundas