CULTUREPHILE

How Blue Sky Gallery Became a Northwest Photography Mecca

39 years of luck, pluck, and Tuesday meetings turned Blue Sky into one of the nation’s leading exhibitors of photography.

09/26/2014 By Randy Gragg

TBA:14

Time-Based Art Festival Field Guide: Closing Weekend

Need help navigating the citywide cavalcade of performance? Look no further than our guide for top shows and up-to-date reviews. Sept 11–21

09/19/2014 By Randy Gragg and Aaron Scott

TBA:14

TBA Review: Luke George's 'Not About Face'

This audience participative work found the chilling common denominator between ISIS and Jeff Koons. Thru Sept 18

09/16/2014 By Randy Gragg

REPORT

The South Waterfront's New Research Epicenter

A bold new research hub unites three ambitious universities and a rising neighborhood.

09/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

BE PREPARED

The Big One: A Northwest Earthquake Survival Guide

The Cascadia Subduction Quake is coming. How bad will it be? Bad. (Maybe the worst natural disaster in US history.) Can we prepare? YES!

07/01/2014 By Randy Gragg Illustrations by Nomad With Peter Holmstrom

BIG PICTURE

The Rise of Park Avenue West

After failed dreams and a family feud, a 30-floor building is set to be Portland's fourth-tallest.

06/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

EDITOR'S NOTE

What's So Bad About Urban Density?

As Portlanders fret over our current upward growth spurt, some perspective from across the Pacific eases one writer's angst.

05/12/2014 By Randy Gragg

LONG STORY SHORT

Glenda Goldwater, Portland's Bon Vivant

Go to an arts event: an experimental performance, a symphony gala, or the latest gallery opening. You’ll nearly always see Glenda Goldwater, impeccably dressed, white hair reaching above the crowd, horn-rimmed glasses turning her eyes into a diptych.

05/01/2014 By Randy Gragg

NEWS

Portland Monthly: The One-Page Edition | May 2014

We distilled a magazine's worth of stories onto a single page. See the condensed awesomeness!

05/01/2014 With Randy Gragg, Caitlin Feldman, Maya Seaman, and Peter Holmstrom

GARDEN DESIGN

A Wild and Playful Portland Garden

Crafted humor, whimsical color, and seriously lush horticulture blend in one of the city's greatest backyards.

05/01/2014 By Randy Gragg

FEATURE

Reasons to Love Portland

From poetry to poutine, from high tech to high fashion, we celebrate what makes our city the best anywhere.

04/25/2014 With Marty Patail, Randy Gragg, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Allison Jones, Carl Abbott, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Kelly Clarke, Molly Woodstock, Maya Seaman, Peter Holmstrom, Lexy Folkes, Greg Young, Rene Denfeld, Brian Doyle, Justin Hocking, and Laini Taylor Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Zach Dundas

THE NEXT PORTLAND

Four Buildings That Are Setting New Design Standards in Portland

Portland’s current multifamily housing boom is breeding some buildings to look forward to. Here are a few projects that each set new standards.

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

THE NEXT PORTLAND

Orenco Station: Westward Expansion

A 20-year dream that this onetime nursery workers’ village would become a small city next to the MAX line is nearly fulfilled.

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

THE NEXT PORTLAND

The Jade District: East Side, Redefined

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

THE NEXT PORTLAND

Lloyd District: Ecotopia

With a new lush public plaza and major face-lift for the aging mall, Portland’s first “ecodistrict” will be a lean, green, sustainable machine.

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

THE NEXT PORTLAND

North Pearl: Going Up?

The Pearl District's north end is shaping up to house some of the tallest housing projects in Portland history.

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

THE NEXT PORTLAND

Burnside Bridgehead: Designer's Disneyland

Portland's most adventurous architecture firms have imagine four new buildings for the crossroads of E Burnside Street and Grand Avenue.

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

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

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

EDITORS' NOTE

The Past, Present, and Future of Portland Real Estate

Learning from a legacy of construction booms and growing pains

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg