ARCHITECTURE

Yes, the Memorial Coliseum Is Now a "National Treasure"

The symbolic designation could save the controversial 56-year-old stadium from the wrecking ball.

06/10/2016 By Lisa Dunn

DESIGN

Portland Designer Resurrects Painted "Ghost Signs" of Advertising's Past

Turn-of-the-century advertisements get new life.

06/07/2016 By Marty Patail

BRIGHT LIGHTS

The Creator of Earth Day Unveils a Radical Environmental Vision for Cascadia

Denis Hayes will speak Monday, arguing that Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver can unite to green the world.

05/20/2016 By Randy Gragg

ARCHITECTURE

This Portland Homes Tour Will Make You Covet Your Neighbor's House

The 5th annual Portland Modern Homes Tour smites the 10th Commandment.

05/16/2016 By Marty Patail

HOTEL OPENINGS

A Sneak Peek at Portland's Next Hotel Boom

It's not (just) a façade: Portland's tourism market really is supercharged. Here are 10 hotel projects—some brand-new, some retooled—that will soon cash in on that demand.

05/16/2016 By Kailla Coomes and Ramona DeNies

TINY HOMES

Mini Vacation? Try on Mt Hood Village's New Tiny Homes for Size

The resort and campground opens a "tiny house village" with five sweet little homes to rent.

04/28/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

EVENTS

April Is Almost Over: Top Style & Design Things to Do

From fashion shows to warehouse sales to basket weaving, there are lots of ways to finish April strong.

04/18/2016 By Claire Colby

ARCHITECTURE

How a Portland Firm Reinvented the Call Center

Bora Architects designed Airbnb's CX Hub to feel like home.

03/25/2016 By Marty Patail

HABITAT

One Couple Turns Portland’s ADU Boom into a Plan for the Future

Here's how to make the most of 800 square feet.

03/25/2016 By Amara Holstein

HABITAT

How A Striking Tasting Room Takes House Spirits to New Heights

The Pacific Northwest’s largest distillery has a massive new home in the Central Eastside.

03/01/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

URBAN DESIGN

Can San Francisco's Planning Czar Tell Portland How to Grow?

The Bright Lights discussion series presents a conversation with Gil Kelley, San Francisco's director of long-range planning.

02/24/2016 By Randy Gragg

ARCHITECTURE

Real Architects Make Their Models Out of Wood

A World Forestry Center exhibit showcases a design technique no computer rendering can kill.

02/16/2016 By Caitlin Collins

URBAN DESIGN

Portland's Proposed Green Loop Could 'Reinvent Outdoor Urban Life'

A Design Week competition will rally competing visions for a carless path through the city center.

02/01/2016 By Caitlin Collins

TRAVEL DESIGN

These Dreamy Retro Campers Will Make You Think You’re Adventuring in the '60s—But with Wi-Fi

Portland’s Dub Box remakes vintage VWs for the 21st century.

01/25/2016 By Caitlin Collins

WEED

How to Design a Portable Vaporizer

Designer James Monsees tells us how the PAX changed the game.

12/23/2015 By Portland Monthly Staff

HOME DESIGN

How a Portland Architect Built His Dream Home in Six Months

In July 2012, Jamin Aasum set out to build a modern abode overlooking Industrial Northwest Portland in time to marry his future wife inside—on New Year's Eve. Here's how he did it.

10/19/2015 By Amara Holstein

STYLE FEATURE

Portland’s Newest Bridge Meets the City’s Sharp Architectural Fashion

Tilikum Crossing serves as a fitting stage for local designers' structured and trussed dresses, suits, and separates.

10/05/2015 By Eden Dawn

HOME DESIGN

How a Bunch of Retirees Created Portland's Greenest Communal Housing Outpost

With a communal patio and ultra-efficient passive house design, a group of former city planners and lawyers dreamed up their own perfect pocket neighborhood.

10/05/2015 By Kelly Clarke

HOME DESIGN

A Modern Portland Home Explodes with Light, Lines, and Color

With a smart new stairwell and small details like concrete knobs and quirky furniture, a Southwest Portland home is transformed.

10/05/2015 By Amara Holstein