HABITAT

One Couple Turns Portland’s ADU Boom into a Plan for the Future

Here's how to make the most of 800 square feet.

03/25/2016 By Amara Holstein

BIG PICTURE

A Stunning New Pool House at Black Butte Ranch

Designer Corey Martin unites architecture and landscape in Central Oregon.

03/25/2016 By Zach Dundas

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: Best Local Stuff of April 2016

This month’s hottest locally made goods, from precision-cut fire pits to oversize backyard games.

03/25/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

5 THINGS ABOUT

What You Need to Know About Design Week

The annual celebration of creativity takes over Portland April 15–23.

03/25/2016 By Marty Patail and Caitlin Collins

LOOKBOOK

Portland Jewelry Line Polaris Shines Bright

The small line has released a spring lookbook brimming with geometric wonders.

03/22/2016 By Eden Dawn

HOME & GARDEN

Let's Ogle This Sexy, Minimalist, Portland-Made Fire Pit

Assembled from five precision-cut pieces of steel, the Stahl Firepit is hawt.

03/14/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

ARCHITECTURE

Local Designers Prove Barns Can Be Sexy, Too

We chat with Portland-based DC Builders, who raise barns for the modern era.

03/04/2016 By Caitlin Collins

HABITAT

How A Striking Tasting Room Takes House Spirits to New Heights

The Pacific Northwest’s largest distillery has a massive new home in the Central Eastside.

03/01/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: The Best Local Stuff of March 2016

This month’s hottest locally made goods, from ergonomically pleasing knives to an app that’ll help you make spontaneous plans

03/01/2016 By Marty Patail

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: Best Local Stuff of February 2016

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