Design News

Will Portland Get a Splashy Home Renovation TV Show?

Producers are on the hunt for a local house to jazz up for the pilot, and it could be yours.

10/10/2017 By Eden Dawn

Power Plant

How Houseplants Can Save Your Life (Well, Close)

Create an indoor garden to heal all that ails you.

09/21/2017 By Regan Breeden

Design Directory

The Ultimate Guide to Portland Design Specialists

Got a passion project? These locals can help craft and construct it—beautifully.

09/21/2017 By Kelly Clarke and Chad Walsh

Workers of the World

Immigrants and Refugees Keep This American Workshop Running

From Iraq to Ethiopia, Myanmar to Cuba, Schoolhouse Electric's employees come from far and wide.

09/21/2017 By Marty Patail Photography by William Anthony

Trophy Case

8 Winning Portland Design Finds

From beautiful brass mobiles to bold boxing gloves for women, these locally designed goods are a step above.

09/21/2017 By Eden Dawn

Design

How Portlander Max Humphrey Creates Color-Happy, Boldly Patterned Rooms

The interior designer and former punk musician shakes up the city's muted palette with bright hues and wild prints.

09/21/2017 By Fiona McCann

Pottery

Get an Eyeful of Portland’s Crazy-Colorful, Women-Run Ceramics Scene

"It’s like the 1970s all over again."

09/21/2017 By Kelly Clarke Photography by George Barberis

The City's Best

Portland's Top Places to Shop

From midcentury furniture to locally designed suits, the best of Portland’s thriving indie retail world awaits you.

06/30/2017 Edited by Eden Dawn

Q&A

Austin-Born Spartan Shop Settles Into Its Southeast Portland Digs

Texas native Currie Person lets weird worlds collide, bringing her home goods shop to a new storefront on SE Grand.

06/28/2017 By Bryanna Briley

Gardening

Make Little Thumbs Green with New Seed Kits for Kids

With Orange Pippins Seed Society, a Portlander invites kids to play in the dirt.

06/06/2017 By Anyi Wong-Lifton

Home Tour

Come Drool with Us Over These Modern Portland Homes

The first weekend in June marks the return of the Portland Modern Home Tour.

05/23/2017 By Rachel Wilson

Brand New

Natural Materials and Modern Style Abound in This Sleek New Pearl District Shop

Room & Board makes its Portland debut with a commitment to make the functional beautiful.

05/17/2017 By Caitlin Medearis

Winning Finds

Swinging Cocoon Chairs to Leather Handbags, June's Best Local Stuff

Our favorite finds of the moment.

05/15/2017 By Eden Dawn

West End: Shopping

Where to Shop In Portland's West End

Modern housewares to eclectic, high-end local designs, this pocket of downtown is a treasure trove for chic shoppers.

05/15/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff

Knobs & Bulbs

The Treasures and Tales of East Burnside's Hippo Hardware

At 41 years old, the sprawling shop is a legend of Portland oddity.

03/20/2017 By Mike Allen

Go Green

Maximize the Health of Your Indoor Garden Space

A horticultural therapy expert teaches us how to fight winter fatigue, curb stress, and garden like a pro.

02/21/2017 By Regan Breeden

Openings

Design Within Reach Opens Its Largest Studio in the Country in Portland

The design company's new Pearl District location boasts 28,000 square feet dedicated to midcentury modern and contemporary furniture and home décor.

01/31/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Wise Up: Get Crafty

Basket Weaving to Spoon Carving, WildCraft Offers Arts & Crafts for Grown-Ups

It’s like summer camp forever.

11/14/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Wise Up: Do It Yourself

5 Places in Portland to Get Your DIY On

Screen-printing to shoe cobbling, soapmaking to soldering, here are the city’s best places to make something with your hands.

11/14/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson