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Press Release: Street Seats Design Challenge Semi-Finalists Announced

Design Museum Portland Announces Semi-Finalists in Street Seats Design Challenge For Immediate Release High-resolution media images and additional information available here: https://bit.ly/2xIzWDQ Design Museum Portland announces 15 unique benches showcased in this ...

Street Seats: Urban Benches for Vibrant Cities

Street Seats: Urban Benches for Vibrant Cities Free Exhibit by Design Museum Portland Model Gallery: June 7, 2018 – August 31, 2018 Outdoor Exhibit: August 4, 2018 – February 2019 World Trade Center Portland & Tom McCall Waterfront ...

Street Seats Grand Opening & Finalist Announcement

Celebrate international, impactful design as you take in the summer sun, enjoy great local eats, and take a tour of the Street Seats exhibition! The Street Seats Grand Opening & Finalist ...

Summer 2018 Lineup

It’s time to soak up the sun, celebrate Street Seats, and gear up for an exciting summer event lineup! We are ready to take our appreciation for ever-present design out to bask in the sunlight. ...

Design Museum Mornings: The Style of Speed

Discover how you design under a deadline for one of the fastest companies in the world. The pressure to create unique and novel ideas can be immense on its own. When deadlines ...

Design Museum Mornings: Chocolate With a Conscience

Can one chocolate bar help end child slavery? Tony’s Chocolonely is the loneliest chocolate bar in the world. Why? They’re the only chocolate company that can trace each and every cocoa ...

Meet the Street Seats Jury

Join us in welcoming the high-caliber experts who will judge each unique Street Seat design!   The deadlines have whizzed past, the entries have arrived, and the Street Seats applications are now closed! ...

Model Gallery Opening & Semi-Finalist Announcement

Celebrate international, impactful design with a preview of Street Seats: Urban Benches for Vibrant Cities! Designers from around the world have spent the past four months reimagining the public bench for ...

Spring 2018 Lineup

April showers bring a blooming Spring event lineup! As we emerge from our dour winter weather, we are ready to celebrate the sunshine and lift your spirits by bringing you a full line up of our ...

Don’t Let Street Seats Pass You By – Apply Now!

You’ve only got 3 weeks to apply for a chance to make a lasting impact on Downtown’s urban character. We want YOUR designs for OUR city!   Want to make your mark in ...