URBAN DESIGN

Can San Francisco's Planning Czar Tell Portland How to Grow?

The Bright Lights discussion series presents a conversation with Gil Kelley, San Francisco's director of long-range planning.

02/24/2016 By Randy Gragg

TECH

App Developer Panic Switches Gears with Video Game "Firewatch," a Mystery Set in the Remote Wilderness

Dropping today, the game places you in a fire lookout with nothing but a radio and your wits.

02/09/2016 By Marty Patail

URBAN DESIGN

Portland's Proposed Green Loop Could 'Reinvent Outdoor Urban Life'

A Design Week competition will rally competing visions for a carless path through the city center.

02/01/2016 By Caitlin Collins

TRAVEL DESIGN

These Dreamy Retro Campers Will Make You Think You’re Adventuring in the '60s—But with Wi-Fi

Portland’s Dub Box remakes vintage VWs for the 21st century.

01/25/2016 By Caitlin Collins

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: February’s Best Local Stuff

This month’s hottest locally made goods, from aphrodisiac bitters to exquisite stone jewelry

01/25/2016 By Marty Patail

BIG PICTURE

Adding Soul to Custom Caskets

Two Portland tattoo artists create “death-positive” coffins in their own home.

01/25/2016 By Megan Haverman

DESIGN

Design Week Portland Returns With Bold Thinkers and Big Ambitions

From TED Talk-style lectures to an event combining archery, projection mapping, and booze, the annual festival has something for everyone.

01/18/2016 By Caitlin Collins

OUTDOORS

This Portland-Made Trailer Will Make Your Glamping Dreams Come True

It's got a boat for a roof. Repeat: It's got a boat for a roof.

01/11/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

URBAN DESIGN

Bright Lights: Portland's Mayoral Candidates Talk About How Design Can Shape the City's Future

Ted Wheeler and Jules Bailey square off on the cityscape as Portland heads for its May primary election.

01/06/2016 By Randy Gragg

WEED

How to Design a Portable Vaporizer

Designer James Monsees tells us how the PAX changed the game.

12/23/2015 By Portland Monthly Staff

ACCESSORIES

A New Stone Jewelry Line That Dazzles

Beach Bones jewelry takes hunks of "raw material from the universe" and turns them into statement pieces.

11/23/2015 By Eden Dawn

2015 Design Annual Launch Party

Slide Show: Portland Monthly's Design Annual Launch Party

Photos from our October First Thursday Design Annual Launch party hosted by the Joinery

11/23/2015

DESIGN

The Posh Remodel of Old Town's Society Hotel

A former flophouse gets a fancy update.

11/23/2015 By Megan Haverman

HOME GOODS

Thanks to Wood & Faulk, Holiday Shopping for Your Favorite Artisan-Obsessed Leather Fan Is Done

“Our pieces are classic with kind of a rugged edge .... They have that Northwest feeling combined with classic nostalgia.”

11/05/2015 By Alex Madison

FURNITURE

This New Sustainable Furniture Design Company Is Portland Through and Through

Folk launches with a Northwest-minimalist aesthetic and high-minded aspirations.

11/04/2015 By Alex Madison

LIGHTING DESIGN

Buckminster Fuller Inspired These Aggressively Angular Portland-Made Lamps

North for the Summer debuts a lighting line that channels the great midcentury design thinker.

10/21/2015 By Alex Madison

ARCHITECTURE / URBAN FUTURES

Are Tiny Homes the Housing Solution for a Fast-Growing PDX?

How to cope with a population boom, rising prices, and McMansion ugliness? A gathering of innovative housing thinkers says the solution lies in microscopic homes.

10/20/2015 By Alex Madison

STYLE FEATURE

Portland’s Newest Bridge Meets the City’s Sharp Architectural Fashion

Tilikum Crossing serves as a fitting stage for local designers' structured and trussed dresses, suits, and separates.

10/05/2015 By Eden Dawn

THE ART OF ARRANGEMENT

Bring Your Home to Life with Local Flowers

Fieldwork Flowers reveals how to build a better bouquet.

10/05/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

EDITOR'S NOTE

Why Portland Needs a Magazine Devoted to Design

Our executive editor meditates on the spaces and makers that deserve a fittingly stylish platform to show off their successes.

10/05/2015 By Rachel Ritchie