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Design

How Oregon Is Fighting Wildfires with Technology

From night vision cameras to satellites to the humble iPhone, a look behind the scenes

12/14/2020 By Marty Patail

Light a Fire

Growing Gardens Grows More Than Just Plants

How one nonprofit has become a beacon of hope, health, and self-sufficiency.

12/02/2020 By Riley Blake

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

Design

How Retired MAX Cars Could Help Portland’s Most Underserved Communities

A revolutionary concept dubbed "The Afro-Village Movement" aims to reconstruct the models to offer food, hygiene, and therapy for those experiencing homeless...

11/23/2020 By Sam Pape

Design

These 6 Northwest Schools Are Inspiring Post-Pandemic Design

From high-tech ventilation systems to “flex spaces” for students to work while social distancing to sweeping outdoor classrooms, here are a few spookily pres...

11/20/2020 By Julia Silverman

News

More Oregon Kids Could Soon Be Heading Back to School

Gov. Kate Brown announced new metrics on Friday for school reopening—even as daily case counts hit their highest-ever totals in Oregon.

10/30/2020 By Julia Silverman

Real Estate

You Can Buy a Beloved Portland Bar

Beech Street Parlor sadly closed this month—but its building, and the business, are up for sale.

10/19/2020 By Eden Dawn

Feature

Community Garden Leaders Aim to Bring Healing, Food Sovereignty to Portland

The city's community garden program sees an influx of participants seeking healing from land-based and coronavirus trauma.

10/01/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Interview

How the Pandemic Has Shifted Interior Design

“The way that we interact with our home has now changed," says Tiffany Thompson of Duett Interiors. "Because it’s also becoming a place where we work, sleep,...

09/23/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Electric Avenue

This Map of Local Neon Signs Is a Walk Through of Old Portland History

Kate Widdows is helping show off our city's "exceptional collection of neon."

09/23/2020 By Sam Pape

Wine Shrine

Transforming a Dour Portland Basement Into a Luxe Personal Wine Cellar

From beige carpets to baller status, this wine cellar upgrade is the perfect place for pandemic pinot noirs.

09/23/2020 By Marty Patail

Hot Tub Time Machine

This Major Portland Renovation Project Brings Back the Ceramic Tub

“Whereas cast-iron tubs will get cold pretty fast, these earthenware tubs hold heat for hours.”

09/23/2020 By Marty Patail

The Great Escape

As COVID Wears On, Some City Residents Are Heading for the Hills

"People want to grow their own garden and have chickens—live a little more of the farm-style life and be more self-sustainable, in case something happens wit...

09/16/2020 By Julia Silverman

Gardening

Don't Throw Out That Pile of Fall Leaves Just Yet

Turns out they have redemptive qualities. Here are a few.

09/09/2020 By Jordyn Mayer

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

Real Estate

City Deals a Big Blow to Single Family Zoning in Portland

President Trump has been tweeting about backing off on zoning regulations. Portland is headed in the opposite direction.

08/19/2020 By Julia Silverman

Black Lives Matter

A New Portland Group Fights Gentrification by Renovating Black-Owned Homes

“Real estate is inherently racist,” says real estate agent Lauren Goché.

08/08/2020 By Elise Herron

Little Joys of Summer

Walk This Way toward Your Own Personal Portland Scavenger Hunt

Neighborhood walks aren't canceled this year, so add these spots to your route and explore the city.

08/01/2020 By Margaret Seiler Photography by Mike Novak