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Swimply has turned Portland into a hotbed for backyard pool and hot tub rentals, from saltwater pools on hilltop hobby farms to backyard hangs.
Oregon is a disaster-prone state. How can you protect your home, and help your home protect you?
Isabel Lemus Kristensen
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.
Locally forged hoes and trowels, a book from a Portland press, great garden gloves from Salem, and more
From Richmond to Slabtown to Nob Hill, spruce up your home or garden by visiting these botanical havens.
Michelle Harris and Jenni Moore
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.
Now cooks can see the famous garden at the Platt House in the West Hills.
Historically, a pool was unexpected in Portland-area backyards. But given climate change and COVID, they are hot commodities.
Home & Garden
This Northeast Portland nursery's new owners have all the tips for burgeoning green thumbs.
A local plant expert’s tips about how to protect your plants in the heat.
But it sounds like we won't be the last.
“While other species are blipping off the planet at an alarming rate, this is one that we can do something about.”
Tip no. 1: Get really into drainage.
But the city’s suburbs and exurbs are even hotter markets.
Home & Garden
Here's what to plant for a yard bursting with blooms and sweet-smelling flowers.
Marisa Kula Mercer
Portland design firm Penny Black brought in clean surfaces, big windows, and bright splashes of lime green.
Cornell Farms reported a more than 40 percent increase in sales in 2020 over the year before.
Using your skills to give back can make you feel good, too.
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.
“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...