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

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

Timber Land

The Future of Portland's Skyline Is Made of Wood. Yes, Wood.

The next cutting-edge technology to fuel our building boom just may grow on trees.

03/20/2017 By Brian Libby

Kitchen Design

Five Phenomenal Portland Kitchens

When it comes to reinventing the heart of the home, craft and style count.

09/21/2016 By Brian Libby

ARCHITECTURE

Yes, the Memorial Coliseum Is Now a "National Treasure"

The symbolic designation could save the controversial 56-year-old stadium from the wrecking ball.

06/10/2016 By Lisa Dunn

THE FUTURE

In a New Era of High Prices and Soaring Popularity, What Will Portland Become?

As the cost of living skyrockets, new people pour in, and shiny new buildings rise, Portland must act fast to save its soul.

03/25/2016 Edited by Zach Dundas By Marty Patail, Brian Libby, Randy Gragg, and Ramona DeNies

WHAT'S NEXT

Portland Is Changing Faster Than You Can Believe

Here are five big game changers already in the works.

03/25/2016 By Zach Dundas, Randy Gragg, and Brian Libby

Habitat

High-Water Haven

Winter floods and financial red tape couldn’t stop an architect couple from building their dream cabin in Hood River.

08/17/2012 By Brian Libby

Out and About

Taking Time to Measure Up

Evaluating our green building efforts, PSU helps us ask how we’re doing so far.

05/07/2012 By Kristin Belz

Scene & Heard

Long Gone Blonde

Humphrey Bogart's ex-wife—and film femme fatale—Mayo Methot rests in peace in Portland.

10/14/2011 By Brian Libby

HOMEGIRL

Manila Mata Hari

Portland woman Claire Phillips served as a WWII spy in Manila, earning her the Presidential Medal of Freedom and inspiring a Hollywood film. Upon returning to Portland her rise to fame quickly came and went, leaving her incredible and long-forgotten story

01/14/2011 By Brian Libby