DESIGN

A Portland Start-Up's Cute, Customized Backyard Pods Could Be Your Fortress of Solitude

SQFT aims to combine flexible designs and ADU-like value with speed and sustainability.

12/08/2015 By Alex Madison

FURNITURE

This New Sustainable Furniture Design Company Is Portland Through and Through

Folk launches with a Northwest-minimalist aesthetic and high-minded aspirations.

11/04/2015 By Alex Madison

HOME DESIGN

How a Portland Architect Built His Dream Home in Six Months

In July 2012, Jamin Aasum set out to build a modern abode overlooking Industrial Northwest Portland in time to marry his future wife inside—on New Year's Eve. Here's how he did it.

10/19/2015 By Amara Holstein

SUSTAINABILITY

5 Steps to Transform Your Home into an Eco-Friendly Abode

There's no place like a green home!

10/05/2015 By Fiona McCann

EDITOR'S NOTE

Why Portland Needs a Magazine Devoted to Design

Our executive editor meditates on the spaces and makers that deserve a fittingly stylish platform to show off their successes.

10/05/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

HOME DESIGN

A Stunning Modernist Swimming Pool Before & After

How a dank ’70s swimming pool became a woodsy, modernist gem

10/05/2015 By Zach Dundas

HOME DESIGN

How a Bunch of Retirees Created Portland's Greenest Communal Housing Outpost

With a communal patio and ultra-efficient passive house design, a group of former city planners and lawyers dreamed up their own perfect pocket neighborhood.

10/05/2015 By Kelly Clarke

HOME DESIGN

A Modern Portland Home Explodes with Light, Lines, and Color

With a smart new stairwell and small details like concrete knobs and quirky furniture, a Southwest Portland home is transformed.

10/05/2015 By Amara Holstein

GARDEN DESIGN

This Dramatic, Colorful, and Playful Portland Garden Has it All

Combining eclectic art, an Asian-inspired pavilion, painted concrete walls, and plenty of space for entertaining, a West Slope couple crafted their dream outdoor space one piece at a time.

10/05/2015 By Kate Bryant

OLD & NEW

Portland Home Envy: Inside an Inspiring 1920s Industrial Warehouse Remodel

A creative expansion blended a former pinting press and mechanics garage into a dreamy loft with historical cred.

10/05/2015 By Amara Holstein

ARCHITECTURE

Home Tour Alert! Step Inside Portland's Most Stunning Modernist Houses

The popular annual AIA homes tour unlocks eight gems of contemporary home design.

09/28/2015 By Alex Madison

ARCHITECTURE & GNOME DESIGN

A Giant Gnome Will Lord Over Beaverton's Coolest Apartment Complex

A '70s-meets-Portlandia makeover anoints an elfin mascot to capture its quirky design aspirations.

08/27/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

HOME DESIGN

Embracing Simplicity in 800 Square Feet

Living large with an unfettered, small-house design in Southeast Portland

07/20/2015 By Amara Holstein

ARCHITECTURE

Tour Portland's Sharpest Modern Homes (With a Discount!)

The annual Portland Modern Home Tour steps inside some of the city's most forward-thinking residential design.

04/08/2015 By Zach Dundas

DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE

How a Dank '70s Swimming Pool Became a Woodsy Modernist Gem

Fieldwork Design gives an elegant makeover to a West Hills home's basement oasis.

03/16/2015 By Zach Dundas

HOME DESIGN

5 Crucial Tips for Portland Eco-Remodelers

From picking the right contractor to handling VOCs to the best local suppliers, the builder behind the city's first LEED-certified home renovation tells all.

03/13/2015 By Mike Spina

HOME DESIGN

Sustainability Meets Idiosyncrasy in a Modern Spin on the Mom & Pop Shop

Inside Will Emery and Bonnie Serkin's SE Clinton home and business, both built for the long haul.

11/03/2014 By Randy Gragg

HOME DESIGN

A Period-Perfect Midcentury Renovation

A Southwest Portland reno shines bright with natural light and curated, historical style.

10/10/2014 By Amara Holstein

LIVES AQUATIC

The Houseboat Life

Two sisters cultivate complementary styles on neighboring Hayden Island houseboats.

10/10/2014 By Randy Gragg Photography by Stephen Tamiesie

STAYCATION

Portland's 10 Best Airbnb Rentals

As the couchsurfing website plants its roots in Portland, we reveal Portland's best Airbnb rentals to stash your guests.

05/15/2014 By Nicole Cordier