On the Rise

Portland Architecture Firm Beebe Skidmore Finds Beauty in the Unexpected

Heidi Beebe and Doug Skidmore team up to create a budding firm—and bright new buildings.

09/21/2017 By Brian Libby

Urban Future

What Kind of Development Does Portland Need Right Now?

We asked three local players for their take.

09/21/2017 By Fiona McCann

Remodel

This Decked-Out Airstream Could Be Your Next Party Pad

Beck and Iggy Pop partied in this thing over the summer.

09/18/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

Architecture

Under Armour Finally Unveils Its New Portland HQ

Thanks to the East Coast sportswear giant, our city's iconic YMCA is empty no more.

09/14/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

Architecture

A High-Design RV Park Comes to Coos Bay

The project was mainly inspired by a glamping site in California.

09/13/2017 By Geoff Nudelman

Big City Lights

These 4 Giant Apartment Buildings Will Change Downtown Living in Portland

Our city's skyline is rising.

09/13/2017 By Marty Patail

Parks

Happy 100th Birthday, International Rose Test Garden!

Celebrate the Portland park—100 years old this summer—that inspired writer Katherine Dunn's cult classic Geek Love.

08/22/2017 By Ramona DeNies and Rachel Wilson

Architecture

Kengo Kuma's New Portland-Area Home Is a Straight-Up Stunner

After unveiling the Japanese Garden, the superstar architect sets his sights on Happy Valley.

08/14/2017 By Anyi Wong-Lifton

The Great Escapes

Second Homes, Vacation Pads, & Getaways: 10 Ways to Dream of a Little Shack on the Side

From rustic yurts to labor-of-love seaside shanties, Portlanders live the dream, one weekend at a time.

08/14/2017 Edited by Zach Dundas

The Great Escapes: How-To

Want to Rent Your Vacation Home? Your Extra Bedroom? Your Hand-Built Treehouse?

The options are mindboggling. Here's where to start.

08/14/2017 By Caitlin Medearis

The Great Escapes: Hunt & Gather

So, You Want to Buy a Second Home

Experts weigh in on how (and whether) you should get it.

08/14/2017 By Bryanna Briley

The Great Escapes: Round Out Your World

How a Humble Oregon Woodsman Conquered the Yurt Market

A back-to-the-land dream comes full circle. (Get it?)

08/14/2017 By Zach Dundas

The Great Escapes: Market Report

On the Search for a Second Home or Vacation Pad? Here's Where to Look

From sunny Central Oregon to Mount Hood, the experts give their market report.

08/14/2017 By Meagan Nolan

The Great Escapes: Don't Fear—Experiment

The Inside Story of an Awesome Prefab Modernist Beach House

It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it.

08/14/2017 By Zach Dundas

The Great Escapes: Climb That Hill

A Modernist Home in the Gorge Aims High for Now—and Later

Rent it out today. Retire to it tomorrow.

08/14/2017 By Zach Dundas

The Great Escapes: Cabin Fever

How Two Portlanders Heard the Call of the Cabin

A lake disappeared. Then one couple’s vacation home started to get interesting.

08/14/2017 By Zach Dundas

Think Pink

The Secret History of Pink Doughnut Boxes

Spoiler: they don't come from Portland.

08/14/2017 By Marty Patail

History

Happy 80th Birthday, Timberline Lodge

In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Mount Hood to dedicate the ski resort.

08/14/2017 By Emma Mannheimer

Education

Franklin High School Gets a Major Makeover

Asbestos be gone!

08/14/2017 By Anyi Wong-Lifton

Field of Dreams

An Oregon Professor Sets Out to Build a Park in Cairo

The Egyptian capital could get a greenspace worthy of a leafy Portland neighborhood.

08/14/2017 By Bryanna Briley