Architecture

Take a Look at the New Serena Williams Building at Nike

The namesake building is the largest yet to grace the sprawling campus in Beaverton.

05/04/2022 By Michelle Harris

Real Estate

Property Watch: A Color-Blocked Classic by William Fletcher

The Portland home of a significant midcentury architect, one of the founders of Northwest Modernism, hits the market for the very first time.

05/02/2022 By Melissa Dalton

Real Estate

Property Watch: A Hidden Gem In Salem

Clean lines, flat roof, celerstory windows, movable walls, in-house sauna, a carport, and more Frank Lloyd Wright vibes in this 1970 home in Salem, Oregon.

04/18/2022 By Melissa Dalton

Real Estate

Property Watch: A Council Crest Mid-Century with Lots of Modern Style

Come for the mid-century character of this Portland home, stay for the outdoor spaces, amazing home office, and well, everything really.

04/11/2022 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

Real Estate

Property Watch: On Tabor, an Arts and Crafts Home by Architect Ellis F. Lawrence

The 6,253 sq. ft. house was designed and built in 1912 by Ellis F. Lawrence, who created the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon.

03/21/2022 By Melissa Dalton

Spaces

Trauma-Informed Design Turns an Old Church into a Family Shelter

With pro bono help from a local designer, Family Village has soft curves, open sight lines, and a sense of place.

12/10/2021 By Angela Uherbelau

Real Estate

Property Watch: Airy Loft Living in Inner Southeast

This Division Street design gem boasts custom wood and glass doors, a loft to die for, custom lighting, and other top design details.

08/02/2021 By Melissa Dalton

Design

A Traditional West Hills Ranch Shows Its Wild Side

Portland design firm Penny Black brought in clean surfaces, big windows, and bright splashes of lime green.

03/20/2021 By Marty Patail

Design

These 6 Northwest Schools Are Inspiring Post-Pandemic Design

From high-tech ventilation systems to “flex spaces” for students to work while social distancing to sweeping outdoor classrooms, here are a few spookily pres...

11/20/2020 By Julia Silverman

Pomo Picks

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to This Week: Sept 2

The content in our queues, from Jerry Orbach to Cowboy Bebop

09/03/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Sponsored Content

Summer Road Trip through Restoration

Follow along on this local tour of historic buildings in Portland that have been restored with the utmost care and craftsmanship.

07/20/2020

What Now?

Architect Kevin Cavenaugh Talks Coronavirus, the Future of Buildings

“Applebee’s is screwed. Olive Garden is screwed, but we’re not screwed.... The small, nimble, creative, local entrepreneurs are going to be fine.”

06/01/2020 Edited by Marty Patail

The Big Deals

Three Projects Reshaping Portland Neighborhoods

Big-deal developments to watch for downtown, in Goose Hollow, and on a surging Sandy Boulevard

04/01/2020 By Jason Notte

Architecture

The Tree Farm Is a Wild New Office Building

The inner eastside construction is bright blue and has 56 strawberry trees hanging from all four sides.

01/21/2020 By Marty Patail

Architecture

Learn How to Build Your Own Tiny Hobbit Home

For a fraction of the cost of a typical ADU, the Permanent Culture Project shows you how to sculpt an unforgettable backyard haven from natural materials.

08/01/2019 By Eden Dawn

History

The Portland Building Used to Be a Jazz Club That Hosted John Coltrane and Duke Ellington

A new architecture podcast examines Portland's forgotten history, one building at a time.

06/25/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Design

4 Can’t-Miss Portland Design Week 2019 Events

From radical CLT architecture to visionary Mexican artists, Portland's design world is wider than ever.

03/26/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

BRIGHT LIGHTS

What Should Come Next for Portland's Downtown Parks?

Legendary landscape architect Douglas Macy will talk about a key thread of the city's urban DNA on Tuesday, Oct 11.

10/07/2016 By Randy Gragg

DESIGN WEEK 2016

Will Portland Be Underwater in 2100?

In Futurelandia, 20 local artists imagine Portland a century from now.

04/15/2016 By Claire Colby