Featured Homes & Gardens

Flowers

Lilacs for Days at Hulda Klager Gardens in Woodland, Washington

Surrounded by flowers, the historic property’s farmhouse remains closed for now, but the gardens and arboretum just north of Portland are open year-round.

05/09/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Real Estate

Rent Crawl: 5 Apartments in SE Portland for under $2,200

We scour apartment listings so you don't have to.

03/05/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Vacation Rental

Meet ‘Cabana,’ a Local Airbnb Built for Fun

Glam Hollywood vibes and the dancing cage from Embers fill this Oak Grove home.

09/24/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Real Estate

Price Point: $2.5 Million Homes in PDX, LO, and Oregon City

A Neo-classical home in Irvington, an English style home with a horse barn in Lake Oswego, and 20 acres with a pool in Oregon City.

09/23/2021 By Cami Hughes

Home Projects

Should You DIY a Galvanized Steel Hot Tub in Your Backyard?

It might depend on your—and your partner’s—patience levels.

11/24/2020 By Julia Silverman

Retro Remix

How This Bethany Mansion Got a Vital Injection of Vintage Cool

A downstairs game room, a reverse conversation pit, mustard-colored sofas. We're here for all of it.

09/05/2020 By Marty Patail Photography by Dina Avila

Architecture

Learn How to Build Your Own Tiny Hobbit Home

For a fraction of the cost of a typical ADU, the Permanent Culture Project shows you how to sculpt an unforgettable backyard haven from natural materials.

08/01/2019 By Eden Dawn

Habitat

This Portland Garden Is Made for Wintry Weather

Northwest gardens don’t have to lie dormant just because the temperature dips.

12/20/2016 By Kate Bryant

Home Design

Great New Portland Homes

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

09/21/2016 By Zach Dundas and Randy Gragg

HOTELS

On the Oregon Coast, Find the Eco-Farm-B&B of the Future

Cob ovens, permaculture, tinctures, and cheesemaking—as a rural retreat for would-be homesteaders, North Fork 53 is off the hook (and soon, the grid).

05/31/2016 By Kelly Clarke

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

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

OLD & NEW

Portland Home Envy: Inside an Inspiring 1920s Industrial Warehouse Remodel

A creative expansion blended a former pinting press and mechanics garage into a dreamy loft with historical cred.

10/05/2015 By Amara Holstein

ARCHITECTURE

Home Tour Alert! Step Inside Portland's Most Stunning Modernist Houses

The popular annual AIA homes tour unlocks eight gems of contemporary home design.

09/28/2015 By Alex Madison

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

HOME DESIGN

Inside Portland's Oldest Cohousing Community

Founded by 15 families in 1971, Sunlight Holding Co takes the concept of community and a "sharing economy" to the next level.

06/22/2015 By Randy Gragg

GARDEN INSPIRATION

A Dazzling Portland Garden with Tropical Flair

Step inside the lush garden of a Northeast Portland landscape designer who created her own ever-changing oasis.

04/27/2015 By Kate Bryant

HABITAT

Reimagining Modern Loft Living

A local architect brings three generations closer together in a Pearl District penthouse.

02/25/2015 By Amara Holstein

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

GARDEN DESIGN

A Wild and Playful Portland Garden

Crafted humor, whimsical color, and seriously lush horticulture blend in one of the city's greatest backyards.

05/01/2014 By Randy Gragg