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Portland's Modern Homes

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Known for its amazing culture and natural beauty, Portland is also a hub for architectural excellence. Here, we've collected some of our favorite stories and images from the City of Roses.

Cooler Ranch
After searching in vain for an empty lot to build on, architect Brian White settled for a nondescript 1960s ranch that nobody...
Stumptown Rock
Even before construction was complete, the Stump House was turning heads.
It's Hip to Be Square
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,...
Aloft in the Forest
Among the many problems of urban living in Portland, Oregon, are raccoons, deer, and falling trees.
Coop Dreams
Switching coasts from Brooklyn to Portland gave architects Mitchell Snyder and Shelley Martin a new set of unexpected clients:...
WestEnders
One of Portland, Oregon’s, up-and-coming neighborhoods can thank a modern reinterpretation of a previously decrepit building for...
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...
This Light-Filled Industrial Renovation Plays Host to Live Music
In Portland, Oregon, a renovated warehouse fuses engineering and artistry, much like its owners.
An Industrial Designer's House Blends Economy and Simplicity
This house In Portland, Oregon, makes the most out of its material palette.
Classic Modernist House in Portland Inspires a Lighting and Furniture Line
Rejuvenation's new collection takes cues from John Yeon's 1937 Aubrey Watzek House.
A Portland Store That Hosts Workshops for Local Craftsmen and Makers
A beacon for artisanal wares, Beam & Anchor spreads its roots on the quieter, industrial side of Portland’s tracks.
Wood Paneling Loses its Dated Reputation with This Renovation of a 1959 Portland Gem
On a whim, a growing family uproots to Oregon where they find—and remake—the home of their...
Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland
Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family.
Modern Gabled House in Portland
In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a 5,000-square-foot lot.
Portland's Beam & Anchor
Painter Jocelyn Rahm and furniture reclaimer Robert Rahm are the married partners behind Beam & Anchor, a new warehouse space in...
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.
A 1925 Portland Home Is a Rad Mashup of 20th-Century Styles
A local design firm draws from many eras for a Portland renovation.
The Pace of Portland
When creative director Ben Watson and his partner, painter Claudio Tschopp, relocated from Basel, Switzerland, to Portland,...
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