Living Here

Back to the ’Burbs

An intrepid suburban mom wonders if home sweet home really is just beyond the next development.

05/19/2009 By Pam Grimes

The Hit List

Haute Diggity

Need a boxwood for the backyard or a succulent for the sill? Look no further.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Best of the City

Progress Report

Our Best Schools 2007

05/19/2009 By Sally Powers Research by Anne Brice, Maura Flaherty, Eric Gold, Joanna Kang, and Katrina Myers

Neighborhoods

Golden Goose

The area sandwiched between downtown and Northwest looks poised to take flight as Portland’s next hot neighborhood.

05/19/2009 By Mike Thelin

Nature

Hedge Fund

The oak standing in front of your home offers shade—and cold, hard cash.

05/19/2009 By Eileen Stark

Real Estate

Buy, Sell, Rent, Keep?

*Real Estate '09* Even if this twisted economy has you reeling, you could position yourself for a property win. Whether you're a buyer, seller, renter, of keeper, here's real estate news that you can use right now. *PLUS:* Exclusive details on dozens of P

05/19/2009 With Kasey Cordell and Brian Barker By Anna Sachse

Habitat

Town and Country

A former carriage house in the Southwest Hills gets an elegant new life for a family of four.

05/19/2009 By Anna Sachse

Dressed to the Canines

Pet-á-Portland

Whether your dog has an eye for some new duds or your cat needs a place to get away from it all, our roundup of the latest in pet paraphernalia should keep tails wagging and spirits from sagging.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Meow

Pets in Portland

The Results of Our Readers' Choice Pets Survey

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis, Jill Spitznass, John Chandler, and Jenny Davis

Habitat

Bring in the Noise

A family finds peace and quirky comfort in their Alberta farmhouse by surrounding themselves with art made by their neighbors.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Habitat

Coming of Age

Kelly Zahoudanis and her husband, Alexis did a 12-year stint in Los Angeles before their move to Portland. “We wanted a change of lifestyle,” Kelly says, “a place with values and ideals in line with ours.”

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Green City

Not in My Backyard

Invasive plants are out, native plants are in, and Portland gardeners are embracing their wild side.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Habitat

Daylight Dapper

A Cedar Hills ranch loses its “’60s fright” look but keeps its sleek lines in the hands of two professional decorators.

05/19/2009 By Nora Robertson

Best of the City

Best of the City 2008

Dig into our surefire, gotta-get-cracking, must-do list of the city's most fabulous people, places, and things.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Slideshow

Slide Show: 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

Slideshow

Slide Show: Coming of Age

Kelly Zahoudanis and her husband, Alexis did a 12-year stint in Los Angeles before their move to Portland. “We wanted a change of lifestyle,” Kelly says, “a place with values and ideals in line with ours.”

05/19/2009

Slideshow

Slide Show: 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

Slideshow

Slide Show: 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

Slideshow

Slide Show: 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

Slideshow

Slide Show: Club Med

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

05/19/2009