TEDxPortland Will Feature Bionic Limbs, Psychedelic Beards, and Radical Audience Participation

Presenters include journalist Ann Curry, police chief Danielle Outlaw, the Oregon Symphony, and, potentially, you.

03/16/2018 By Sarah Hutchins


Portland's Brand-New Design Program for Busy People

The Pacific Northwest College of Art's new MA in Design Systems will barely cut into your 9-to-5.

01/30/2018 By Sarah Hutchins


This Tricked-Out Airstream Wants to Host Your Next Fête

The Stolen Pony Lounge is a party on wheels.

12/28/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren


This Portlander Is Ron Swanson's Favorite Carpenter

Among woodworkers, Gary Rogowski is a legend.

11/20/2017 By Lily Raff McCaulou

Breaking News

All-Woman Food & Design Collective the Nightwood Launches in Chesa Space

Elder Hall’s Michelle Battista and Ataula's Cristina Baéz team up for a private event hall, community class hub, and 'creative wonderland,' where a lady supergroup makes food and art dreams come true.

09/20/2017 By Kelly Clarke


This Decked-Out Airstream Could Be Your Next Party Pad

Beck and Iggy Pop partied in this thing over the summer.

09/18/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren


This New Book Will Change the Way You Think about Playgrounds

Design Museum is on a mission to create better places for play across the country.

06/29/2017 By Bryanna Briley

Best Offices 2017: Sizing Down

Welcome to Portland's Tiniest Office

Design networking firm Coroflot built its 280-foot headquarters in a trailer.

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Outdoor Apparel

Union Way's Newest Tenant Sells California Culture

Starting May 5, Sacramento-based outdoor "lifestyle brand" All Good pitches its tent in downtown Portland's West End.

05/04/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Audio Star

How Studying Design Turned Roman Mars into a Pathological Optimist

The 99% Invisible host talks hostile architecture, self-driving cars, and the beauty of Portland's flag.

05/02/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson


What to Do Every Day at Design Week 2017

As Design Week 2017 kicks off, we present our picks for the must-do events.

04/21/2017 By Eden Dawn


This Wild Mural Will Wrap around an Entire Portland Office Building

Los Angeles artist James Jean talks about his plans for the Fair-Haired Dumbbell, rising at the Burnside Bridge's east end.

04/17/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Design Week

New Showcase Aims to Prove Macrame Is Cooler Than You Thought

Cotton, linen, wool: as long as it's fiber, it's fair game.

04/11/2017 By Meagan Nolan


Design Within Reach Opens Its Largest Studio in the Country in Portland

The design company's new Pearl District location boasts 28,000 square feet dedicated to midcentury modern and contemporary furniture and home décor.

01/31/2017 By Lauren Kershner


Slide Show: Portland Monthly's 2016 Maker Mixer

Photos from our Design Annual Launch Party & Yard Grand Opening

10/10/2016 Photography by Jason DeSomer By Portland Monthly Staff


Local Furniture Designers Star at ShowPDX 2016

A celebration of the best local chairs, tables, and lamps—everything but the kitchen sink, and maybe that, too.

10/04/2016 By Marty Patail


From Aging Trailer to Fabulous Glamper

A Portland couple converts an antique motor home into the retro-inspired camper of their dreams.

09/27/2016 By Claire Colby


How to Spot the Four Types of Portland Designers

They are everywhere. Here’s our handy guide to finding them in the wild.

09/21/2016 By Zach Dundas

Video Games

A 1994 Video Game Classic, Reborn in Portland

Night Dive Studios has raised more than $1 million to remake the cult classic System Shock from the ground up.

07/19/2016 By Marty Patail


The Best Photo of Portland's Fashion Designers Ever Taken

We gathered together two decades of Portland's designers and asked them about the past, present, and future of fashion.

07/05/2016 By Eden Dawn