Shark tale

2013FebMar Homeward SharkTale 02From humble beginnings in a garage to being named one of 10 “American Made” award winners by Martha Stewart, Portland’s Mudshark Studios is rising fast.

A moving story

2013FebMar AMovingStory 01Wendy Burden is a confirmed New Yorker who lives in Portland’s West Hills.

Spring into action

2013FebMar EditorsPage 01I decided that “turning point” was an appropriate label for this issue, one that straddles wintry February and March, the wild first month of spring.

Rooms with a view

2013FebMar RoomsWithAView 01A home built into a steep, sloping lot is reworked to connect the floors and create multiple outdoor rooms.

Hillside oasis

2013FebMar Viewpoint 01A steep triangular lot is transformed into a “spaceship” with a spectacular vista of Mount Hood.

Classic Cape Cod

2013FebMar BeginAgain 01Empty nesters revive a 1930s Eastmoreland classic with daring wallpaper and heirloom furniture.

Commercial cooking

Neha Patel wanted to launch a small food business in Portland, but the cost of leasing a large commercial-grade kitchen proved prohibitive.

Welcome home

Sprucing up an entryway can transform any house. Here’s how.