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

Meet Your Maker

Portlander Kurt Mottweiler Crafts Crazy-Cool Analog Cameras

Gizmodo likens his work to “mysterious nautical equipment.”

09/21/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Meet Your Maker

Fine Art to Adult Coloring Books, Portlander Lisa Congdon Makes Her Own Business Model

“If you want to make a living as an artist, you have to do a lot of everything.”

09/21/2016 By Zach Dundas

Devout Design

This Central Oregon Church Takes Its Design Cues from the High Desert

The minimalist, airy space reflects the Bend congregation’s veneration for nature.

09/21/2016 By Katie Vaughan

Commute of the Future

This Waterslide Is the Most Brilliantly Crazy Mass Transportation Idea You’ve Ever Seen

Portland design firm Industry reveals its blueprints for an intercity waterslide.

09/21/2016 By Marty Patail

Q&A

Multnomah Whiskey Library to WM Goods, the Secrets of Some of Portland’s Sharpest Spaces

Dishing with ELK Collective cofounders Kelly Ogden and Larissa Burden.

09/21/2016 By Claire Colby

Q&A

Can Tiny Homes Help Solve Homelessness?

“It’s a logical way of upsizing from a tent,” says urban planner Andrew Heben.

09/21/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Home Design

Oregon’s Most Famous Mime Built a Hobbit House in West Linn

And it’s on sale for $609,000.

09/21/2016 By Caitlin Collins

Office Party

Welcome to Portland’s Newest, Coolest Work Spaces

Instrument. Swift. Albina Yard. You wish you worked here.

09/21/2016 By Marty Patail

Sign On

How the Tiny Spoon Keeps the Art of Neon Alive

Perry Pfister is Portland's neon mastermind.

09/21/2016 By Claire Colby

Gear Up

Check Out This Portland-Made Wheelchair Rugby Gear

The US National team gets a hand from a local studio—and some college students.

09/07/2016 By Ramona DeNies