Design

A Pair of Downsizers Give the Portland ‘Skinny House’ a New Face

"Skinny houses don’t encourage demolition. Townhouses do.”

07/17/2018 By Marty Patail

Architecture

The Towne Storage Building, Former Low-Rent Creative Mecca, Went Full San Francisco

Autodesk’s new Portland HQ is something to behold.

06/19/2018 By Alena Willbur

Architecture

This Portland-Made Mobile Room Could Transform the Way We Work

ZGF Architecture and Twofold teamed up to transform office space forever.

06/05/2018 By Emily Davis

Architecture

The 2018 Portland Modern Home Tour Is Back

The seventh annual architect-led home tour returns Saturday, June 2.

05/22/2018 By Alena Willbur

Real Estate: A Good Place

An Innovative Recovery Center Breaks Ground in East Portland

Central City Concern brings social services to a fast-growing, oft-neglected section of the city.

03/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

Real Estate 2018: Carbon Fiber

This New Portland Condo Tower Is Both Sustainable and Seismically Strong

Made mostly of cross-laminated timber, Carbon12 goes for the green.

03/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

City of Design

The Essential Guide to Design Week Portland 2018

The city’s annual celebration of deep thoughts and sharp looks is back. Here’s your ultimate preview.

03/27/2018 Edited by Marty Patail

Design Week 2018: Dave Otte

What Is Architecture's Social Responsibility?

Dave Otte of Holst Architecture talks housing insecurity and design.

03/27/2018 By Anya Rehon

Development

3 Bonkers Things We Learned about These Proposed Skyscrapers

No. 3: the 680-feet-high skybridge will have trees growing in it.

02/15/2018 By Marty Patail

Remodel

Remaking an Old Portland Colonial into a Bright, Modern Space

A local interior designer remodeled this classic yet funky home in the Southwest Hills.

12/12/2017 By Anya Rehon

Architecture

A Portland Architect Wants to Erect the Tallest Skyscraper on the West Coast

The proposal for the Pearl's old US Post Office site sports a 970-foot tower and "botanical bridge" suspended mid-air.

11/14/2017 By Marty Patail

Renovation

How to Move a 137-Year-Old House across Town

The historic Morris Marks House has a new location just south of downtown Portland.

10/24/2017 By Kayla Brock

Airport News

PDX's $1.3 Billion Expansion Plan Includes a Bigger, Better Concourse E

It involves splitting up the airport's two biggest carriers. (And yes, there will be new amenities.)

10/18/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Design

Could This Cruddy Swatch of Concrete Become a Riverside Paradise?

Water Avenue Yards may never happen, but it would be glorious.

10/16/2017 By Emma Mannheimer

Development

Would You Live in This 300-Foot-Tall Wooden Skyscraper?

The Spar would be the tallest engineered timber structure in the world.

09/27/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

Postscript

The Portland Building: Just What Exactly Is That Thing?

We size up the standout features of our most (in)famous piece of architecture.

09/21/2017 By Zach Dundas

Scene Setter

An Ambitious Midcentury Remodel in Southeast Portland Flips the Script

Go inside the Garthwick home that's housed one of Portlandia's more insufferable couples.

09/21/2017 By Chad Walsh Photography by Christopher Dibble

Reading List

3 Portland Design Titles for Your Nightstand (or Phone Screen)

From architectural history to DIY stencils.

09/21/2017 By Zach Dundas

Fancy Pants

How Portland Helped Design Uniqlo's New Tokyo Headquarters

The new 200,000-square-foot facility is organized like an actual city.

09/21/2017 By Emma Mannheimer