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Design Dinners

Design Dinners feature a group of 6-8 thought leaders having an in-depth conversation around a topic related to the value design brings to different organizations. This free-flowing exchange takes place over dinner on a closed set — each dinner is filmed and produced into a series of webisodes posted online for all to enjoy.

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Design Museum Mornings

Design Museum Mornings is a monthly morning lecture series meant to inspire everyone, you don’t need to be a designer to attend! Each event is free of charge and includes a short presentation from an engaging speaker, plus free coffee and breakfast. We like to these of these events as your regular shot of inspiration. Come join a friendly, welcoming community of great people; enjoy breakfast, and learn something new before work.

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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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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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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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