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

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