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Design calendar: May 16-31
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Design calendar: May 16-31

Oregon Zoo Education Center (Michael Durham) BY BRIAN LIBBY Montavilla Neighborhood TourA former monastery, 19th century farmhouses, Arts & Crafts...

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The Architect's Questionnaire: Stan Chesshir
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The Architect's Questionnaire: Stan Chesshir

Stan Chesshir (Chesshir Architecture) BY LUKE AREHART Our latest in the Architect's Questionnaire series, in which local building designers talk...

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Design calendar: April 16-30
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Design calendar: April 16-30

Waldo Block (Brian Johnson) BY BRIAN LIBBY Sullivan's Gulch Neighborhood TourWhen Ralph Lloyd began his 35-year effort to create an east Portland ...

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Often modular, always hands-on: a conversation with Base Design
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Often modular, always hands-on: a conversation with Base Design

Base Design's Cait Sylvain, Drew Shreiner and Kegan Flanderka (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY One of the narratives I've always enjoyed following in...

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The Architect's Questionnaire: Tim Perks
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The Architect's Questionnaire: Tim Perks

Tim Perks (Nike) BY LUKE AREHART The next entry in the Architect’s Questionnaire series features Nike’s senior director of retail design, Tim Perks...

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The wondrous architecture of Sou Fujimoto
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The wondrous architecture of Sou Fujimoto

L’Arbre Blanc, Montpellier, France (Sou Fujimoto Architects) BY BRIAN LIBBY Can a toilet become a garden, or vice versa? When does sculpture become...

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Design calendar: March 16-31
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Design calendar: March 16-31

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto (Portland Japanese Garden) BY BRIAN LIBBY Belluschi, Yeon, and the Northwest Regional StyleThe Northwest Regional...

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Let's make Albina Vision (and buildable I-5 caps) a reality
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Let's make Albina Vision (and buildable I-5 caps) a reality

Rendering of Albina Vision (Hennebery Eddy Architects) BY BRIAN LIBBY In a recent Portland Tribune column, I argued that Portland should start...

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The Architect's Questionnaire: Jessamyn Griffin
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The Architect's Questionnaire: Jessamyn Griffin

Jessamyn Griffin (Siteworks Design-Build) BY JENNIFER WRIGHT The newest installment in the ongoing Architects Questionnaire series features local...

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Design calendar: March 1-15
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Design calendar: March 1-15

Interior of US Bank (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Bank Lobbies in Downtown Portland - Old and NewSince the early pioneer days, bank buildings have...

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Design calendar: February 16-28
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Design calendar: February 16-28

Statue of Abe Lincoln (a.k.a. the AntiTrump), South Park Blocks (Wikimedia Commons) BY BRIAN LIBBY Vocabulary of ArchitectureIn this Architectural...

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From Grove to Hoxton Hotel: Surround Architecture's Mark VanderZanden and Ennismore's Chris Stringfellow discuss the design
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From Grove to Hoxton Hotel: Surround Architecture's Mark VanderZanden and Ennismore's Chris Stringfellow discuss the design

The nine-story addition adjacent to the original Grove (Ennismore International) BY BRIAN LIBBY It's been quite a journey for the Grove Hotel...

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Design calendar: February 1-15

Last year's Portland Winter Light Festival (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Walking Tour: Luxury Hotels in Downtown PortlandToday Portland's venerable...

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Design calendar: January 16-31

Behind the Chinatown Gateway sculpture (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Chinatown ExperienceJust in time for the Chinese New Year comes this curator’s...

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Holst 2.0 at two: a conversation with Dave Otte

Rockwood Youth Campus, Boys & Girls Club (Andrew Pogue) BY BRIAN LIBBY Two years ago, the founders of Holst Architecture, John Holmes and Jeff...

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Design calendar: January 2-15

Old Town's iconic water tower (Wikimedia Commons) BY BRIAN LIBBY Old Town/Chinatown Walking TourDiscover the history and architecture of Portland's...

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News 5 months ago
Paddling, paperbacks and dreamers: visiting two historic neighborhood grocery buildings

Longfellow's Books (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Recently, by sheer coincidence, I visited two former neighborhood grocery-store buildings in...

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The Architect's Questionnaire: Kyle Andersen

Kyle Andersen (GBD Architects) BY LUKE AREHART The latest in our continuing (if occasional) interview series with local architects about their...

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Design calendar: December 1-15

A house on SE Elliott Avenue (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY An Introduction to Portland's Architectural StylesIn this Architectural Heritage Center...

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You're my density: visiting Colab's Vermont 10
News 7 months ago
You're my density: visiting Colab's Vermont 10

You're my density: visiting Colab's Vermont 10 Vermont 10 (Kuda Photography) BY BRIAN LIBBY For a recent Portland Tribune column, I had the...

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Design calendar: October 1-15
News 7 months ago
Design calendar: October 1-15

Design calendar: October 1-15   Houses in Ladd's Addition (Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Ladd's Addition TourEnjoy a stroll through this leafy...

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News 7 months ago
A gem hiding in plain sight: visiting ZGF's Expensify headquarters

A gem hiding in plain sight: visiting ZGF's Expensify headquarters BY BRIAN LIBBY Dear readers, I feel like I owe you an apology. Here I am,...

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Design calendar: September 16-30
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Design calendar: September 16-30

Design calendar: September 16-30 Keller Fountain, 1978 (The Oregon History Project) BY BRIAN LIBBY South Auditorium District Walking Tour Presented...

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Brian Ferriso and Tim Eddy discuss the Portland Art Museum’s updated Rothko Pavilion design
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Brian Ferriso and Tim Eddy discuss the Portland Art Museum’s updated Rothko Pavilion design

Brian Ferriso and Tim Eddy discuss the Portland Art Museum’s updated Rothko Pavilion design   A refined Rothko Pavilion design for the Portland Art...

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Design calendar: September 4-15
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Design calendar: September 4-15

Design calendar: September 4-15 SW First Avenue and Yamhill Street, 1969 (City of Portland Archives) BY BRIAN LIBBY Merchants and Markets: ...

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Late mid-century modern, new century: the Portland Plaza after its 10-year, $10 million renovation
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Late mid-century modern, new century: the Portland Plaza after its 10-year, $10 million renovation

Late mid-century modern, new century: the Portland Plaza after its 10-year, $10 million renovation Portland Plaza (Wikiwand) BY BRIAN LIBBY Fritz...

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Memorial Coliseum as muse: visiting Avantika Bawa's Portland Art Museum exhibit
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Memorial Coliseum as muse: visiting Avantika Bawa's Portland Art Museum exhibit

Memorial Coliseum as muse: visiting Avantika Bawa's Portland Art Museum exhibit A Coliseum drawing from Bawa's PAM show (Avantika Bawa) BY BRIAN...

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Design calendar: August 1-15
News 9 months ago
Design calendar: August 1-15

Design calendar: August 1-15 A house in the Garthwick neighborhood (Garthwick.com) BY BRIAN LIBBY Garthwick Neighborhood TourLocated just south of...

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Wood and glass, transmogrified: visiting Gethsemani Funeral Home
News 9 months ago
Wood and glass, transmogrified: visiting Gethsemani Funeral Home

Wood and glass, transmogrified: visiting Gethsemani Funeral Home Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery and Funeral Home (Pete Eckert) BY BRIAN LIBBY For a...

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Design calendar: July 16-31
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Design calendar: July 16-31

Design calendar: July 16-31 South Park Blocks (Travel Portland) BY BRIAN LIBBY South Park Blocks Walking TourThis eleven-block portion of the...

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