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Houses We Love

Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland

Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family.
Contemporary supportive housing project Bud Clark Commons in Portland, Oregon
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Commons' Grounds

A cornerstone of Portland, Oregon’s plan to eradicate homelessness, the Bud Clark Commons supportive housing project proves that thoughtful design creates considerable social good.
residential urban wooden box harpoon house
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Small Wooden Box Home in Portland

This pair of handy Portlanders doesn’t crave any more of Oregon’s territory than what’s taken up by their 704-square-foot home, hard-working garden, and smartly designed outdoor spaces.
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Portland's Cape Cod Remodel

With its slim profile and sleek gray exterior, Lola Oyibo and Eric Boardman’s home in Portland, Oregon bears little resemblance to the house it used to be. Unable to afford the 40% down required to...
Modern backyard chicken coop
Outdoor

Coop Dreams

Switching coasts from Brooklyn to Portland gave architects Mitchell Snyder and Shelley Martin a new set of unexpected clients: three young hens.
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Green

Z for Two

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.
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Travel Reports

Anju: Portland, Oregon

A new restaurant named Anju recently opened in Portland, Oregon. With a darkly sleek interior, industrial finishes, and original art on the walls and ceiling, it comes as a pleasant surprise that...
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Green

Stumptown Rock

Even before construction was complete, the Stump House was turning heads. When its green-minded future owners learned of its shining environmental résumé, they knew they’d found a place to call home.
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A Mid-Century Modern Home in Southwest Portland

Living in a state that’s saturated with rain for 
much of the year, Oregonians rightly have an obsession with sunshine.
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Design 101

Intelligent Design

The future of the office is about 
providing a balanced response to 
the environment and the person 
in the office—–or at home, in the park, 
on a plane, or wherever the “office” happens to be.
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Design 101

Skylab

The distinction between professional 
and personal life has blurred.
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Cooler Ranch

After searching in vain for an empty lot to build on, architect Brian White settled for a nondescript 1960s ranch that nobody else wanted—and proved that building from the ground up doesn’t always...
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Community Building

Completed in 2004, the Belmont Street Lofts—with their crisscrossing pattern of wood, metal, and glass—have settled neatly into their neighborhood, offering a contemporary complement to the...
window church architecture house
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WestEnders

One of Portland, Oregon’s, up-and-coming neighborhoods can thank a modern reinterpretation of a previously decrepit building for inspiring a wave of rather chic downtown development.
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Aloft in the Forest

Among the many problems of urban living in Portland, Oregon, are raccoons, deer, and falling trees. It’s not just that woods and forests persist inside the city limits but also the fact that a city...
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Green

Totally Tubular

On the roof, amidst an array of native wild grasses and shrubs, six banks holding 180 small thermal solar 
collection tubes provide hot water year-round. This new technology, made by Apricus Solar...
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My House

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...
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