Real Estate

Property Watch: A Schoolhouse Turned Dance Hall Turned Home

Original wood floors, windows, and bell tower, plus salvaged design details, make for a dreamy house on a full acre off of Cornelius Pass near Portland.

05/31/2023 By Melissa Dalton

Real Estate

Property Watch: Storybook Style with a Designer Remodel

Fairy-tale whimsy and luxe modern details meet in this century-old home in the Grant Park neighborhood of Northeast Portland.

05/23/2023 By Melissa Dalton

Royally Good

Portland’s Only Castle Is For Sale

An iconic historic landmark in the West Hills is on the market for the first time in decades.

05/08/2023 By Melissa Dalton

Real Estate

Property Watch: A Rare and Dreamy Rummer in Garden Home

A larger floor plan with all the midcentury builder’s hallmarks, including a lush indoor atrium, windows galore, and vaulted tongue-and-groove ceilings.

04/24/2023 By Melissa Dalton

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Property Watch: This 1885 Victorian Is One of the Oldest Homes in Portland

The Joseph Bergman House in Northwest's Alphabet District once belonged to the pioneers of the city's architectural preservation scene.

04/12/2023 By Melissa Dalton

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Property Watch: Timeless Pearl District Loft by Jessica Helgerson

A once basic Portland loft transformed with statement tile, a multitude of storage, and a built-in sectional that can seat 12 party guests at once

04/04/2023 By Melissa Dalton

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Property Watch: A One-of-a-Kind Home by an Iconic Local Architect

For $3.6 million, work with "organic architect" Robert Harvey Oshatz to customize the interior of this Northwest Portland Forest Park home.

03/28/2023 By Melissa Dalton

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Property Watch: A Modern Townhouse in North Tabor

Designed by a powerhouse local firm and built in 2017, this townhouse in Northeast Portland near Mount Tabor is rife with stylish details.

02/28/2023 By Melissa Dalton

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Property Watch: A Midcentury Time Capsule on Nearly 7 Acres in Hillsboro

A midcentury-modern home from 1967 with swag lights, Roman brick, and wood paneling galore, all in a forested setting in Portland's western suburbs

01/17/2023 By Melissa Dalton


A Midcentury Collector Home Gets a Very Modern Push into Tomorrow

One of Portland homebuilder Robert Rummer’s classic ’60s designs is retrofitted for modern life.

12/07/2022 By Matthew Trueherz Photography by Christopher Dibble

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Property Watch: A Classic Midcentury In Multnomah Village That May Have Been the Architect’s Own

James Jamison passed away in 2007, and the obituary also mentions that he designed his own personal SW Portland residence. So, the question is: could this be it?

10/24/2022 By Melissa Dalton

House Proud

Gawk at These Modern Portland Homes on an Architectural Tour

The season kicks off next month with the Portland Modern Home Tour, featuring homes from Raleigh Hills to Sellwood to Cully.

09/23/2022 By Julia Silverman

Real Estate

Property Watch: A Mid-Century Modern Retreat in Highland Crest

Large windows and sliding glass doors open up this Southwest Burton Road home, built in 1962.

08/08/2022 By Melissa Dalton

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Property Watch: A Light and Bright House Made of Modular Triangles in Eliot

Of course this modern home in inner Northeast Portland by Irving Park has been featured in Dwell.

07/25/2022 By Melissa Dalton


Gresham's New Library Could Be Our Starchitect Moment

Designers of the new 95,000 square foot East County flagship branch, which is set to open in 2025, are shooting for the moon.

07/18/2022 By Julia Silverman

Real Estate

Property Watch: A West Hills Home that Defies Its Challenging Lot

This contemporary Portland home is complete with a backyard that has it all, from the hot tub and fitness studio to a bocce ball court.

07/11/2022 By Melissa Dalton

Books, Books, Books

Portland's Flagship Downtown Library Is Getting a Face-Lift—And Closing for 3 Months!

The Multnomah County Central Library building will be closed to the public from August 1 to November 1 for a face-lift.

06/21/2022 By Julia Silverman

Real Estate

Property Watch: A Midcentury Chalet in the Treetops Is Polished to a Shine in Highlands Crest

Even the shower has forest views in this West Hills home with custom wood cabinetry and floating decks—it was Sunset magazine’s 1967 Home of the Year.

06/06/2022 By Melissa Dalton

Real Estate

Property Watch: A Quiet Stunner at the Top of the Hillsdale Neighborhood

Evergreen views, a private courtyard, pocket doors, and minimalist details in a West Hills home near Council Crest, designed by Portland’s Fieldwork.

04/25/2022 By Melissa Dalton

Real Estate

Property Watch: In Oak Grove, a Modernized Pietro Belluschi Home in a Parklike Setting

Dutch doors, wood tones and cork floors are all hallmarks of the noted architect's style in this suburb just south of Portland.

03/28/2022 By Melissa Dalton