Understanding Your Old House

This Portland Community College’s series shows why it's important to understand the major systems of a house and how to prioritize projects before restoring or remodeling an old house.


Log homes are beautiful, affordable and energy efficient. You’ll get no-nonsense answers to all your log and timber-frame home questions and you can meet face-to-face with leading home producers, builders and suppliers.

15 Tips for Entertainment Centers

Technology has come a long way, but if your TV set is still atop a turn-of-the-century chest of drawers, you need to get with the program and rethink your media room needs. Oregon Home talked with a home theater specialist, a fine-furniture maker who’s built retractible TV cabinets, a designer, and an electrician about what to watch for when you set up a TV room.

Finding, Hiring and Dealing with Contractors

Before you start that remodeling project, you might want to sign up for this Portland Community College class, in which you'll learn how to find quality contractors and what your consumer rights are when it comes to time, payment and job quality.


The fiber arts—everything from wearable art to placemats to baskets—will be given the priority they deserve at Handwovens Plus, the 60-year-old Portland Handweavers Guild’s annual sale, where more than 40 regional textile artists will display and sell their wares.