DESIGN NEWS

Portland's Biggest Interactive Design Event is Back (and Wants Your Ideas)

Content is returning to the Ace Hotel and, for the first time, is open to public submissions. Be part of the party!

08/18/2015 By Eden Dawn

ARCHITECTURE

PSU Students Designed this Awesome Pickathon Stage

A totally tubular backdrop reuses massive industrial materials.

07/31/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

RIDE DESIGN

Will Your Next Road Bike Be Made of Wood?

Southeast Portland's Renovo bikes are road ready—and gorgeous.

07/07/2015 By Mary Stutzman

BRAND DESIGN

The Crazy-Tight Deadline that Helped Simple Create a Beautiful Logo

How one Java script, a retro-future concept, and a few hours worked brand-design magic for the Portland banking startup.

06/08/2015 By Zach Dundas

THE WIDE WORLD OF DESIGN

Hot Design Links: 3-D Printed Food, Armani Manholes, and Stackable Pre-Fab Apartments

Cookie-scented air? Bacteria-printed scarves? What will they think of next?

03/13/2015 By Cervante Pope

WIDE WORLD OF DESIGN

Design Hot Links: Coffee Via Wifi, Frankentomatoes, and More!

This week's ramble around the design-y web suggests that civilization is either reaching its zenith or about to crumble. You decide!

02/27/2015 By Cervante Pope

THE WIDE WORLD OF DESIGN

Hot Design Links: iCars, Virgin's New Chicago Hotel, and...Tiny, Tiny Houses!

A quick spin around the design world takes in several of Portlanders' shared obsessions: Apple products, vicarious travel, and micro-living.

02/17/2015 By Cervante Pope

VIDEO GAMES

A Portland-Perth Collaboration Yields New Space Game

Retro adventure game Space Age was four years and two continents in the making.

01/26/2015 By Marty Patail

HIT LIST

15 Locally Made Calendars for 2015

Plan your new year in style with these Portland-printed planners and calendars.

12/19/2014 By Molly Woodstock

VISUAL THINKING

XPlane Tranforms Global Companies with the Power of Doodling

Using drawings, skits, role-playing, and the power of "show, don't tell," one local design consultancy generates some seriously smart thinking.

10/10/2014 By Kelly Clarke

THE STATE OF CRAFT

6 Design Stars Shaping Portland’s Craft Scene

It's no secret that our city is a hotbed of impressive stuff. Meet the makers behind the magic.

10/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, and Marty Patail

PANDORA'S BOX

How I Built My Home

An architecture critic tries his hand at designing and building. And thus begins the adventure.

10/01/2014 By Randy Gragg

DESIGN ANNUAL

Buy the Portland Monthly Design Annual: A Deep Dive Into A City of Brilliant Design

From amazing new homes to the best local makers to a pair of lavish houseboats, our debut Design Annual reveals Portland's sharpest work.

09/30/2014 By Zach Dundas

HOME DESIGN

Rummer Revival

During the ’60s and ’70s, Robert Rummer built nearly 1,000 iconic post-and-beam style homes in Oregon. This is the story of one.

08/01/2014

HOME DECOR

18 Gorgeous Vintage Wallpapers from a Portland Company's Treasure Trove

Bolling & Co.'s stash of early 20th Century wallpapers reveals the depth, beauty, and intricacy of a long-ignored medium.

07/29/2014 By Sarah Richards

CUSTOM CRAFT SPOTLIGHT

The Story Behind Holiday Custom's Badass Made-From-Scratch Motorcycles

The handcrafted Portland rides enjoy a broad (even famous) following.

07/08/2014 By Caleb Diehl

HIGH CRAFT SPOTLIGHT

Skulls, Spines, Whorls, and Wings: The Creepy/Beautiful World of Woodworker Laura Buchan

A Portland sculptor carves her own eerie menagerie.

07/07/2014 By Sarah Richards

NEWS

Portland Monthly: The One-Page Edition | May 2014

We distilled a magazine's worth of stories onto a single page. See the condensed awesomeness!

05/01/2014 With Randy Gragg, Caitlin Feldman, Maya Seaman, and Peter Holmstrom

DESIGN MEDIA

10 Things You Didn't Know About Kinfolk Magazine

The scrappy backstory and bold strategies behind the Portland-based entertaining magazine's global triumph.

04/22/2014 By Zach Dundas and Benjamin Tepler

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