Home Design

Oregon’s Most Famous Mime Built a Hobbit House in West Linn

And it’s on sale for $609,000.

09/21/2016 By Caitlin Collins

Rainmaker

Meet the Family Firm Riding High on Portland’s Building Boom

From luxury apartments to the Legacy Emanuel remodel, Andersen Construction is shaping our city’s evolution.

09/13/2016 By Zach Dundas

Hotel Makeovers

How Five Old-Guard Portland Hotels Plan To Keep Up

Portland's tourism boom means an impending glut of shiny new hotels. What are the veterans doing to stay fresh?

08/17/2016 By Kailla Coomes

Science

The Big One Just Got a Little More Likely

Major Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquakes occur more often than we thought.

08/05/2016 By Marty Patail

GEAR UP

This Humble Backpack Could Save Your Life When the Big One Hits

It's actually a 72-hour survival kit.

07/08/2016 By Claire Colby

FREE DESERT

Want to Win 10 Free Acres of Sagebrush in Central Oregon?

Portland-based Square Mile Cider is raffling off high desert land in Brothers, 30 miles east of Bend.

06/14/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

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

HOTEL OPENINGS

A Sneak Peek at Portland's Next Hotel Boom

It's not (just) a façade: Portland's tourism market really is supercharged. Here are 10 hotel projects—some brand-new, some retooled—that will soon cash in on that demand.

05/16/2016 By Kailla Coomes and Ramona DeNies

URBAN FUTURES

Can Art Save a Neighborhood? The Creator of Houston's Project Row Houses Speaks

Rick Lowe, an artist/activist, transformed 22 shotgun shacks into a haven of community-minded creativity. Can Portland learn from his work?

04/29/2016 By Randy Gragg

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

Real Estate 2016

Portland Neighborhoods by the Numbers 2016: The Suburbs

Portland real estate is booming—and that growth extends well beyond the city core.

04/01/2016 By Ramona DeNies With Sika Stanton

Real Estate 2016

Portland Neighborhoods by the Numbers 2016: The City

It’s true: Portland real estate is going crazy—and it’s wildest in places that may surprise you.

04/01/2016 By Ramona DeNies With Sika Stanton

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

REAL ESTATE 2016

Portland Neighborhoods By The Numbers: 2016

It's true: Portland real estate is going crazy—and it's wildest in places that may surprise you.

03/17/2016 Edited by Ramona DeNies With Sika Stanton

DESIGN

Why One Portland Architect Makes Models of Houses AFTER He Builds Them

Ben Waechter scraps prototypes in favor of "retrotypes" to inspire conceptual design for future products.

10/05/2015 By Randy Gragg

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

STAY & PAY

The 8 Most Expensive Airbnb Rentals in the Portland Area

Ready for a dream staycation? The average rental in Portland costs $131—but here's where to drop a cool grand (or more) a night.

09/24/2015 By Allison Jones

GEAR UP

How to Survive the End of the World (or The Big One)

This guide teaches you how to live through, say, the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.

08/03/2015 By Marty Patail

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