Home & Real Estate

Portland Spaces: Handbook

Green: It’s the New Black

Death may be a long ways off for some, but others argue it's never to early to start planning your death. Here's something you may not have thought about: nontraditional, sustainable burials. Interested? Find out more here!

05/27/2010 By Zach Dundas

Slideshow

Slide Show: Architecture of a Season

Learn how to layer color over classic NW winter evergreens, adding excitement to your garden even during the cold seasons.

05/27/2010

Slideshow

Slide Show: Friends and Foes

Insects and other small terrestrial and airborne creatures play a vital role in any garden’s overall health. Which are bad and which are good is a more complicated distinction than commonly meets the eye. But do not fear, Portland Monthly is here to clear

05/27/2010

Slideshow

Slide Show: Leafy Aspirations

Early spring is the perfect time to plant baby greens, as mild spring temperatures facilitates faster-growing and sweeter-tasting leaves. Learn how to find your perfect plot, choose your blend of greens, sow your seeds, and protect and harvest your patch.

05/27/2010

Portland Spaces: Handbook

Portland Palettes

There's a lot more to painting a room than one might think. Portland Monthly has compiled a handy guide on how to choose the perfect paint for your walls, including a list of local businesses you can visit to find the pieces to your new palette.

05/27/2010 By Rachel DeSchepper

Portland Spaces: Handbook

Pretty Shady Character

A handy dandy do-it-yourself guide to turning your lamps into photo albums: homemade lampshades fashioned from photos and slides both new and old.

05/27/2010 By Rachel DeSchepper

Portland Spaces: Handbook

House of Harmony

Feng shui, an ancient Chinese divining system, once was used to protect people from harsh winds, rain, and falling rocks in the mountainous Southwestern region of China. Today, feng shui is a modern, Westernized set of principles used to guide architectur

05/27/2010 By Xylia Buros

Portland Spaces: Handbook

For the Birds

Urbanization and the creation of homes has also meant the destruction of potential homes for many of Portland's native bird species. The Western Bluebird has been completely forced out of the Willamette Valley, but thanks to local advocates, they re start

05/27/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Portland Spaces: Handbook

A Moveable Feast

The key to backyard dining is the picnic table, and a good one could cost you a small fortune. Avoid the steep costs and learn how to build your own with this detailed guide.

05/27/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Portland Spaces: Handbook

Backyard Baths

Outdoor bathing may sound like a childish or even risque behavior, but it can prove not only sustainable, but stimulating, sensory, and even sensuous to boot. Learn how to construct your own outdoor bathtub with this introductory guide.

05/27/2010 By Jon Hart

Portland Spaces: Handbook

Reaching Higher Ground

Add height to your garden or outdoor entertaining space by building a freestanding trellis. Learn how with our easy guide to smart, long-lasting design.

05/27/2010 By Lucy Burningham

Portland Spaces: Handbook

Tooling Around

Owning your own tools and knowing how to use them allows you to live more independently. If you're currently tool-less, but interested in becoming a tool connoisseur (if only so that you don't have to wait for your handyman to be free, and then also have

05/27/2010 By Ryan Baldoz

plant of the week

Salvia greggii

Autumn sage – one of the earliest sages to flower in spring

05/26/2010 By Kate Bryant

edible gardening

Top Tomato Tip

05/23/2010 By Kate Bryant

plant of the week

Bearded Iris

Take a new look at old-fashioned bearded iris (Iris germanica)

05/19/2010 By Kate Bryant

weeds

Oregon Invasive Weed Awareness Week 2010

May 16 to May 22, 2010

05/17/2010 By Kate Bryant

Dig

Clematis ‘Rooguchi’

An easy to care for flowering vine, Clematis 'Rooguchi', will add vertical color to your garden.

05/17/2010 By Kate Bryant

Get Dirty

Get Out and Plant Your Veggies!

beans, squash, and cukes – oh my!

05/14/2010 By Kate Bryant

upcoming events

Plant Sales, Garden Tours and More

05/12/2010 By Kate Bryant

plant of the week

Blanche Rock Rose

Cistus ‘Blanche’ (properly known as C. ×aguilarii)

05/11/2010 By Kate Bryant