DESIGN NEWS

Architecture by the 50%

Women are half the population, but not on the roster of design award winners. Denise Scott Brown still can't share the Pritzker Prize for architecture her partner Robert Venturi won in 1991.

06/19/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Sustainable Living in Aurora

The people of the Aurora Colony created a template for how to live the authentic, local, and sustainable life.

06/17/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Garden Structures Looking Up

Arborela makes it easy to create a garden room, whether for people or for tomatoes.

06/14/2013 By Kristin Belz

RECIPES

The Great Grain Adventure With Oat Groats

A deliciously long way from instant oatmeal, hulled oat groats are whole grains full of nutty sweetness.

06/13/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIGN NEWS

Portland ParkScore #7 in National Tests!

Take that, #10 Seattle! For us in Portland, appreciating our parks is second nature.

06/12/2013 By Kristin Belz

MARKET WATCH

S-s-s-s-s-Strawberry Shortcake

We’re cheering the revival of not only the red-haired 1980s cartoon character but also the classic dessert.

06/10/2013 By Kristin Belz

GIFT IDEAS

Father Knows Best...

...what he wants on Father's Day. We help you deliver June 16!

06/07/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Our Guide to Guides to Portland

From a class of Llewelyn Elementary Third Graders, to zinesters, to Zagat's, there's a guidebook for what to do in Portland.

06/06/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Better Beer Glass, Better Beer Taste?

There’s something to be said for sipping from the proper beer glass at home.Here, the special seven vessels for home brew high life.

06/05/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

In the Garden of Isamu Noguchi

These long, lingering days are the perfect time to experience the designer’s modernist sculptures at this special exhibit at Portland’s Japanese Garden.

06/03/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Trending Up: Triangulation

The power of three takes over today's design trends in chairs from U of O students, shoes from Nike, building materials from Italy and more.

05/31/2013 By Kristin Belz

MARKET WATCH

Copper River Salmon Are Here

Sustainably harvested and cleverly marketed, the Alaskan Wild Salmon make their delicious and healthy annual appearance.

05/30/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

The Kush Life Underfoot

At a crossroads in the Pearl District, luxurious rugs from all over the world seek their new homes.

05/29/2013 By Kristin Belz

MARKET WATCH

The Onion, Published in Walla Walla

The Walla Walla onion is a special sweet treat and nothing to laugh at.

05/27/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Sale on the Mediterranean

From Turkish towels to Moroccan pottery, bring the Mediterranean home at bargain prices from Indigo Traders.

05/24/2013 By Kristin Belz

ENTERTAINING

Throw a Simple Memorial Day Shindig

Use the holiday as a no-stress warm up for when the real summer parties and warm weather arrive.

05/23/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Gifts for Grads

These tokens of congratulations help kick off a new stage of life with just the right touch of spirit, humor and practicality.

05/22/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Free Kid's Room Makeover Contest

Who wouldn't want more than $8,000 to revamp their child's room? YOLO Colorhouse hopes you're Pinterest-ed enough to enter the contest.

05/20/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Come Back to Cast-Iron Cookware

As long as we're resurrecting the 1890s in many areas of life and fashion, why not bring cast-iron back into the kitchen?

05/17/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Movie: The Greenest Building

During National Historic Preservation Month, consider the question: is every old building also a green building?

05/16/2013 By Kristin Belz