HOME DESIGN

An Eco-Chic Passive House

After years of designing elaborate energy-efficiency systems, architect Jeff Stern turned to a simpler concept for his own home: the thermos.

01/02/2014 By Randy Gragg Photography by Bruce Wolf

History

50 Moments That Shaped Portland

Our spin through Portland’s raucous 170 years reveals a city molded by punks and power brokers, by brilliant breakthroughs and a few heinous mistakes.

12/02/2013 By Randy Gragg With Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, Marco España, Caitlin Feldman, Cari Johnson, Alexandria Bordas, and Doug Kenck-Crispin

HABITAT

Tailoring Thomas

Thomas Lauderdale's famously cluttered loft was a fitting perch for the eclectic bandleader, collector, and historian. Then Philip Iosca arrived.

11/01/2013 By Randy Gragg Photography by Lincoln Barbour

BUSINESS

Apartment Therapy

Portland development firm CE John builds a new kind of rental, with high design and history in mind.

11/01/2013 By Randy Gragg

THE NEW WAY TO WORK

Workplace Tips from the Pros

What three stand-outs from Oregon Business Magazine's “100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon” can teach us about building a great workplace.

10/01/2013 By Randy Gragg

CULTUREPHILE

Tending Tradition at the Portland Japanese Garden

The world-class garden's CEO Steve Bloom and curator Sadafumi Uchiyama seek to reinvent an exquisite, endangered art.

10/01/2013 By Randy Gragg Photography by Ashley Anderson

Time-Based Art 2013

TBA Review: Karen Sherman

Despite hints of promise, “One with Others” might have been better left in the rehearsal studio. Sun at 4:30

09/22/2013 By Randy Gragg

Time-Based Art Festival 2013

TBA Review: Bouchra Ouizguen

The Moroccan choreographer conjures a world unto itself. Sat at 8:30

09/21/2013 By Randy Gragg

Time-Based Art Festival 2013

TBA: Campagnie Nacera Belaza

Day 8: The French-Algerian choreographer's dance asks a lot of the audience, but rewards with its rigorous trance. Thru Sept 22

09/20/2013 Photography by Randy Gragg

Time-Based Art Festival 2013

TBA Review: Third Angle New Music

Day 6: As the music rises, spins, and scatters in pitch darkness, it's easy to imagine what it's like to fly with the swifts. Thru Sept 19

09/18/2013 By Randy Gragg

Time-Based Art Festival 2013

TBA: Linda Austin/David Eckard

Day 4: Two local TBA veterans team up for the first time in a risky effort at fusing dance and sculpture. Thru Sept. 18

09/16/2013 By Randy Gragg

FALL ARTS PROFILE

Visionary Photographer Robert Adams Turns His Lens on Oregon

A new exhibition explores how the legendary landscape photographer portrays a changing west—and his own convictions.

09/03/2013 By Randy Gragg

ARTS & CULTURE

Fall Arts Preview: The New Class

Introducing the city's new wave of acclaimed arts leaders, along with our picks for the season's best shows.

09/03/2013 By Randy Gragg, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, and Claire Gordon Edited by Aaron Scott

EDITOR'S NOTE

Introducing Our New Editors

Meet Portland Monthly's executive editors Rachel Ritchie and Zach Dundas.

09/03/2013 By Randy Gragg

Architecture + Slide Show

First Look: PNCA’s ArtHouse

The Powell Family and PNCA build a well-lit dorm, inside and out. It will also house the boutique TOC and a new all-ages arts cafe. Review + Slide Show

08/29/2013 By Randy Gragg

EDITOR'S NOTE

The Father of Oregon's State Parks

How Samuel Boardman preserved—and created—Oregon's statewide green spaces

08/01/2013 By Randy Gragg

NEWS

The Portland Pulitzers

As the Oregonian sheds reporters and editors*, we bestow the first (and last) awards for the journalistic voices Portland will miss.

08/01/2013 By Randy Gragg

VISUAL ART

Review: Lucy Skaer at Yale Union (YU)

The decorated UK sculptor’s impossibly long titled show is YU’s most ambitious yet. But does it come up short? Thru Sept 12

07/30/2013 By Randy Gragg

EDITOR'S NOTE

The Future of Centennial Mills

A look at one of the most tantalizing and problematic development sites in the region

07/01/2013 By Randy Gragg

REVIEW

MOCC's Object Focus: The Bowl

The Museum of Contemporary Craft’s enjoyable exhibition focuses on the humble, everyday object.

07/01/2013 By Randy Gragg