Hot Tub Time Machine

This Major Portland Renovation Project Brings Back the Ceramic Tub

“Whereas cast-iron tubs will get cold pretty fast, these earthenware tubs hold heat for hours.”

09/23/2020 By Marty Patail

The Great Escape

As COVID Wears On, Some City Residents Are Heading for the Hills

"People want to grow their own garden and have chickens—live a little more of the farm-style life and be more self-sustainable, in case something happens wit...

09/16/2020 By Julia Silverman

Gardening

Don't Throw Out That Pile of Fall Leaves Just Yet

Turns out they have redemptive qualities. Here are a few.

09/09/2020 By Jordyn Mayer

Black Lives Matter

Black-Owned Businesses: Service Directory

Portland Monthly's guide to Black-owned companies to hire for just about any job you need done.

08/04/2020 By Eden Dawn, Lauren Carlos, and Jordyn Mayer

Little Joys of Summer

Keep That New Victory Garden Looking Good With These Tips

We asked plant expert Wesley Younie for advice on keeping our gardens so fresh and so clean throughout the summer.

08/01/2020 By Eden Dawn

In Season

Must-Have Fruits and Veggies to Eat Now

Josh Alsberg, Portland’s premier produce junkie, drops some seasonal knowledge.

06/01/2020 Edited by Ben Tepler

Sponsored Content

Bring Your Vision to Life with Renaissance Homes’ Renaissance On Your Land Division

Having a dependable builder during these unpredictable times is more important than ever.

05/21/2020 By Ben McBee

Garden Culture

Faced with Peak Season Pressure, Portland’s Nursery Industry Adapts to COVID-19

Plus: where to order plants and veggies for pick-up and delivery.

04/02/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

City Slicker

The Game-Changing Perk of Homeownership No One Told Me

On moving from "big city" downtown to the unofficial club that is "the neighborhood."

04/01/2020 By Marty Patail

good hoods

Portland Hoods You Should Know

It's the best time to buy in years. Where should you be looking to spend your money and why?

04/01/2020 By Ben Tepler, Conner Reed, Julia Silverman, Margaret Seiler, and Kyle Sosa

Q&A

Portland Gets Real About Real Estate

The inside scoop about Portland real estate from the people who see it first hand.

04/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Flash Sale

Have a House to Sell? Your Buyer Might Be a Real Estate Start-Up

Portland is a Pacific Northwest proving ground for firms like Opendoor and Zillow Offers.

04/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Cooling Market

Once Stratospheric, the Portland Real Estate Market Is Looking More Earthbound This Year

If not a buyer’s market, it’s at least a balanced one.

04/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Buzzfeed

These Native Plants Are Balm to Pacific Northwest Pollinators

Help a bee out, why don’t you?

03/27/2020 By Jennifer Krazit

Sponsored Content

Tour Stunning Remodels and Meet the Teams Behind Them at The Tour of Remodeled Homes

Find your inspiration among the 13 homes from West Linn to NW Portland.

03/02/2020

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Earthquake Preparedness Is Peace Of Mind

Forecasts show another earthquake is coming. Here are expert tips for how to prepare your home, family, and community.

02/24/2020 By Steve Gemmell

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: Garden Amenities

Add a Steamy Sauna to Your Backyard

Call it sweat equity.

03/26/2019 By Marty Patail

Home

Restoration Hardware Opens Four Floors of Home Décor Eye Candy

The new Northwest Portland gallery space includes a cushy rooftop showroom and a vast design library.

05/04/2018 By Christine Menges

Architecture

How to Design a Summer Home—According to the Finns

A new photography exhibit reveals a century of Finnish summer villas.

03/08/2017 By Lauren Kershner