April 2014
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It's taller, shinier, pointier (or boxier), denser, busier, greener, and more ambitious (or, sometimes, just greedier). Get ready.
Features
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Our annual guide to 120 neighborhoods and suburbs in a sortable table of comprehensive real estate data.
Thumbnail for - Kinfolk Magazine Takes Over the World
Portland's aesthetics-driven media empire handcrafts a global phenomenon
Thumbnail for - Spring Style: Natural Selection
Harbingers of spring arrive in soft-hued florals and pretty pastels, from structured leather jackets to delicately draped silk dresses.
Learning from a legacy of construction booms and growing pains
At tapas house Ataula, Barcelona-born Jose Chesa masters a rare ingredient in modernist cuisine: comfort.
Portland’s first family of Lebanese cuisine brings their pantry to the Pearl District.
Dayna McErlean's NE Killingsworth tavern delivers grandma-caliber linguini (and a winning wine list)
At this take-out temple to almond meal and meringue, Marius Pop's technicolor French treats are drawing a crowd.
Our stand-up shows are packed, our sketch troupes are breaking the rules, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival attracts big names from around the country.
A by-the-numbers look at the upcoming season of pro basketball in Portland
OMSI shreds science with a new interactive exhibit featuring a 7,000-square-foot skate park.
A look back at Alison Roper's decades-long career with the Oregon Ballet Theatre
Over the past decade, dancers like Ching Ching Wong have led Northwest Dance Project to international success.
Harbingers of spring arrive in soft-hued florals and pretty pastels, from structured leather jackets to delicately draped silk dresses.
This month's hottest locally made goods, from Oregon-sourced wool bedding to a new middleman for the rental market.
Inside the creative reoccupation of Southern California's historic downtown, from a new Ace Hotel to new bars and boutiques.
Portland's aesthetics-driven media empire handcrafts a global phenomenon
The rezoning of the Blue Heron Paper Mill site may signal a new era for Oregon City.
A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from Portland's only professional cuddler to Arlene Schnitzer.
When Brad Fitzpatrick dreamed up interactive web pages, he set the stage for the social media revolution.
Michael Totten, Portland-based writer for World Affairs, on war zones, Syria, and how Pyongyang beats Paris
An artisan farming niche shows its true colors
How Jenelle Isaacson and Living Room Realty are putting people first.
How Ross Hunsinger distills drinking stories into his drinks
Pioneering Oregon brewmaster John Harris launches a new North Mississippi brewpub
Whether you’re a solo first-time buyer, you’ve expanded into a young family, or you’ve just sent your last kid packing to college, there’s a perfect place for you in Portland.
It's taller, shinier, pointier (or boxier), denser, busier, greener, and more ambitious (or, sometimes, just greedier). Get ready.
As they look to Portland’s future, urban planners see the city of someday: in this case, 2035.
Portland's most adventurous architecture firms have imagine four new buildings for the crossroads of E Burnside Street and Grand Avenue.
The Pearl District's north end is shaping up to house some of the tallest housing projects in Portland history.
With a new lush public plaza and major face-lift for the aging mall, Portland’s first “ecodistrict” will be a lean, green, sustainable machine.
Since the Vietnamese joint HA & VL opened near SE 82nd Avenue and Division Street eight years ago, everyone from local chefs to Bon Appétit has rated its soups among the best—anywhere. Nearly every day, says co-owner Peter Vuong, the...
A 20-year dream that this onetime nursery workers’ village would become a small city next to the MAX line is nearly fulfilled.
Portland’s current multifamily housing boom is breeding some buildings to look forward to. Here are a few projects that each set new standards.
Our annual guide to 120 neighborhoods and suburbs in a sortable table of comprehensive real estate data.
We asked 1,450 of our readers about the state of real estate. Here's what we discovered.