Urban Nature

3 New Ways for Portlanders to Get Outdoors in 2018

Start your Fitbits: this year, the Green Loop makes a Sunday Parkways cameo, several city parks get a facelift, and an east side dock opens to summer swimmers.

01/17/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Housing

A New NE Portland Housing Unit Hopes to Give Refuge to African Americans and Vets

The apartment building for families displaced from the Eliot neighborhood is also a behavioral clinic for vets and others.

01/16/2018 By Kayla Brock

Development

Will These Massive Skyscrapers Actually Get Built in Portland?

A starchitect's proposal aims to raise rooflines on the waterfront.

12/28/2017 By Randy Gragg

Hotel News

Portland's New Grove Hotel Is Now Owned by a London Developer

Bob Naito's ambitious hospitality project looked ready to open. Then a sudden ownership flip delayed the launch—and signaled that big money is now betting on still-seedy Old Town.

12/20/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

Architecture

A Portland Architect Wants to Erect the Tallest Skyscraper on the West Coast

The proposal for the Pearl's old US Post Office site sports a 970-foot tower and "botanical bridge" suspended mid-air.

11/14/2017 By Marty Patail

Design

Could This Cruddy Swatch of Concrete Become a Riverside Paradise?

Water Avenue Yards may never happen, but it would be glorious.

10/16/2017 By Emma Mannheimer

Development

Would You Live in This 300-Foot-Tall Wooden Skyscraper?

The Spar would be the tallest engineered timber structure in the world.

09/27/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

Essay

Massive Growth Is Transforming Portland. What Do We Need to Do Next?

We size up the blown chances and promising opportunities.

09/21/2017 By Randy Gragg Illustrations by Matteo Berton

Hotel Design

A Portland Design Team Goes Full Hula Girl on a Hawaii Hotel

OMFGCo revamps Honolulu's Laylow to look more Hawaiian than Hawaii itself.

09/21/2017 By Zach Dundas

On the Rise

Portland Architecture Firm Beebe Skidmore Finds Beauty in the Unexpected

Heidi Beebe and Doug Skidmore team up to create a budding firm—and bright new buildings.

09/21/2017 By Brian Libby

Urban Future

What Kind of Development Does Portland Need Right Now?

We asked three local players for their take.

09/21/2017 By Fiona McCann

Big City Lights

These 4 Giant Apartment Buildings Will Change Downtown Living in Portland

Our city's skyline is rising.

09/13/2017 By Marty Patail