Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: South Waterfront

A pedestrian bridge, an aerial tram, an art- filled greenway, and a cluster of condo towers

02/20/2021 By Julia Silverman

Real Estate

The Ultimate Guide to Portland Neighborhoods

The city's most distinctive hoods, hangouts, and hot spots.

02/09/2021 Edited by Julia Silverman

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: The Pearl District

Chichi boutiques, Fremont Bridge views, and amenity-filled condos

02/08/2021 By Kyle Sosa

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Oregon City

One iconic elevator, plenty of Oregon history, and river views for days

02/08/2021 By Conner Reed

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Hillsboro

A rockin' museum, the swankiest driving range, and community theater even a politician can love

02/08/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: St. Johns

Everyone's favorite PDX bridge, homegrown cinema, and a new stop for New Haven–style pizza

02/08/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Mount Tabor

Dormant volcanoes, retro arcades, and stately homes aplenty

01/29/2021 By Ainslee Dicken

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Kerns and Laurelhurst

A historic movie theater, a showstopper park, and crazy brunch lines

01/29/2021 By Morgan Westling

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Rose City Park

An epic park for dog-lovers, indoor soccer for young and old, and prime rib for serious carnivores

01/29/2021 By Marty Patail

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Mississippi and Williams

Garden patios for summer nights, resonant Black history, and DIY wonderland for home-builders

01/29/2021 By Fiona McCann, Kelly Clarke, and Margaret Seiler

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Cully

Namesake pizza, textile heaven, and the coolest new public parks

01/29/2021 By Fiona McCann

Organizing

Feeling Overwhelmed? Take Some Time to Organize, and Reap the Sweet Serotonin Boost

You can’t single-handedly heal the world of its many ills. But you can create order at home and clear your own head in the process.

12/30/2020 By Julia Silverman

Home Goods

These Patterned Local Linens Make Organic Home Goods Fun

“We’re all stuck inside. We’re all doing homeschool,” Kula Mercer says. “But you lay out a beautiful tablecloth and some fresh flowers and suddenly [home] fe...

12/15/2020 By Elise Herron

Design

A Stunning, Storybook Open Entryway Brightens This West Hills Midcentury Home

“I like to think of it as a narrative entry,” Stewart Horner says.

12/15/2020 By Marty Patail

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