Fix-It Guide

How To Make Your Home and Garden Portland-Fabulous

Your essential home and garden project guide from local experts.

03/26/2019 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Fix-It Guide: Décor

Give a Drab Room New Life with a Lively Wallpaper Mural

It's all about the patterns, people.

03/26/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Fix-It Guide: Experts

Portland's Home Care Experts Spill Their Secrets

From fixing troublesome plumbing to organizing nightmare closets, here's your guide to making your home instantly better.

03/26/2019 By Kelly Clarke, Marty Patail, Jackson Main, and Wriik Maui

Fix-It Guide: Backyard

Make Your Garden a Shady Paradise

Embrace your dark side.

03/26/2019 By Jennifer Krazit

Fix-It Guide: Garden Amenities

Add a Steamy Sauna to Your Backyard

Call it sweat equity.

03/26/2019 By Marty Patail

Look Who's Cooking Now

The Easy Bake Oven Era Is Over

A new Portland-based cooking program aims to teach the next generation of gourmets.

10/17/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Jean Therapy

This Super-Niche Portland Studio Can Repair Your Busted Jeans

Shredded knees and blown-out crotches are no match for Indigo Proof.

10/17/2018 By Theresa Christine

Style Spotlight

Portland's Inaugural Textile Month Is in Full Swing

Inspired by NYC's citywide shindig, Portland's first-ever fabric fest runs through the end of October. Here are five events to hit.

10/08/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais and Eden Dawn

Make It Fashion

Style Yourself: A Guide to Portland’s Fashion Education Opportunities

Whether you’re a novice taking your first steps or a seasoned veteran seeking supplemental skills, here are the schools, workshops, and websites to know.

07/13/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Hot Wheels

Here's Where to Find Portland's Underground Custom Car Scene

Every Sunday, the city's motorheads gather on SE Second Avenue for an event called the Red Door Meet.

06/19/2018 By Mike Allen

Design Week 2018: Hands On

How Working with Your Hands Can Heal the Mind

Mexican American artist Vania Vananina talks tactile creativity.

03/27/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Makers

This Portlander Is Ron Swanson's Favorite Carpenter

Among woodworkers, Gary Rogowski is a legend.

11/20/2017 By Lily Raff McCaulou

Design Directory

The Ultimate Guide to Portland Design Specialists

Got a passion project? These locals can help craft and construct it—beautifully.

09/21/2017 By Kelly Clarke and Chad Walsh

DIY Publishing

3 Top Bets for the 2017 Portland Zine Symposium

For the first time, people of color and those who are trans or nonbinary will dominate the two-and-a-half day exhibition.

06/12/2017 By Courtney Eldridge

Fashion

18 Artists Unleash Wild, Expressive Embroidered Patches

The favorite self-labeling device of punk youth and army grunts gets a gallery show.

05/19/2017 By Eden Dawn

DIY

The Japanese Art of Turning Scraps into Style Statements

Kiriko Made’s boro workshop returns!

03/14/2017 By Courtney Eldridge

DIY

Can This Project Help Portland Makers Survive?

Kelley Roy's Industrial Grange aims to preserve light industrial space in the central city.

02/20/2017 By Jason Buehrer

Education

Wise Up! A Guide to Portland’s Best, Weirdest, and Most Enlightening Educational Opportunities

Get smart, get crafty, or get cooking with the city’s coolest classes for grown-ups.

11/14/2016 Edited by Rebecca Jacobson

Wise Up: Learn Something New

Yes, You Can Study That: 29 Portland Classes You Didn’t Know Existed

Tuvan throat singing to hula dance to beekeeping, it’s time to get enlightened.

11/14/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Wise Up: Get Crafty

Basket Weaving to Spoon Carving, WildCraft Offers Arts & Crafts for Grown-Ups

It’s like summer camp forever.

11/14/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson