14 Awesome Portland Homes That'll Make You Wanna Move to the Rose City

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With a reputation for creative people, great urban planning, and healthy living, Portland is one of those places we're always like, Maybe one day ...

If you're daydreaming about making the move to the Rose City, these homes will seriously inspire you think about your options.

1. A Portland Colonial Updated With Eclectic Colors

TAKE THE TOUR: This Colonial home in Portland's Mount Tabor neighborhood had some cool historical details — like a fainting room(!). That may now be gone, but the eclectic design is no less cool.

2. Semi-Minimalist Pearl District Loft

TAKE THE TOUR: Warehouse-loft bones combine with Scandi-like minimalism to create an apartment with a design we're definitely bookmarking for future inspo.

3. Vintage Bones With a Perfect Neutral Scheme

TAKE THE TOUR: If you haven't quite figured out how to ace a neutral look with lots of natural textures, take a lesson from this Beaumont-Wilshire pad.

4. A Fiber Artist's Minimalist Home/Studio

TAKE THE TOUR: Step inside mixed-media fiber artist Shelly Sazdanoff's home/studio to see how minimalism and color can mix.

5. An In-law Studio in Lents Sporting Primo Plywood

TAKE THE TOUR: Country Scandi vibes reign in this reimagined guest unit that makes a great case for studio living.

6. An Airstream With a Stock Tank Bathtub!

TAKE THE TOUR: It's hard to believe this couple packed so much into their backyard Airstream in Buckman — without it seeming cluttered.

7. A Midcentury Home Updated for Pacific Northwest Living

TAKE THE TOUR: If you've been looking for the plans for your ideal midcentury-inspired kitchen or living room, click here.

8. This Artist's Small, Tranquil Home Studio

TAKE THE TOUR: For Portland artist Buckley, 600 square feet is all she needs for the essentials — plus her paintings.

9. A SE Portland Craftsman Full of Kooky Character

TAKE THE TOUR: This colorful family home boasts Scandi-inspired wallpapers, whimsical vintage finds, and boho-eclectic accents.

10. This Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Midcentury

TAKE THE TOUR: Two words: That pool.

11. This Open, Minimalist Workspace

TAKE THE TOUR: Photographer Nicole Mason may not live in her 700-square-foot workspace, but the minimalist built-ins are perfectly inspiring for anyone constructing a practical kitchen or office.

12. A Classic Midcentury with Woodsy Surroundings and Jaw-Dropping Details

TAKE THE TOUR: The wood paneled interiors throughout might be a heavy defining feature, but this family figured out how to make them work.

13. A Portland Townhouse Full of Secondhand Goods Brought to Life

TAKE THE TOUR: In this modern SE Portland townhouse, you'll find a curated selection of finds from vintage stores and yard sales.

14. This Perfectly Organized Mt. Tabor Home

TAKE THE TOUR: Even with two young children, this family maintains a clean and airy modern home that will instantly make you feel more chill.


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