making stuff look good

Celebrating the Art and Business of PDX Design

Design Week Portland, a new but already noteworthy event, takes place all over town October 9–13.

10/04/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

Design School

Portland, City of Designers

The next wave of Portland festivals celebrates design, for all of us whose passion it is to make and build deliberately, carefully and creatively.

09/17/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Beam & Anchor, House & Home

The essence of today's Portland: solid quality, in it for the long term.

06/03/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Filling Spaces with Color

Immerse yourself in a new shop that is a beautiful melange of colors, textures and patterns.

04/02/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Hot Wheels Come in a Boxx

For early adopters, a new design object to covet – and to zip around town on.

03/25/2012 By Kristin Belz

Home Hunt

Growin’ and Groovin’ in Cully Grove

Orange Splot keeps trees and plants seeds of a new green community in Portland’s Cully neighborhood.

11/12/2011 By Kristin Belz

Appreciation

Apple Season Indeed

RIP design guru Steve Jobs, not your average computer type.

10/07/2011 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Portland's Architecture + Design Month Starts September 29

A whole month to indulge in design-oriented exhibits, tours, lectures and parties.

09/15/2011 By Kristin Belz

DIY

ADX: Making It In PDX

A welcoming community work space for designers and makers of all levels.

09/09/2011 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

All Hail the Ancient Art of Mosaic

Hail Mary is a shop and mosaic studio filled with quirky beauty.

07/22/2011 By Kristin Belz

Read This

Poetry in Place

Forget the workaday functionality of ordinary maps; in this book, author Denis Wood redraws and redefines his neighborhood based on everything from radio wav...

06/27/2011 By Amara Holstein

Openings

New Design Sale Site

Are you an avid sale shopper? Or perhaps you just like to score a great deal? A new design flash-sale site called Fab just launched today, bringing high-desi...

06/09/2011 By Amara Holstein

Out & About

Think It, Design It, Build It

ADX, a community design space, will have its grand opening June 3rd. The giant studio-meets-thinktank-meets factory is a new, shall we say, prototype, for de...

05/26/2011 By Teri Gelber

Out & About

Portland AIGA Invites Local Designers to Talk Sustainable

Ten five-minute talks by local printers, packagers, and book designers who are all finding a better way to work and live, April 21 at the Ecotrust Building.

04/18/2011 By Teri Gelber

Desirables

Beautiful Pourover Stand by Clive Coffee

Elevate your java making to an art form with a sculptural pourover stand by Delaney Kelly for Clive Coffee.

04/05/2011 By Amara Holstein

Food Carts

Celebrate the Release of Cartopia

Check out tomorrow night’s free book release party and revel in Portland’s food cart revolution.

11/17/2010 By Anna Sachse