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Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics

Featured in the Portland Tribune, KOIN 6 News, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and 3D Print.  Bespoke Bodies: The Design and Craft of Prosthetics Free Exhibit by Design Museum Foundation On View: Feb 15 – May 9, ...

Why winter shouldn’t mean a break from risky play

“[Risky] play involves freedom of choice, personal enjoyment, and a focus on the activity itself rather than its outcomes. It is a time when we learn to collaborate, problem-solve, use ...

Spring 2019 Visitor’s Guide

We’re super excited to announce our events and programs for Spring 2019! From the upcoming opening of our new exhibition, Bespoke Bodies, to our monthly Design Museum Mornings series, we’re covering ...

Extraordinary Playscapes @ Moakley Courthouse

There is perhaps nothing more creative than children at play. For kids, creativity, ideation, and design are as natural as walking and talking. Their unbridled imagination inspires us, as adults, ...

UNITE: Collective Sustainability

Our Spring UNITE discussion focuses on our collective responsibility to design and implement sustainable practices. While individual responsibility is important, we often underplay the role that organizations play in securing ...

Designing a Healthier Society

Design Museum Mornings with Amy Bucher, Behavior Change Design Director at Mad*Pow.  Amy Bucher examines how individuals can collectively design a healthier society. Changing a society’s behavior is a tall order, ...

Inclusive Tech

Design Museum Mornings with Kristen Ransom, CEO, and Founder of IncluDe. Kristen challenges technology to be inclusive and equally accessible to all. By redesigning the way industries offer their services and ...

Gala 10: Celebrate a Decade of Design Impact

Gala 10 celebrates the 10th anniversary of Design Museum Foundation and represents the largest fundraising initiative of the Foundation. The money raised supports our commitment to bring the transformative power ...

Last Chance to Visit Street Seats

Design Museum Portland’s outdoor exhibition Street Seats: Urban Benches for Vibrant Cities launches into its last weeks at World Trade Center Portland. Last August, Design Museum Portland unveiled its 7-month ...