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

DIY

How to Do It (Mostly) Yourself at ADX

Tinker your ideas into existence at Portland’s “gym for making stuff.”

09/21/2016 By Katie Vaughan

Local Design

Get a Load of Portland’s Most Lavish Wall Art

Custom-painted Rorschach inkblots to fanciful barn owls, forget all your ideas about fusty wallpaper.

09/21/2016 By Kelly Clarke and Heather V. Keeling

Trophy Case

13 Winning Home, Tech, and Fashion Finds in Local Design

Beautiful backpacks to custom claw-foot tubs, these Portland-designed goods are a step above.

09/21/2016 By Marty Patail and Eden Dawn

Winning Finds

Beautiful Brass Mobiles to an Oregon Trail Board Game, October’s Best Local Stuff

Portland makers have it dialed.

09/13/2016 By Eden Dawn

HABITAT

How Two Portlanders Turn Interior Design into Mind-Bending Art Projects

Artists Trish Grantham and Michael Paulus create striking, one-of-a-kind painted interiors across the city.

07/12/2016 By Heather V. Keeling

WINNING FINDS

From Canned Sparkling Wine to New Pendleton Blankets, August’s Best Locally Made Goods

Oregon makers are in a class of their own.

07/12/2016 By Eden Dawn

BEST OF THE CITY 2016

Best of the City 2016: 11 of Portland’s Most Stylish Things

Vintage Moroccan rugs to chill-vibes loungewear: these are our favorite things to wear, buy, and be inspired by.

06/13/2016 By Eden Dawn

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: June’s Best Local Stuff

This month’s hottest locally made goods, from handcrafted lamps to bike-friendly button-ups.

05/19/2016 By Marty Patail

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

DESIGN

How to Stage Your Home Like a Pro

This Thursday, the founder of one of Portland's most respected home-staging companies reveals his method.

04/27/2016 By Claire Colby

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: May’s Best Local Stuff

This month’s hottest locally made goods, from custom claw-foot tubs to robots that teach kids to program.

04/22/2016 By Marty Patail

ARCHITECTURE

Travel Back to the 1950s and Step Inside 'The Houses of Tomorrow'

Restore Oregon will walk you through seven Portland-area midcentury-modern homes.

04/06/2016 By Marty Patail

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: April’s Best Local Stuff

This month’s hottest locally made goods, from precision-cut fire pits to oversize backyard games.

03/25/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz