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

DESIGN EVENTS

5 Must-See Events at Design Week Portland's Pop-Up Festival in October

The citywide design celebration throws an autumn pre-func before the main event in April.

09/28/2015 By Zach Dundas

ARCHITECTURE & GNOME DESIGN

A Giant Gnome Will Lord Over Beaverton's Coolest Apartment Complex

A '70s-meets-Portlandia makeover anoints an elfin mascot to capture its quirky design aspirations.

08/27/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

HOME DESIGN

Embracing Simplicity in 800 Square Feet

Living large with an unfettered, small-house design in Southeast Portland

07/20/2015 By Amara Holstein

Slideshow

Pavilion House: Inside a Bright Modernist Portland Home

The Northeast Portland house by architect Ben Waechter balances openness and privacy.

03/23/2015

HOME DESIGN

5 Crucial Tips for Portland Eco-Remodelers

From picking the right contractor to handling VOCs to the best local suppliers, the builder behind the city's first LEED-certified home renovation tells all.

03/13/2015 By Mike Spina

BIG PICTURE

This Ain't Your Typical Treehouse

"It's just like building any other cabin, only it's 30 feet off the ground."

03/02/2015 By Haley Martin

HABITAT

How Urban Timberworks Turns Fallen Trees into Legacy Furniture

Homeowners with damaged or diseased trees can call the experts to let their beloved limbs live a second life.

12/01/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

HOME DESIGN

Sustainability Meets Idiosyncrasy in a Modern Spin on the Mom & Pop Shop

Inside Will Emery and Bonnie Serkin's SE Clinton home and business, both built for the long haul.

11/03/2014 By Randy Gragg

HANDBOOK

A Designer's Guide to Staging (and Selling) Your Home

Staging a home for sale requires a bit of psychology—and a touch of gold.

10/10/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

HOME DESIGN

A Period-Perfect Midcentury Renovation

A Southwest Portland reno shines bright with natural light and curated, historical style.

10/10/2014 By Amara Holstein

LIVES AQUATIC

The Houseboat Life

Two sisters cultivate complementary styles on neighboring Hayden Island houseboats.

10/10/2014 By Randy Gragg Photography by Stephen Tamiesie

HOUSES THAT MATTER

10 Amazing Houses Defining a New Era of Portland Architecture

Meet the reigning rulers of curb appeal and high design—plus a few locally designed gems rising outside of Portland.

10/01/2014 By Randy Gragg

PANDORA'S BOX

How I Built My Home

An architecture critic tries his hand at designing and building. And thus begins the adventure.

10/01/2014 By Randy Gragg

HOME DESIGN

5 Fabulous High-Design Tiles

From handcrafted Grecian patterns to intricate mosaic styles, these five fresh tiles will add depth and drama to your home.

09/02/2014 By Nicole Cordier