Home Design

Oregon’s Most Famous Mime Built a Hobbit House in West Linn

And it’s on sale for $609,000.

09/21/2016 By Caitlin Collins

5 THINGS ABOUT

Here’s What You Need to Know about the Portland Farmers Market

1992 to now, our downtown market provides produce for the people.

06/13/2016 By Caitlin Collins

FASHION

5 Pacific Northwest Designers Make Us Proud While Raising Money for Children

Sometimes, it’s not about competition. 

05/05/2016 By Caitlin Collins

WHALE WATCHING

Meet the Resident Gray Whales of Depoe Bay

Marine biologist Carrie Newell introduces us to Scarback, Comet, and the very precocious Eagle Eye.

05/05/2016 By Caitlin Collins

Summer Race Guide

Bike, Run, Stumble, and Jump: Our Guide to 30 Great Summer Races

UFO-themed dashes, ultra-awesome ultras, and scavenger hunts inspired by The Amazing Race—we pick our 30 favorite summer challenges. Mark your calendars—and go!

05/03/2016 By Caitlin Collins, Ramona DeNies, and Molly Woodstock

TOURISM

Rodeo Town Pendleton Aims to Lasso Hipsters Year-Round

A peek inside a new tourism campaign targeting Portland millennials.

04/29/2016 Photography by Caitlin Collins

NATIONAL PARK WEEK

Oregon Has Eight National Park Sites—and Next Week, Admission Is Free

For its 100th birthday, the National Park Service is throwing a week-long party. Here’s your guide to keeping it local.

04/05/2016 By Caitlin Collins and Ramona DeNies

NEW HOTELS

Three Sexy New Boutique Hotels East of the Cascades

Check out—and into—a lakeside retreat from the team behind Portland's Ace Hotel, a refurbished Masonic temple in wine country, and the Jennings Hotel's new rooms.

03/31/2016 By Caitlin Collins

5 THINGS ABOUT

What You Need to Know About Design Week

The annual celebration of creativity takes over Portland April 15–23.

03/25/2016 By Marty Patail and Caitlin Collins

RECREATION LEGISLATION

New Oregon-Led Federal Bill Wants More Explorers in America's Backcountry

The proposed Recreation Not Red-Tape Act—spearheaded by Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden—hopes to boost small-town economies with more (hiking) boots on the ground.

03/22/2016 By Caitlin Collins

WHALE WATCHING

Five Ways to Spot a Whale during Oregon's Spring Watch Week

20,000 gray whales are on the move! Catch sight of the ocean's most magnificent mammals on your next trip to the Oregon Coast.

03/18/2016 By Caitlin Collins

TINY HOMES

These Yakima Tiny Homes Are Next-Level Glamping

Shabby-chic or contemporary elegance—which of these two vineyard vacation spots is right for you?

03/08/2016 By Caitlin Collins

ARCHITECTURE

Local Designers Prove Barns Can Be Sexy, Too

We chat with Portland-based DC Builders, who raise barns for the modern era.

03/04/2016 By Caitlin Collins

ARCHITECTURE

Can a Classic Pacific Northwest House Also Be a Great Contemporary House?

Portland architect Rick Berry puts a new-school edge on regional design.

02/29/2016 By Caitlin Collins

ARCHITECTURE

Real Architects Make Their Models Out of Wood

A World Forestry Center exhibit showcases a design technique no computer rendering can kill.

02/16/2016 By Caitlin Collins

GIFTS

Galentine’s Day? Bromancing? V-Day For the Unattached But Well-Friended Portlander

Valentine’s Day, unlike Paris, isn’t just for lovers.

02/10/2016 By Caitlin Collins

GIFTS

Our Portland-Centric Valentine's Gift Guide Stabs Romantic Cliché with Cupid's Arrow

Well, anyway—here are some ideas for V-Day that hopefully won't nauseate you or your Special One.

02/01/2016 By Caitlin Collins

URBAN DESIGN

Portland's Proposed Green Loop Could 'Reinvent Outdoor Urban Life'

A Design Week competition will rally competing visions for a carless path through the city center.

02/01/2016 By Caitlin Collins

TRAVEL DESIGN

These Dreamy Retro Campers Will Make You Think You’re Adventuring in the '60s—But with Wi-Fi

Portland’s Dub Box remakes vintage VWs for the 21st century.

01/25/2016 By Caitlin Collins