Design

Three Drool-Worthy Portland Remodels

How three Portland families updated their homes to maximize natural light, space, and comfort.

10/16/2019 By Brian Libby

Top Stories

High Rises

5 Amazing Portland Treehouses

These hideaways prove good living does grow on trees.

10/16/2019 By Sarah Hutchins Photography by Michael Novak

Oregoniana

9 Everyday Things That Were Invented in Oregon

Did you know our state created some of today’s most ubiquitous stuff?

10/16/2019 By Ryan Ashby Photography by Michael Novak

Candy Coated

Katie Marks’s Ceramics Are Playful, Colorful, and (Often) Rimmed in 22-Karat Gold

From vases to bongs, the Portland ceramicist's wild creations sell out as fast as she can make them.

10/16/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson Photography by Christopher Dibble

Development

How an Elite Group Shapes Portland’s Building Boom, Behind the Scenes

The city's changing skyline is shaped in part by a city process called Design Review.

10/16/2019 By Zach Dundas Illustrations by Matthew Billington

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Candy Coated

Katie Marks’s Ceramics Are Playful, Colorful, and (Often) Rimmed in 22-Karat Gold

From vases to bongs, the Portland ceramicist's wild creations sell out as fast as she can make them.

10/16/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson Photography by Christopher Dibble

Sculpture

These Amazing Handcrafted Teapots Carry on OCAC’s Legacy

The Oregon College of Art and Craft is no more. But its many teapots live on.

10/16/2019 By Wriik Maui

Petal Power

One Portland Artist's Wild, Colorful Flower Art

Manu Torres’s floral work—inspired by the opulence of 16th-century Dutch still lifes—straddles the line between timeless and ultramodern.

10/16/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Theater

At the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Wigs are Serious Business.

Bouncy bouffants, soaring “hair sculptures,” handlebar mustaches, and beyond—and upwards of 100 each season

10/16/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Eat & Drink

Profile

The Woman Who Keeps McMenamins Restaurants, Bars, and Stocked with Antiques and Oddities

Shannon McMenamin oversees a veritable army of antique dealers, designers, artists, builders, and historians.

10/16/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Home & Real Estate

High Rises

5 Amazing Portland Treehouses

These hideaways prove good living does grow on trees.

10/16/2019 By Sarah Hutchins Photography by Michael Novak

Design

Three Drool-Worthy Portland Remodels

How three Portland families updated their homes to maximize natural light, space, and comfort.

10/16/2019 By Brian Libby

Something to Consider

How to Fix the Rose Quarter’s Traffic Problem

We've got ideas.

10/16/2019 By Marty Patail Illustrations by Hawk Krall

Interior Design

How to Choose the Right Tile for Your Home

Flower-adorned fireplace inserts. Fox and grapevine mosaics. 3-D fish leaping across shower walls. Your imagination is the only limit.

10/16/2019 By Sarah Hutchins

Development

How an Elite Group Shapes Portland’s Building Boom, Behind the Scenes

The city's changing skyline is shaped in part by a city process called Design Review.

10/16/2019 By Zach Dundas Illustrations by Matthew Billington

Design

How This Icelandic Designer Is Bringing World History to a New Portland Hotel

Designer Halfdan Pedersen travelled the world to fill the new Portland expansion of Reyjavik-based KEX.

10/16/2019 By Marty Patail

Editor's Note

Okay, What Exactly Is Design?

We have a running joke at the magazine: If it’s pretty to look at, it most likely counts as design.

10/16/2019 By Marty Patail

News & City Life

Oregoniana

9 Everyday Things That Were Invented in Oregon

Did you know our state created some of today’s most ubiquitous stuff?

10/16/2019 By Ryan Ashby Photography by Michael Novak

Architecture

Lincoln High School Is Getting a Sparkling New Look

A Q&A with Bora's Chris Linn, an architect behind the new school, which is expected to open in 2022.

10/16/2019 By Conner Reed

Prop Master

This Local Warehouse Is the Ultimate Local Prop Shop

Peter Corvallis Production's 100,000-square-foot warehouse has supplied party décor, tents, and AV equipment to Portland for the past 50 years.

10/16/2019 By Eden Dawn

Style & Shopping

The Framers

Two Veteran Portland Artists on Finding the Perfect Frame

Bob Nadeau and Efraín González frame art—everything from high-end masterpieces to your preschooler’s handprinted hot mess.

10/16/2019 By Fiona McCann

Room Titans

3 Newish Furniture Stores Changing Portland’s Interiors

Need to spruce up your Portland pad? We've got you covered.

10/16/2019 By Heather Keeling

Trophy Case

3 Amazing Local Greeting Card Designers—for Any Occasion

No matter the sentiment, there's a locally crafted card for it.

10/16/2019 By Marty Patail

Sneaker Wave

This Portland Shop Is the Holy Grail for Vintage Nike Gear Collectors

The Culture PDX is a vintage wonderland of 750-plus Nike pieces across 1,000 square feet of gallery space.

10/16/2019 By Jordan Michelman