THE NEXT PORTLAND

Plotting Portland's New Skyline

As they look to Portland’s future, urban planners see the city of someday: in this case, 2035.

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

VENTURES

Portland's Friendly Real Estate Renegade

How Jenelle Isaacson and Living Room Realty are putting people first.

04/02/2014 By Caitlin Feldman

BIG PICTURE

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm's Bloom Boom

An artisan farming niche shows its true colors

04/02/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

DISPATCH

Willamette Falls' Next Move

The rezoning of the Blue Heron Paper Mill site may signal a new era for Oregon City.

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

THE NEXT PORTLAND

A Bigger Portland is On Its Way—And Here's What It Will Look Like

It's taller, shinier, pointier (or boxier), denser, busier, greener, and more ambitious (or, sometimes, just greedier). Get ready.

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

REAL ESTATE 2014

Portland's Hottest Neighborhoods: Where to Buy Now

Whether you’re a solo first-time buyer, you’ve expanded into a young family, or you’ve just sent your last kid packing to college, there’s a perfect place for you in Portland.

04/02/2014 By Marty Patail

REAL ESTATE 2014

Vox Populi: Portland Real Estate

We asked 1,450 of our readers about the state of real estate. Here's what we discovered.

03/15/2014 Edited by Marty Patail

#MYPDX

Dramatic Instagram Portraits of PDX Homes

Get inspired by local photographer Michele Rider's black-and-white exploration of Portland's darker domestic side.

03/12/2014 By Maya Seaman

PDX INDEX

Portland Art Museum's Bacon Bonanza

A by-the-numbers look at PAM's showing of the most expensive work of art ever sold at public auction

03/03/2014 By Alexandria Bordas

SPORTS

PTFC 303: Advanced Timbers Study

By now, you probably know something about the Portland Timbers, like it or not. But can you ascend from novice to master?

03/03/2014 By Marty Patail

NEWS

Legal Weed is Coming! Are We Ready?

Oregon may vote to legalize recreational marijuana in 2014. As the drug war winds down, we explore Oregon's current cannabis landscape.

03/03/2014 By Doug Fine

VOX POPULI

Take our Real Estate Survey!

It's free, anonymous, and you can win $100 to spend at Doug Fir.

02/13/2014 By Marty Patail

PROFILE

Death Becomes Her

The "Green Reaper" of Boring, Oregon finds a calling—and a fresh start for an industry in flux—with wicker caskets, backyard burials, and free baby hugs.

02/03/2014 By Nancy Rommelmann

BACKPAGE

Test Your Portland IQ

Can you name all of the streets in Northwest Portland's Alphabet District? Neither could the Portland Monthly staff.

02/03/2014 By Marty Patail

VENTURES

Point 97's Ocean Conservation Apps Make Waves

A Ecotrust spin-off from local data navigator Ruby Gates steers high-tech solutions out to sea.

02/03/2014 By Cari Johnson

DEVELOPMENT

Downtown's PSU District Gets a Makeover

The city's southern end is waking up, with new projects aiming to tap the college-crowd population boom

02/03/2014 By Cari Johnson

FEATURE

Portland's Top Schools 2014

Our annual report card for more than 600 public and private schools in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, and Clark Counties.

02/03/2014 Edited by Marty Patail

REPORT

The Scoop on Powell's Books' Downtown Remodel

Portland's beloved bookstore overhauls its Burnside flagship with the future in mind.

01/21/2014 By Zach Dundas

ARCHITECTURE

To Save or Not to Save: Is the Portland Building Better in Person or the Pictures?

As one of the most controversial buildings in Portland faces a $95-million overhaul, its place in our civic line of sight is called into question.

01/13/2014 By Randy Gragg

INTERVIEW

The Future of Portland Shopping

Tom Cody, developer of Union Way and South Waterfront’s Emery apartments, expounds on place, profit, and how for-profit development can build community.

01/02/2014 By Zach Dundas