Editor’s Note

From the Editor: A New Season Blooms in the City

There's a lot to look forward to in and around Portland, Oregon, this spring, from work lunches to Columbia River Gorge trips and more.

03/28/2022 By Fiona McCann

Trophy Case

Step Up Your Gardening Game This Spring with These 5 Regional Products

Locally forged hoes and trowels, a book from a Portland press, great garden gloves from Salem, and more

03/21/2022 By Gabriel Granillo Photography by Katie Leimbach

Green Shoots

Our Favorite Portland Plant Shops and Nurseries  

From Richmond to Slabtown to Nob Hill, spruce up your home or garden by visiting these botanical havens.

03/15/2022 By Michelle Harris and Jenni Moore

Nature

Monarch Conservation Effort Reaches New Heights in Portland

Ida Galash of Portland Monarchs and her cohort of citizen-scientists are breaking ground for two new waystations at Pittock Mansion and in Washington Park.

02/17/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Remodel

Old House, New Kitchen

Now cooks can see the famous garden at the Platt House in the West Hills.

09/30/2021 By Brian Libby

Real Estate

First They Came for the AC. Now, It's About a Backyard Pool.

Historically, a pool was unexpected in Portland-area backyards. But given climate change and COVID, they are hot commodities.

08/18/2021 By Julia Silverman

Home & Garden

Livingscape Nursery’s New Owners Have Houseplant Tips for You

This Northeast Portland nursery's new owners have all the tips for burgeoning green thumbs.

08/16/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Gardening

How to Keep Your Garden Alive During the PDX Heat Wave

A local plant expert’s tips about how to protect your plants in the heat.

08/12/2021 By Cami Hughes

Real Estate

Oregon Is the First State to Ban those Real Estate 'Love Letters'

But it sounds like we won't be the last.

07/16/2021 By Julia Silverman

Garden

Wanna Save the Monarch Butterfly? Plant Some Milkweed.

“While other species are blipping off the planet at an alarming rate, this is one that we can do something about.”

06/15/2021 By Arlo Voorhees

Patio Primer

5 Things to Consider as You Plan Your Perfect Backyard Escape

Tip no. 1: Get really into drainage.

05/30/2021 By Marty Patail

Real Estate

It’s Tough to Buy a House in Portland Right Now

But the city’s suburbs and exurbs are even hotter markets.

03/29/2021 By Anthony Macuk

Home & Garden

Try Planting These Spring Pretties to Give Your Garden a Boost

Here's what to plant for a yard bursting with blooms and sweet-smelling flowers.

03/20/2021 By Marisa Kula Mercer

Design

A Traditional West Hills Ranch Shows Its Wild Side

Portland design firm Penny Black brought in clean surfaces, big windows, and bright splashes of lime green.

03/20/2021 By Marty Patail

Shopping

In a Year that Decimated Small Businesses, This Family-Owned Portland Nursery Hit a Sales High

Cornell Farms reported a more than 40 percent increase in sales in 2020 over the year before.

03/10/2021 By Elizabeth Dye

Volunteer

Put Your Talents to Good Use at These Portland Organizations and Nonprofits

Using your skills to give back can make you feel good, too.

01/01/2021 By Fiona McCann

Organizing

Feeling Overwhelmed? Take Some Time to Organize, and Reap the Sweet Serotonin Boost

You can’t single-handedly heal the world of its many ills. But you can create order at home and clear your own head in the process.

12/30/2020 By Julia Silverman

Home Goods

These Patterned Local Linens Make Organic Home Goods Fun

“We’re all stuck inside. We’re all doing homeschool,” Kula Mercer says. “But you lay out a beautiful tablecloth and some fresh flowers and suddenly [home] fe...

12/15/2020 By Elise Herron

Design

A Stunning, Storybook Open Entryway Brightens This West Hills Midcentury Home

“I like to think of it as a narrative entry,” Stewart Horner says.

12/15/2020 By Marty Patail

Light a Fire

Growing Gardens Grows More Than Just Plants

How one nonprofit has become a beacon of hope, health, and self-sufficiency.

12/02/2020 By Riley Blake