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Real Estate 2018

The Huge Real Estate Projects Shaping the Future of Portland

Think Portland has “changed”? Brace yourself. The next 20 years promise big-time growth and dramatic transformation.

03/27/2018 Edited by Zach Dundas

Top Stories

Politics

No Woman of Color Has Ever Served on Portland City Council. This Election Could Change That.

Meet the contenders in this historic race.

03/27/2018 By Beth Slovic Illustrations by Alice Mollon

Spring Fashion

Spring Fashion 2018: Color, Pattern, and Plaid Power Suits

From hand-dyed textiles to look-at-me baubles, put these on and try not to smile.

03/27/2018 Styled by Eden Dawn Photography by Gia Goodrich

City of Design

The Essential Guide to Design Week Portland 2018

The city’s annual celebration of deep thoughts and sharp looks is back. Here’s your ultimate preview.

03/27/2018 Edited by Marty Patail

Hunger in Oregon

Oregon’s Innovative Food Bank Longs for the Day It Shuts Down

But in a state with disturbingly high rates of food insecurity, it’s probably here for a while.

03/27/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

The Essentials

12 Things to Do and See in Portland: April 2018

Soul'd Out brings the likes of Erykah Badu and Wyclef Jean to town, Portlander Anis Mojgani drops new poetry, and young composers reimagine the music of Elliott Smith.

03/27/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Books

Your Essential Ursula K. Le Guin Reading List

Here are five must-reads by the late, great Portland writer.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

Visual Art

A Year after a Controversial Art Gallery Coup, Disjecta Focuses on the Positive

New director Blake Shell aims for more diverse representation—and a revival of the nonprofit's art dinners.

03/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Music

Sofar Sounds Brings Live Music to a Living Room Near You

The Portland chapter has hosted legions of musicians—from Blind Pilot to Blossom—at tiny venues all over town.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

Music

How Portugal. The Man Went from Basement Band to Grammy Winners

Here's the saga behind that totally unavoidable "I'm a rebel just for kicks" song.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

Eat & Drink

Eat Here Now

Find Great Hand-Stretched Noodles at This Downtown Food Cart

Slurp, sip, and repeat.

03/27/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Word of Mouth

Caffe Mingo Is a Portland Restaurant Success Story 25 Years in the Making

The city’s food scene ought to take notes from a pair of cool old pasta dudes on NW 21st Avenue.

03/27/2018 By Karen Brooks

Pour

Jesus Guillén Once Salvaged Cast-Off Grapes. Now He's Got His Own Winery.

And he's one of the few Mexican Americans to serve as head winemaker at a major label.

03/27/2018 By Emily Gillespie

Recipes

Chickpea Stew Is Usually the Uncool Dad Jeans of Soup. Not This One.

Vivienne's take is warming, spicy, and complex.

03/27/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

From the Editor: A Radical Plan to Transform the Rose Quarter

With the Albina Vision Trust, Portland native Rukaiyah Adams sets out to transform the problem-plagued neighborhood.

03/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

Home & Real Estate

Real Estate 2018

The Huge Real Estate Projects Shaping the Future of Portland

Think Portland has “changed”? Brace yourself. The next 20 years promise big-time growth and dramatic transformation.

03/27/2018 Edited by Zach Dundas

Real Estate 2018

Portland Neighborhoods by the Numbers 2018: The Suburbs

As Portland’s real estate market fizzles (kinda), the metro area sizzles. Hello, Scappoose—and we see you, Wood Village.

03/27/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Real Estate 2018

Portland Neighborhoods by the Numbers 2018: The City

From Alameda to Woodstock, we’ve got the numbers you need to navigate Portland’s real estate market.

03/27/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Real Estate 2018: Hot List

Every Portland Homebuyer Should Know These Neighborhoods Right Now

From high-density condos to suburban splendor, here's how to find what you want.

03/27/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Real Estate 2018: Paradise Found/Lost

I Left Portland to Escape Crazy Development. But Guess What?

You may not be interested in growth, but growth is interested in you.

03/27/2018 By Leah Sottile

Real Estate: A Good Place

An Innovative Recovery Center Breaks Ground in East Portland

Central City Concern brings social services to a fast-growing, oft-neglected section of the city.

03/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

Real Estate 2018: Rockwood Arises

Can One of Portland’s Poorest Neighborhoods Build Its Way to Prosperity?

Rockwood has bold—but controversial—plans to try.

03/27/2018 By Randy Gragg

Real Estate 2018: Slabtown Sensations

What Will Become of Rapidly Changing Slabtown?

Amid a rising skyline, street-level humanity prevails (for now).

03/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

Real Estate 2018: Carbon Fiber

This New Portland Condo Tower Is Both Sustainable and Seismically Strong

Made mostly of cross-laminated timber, Carbon12 goes for the green.

03/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

Real Estate 2018: The Blueprint

What Will Portland Look Like in 2035? The City Is About to Decide.

One little factor: there could be almost 850,000 of us.

03/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

The Shakedown

The Joys and Woes of Buying a House in Portland

Is homeownership all it's cracked up to be?

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

City of Design

The Essential Guide to Design Week Portland 2018

The city’s annual celebration of deep thoughts and sharp looks is back. Here’s your ultimate preview.

03/27/2018 Edited by Marty Patail

Design Week 2018: PDX Revamp

How One Portland Company Is Reviving the Airport’s Discarded Benches

Behold these beautifully revamped seats at Design Week.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Design Week 2018: Hands On

How Working with Your Hands Can Heal the Mind

Mexican American artist Vania Vananina talks tactile creativity.

03/27/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Design Week 2018: Editor's Picks

Portland Monthly's Top Picks for Design Week 2018

Here are nine of the events we're most excited to check out.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Design Week 2018: Flora Exotica

How Plants Can Change Your Life

A Design Week event showcases unusual plants and hand-cast stone pots.

03/27/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Design Week 2018: Gaming in Color

Hair Nah Creator Momo Pixel Wants Designers to Use More Color

"Especially in Portland, there’s this concrete, off-white, 'add wood' feel."

03/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Design Week 2018: Type Hero

A Lettering Artist Breaks Down Her Intricate Craft

Jessica Hische talks dollhouses and Wes Anderson.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Design Week 2018: Dave Otte

What Is Architecture's Social Responsibility?

Dave Otte of Holst Architecture talks housing insecurity and design.

03/27/2018 By Anya Rehon

Design Week 2018: Tsilli Pines

Why Design Week 2018 Will Be the Best Design Week Ever

Director Tsilli Pines breaks it down.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Design

This Bend Woodworking Studio Makes Beautifully Curvy Furniture

Fernweh’s Justin Nelson followed his heart, and it led him to hardwood.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

News & City Life

Politics

No Woman of Color Has Ever Served on Portland City Council. This Election Could Change That.

Meet the contenders in this historic race.

03/27/2018 By Beth Slovic Illustrations by Alice Mollon

Long Story Short

Republican Senator Jackie Winters Has Spent Decades Shaping Oregon

The Senate minority leader—and our state's longest serving black senator—talks conservatives, food banks, and barbecue.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

Take Action

With a Food Pantry and Home Delivery, This Nonprofit Serves Low-Income Portlanders

Last year, Lift Urban Portland distributed some 250,000 pounds of food in its fight against hunger.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

Hunger in Oregon

Oregon’s Innovative Food Bank Longs for the Day It Shuts Down

But in a state with disturbingly high rates of food insecurity, it’s probably here for a while.

03/27/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Q&A

Can a Website Help Fight Portland's Housing Crisis?

Once homeless, Tyrone Poole now runs a start-up that connects would-be renters with real choices.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Instafic

A Portlander Writes Instagram Flash Fiction with a Real Estate Twist

Sharlyn Anderson imagines the lives and loves contained within Oregon homes.

03/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Education

Does Jefferson High School Need a New Name?

A ’61 graduate of the historically black school says it should be named for a woman, an African American, or an abolitionist—not a slaveowner.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

PDX Index

How Will the Tax Code Changes Affect Oregon?

Here's how to make sense of the new Republican-backed tax plan.

03/27/2018 By Katelyn Best

Style & Shopping

Spring Fashion

Spring Fashion 2018: Color, Pattern, and Plaid Power Suits

From hand-dyed textiles to look-at-me baubles, put these on and try not to smile.

03/27/2018 Styled by Eden Dawn Photography by Gia Goodrich

Trophy Case

Style Your Ride with This Portland Cycling Gear

Snackholes to snazzy socks, your commute just got a whole lot cushier.

03/27/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Footwear

Move Over, Runners: Reshod's Shoes Are Designed for Walkers

The Portland upstart wants you to walk this way.

03/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Travel & Outdoors

Travel

Go Wish New Orleans a Happy 300th Birthday

You (and your stomach) don’t want to be left out of this party.

03/27/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Lights Out

It's Time to Embrace the Dark Side—to Save the Birds

An Audubon Society campaign calls for switching off the lights.

03/27/2018 By Eileen Stark

Science

A Sweet-Smelling Tree Is Drinking Oregon Dry. Should We Log It?

It's the attack of the western juniper.

03/27/2018 By Elizabeth Doerr