Home Décor

Portland's Chown Hardware Celebrates 140 Years

If you've remodeled your bathroom or living room, chances are you've taken a spin through Chown.

09/13/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Wine

This Carlton Winery Is Turning a Century-Old Grain Elevator into a Pinot Noir Palace

Complete with a bar top straight from... Kevin Bacon’s dad?

09/03/2019 By Conner Reed

Design

A Historic Midcentury-Modern Beach House Marries Old and New

When a 2017 storm nearly destroyed the iconic Van Evera Bailey home, the family restored it to its 1955 splendor—with a 2019 twist.

08/27/2019 By Kelly Clarke Photography by Caitlin Murray

Report

Public Parks and Onramps Are Biting Back Against Camping. But Should They?

Hostile design can prevent someone from pitching a tent. But some say the urban design trend just creates more problems.

08/27/2019 By Fiona McCann Illustrations by Neil Webb

Design

These Tiny Home-Inspired “Sleeping Pods” Provide Shelter for Portland’s Homeless Women

The Kenton Women’s Village relocated in April with brand-new units designed by local architects.

08/09/2019 By Conner Reed

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

Science

A Rare, 17-Year-Old 'Corpse Flower' Is Blooming in Vancouver

The 4-foot-tall plant is an endangered plant from Indonesia—and it's open to the public.

07/17/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Office Life

New Portland Coworking Space Wants to Set Us Free from the Traditional Work-Life Separation

With an on-site concierge, fitness classes, and a drop-in day care center, Vida is especially focused on supporting working mothers.

07/02/2019 By Shannon Henderson

History

The Portland Building Used to Be a Jazz Club That Hosted John Coltrane and Duke Ellington

A new architecture podcast examines Portland's forgotten history, one building at a time.

06/25/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Summer Beer: Design

Can You Judge a Beer By Its Label?

Portland Monthly's deputy art director says yes, you can.

06/25/2019 By Brian Breneman

Lube News

This Portland Company Wants to Make Sex Look Like More Fun

Out with the bondage vibes—unless that's your thing, which is totally cool.

06/25/2019 By Eden Dawn

Video Games

Portland App Maker Unveils New Handheld Game Console—With a Hand Crank

Indie developer Panic's new Playdate console looks like a yellow box of joy—and it's already a source of controversy.

05/30/2019 By Marty Patail

Architecture

Scratch Your Trespassing Itch with the Portland Modern Homes Tour

“If you build houses for a living, who gets to see that house? The people living there and their friends and family,” says Ken Shallcross, vice president of event organizers Modern Architecture + Design Society.

05/15/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Day Trip

Commune with the Blooms at Willamette Valley Flower Farms

Stately tulips, monster peonies, and Anvil of Darkness irises await thee.

04/23/2019 By Jennifer Krazit

Development

Welcome to Oregon’s Largest-Ever Planned Community

Hillsboro’s Reed’s Crossing will be a 4,000-home insta-neighborhood.

04/23/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Design

Lane Walkup Wants to Prove Blacksmithing Isn't Just for Medieval Men

The Portland jewelry maker slams the anvil with Solange's latest playing the background.

03/27/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Insider's Guide 2019

75 Things Every Portlander Must Do

We tapped art aficionados, food fanatics, entrepreneurs, and outdoor enthusiasts for their picks of things every Portlander must do.

03/27/2019 Edited by Fiona McCann

Fix-It Guide

How To Make Your Home and Garden Portland-Fabulous

Your essential home and garden project guide from local experts.

03/26/2019 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Real Estate 2019

Portland Real Estate Guide 2019

The essential stats on 125 neighborhoods and suburbs—plus an interview with full-time mascot, part-time realtor Timber Joey

03/26/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Real Estate 2019

Portland Real Estate Guide 2019

The essential stats on 125 neighborhoods and suburbs—plus an interview with full-time mascot, part-time realtor Timber Joey

03/26/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies