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

Slideshow

Fieldwork Design's Handcrafted Architecture, Furniture, and Interiors

A new Portland firm gets off to a fast start with an aesthetic that emphasizes hands-on production.

03/31/2014

HOME

House of Castellon Designs the Perfect Portland Blanket

House of Castellon creates a new brand dedicated to Oregon-sourced materials and design.

03/27/2014 By Caitlin Feldman Photography by Lauren Lark