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Field Trips

Part social hour and part learning experience, Field Trips are fun and engaging events that give guests an insider-look at great design. Each season we bring our Patron and Director’s Circle members to interesting, design-focused spots all over the city for special behind-the-scenes tours and encounters. An intimate experience that includes light refreshments, drinks, and remarks from a design leader, we provide these encounters as thanks to our high-level members.

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Film Screenings

Every season we screen a unique design-related film at different local theaters. All are invited as we showcase documentaries, films from emerging directors, and movies that explore the creative process. We offer exciting opportunities to further participate in the screening by engaging in Q&As with filmmakers and directors.

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Meetup

Design Museum Portland Meetups are a mingling and meeting of Portland's design minds. Whether you're a professional looking to expand your circle, a volunteer dedicated to design, or curious about the museum - we want to meet you! Join the Meetup to expand your network, meet fellow designers and future clients, and get a sneak peek at what's coming up for the season!

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Story Hour

Design is often used to tell a story. Design Museum Portland’s Story Hour, offers the opportunity to share tales of creativity and exploration, live and onstage. It begins with a theme and a group of storytellers — each story is unique, drawing from the tellers interpretation and experience. Whether it’s a student’s first forays or an established professional’s years of practice – their range of perspectives offer an audience inspiration, commonality, and good fun. Each Story Hour is crafted into a subsequent podcast where the stories live on. Join us for Story Hour – where design finds its voice.

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UNITE

UNITE is a quarterly event series showcasing the intersection of design and everything else. Each UNITE event brings together four thought leaders around a complex topic like entrepreneurship, healthcare, data visualization, and local manufacturing — and only one of the panelists is a designer. During the event all four panelists bring a unique perspective to the conversation and interact with the audience to explore the topic. Following each discussion are drinks, networking, music, and fun. Members attended for free, tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door.

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Winter Celebration

Our Winter Celebration is a special event to celebrate the success of the year and look forward to the next. We make it our mission to invite communities that our Members and thought leaders represent, resulting in a diverse, vested audience. Party down with light appetizers, libations, live jazz, and our Silent Auction to benefit the Annual Fund. We’ve had an amazing year here at Design Museum Portland and want to thank you for your support!

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