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Support our next exhibit: Extraordinary Playscapes

  Hi there! I write this on the cusp of our biggest project ever at Design Museum Portland — it’s focused on something we care deeply about: play. Yes, that’s me in the ...

Extraordinary Playscapes

This national exhibition and education program explores the latest thinking in playground design while presenting how vital free play is to childhood development, thriving communities, and social equity. What we learn ...

Recap • Product Pitch Party

It all began over coffee, as some of the best ideas do… What if The Portland Maker Scene had a love affair with the television show Shark Tank? What if Design ...

Recap • Field Trip • Zidell Yards

Design Museum Portland Field Trips guarantee to impress. One of the many reasons is the opportunity for learning. Whether it’s learning a new skill, or getting to know Portland’s unique ...

Paul Bunyan • The Story Behind The Statue

If you are from Portland, you know about the Paul Bunyan statue in the North end neighborhood of Kenton. If you don’t, you should — and you are in luck, ...

Field Trip • Zidell Yards

An exclusive event for Director’s Circle, Patron, and Advocate level members. Back in the days of wooden barges, Emery Zidell had a vision: use the recycled steel plate from scrapped ships ...

Recap • Field Trip to ACME Scenic & Display

The Director’s Circle, Patron, and Advocate level members of Design Museum Portland were treated to a tour of ACME Scenic & Display, a local business of high integrity when it ...

Press Release • Product Pitch Party Launches in Portland

Design Museum Portland Press Contact: Grace Moen •  grace@designmuseumportland.org • 503-380-3583 DESIGN MUSEUM PORTLAND AND PORTLAND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION TO SHOWCASE LOCAL MAKER TALENT TO NATIONAL AUDIENCE WITH PRODUCT PITCH PARTY May 13, 2016 ...

Product Pitch Party

Join us as 4 Portland creatives pitch their new product ideas in front of a live studio audience, that’s you! Product Pitch Party is a competitive 1-day Pitch fest, live on ...

Rapid Jewelry Exhibition

Join Design Museum Portland in celebration of a successful exhibition for Happy Hour Friday June 17 from 4-6p at Hotel Lucia. Everyone is welcome! Sip on Imperial’s famed cocktails while ...