Architecture & Design

Real Estate

Property Watch: A Delightfully Restored Atomic Ranch in Markham

Vintage midcentury charm and modern updates meet in this Southwest Portland home dubbed the 'Retro Ranch.'

05/15/2023 By Melissa Dalton


The Woodworker, the Upholsterer, and Harry Styles

Portland’s Your House Couch couldn’t find a stylish loveseat pictured on a pop album cover. So they made it themselves.

04/25/2023 By Angela Cabotaje Photography by Christopher Dibble

Real Estate

Property Watch: This 1885 Victorian Is One of the Oldest Homes in Portland

The Joseph Bergman House in Northwest's Alphabet District once belonged to the pioneers of the city's architectural preservation scene.

04/12/2023 By Melissa Dalton

Real Estate

Property Watch: A One-of-a-Kind Home by an Iconic Local Architect

For $3.6 million, work with "organic architect" Robert Harvey Oshatz to customize the interior of this Northwest Portland Forest Park home.

03/28/2023 By Melissa Dalton

Real Estate

Property Watch: A Modern Townhouse in North Tabor

Designed by a powerhouse local firm and built in 2017, this townhouse in Northeast Portland near Mount Tabor is rife with stylish details.

02/28/2023 By Melissa Dalton

Real Estate

Property Watch: A Modern Redesign of a Woodstock Cottage

Terrazzo floors, vaulted ceilings, and large windows are just a few of the upgrades in this Southeast Portland home.

02/20/2023 By Melissa Dalton

Real Estate

Property Watch: A Remodeled Midcentury-Modern Home with Its OG Attitude

Views, woodwork, a bathroom balcony, an outdoor dining room and entertaining garden, and seamless updates in this architect's gem in Portland's Southwest Hills

02/06/2023 By Melissa Dalton

Real Estate

Property Watch: A Midcentury Time Capsule on Nearly 7 Acres in Hillsboro

A midcentury-modern home from 1967 with swag lights, Roman brick, and wood paneling galore, all in a forested setting in Portland's western suburbs

01/17/2023 By Melissa Dalton

Real Estate

Property Watch: Our Readers’ Favorite Midcentury Houses on the Market in 2022

A look at the year's most enticing midcentury-modern homes for sale in Portland—and how much they sold for.

12/28/2022 By Melissa Dalton

Real Estate

Property Watch: A Pioneering, Climate-Friendly Home in Cully

From the rooftop solar panels to the living room’s earthen floor, everything about this Portland home is forward-thinking and aimed at reducing environmental impact.

12/12/2022 By Melissa Dalton


A Midcentury Collector Home Gets a Very Modern Push into Tomorrow

One of Portland homebuilder Robert Rummer’s classic ’60s designs is retrofitted for modern life.

12/07/2022 By Matthew Trueherz Photography by Christopher Dibble


10 Grand Lodges of the Pacific Northwest

For every season, there’s a dream destination. These retreats in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho invoke the mythic best of the Northwest.

09/13/2022 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Benjamin Tepler, Margaret Seiler, Amy Martin, and Kelly Clarke

Real Estate

Property Watch: A Classic Neskowin Beach House with a Stylish Standalone Sauna

Natural and local materials, floor-to-ceiling glass for ocean and forest views, and a sauna outbuilding with a green roof on the Oregon coast

09/12/2022 By Melissa Dalton

Portland Bar Guide

Check Out These Gorgeous Bar Bathrooms

From Pac-Man tile at Ground Kontrol to gold detail at Doug Fir, these bar bathrooms are perfect for picture-taking, mirror-primping, or just plain admiring.

09/02/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michael Novak, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, and Matthew Trueherz

Home Remodel

A Manzanita House with a History Gets a Game Changer of a Makeover

Out went the beige carpet and surfboard décor, in came built-ins, nautical curves, and a spa bathroom in this beach house on the Oregon Coast

08/11/2022 By Julia Silverman Photography by George Barberis

Home Decor

Q&A: Emily Henderson and The New Design Rules

The Oregon-born blogger and author makes grout treatments and selecting carpet samples relatable in her new how-to book on design and décor.

08/09/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Long Story Short

This Portland Quilter Has Become a TikTok Sensation

Chris Marchini’s modern quilts and bright persona have made him a hit with online crafters.

05/13/2022 By Fiona McCann


Lilacs for Days at Hulda Klager Gardens in Woodland, Washington

Surrounded by flowers, the historic property’s farmhouse remains closed for now, but the gardens and arboretum just north of Portland are open year-round.

05/09/2022 By Margaret Seiler


Take a Look at the New Serena Williams Building at Nike

The namesake building is the largest yet to grace the sprawling campus in Beaverton.

05/04/2022 By Michelle Harris


What If Your House’s Design Theme Were the Tim Burton Film Beetlejuice?

In West Hills, a creative couple’s collaborative renovation of a boxy ’90s home mixes merry and macabre, matching the aesthetic of the 1988 Tim Burton film.

03/30/2022 By Margaret Seiler