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A revered upscale furniture brand opens its first Portland location in the Pearl District. It sometimes feels as though everyone is moving to Portland these days. Good news for those in search of stylish new furnishings: the much-adored Minnesota-based furniture maker Room & Board (380 NW 13th Ave, 503-200-6900) recently became one of the city’s

Room & Board Opens in the Pearl

35-year-old company brings classic, contemporary American-made home furnishings to Portland’s Pearl District Room & Board, the Minneapolis-based retailer offering modern American-made furniture and accessories is opening a new store at 380 NW 13th Avenue at the corner of NW 13th and Flanders, in the former home of Cargo. To celebrate the new location, their first in Portland, Room & Board (380 NW 13th, roomandboard.com)

A.V. Club

Among new businesses that have opened in the Pearl’s stylish Cosmopolitan Tower, the upscale consumer electronics and stereo-system maker Bang & Olufsen (1042 NW Overton St, 503-224-9333) has fast become a go-to for fans of design-driven, high-performance audio and video. The team here can help you integrate a wireless stereo and TV with your home’s

Inside Resources

A guide to design services and showrooms in the Pearl District Here in one of the most architecturally striking and significant neighborhoods of any city in the western United States, interior design showrooms and furniture and hardware outlets play a vital role both in preserving the Pearl District’s aesthetic and shaping its future. Here’s a

Cosmo With a Twist

A pair of creative spirits team up to create the ultimate artists’ retreat in the Pearl’s dramatic new Cosmopolitan. Lori Rhodes and interior designer Stefan Krupelak of Domov I.D. hit it off immediately. “She asked me a few initial questions,” says Krupelak. “I’m not a yes man—I don’t want people to make an expensive mistake.

Style Czech

Domov I.D.’s Stefan Krupelak avoids trends, embraces texture, and emboldens clients. “The saying ‘it’s business, it’s not personal,’ doesn’t apply in the interiors business. It’s very personal,” says Stefan Krupelak, who designed the stunning Cosmopolitan Tower home of Lori and Dave Rhodes. “It’s where they cook, they fight, they love. If someone gives me their trust

City Home Opens Second Location in the Pearl District

Eclectic vintage wonderland design showroom now open to the public City Home (825 NW Davis St, 503-888-8717) has opened the doors to an eclectic home furnishings wonderland in Portland’s interior design hotbed, the Pearl District. It’s the second City Home location opened by owner Kim Pelett, who has over 30 years of experience selling vintage

Dramatic Luxury Design

Situate these bright, vibrantly patterned rugs and housewares in rooms that could use a splash of color or pizazz. Add a bit of Hollywood glam to your living room with this diamond-tufted velvet sofa (featured above) from Perch Furniture. Brighten any room with this fuchsia carpet (left) from Kush Rugs, hand-knotted in luxuriant Himalayan wool. Let

Minimalistic Neutral Design

Balance the busy vibe of darker, heavily trafficked spaces with these soft-hued or natural-textured furnishings and objets. If Don Draper had a lake house in the Hudson Valley, he’d no doubt furnish it with this low-slung, midcentury-modern Lowe Sofa (featured above), also available in a variety of fabrics, from Perch Furniture. This hand-knotted silk, linen,

Begin Again

A Pearl condo owner transitions from suburban living and takes on an ambitious remodel, with a trusty canine companion by her side The color scheme wasn’t planned this way, but it complements Trevor. He’s a plus-size Labradoodle whose shaggy coat lends what interior designers call “texture” to Beth Markwell’s freshly remodeled condo in the Elizabeth

Art of the Organized Closet

Opening a closet that looks like a Yeti ransacked it inspires a swelling desperation and disquiet. Spring is the perfect time for an overhaul—to give away the super-cute slacks that fit slightly wrong and are never worn, to reorganize that unruly gaggle of shoes, and to upheave the piles of clothes, belts, and scarves that

The Art of Real Estate: Top Tips from Expert Blake Ellis

Experienced broker Blake Ellis (503-473-5097) lives and breathes Pearl District real estate. Before joining Windermere Stellar, Blake’s first job out of college was selling apartment buildings and developable land. After venturing out on his own, he was recruited to sell a development of townhomes and condos in the Pearl, where he honed his knowledge of the downtown

Fast Gigabit Internet Service is Finally Homeward Bound

While many Portlanders anxiously await the experience of gigabit-speed Internet, some lucky local residents are already experiencing super high-speed Internet with Wave G service in their apartment and condo buildings. Wave G (mmaher@condointernet.net, 503-830-8158), formerly known as CondoInternet in the Seattle market, launched in Portland this August at Block 17 Apartments and will initially be available in the Pearl District, Downtown,

An Insider’s Take on the Pearl’s Red Hot Condo Market

A conversation with Sasha Welford, of Debbie Thomas Real Estate, about why there’s never been a better time to sell—or buy—in the Pearl Having built a loyal following as a realtor specializing in residential properties with Debbie Thomas Real Estate (402 NW 13th Ave, 503-226-2141), Sasha Welford has watched the market boom, slow down during

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