HOUSES THAT MATTER

10 Amazing Houses Defining a New Era of Portland Architecture

Meet the reigning rulers of curb appeal and high design—plus a few locally designed gems rising outside of Portland.

10/01/2014 By Randy Gragg

Top Stories

LIVES AQUATIC

The Houseboat Life

Two sisters cultivate complementary styles on neighboring Hayden Island houseboats.

10/10/2014 By Randy Gragg Photography by Stephen Tamiesie

DESIGN

The Mad Science Behind OMSI's Greatest Exhibits

In the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s exhibition-design laboratory, the future of learning is under construction.

10/10/2014 By Nathan Tucker

HOME DESIGN

A Period-Perfect Midcentury Renovation

A Southwest Portland reno shines bright with natural light and curated, historical style.

10/10/2014 By Amara Holstein

STYLE

Capture the Kinfolk Look with the Mag's Minimalist Clothing Line

One tiny Portland-based magazine conquered the world—and now it wants to transform your closet.

10/10/2014

Table of Contents

Home & Real Estate

GARDEN DESIGN

Plants of Peril

Head inside Portland’s pokiest, spikiest, spindliest backyard—but watch your fingers!

10/10/2014 By Kate Bryant

HANDBOOK

A Designer's Guide to Staging (and Selling) Your Home

Staging a home for sale requires a bit of psychology—and a touch of gold.

10/10/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

HOME DESIGN

A Period-Perfect Midcentury Renovation

A Southwest Portland reno shines bright with natural light and curated, historical style.

10/10/2014 By Amara Holstein

LIVES AQUATIC

The Houseboat Life

Two sisters cultivate complementary styles on neighboring Hayden Island houseboats.

10/10/2014 By Randy Gragg Photography by Stephen Tamiesie

GAME CHANGER

How to Design a Video Game...Without Shooting!

Chances are, you haven’t played a video game like Firewatch.

10/10/2014 By Marty Patail

VISUAL THINKING

XPlane Tranforms Global Companies with the Power of Doodling

Using drawings, skits, role-playing, and the power of "show, don't tell," one local design consultancy generates some seriously smart thinking.

10/10/2014 By Kelly Clarke

DESIGN

6 Amazing Living Walls Redefining "Greenspace" in Portland

We explore PSU's exciting outdoor Ecological Learning Plaza and a handful of the city's best vertical gardens.

10/10/2014 By Maya Seaman

THE STATE OF CRAFT

6 Design Stars Shaping Portland’s Craft Scene

It's no secret that our city is a hotbed of impressive stuff. Meet the makers behind the magic.

10/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, and Marty Patail

HOUSES THAT MATTER

10 Amazing Houses Defining a New Era of Portland Architecture

Meet the reigning rulers of curb appeal and high design—plus a few locally designed gems rising outside of Portland.

10/01/2014 By Randy Gragg

PANDORA'S BOX

How I Built My Home

An architecture critic tries his hand at designing and building. And thus begins the adventure.

10/01/2014 By Randy Gragg

DESIGN ANNUAL

Meet the Next Wave of Portland Furniture Designers—and Take a Look Back

How ShowPDX created a stage for a new community of makers. Retrospective open at the Museum of Contemporary Craft thru Jan 31.

10/01/2014 By Randy Gragg

DESIGN ANNUAL

Capturing Portland's Eclectic Design Movement

Get inspired by our latest design annual, featuring chic houseboat living, the best local makers, and envy-inducing architecture.

10/01/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

HOME DESIGN

5 Fabulous High-Design Tiles

From handcrafted Grecian patterns to intricate mosaic styles, these five fresh tiles will add depth and drama to your home.

09/02/2014 By Nicole Cordier

HABITAT

The Next Generation of Houseplants and Terrariums

Think outside the pot with these new design-savvy houseplant options.

04/02/2014 By Kate Bryant

News & City Life

DESIGN

The Mad Science Behind OMSI's Greatest Exhibits

In the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s exhibition-design laboratory, the future of learning is under construction.

10/10/2014 By Nathan Tucker

Style & Shopping

TROPHY CASE

9 Great Local Home & Design Finds

From retro chairs and internationally inspired wallpaper to raised beds made out of legos, we've rounded up a new class of inspiring Portland products.

10/10/2014

STYLE

Capture the Kinfolk Look with the Mag's Minimalist Clothing Line

One tiny Portland-based magazine conquered the world—and now it wants to transform your closet.

10/10/2014

SPACES

Schoolhouse Electric's Founder Escapes From the Digital World

Brian Faherty creates a warm, off-the-grid workspace.

01/21/2014 By Nathan Tucker

WORKSHOP

The Good Mod's Cool, Hands-On Approach to Modern Furniture

The treasure hunts, rebuilds, and curatorial whimsy behind a budding mid-century empire.

11/26/2013 By Cari Johnson