PLAN

Throw a Block Party

If you want to throw a block party of your own, start planning at least three weeks in advance.

06/25/2009

Mudroom

Upgrade Avenue

If ever a patch of pavement could capture the multiple personalities of Portland’s past, present, and future, it would be the intersection of N Denver and N Interstate Avenues in the historic Kenton neighborhood. But now the Portland Development Commissio

06/23/2009 By Rachel Ritchie

Architecture

Building Blocks

Jeff Stuhr and John Holmes, the founding partners of Holst Architecture and the architects behind Ziba Design's soon-to-be world headquarters in Portland, are leading a charge of change that encompasses other local firms such as Works Partnership Architec

06/22/2009 By Amara Holstein

FEATURE

Party Power

Every August, the residents of SE Malden Street in Sellwood transform their street, sidewalks, and yards into one big fantasy: Maldenfest. Here are tips to bring _your_ community together this summer.

06/22/2009 By Randy Gragg

Slideshow

Slide Show: Party Power

Every August, the residents of SE Malden Street in Sellwood transform their street, sidewalks, and yards into one big fantasy: Maldenfest. Here are tips to bring _your_ community together this summer.

06/22/2009

Habitat

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 By Camela Raymond

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

Article

Good Buy

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

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

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

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

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

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

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

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