HOME & ARCHITECTURE

The Irvington Home Tour Opens Up Portland's Largest Historic Neighborhood

The leafy bastion in Northeast Portland showcases some of the city's finest classic residential architecture.

05/13/2014 By Zach Dundas

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

ARCHITECTURE

Fieldwork Builds a Design Portfolio by Hand

A new player among Portland architecture firms emphasizes rapid prototyping, in-house making, and wide-ranging scale.

04/01/2014 By Zach Dundas

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

DESIGN SCHOOL

Oregon's Guild of Woodworkers

These old school woodlovers are gathering strength to spread their love and knowledge of a primal material.

08/16/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Catio Tour of Portland

Who says dogs should get all the attention? These cool cats live the cush life, luxuriating on their own outdoor catios.

08/14/2013 By Kristin Belz

SLIDE SHOW

The Glamorous 1950s Home

This 1956 home in the West hills exudes a whimsical elegance not usually found in Northwest mid-century modernism.

08/07/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIGN SCHOOL

The Architecture of Ice Cream

The design of Salt & Straw represents Portland's style to the international ice cream world.

08/05/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Eating for the (Frank Lloyd) Wright Cause

Go to dinner and feel good about it by putting your money where your mouth is at the Gordon House annual benefit.

07/31/2013 By Kristin Belz

SLIDE SHOW

Inside the Arts & Crafts

Elegant details shine in this 1911 home in the Southwest Hills.

07/29/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Special Bamboo Entry to Pickathon Festival

This year the music will sound even better once you walk through the entry gate made by PSU architecture students for a design-build studio.

07/25/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Street of Dreams House Tour

Take the Home Builders Association tour and start fantasizing about living the good life, where everything is new and nothing is broken.

07/17/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Time Travel Via the Old House Tour

Take the time machine back to the 1870s (and more recent history) in the Heritage Homes tour July 27.

07/10/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Not Too Cool for School

Design education is stepping into the big leagues in Portland; see proof at PSU's Made It exhibit.

07/03/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Doghouses for Design Lovers

Dig these high-style dog domiciles, from DIY to intricately constructed international design contest winners.

06/27/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

White is Right At Home

We're reminded that design in the classic, clean color goes well with anything, anytime.

06/26/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIGN NEWS

Architecture by the 50%

Women are half the population, but not on the roster of design award winners. Denise Scott Brown still can't share the Pritzker Prize for architecture her partner Robert Venturi won in 1991.

06/19/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

In the Garden of Isamu Noguchi

These long, lingering days are the perfect time to experience the designer’s modernist sculptures at this special exhibit at Portland’s Japanese Garden.

06/03/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Movie: The Greenest Building

During National Historic Preservation Month, consider the question: is every old building also a green building?

05/16/2013 By Kristin Belz

FREE STUFF

Fun Free Tools for Map Geeks

A fun, free mapping tool lets you transport the borders of Portland to anywhere else in the Google-mapped world, and see how your favorite places compare.

05/10/2013 Photography by Kristin Belz