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A Little Love for Design

Happy Valentine’s Day! We want to show some love to some of the art, inspiration, and education that our community has to offer. Here are some of our recent favorites: Image courtesy ...

#SignDesignPDX

We were once again blown away this weekend by the power of our community. In the midst of empowered voices came visual creativity from young and old in the form ...

Recap: Extraordinary Playscapes

This past fall, we officially kicked off our biggest season yet with Extraordinary Playscapes. This exhibit was quite literally years in the making and focused on two things we care ...

#SnowmanDesign

In honor of last week’s epic snowstorm, we gathered some of our favorite #SnowmanDesign shots on Instagram. Check out the city’s most creative snowman designers below! #pdxsnowpocalypse2017 #pdxsnowman #pdxsnow #seriouslywtf A ...

Please Welcome Our Community Manager, Erica Rife!

We are excited to announce Erica Rife as our new Community Manager at Design Museum Portland! Erica has been a huge supporter of the museum since 2012, when we were ...

Support More Transformative Design in Portland!

Make a Year-End Gift   I hope you’ve had a chance to see our latest exhibition, Extraordinary Playscapes. A few weeks ago I was sitting outside next to the new playscape we ...

Recap: Film Screening • The Land

Children are naturally curious. They see the potential for creativity in the simplest forms, from old cardboard boxes and rope to basic carpentry tools. But so often, protective parents and ...

Film Screening • The Land

Every season we screen a unique design-related film at local theaters. All are invited as we showcase documentaries, films from emerging directors, and movies that explore the creative process. This season ...

Kids Design Workshop • Pop-Up Adventure Play

Pop-Up Adventure Playgrounds are free, child-driven play events where children are allowed the autonomy to create playscapes that meet their individual needs. Materials such as tape, cardboard, tools, and fabric ...

UNITE • How Portland Does Play

Join us for our next UNITE when a multidisciplinary panel will discuss the importance of play and playscape design. Our quarterly UNITE panel will delve into how play is related to design, psychology, ...