The 2013 Portland Modern Home Tour will take place on Saturday, March 9th!

The self-guided driving tour gives residents of the Portland area the opportunity to explore the inside and out of eight to ten architecturally progressive and contemporary homes in the Portland area. It’s the perfect thing to do on a Saturday, and it’s a fun-filled day of local exploration.

Local architecture expert Brian Libby, founder of, has signed on as Tour Consultant for the 2013 Portland Modern Home Tour, and helped to curate the following homes*:

• • The famous Eyebrow House in Mt. Tabor, featured in an episode of Portlandia and in ReadyMade Magazine and Portland Monthly, designed by Edgar Papazian.
• A historic 1949 home, also in the West Hills, designed by John Dukehart and renovated by its current owner, wood artisan, Patrick O’Neil.
• A house by perennial award-winning Portland firm Works Partnership based on a prototype design the firm hopes to begin building on a wider scale.
• A luxury condo in Southeast Portland’s Clinton neighborhood by another acclaimed local firm, Holst Architecture, sumptuous in its juxtaposition of glass, mahogany and weathered steel.
• A historic 1966 home in Portland’s West Hills that epitomizes mid-20th century Northwest modernism, clean-lined with an elegant simplicity yet teeming with natural wood.
• A house by Portland’s Departure Design that is one of the city’s first built to rigid Passiv Haus standards for energy efficiency.
• A unit in the award-winning Lair Condominiums in Portland’s historic Lair Hill neighborhood just south of downtown, designed by renowned Portland architect Rick Potestio.
• A unit in the North House condominium on Portland’s burgeoning North Vancouver Avenue, featured in Dwell magazine.

Participating homes will open their doors for viewing from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday, March 9, in and around Portland, Oregon. Tickets are $30 in advance; $40 on the day of the tour, available at designated locations. All are invited. Kids under 12 are FREE. For more details and a current list of homes, please visit

*Homes listed are in the process of joining the tour. Final line-up is subject to change.


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