Cover Story

The Best Places to Work 2020

Mind-melting offices, galaxy-brain work perks, and forward-thinking companies changing Portland’s work culture.

12/31/2019 Edited by Marty Patail

Best Places to Work

BeFunky's Portland Headquarters Is a Gorgeous Minimalist Oasis

The photo editing software company has more than 25 million active users, so you might be surprised by the modesty of the firm’s Portland headquarters.

12/31/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Best Places to Work

Squarespace’s Downtown Office Puts an Emphasis on Togetherness—and Food

Meals are a big deal here.

12/31/2019 By Marty Patail

Best Places to Work

Swift’s Northwest Portland HQ is Packed to the Brim with Delights

At this point, the yoga sessions, roving bar cart, and rosé and Ecliptic hazy on tap just seem like overkill.

12/31/2019 By Marty Patail

Design

Three Drool-Worthy Portland Remodels

How three Portland families updated their homes to maximize natural light, space, and comfort.

10/16/2019 By Brian Libby

Room Titans

3 Newish Furniture Stores Changing Portland’s Interiors

Need to spruce up your Portland pad? We've got you covered.

10/16/2019 By Heather Keeling

Interior Design

How to Choose the Right Tile for Your Home

Flower-adorned fireplace inserts. Fox and grapevine mosaics. 3-D fish leaping across shower walls. Your imagination is the only limit.

10/16/2019 By Sarah Hutchins

Architecture

Scratch Your Trespassing Itch with the Portland Modern Homes Tour

“If you build houses for a living, who gets to see that house? The people living there and their friends and family,” says Ken Shallcross, vice president of event organizers Modern Architecture + Design Society.

05/15/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

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

Interior Design

A Portlander Helped Design This Cabo Dream House

Allison Smith Design furnished the home with items from her hometown of San Miguel de Allende.

09/21/2018 By Allison Place

Powder Keg

6 Gorgeous Portland Bathrooms

Great design can pop even behind closed doors.

09/18/2018 By Amara Holstein

Design

Open Haus Market Aims to Celebrate Portland Design in All Its Forms

This weekend, a new event features the work of 20-plus Oregon designers and artists.

09/11/2018 By Allison Place

Design

How Do You Make a Bar Fun? The Elvis Room Duo Tells All.

The barmen behind Portland's double-decker ode to the King know how to create a space that's always on your mind.

01/30/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Hotel Design

A Portland Design Team Goes Full Hula Girl on a Hawaii Hotel

OMFGCo revamps Honolulu's Laylow to look more Hawaiian than Hawaii itself.

09/21/2017 By Zach Dundas

Design

How Portlander Max Humphrey Creates Color-Happy, Boldly Patterned Rooms

The interior designer and former punk musician shakes up the city's muted palette with bright hues and wild prints.

09/21/2017 By Fiona McCann

Restaurant Review

Chef Naoko's Radical, Farm-Fresh Japanese Cooking Lures a Star Architect

The downtown bento spot morphs from anti-space to high-design statement, but Naoko Tamura's bold cooking remains center stage.

03/20/2017 By Karen Brooks

Airport Love

PDX Could Be Even Better: 9 Next-Level Perks Our Airport Needs

Sure, Portland is still America's favorite airport. But let's not forget the competition. From indoor waterfalls to therapy pigs, here's what we'd gladly steal.

03/07/2017 By Regan Breeden

Next-Level Bodega

Mini Mini Reimagines the Convenience Store

The East Burnside mini-mart elevates the utilitarian corner store to a haven of Helvetica, crowlers, and niche snacks.

11/14/2016 By Jason Buehrer

First Look

Chef Naoko’s Bento Café Gets a Redesign from Star Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma

We’ve got a first look at the farm-fresh eatery’s new digs.

11/14/2016 By Benjamin Tepler