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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

Top Stories

Workers of the World

Immigrants and Refugees Keep This American Workshop Running

From Iraq to Ethiopia, Myanmar to Cuba, Schoolhouse Electric's employees come from far and wide.

09/21/2017 By Marty Patail Photography by William Anthony

Scene Setter

An Ambitious Midcentury Remodel in Southeast Portland Flips the Script

Go inside the Garthwick home that's housed one of Portlandia's more insufferable couples.

09/21/2017 By Chad Walsh Photography by Christopher Dibble

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

The Lost World

How a Legendary Photographer Captured (Really, Really) Old Portland

Imagine a time before parking lots.

09/21/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Eat & Drink

The Vine & The Trees

A Timber-Clad Tasting Room in Oregon Wine Country

A Portland architect taps Willamette Valley heritage and Oregon timber to create a stunning space.

09/21/2017 By Rachel Wilson and Zach Dundas

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

From the Editor: How Making a Magazine Is Like the Tour de France

Stay with us for a sec.

09/21/2017 By Zach Dundas

Home & Real Estate

Postscript

The Portland Building: Just What Exactly Is That Thing?

We size up the standout features of our most (in)famous piece of architecture.

09/21/2017 By Zach Dundas

Power Plant

How Houseplants Can Save Your Life (Well, Close)

Create an indoor garden to heal all that ails you.

09/21/2017 By Regan Breeden

Think Small

Beyond Tiny Homes: 3 Inspiring Small Spaces

You can trick out an Airstream, reinvent the office, and tackle society’s woes.

09/21/2017 By Rachel Wilson, Brian Libby, and Marty Patail

Scene Setter

An Ambitious Midcentury Remodel in Southeast Portland Flips the Script

Go inside the Garthwick home that's housed one of Portlandia's more insufferable couples.

09/21/2017 By Chad Walsh Photography by Christopher Dibble

Hotel Design

A Portland Design Team Goes Full Hula Girl on a Hawaii Hotel

OMFGCo revamps Honolulu's Laylow to look more Hawaiian than Hawaii itself.

09/21/2017 By Zach Dundas

Get Stacked

Which Overpriced Hipster Design Magazine Is for You?

Japanese handicrafts, West Coast gardens, and extremely expensive denim—take your pick.

09/21/2017 By Zach Dundas

Design

How Portlander Max Humphrey Creates Color-Happy, Boldly Patterned Rooms

The interior designer and former punk musician shakes up the city's muted palette with bright hues and wild prints.

09/21/2017 By Fiona McCann

Pottery

Get an Eyeful of Portland’s Crazy-Colorful, Women-Run Ceramics Scene

"It’s like the 1970s all over again."

09/21/2017 By Kelly Clarke Photography by George Barberis

Gaming

A Vancouver Studio Rebuilds a Cult Classic Video Game

Nightdive builds a one-to-one remake of 1994's System Shock.

09/21/2017 By Marty Patail

Reading List

3 Portland Design Titles for Your Nightstand (or Phone Screen)

From architectural history to DIY stencils.

09/21/2017 By Zach Dundas

Fancy Pants

How Portland Helped Design Uniqlo's New Tokyo Headquarters

The new 200,000-square-foot facility is organized like an actual city.

09/21/2017 By Emma Mannheimer

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

News & City Life

Essay

Massive Growth Is Transforming Portland. What Do We Need to Do Next?

We size up the blown chances and promising opportunities.

09/21/2017 By Randy Gragg Illustrations by Matteo Berton

Workers of the World

Immigrants and Refugees Keep This American Workshop Running

From Iraq to Ethiopia, Myanmar to Cuba, Schoolhouse Electric's employees come from far and wide.

09/21/2017 By Marty Patail Photography by William Anthony

The Color Detective

How an Oregon State Professor Accidentally Created a New Shade of Blue

It was the first truly new blue discovered in more than two centuries.

09/21/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

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

Style & Shopping

Design Directory

The Ultimate Guide to Portland Design Specialists

Got a passion project? These locals can help craft and construct it—beautifully.

09/21/2017 By Kelly Clarke and Chad Walsh

Trophy Case

8 Winning Portland Design Finds

From beautiful brass mobiles to bold boxing gloves for women, these locally designed goods are a step above.

09/21/2017 By Eden Dawn

Style

Digital Lookbooks Let Portland Fashion Designers Strut Their Stuff

From milk-submerged models to ’70s-inspired scenes to lady pancakes, here are some of our favorite recent shots.

09/21/2017 By Eden Dawn

Style

A Refugee Saga Shapes a New Portland Shop’s Compassionate Ethos

Project Object, which donates 10 percent of its profits to good causes, has one helluva origin story.

09/21/2017 By Eden Dawn