Slideshow

Slide Show: Revisionist History

Think antique-reproduction furnishings, flea-market treasures, and romantic touches like strands of ivy climbing the interior walls of a living room. The result—a rare aura of beauty, refinement, and authenticity—is something that Jay Gatsby w

05/26/2009

(It's the place to be.)

Green Acres

Brenna Bell is a hippie. “That word has so many meanings,” she says. “But if you mean somebody who’s a free-minded person who lives closely with nature and with other people? That’s what I am.”

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Sustainability

Greened Spaces

On September 19, Portland will trade parking spots for parks.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Living Here

Portland Polemic

For Oregon natives who fled to larger cities and then came back, homecoming isn’t always so easy.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Habitat

Life as Story

A passion for possessions with purpose shaped the style of design-savvy couple Bryce Dugan and Charles Froelick (owner of the Pearl's Froelick Gallery), and turned their Portland bungalow into a work of art.

05/19/2009 By Anna Sachse

Home Decor

Ready Made

To achieve superior interior design with minimal elbow grease, it pays to be a household of artists (or at least to know a few).

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Habitat

Prefabulous

The latest designs in manufactured homes have opened the door to genuine elegance.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Green City

The Ripple Effect

And we've got *15 BIG IDEAS* that prove it: crushed-glass countertops, a greener carpet cleaner, solar-powered wineries, a planet-healing hospital, shoes from soda bottles, a better microprocessor, and more ideas that are changing our world.

05/19/2009 By Christian DeBenedetti, Camas Davis, and John Chandler Edited by Kasey Cordell

Article

Good Buy

Hang your hat at one of the state's greenest homes.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Market Watch

Hot ’Hoods

No matter what kind of buyer you are, one of these six ’hoods has a welcome mat with your name on it.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson With Brian Barker

Housing Trends

The Home Front

Seven trends that are shaping how and where we live

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson, Kasey Cordell, and Camela Raymond

Real Estate

Buy Here Now: Real Estate 2008

You probably already have plenty of reasons for building your nest in Portland: a vast network of bike-friendly streets, a 60-minute drive to the slopes or the surf, and nearly 30 farmers markets, to name a few. But in our annual real estate roundup, we w

05/19/2009 Edited by Kasey Cordell

Market Watch

Above the Clouds

The national housing market is in free fall, but we’ve managed to stay aloft. Here’s why.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Habitat

Lake Escape

"Remodel" would be an understatement for the overhaul that Bob and Stevie Burke gave to their spectacularly sited Lake Oswego home.

05/19/2009 By Harriet Klein

Habitat

Perfect Pitch

When Gregg Takashima and Laura Hollister-Takashima began plans to remodel their house, their ideas were about as far apart as a sumi ink drawing and a Corot landscape. Happily, they found a third path.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Green City

A Garden in the Forest

This garden is lush with more than 2,000 species of plants, including exotic specimens from around the world.

05/19/2009 By Emily Chenoweth

Beyond the Bridges

Club Med

Palm trees, a saltwater pool, and a gourmet garden make this Alameda house a private resort.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Liquid Lesson

A bright solution to a soggy problem blooms at Mt Tabor Middle School.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

Libraries

Checked Out

If you’ve looked around your school library lately, you may have noticed something missing. Namely, the librarian.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Gardening

Upstairs Eden

Forget the farm. All you need to grow delicious heirloom tomatoes is a little patch of rooftop.

05/19/2009 By Jordan Crucchiola