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Design Museum Mornings: Invoking Change Through Modular Design

Gain exposure to the range of applications for modular design, including community transformation and public access to innovative structures with Todd Ferry, Center for Public Interest Design. Join us for Portland’s second monthly Design Museum Mornings! The modular ...

Portland’s Innovative Modular Designs

Explore how modular designs are shaping Portland, from tackling community issues to making delicious smoothies. Modular design has been a driving force in some of Portland’s most prominent trends, including food carts and tiny ...

Design Museum Portland Launches Design Museum Mornings

For Immediate Release Contact: Erica Rife, Community Manager • 520.977.2047 • erica@designmuseumfoundation.org Design Museum Portland Launches Design Museum Mornings May 1, 2017—PORTLAND, OR—Design Museum Portland is proud to bring the city of Portland Design ...

Design Museum Mornings Launch: Designers Taking Action

Consider the influence and impact of design when it comes to social activism during Design Museum Mornings with Natalie Sundeleaf Sept, meeter and maker. Design has an extensive impact on how social movements are ...

Celebrating Women’s History Month

This month is about elevating women that are doing incredible things for their communities. The world is powered by people who are courageous, passionate, and kind, and we saw the ...

Spring Celebration

Spring is so close we can (almost) taste it, and we’re ready to celebrate! We at Design Museum are so excited for the year ahead, and we want to share it ...

Handcrafted Entrepreneurs

Learn the journey of going from maker to entrepreneur while staying true to your craft with prominent Portland creatives. Design Museum Portland and The Joinery are partnering up for a UNITE discussion this Design ...

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 ...