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

HOME & ARCHITECTURE

The Irvington Home Tour Opens Up Portland's Largest Historic Neighborhood

The leafy bastion in Northeast Portland showcases some of the city's finest classic residential architecture.

05/13/2014 By Zach Dundas

EDITOR'S NOTE

What's So Bad About Urban Density?

As Portlanders fret over our current upward growth spurt, some perspective from across the Pacific eases one writer's angst.

05/12/2014 By Randy Gragg

Slideshow

Schoolhouse Electric's Spring '14 Line: Highlights

A glimpse of the local/national design powerhouse's crafty vision of home and hearth.

05/08/2014

FURNITURE

The Inside Story of Phloem Studio's Beautiful Handmade Modernist Furniture

Founder and designer Ben Klebba reveals the story and inspirations behind his sharp-angled line of Portland-made instant classics.

04/25/2014 By Zach Dundas

SLIDE SHOW / PREVIEW

Preview: Portland's Third Annual Modern Home Tour

From Tigard to Mt. Tabor, some of the metropolis’s rare architectural masterpieces open for a day.

03/28/2014 By Danielle Klenak

Slideshow

Third Annual Modern Home Tour

03/27/2014

SLIDE SHOW

A Portland Artist's Mindboggling Buckminster Fuller Book

Cole Gerst's Kickstarter-funded tome celebrates the inventor's radical vision of home, design, and society.

03/03/2014 By Zach Dundas

Slideshow

Portland Artist Cole Gerst's Amazing Buckminster Fuller Book

The Kickstarter-funded 'Poet of Geometry' explores the great inventor's radical, mind-blowing work.

02/28/2014

HOME DESIGN

An Elegant Kitchen Remodel Compromise

A sleek renovation captures a Woodlawn couple’s complementary style.

02/03/2014 Photography by Amara Holstein

HOME DESIGN

An Eco-Chic Passive House

After years of designing elaborate energy-efficiency systems, architect Jeff Stern turned to a simpler concept for his own home: the thermos.

01/02/2014 By Randy Gragg Photography by Bruce Wolf

LIGHTING

Birth of a Brand: Cedar & Moss

A Schoolhouse Electric veteran launches a refined, Euro-accented lighting line of her own.

12/10/2013 By Zach Dundas

Slideshow

Slide Show: Inside Christopher David Experience Design

CDExD’s new floral-interiors-espresso space indulges the senses with steaming espresso, fresh flowers, and vibrant visual splendor. Sneak a peek at the creative cafe with this slide show!

09/05/2013

OUT AND ABOUT

Catio Tour of Portland

Who says dogs should get all the attention? These cool cats live the cush life, luxuriating on their own outdoor catios.

08/14/2013 By Kristin Belz

SLIDE SHOW

Inside the Arts & Crafts

Elegant details shine in this 1911 home in the Southwest Hills.

07/29/2013 By Kristin Belz

INSIDE THE MAGAZINE

Home and Garden in the May Issue

Domestic dispatches from Portland Monthly's May issue, including big ideas for colorful DIY family style

05/03/2013 By Allison Jones

HABITAT

A Family Compound with High Style

A very DIY family crafts its own sprawling world of cheerful irreverence.

05/01/2013 By Amara Holstein

DESIGN SCHOOL

Behold the Threshold

There are many ways of letting people know they are entering onto your property. Design says it all without words.

04/08/2013 By Kristin Belz