At first glance we thought these images were impressive renderings of animals carrying entire ecosystems on their backs. Upon closer investigation, these hyperrealistic paintings reveal themselves, making the series even more impressive.
Fellow Portlander Mako Miyamoto understands the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, and has captured it fittingly in this series, The Emerald Forest.
Portland-based painter Betsy Walton has a thought-provoking and colorful exploration of her native Pacific Northwest through mixed media art.
As the market for scooters is maturing, designers have begun thinking about how these modes of transport can be improved further. Enter the Unicorn, a clever and well-designed scooter that expands on convenience, safety, and utility.
Gaze on a collection of vintage-style satirical paintings by artist Toni Hamel.
Beautifully fluid and reminiscent of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, a new ad for Travel Oregon paints a lush and magical picture of the Beaver State. Created by the powerhouse agency Wieden + Kennedy, the ad eschews the corny stock imagery-heavy travel ads, …
A bold and exciting skyscraper proposal for Portland, Oregon, by William/Kaven Architecture.
For 2018, we've updated our popular Portland Versus Seattle Infographic, which pits the two Pacific Northwest cities against each other.
Kengo Kuma's new $33 million expansion of Portland's Japanese Gardens.
Portland artist Eric Franklin has some new neon skulls out, and they are amazing. It looks like The Terminator was dipped in radioactive goo and then set alight. Beautiful stuff. Via Colossal:
In their third season, it seems as if Portlandia is hitting their stride. I laughed audibly during this short bit, Art Project.
I took a great little hike this past weekend with my friend Trevor. Walls of icicles met us on our path, and with temperatures around 36° F, whole sections of frozen daggers began falling down along the narrowest portion of the trail. You …
Here’s a little calm and beauty for your busy Wednesday. John Eklund spent a year creating this timelapse piece, and in it are over 260,000 still images. Purely Pacific Northwest from John Eklund on Vimeo. A statement from John Eklund: I am a …