The Pace of Portland
When creative director Ben Watson and his partner, painter Claudio Tschopp, relocated from Basel, Switzerland, to Portland, Oregon, three years ago, they had been told about Portland’s Pearl District, a popular former industrial enclave now brimming with galleries, restaurants, and residential lofts. But the outskirts beckoned: “I decided that if I’m in Portland,” Watson recalls, “why not enjoy the essence of what the city is?”
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- Portland—the city where young people go to retire, home of Stumptown Coffee Roasters, and filming location of that one show.
- Building on our Modern in the City of Roses slideshow, we share five more residential projects from Portland, Oregon, ranging from a multi-family development to renovations.
- Among the many problems of urban living in Portland, Oregon, are raccoons, deer, and falling trees.
- Living in a state that’s saturated with rain for much of the year, Oregonians rightly have an obsession with sunshine.
- In Portland, Oregon, two adjoining six-story homes on a formerly run-down urban lot add to the neighborhood’s density and its green cred.
- In Eugene, Oregon, designer Ben Waechter turned a residential home into a tea house and sampling room by borrowing ideas from another building typology: the theater.
- Dwell's "My House" section has been an integral part of the magazine since it was founded in 2000.
- This week, we’re featuring two events and one exhibition closing happening (on three continents, no less) this weekend in the world of architecture and design.