Events

Disrupt Wants to Show Portland It's Not Your Average Design Conference

WeMake's fourth annual event features Y La Bamba's Luz Elena Mendoza, Broccoli's Anja Charbonneau, and illustrator Loveis Wise.

10/09/2018 By Eden Dawn

Editor's Note

Why One Portland Monthly Editor Left Old-School Web Design Behind

And now prefers to write about design in all its many forms.

09/18/2018 By Marty Patail

Pedal Power

A Portlander Sets Out to Remake the Mountain Bike

Can Viral Bikes design away many of cycling's maintenance woes?

09/18/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

Letter Man

How One Portland Designer Creates Entrancing Typography

Recently transplanted from Cape Town, Jordan Metcalf rewrites the alphabet.

09/18/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Hot Wheels

Portland's One Moto Show Celebrates the Motorcycle in All Its Glorious Forms

The annual show, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019, features more than 180 bikes from around the world.

09/18/2018 By Sam Pape

Design

Can This Portland Company Revolutionize the Mountain Bike?

Viral Bikes founder Steve Domahidy breaks down his innovative design.

07/11/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

Design

Vero Watch Company Releases New Series in Collaboration with Wildwood

This Friday, party down and behold the brand's newest timepiece.

06/21/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Architecture

A New Housing Concept on N Williams Aims to Change How Some Portlanders Age

The 70-unit Canyons building is all about aging in place—and staying out of the nursing home.

06/14/2018 By Emily Davis

Design

The 5 Biketown Design Winners Are Here

The quintet of winning designs—one for each of the city's quadrants—are now rolling through Portland streets.

05/22/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Design

Paul Bunyan vs. Polka Dots: The 15 Biketown Design Finalists Are Here

You have until May 3 to vote on your favorite for each Portland quadrant.

04/27/2018 By Marty Patail

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

Events

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

Education

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

Design

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

Makers

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

Remodel

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

Design

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