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Design Museum Portland is a nomadic museum of all things design.

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Gala 6 • Explore the Senses

Join us for an enchanted evening atop an architectural splendor with cityscape views, exploring the 6th sense: Design.   Design Museum Portland invites you to our second-annual Gala, celebrating our six years ...

Summer Story Hour: Beyond Barriers

Hear from innovators who are changing the game for their communities by expanding the impact of design.   The best design comes from creative thinkers who are living and breathing the world ...

Design Museum Adventure: Amsterdam, A Sustainable City

Join Design Museum on this once in a lifetime travel experience in partnership with Bike & Places, an educational travel company, and with the support of Holland Innovation Network and the Consulate ...

Announcing Our New Summer Series

We’re excited to announce a new series to maximize your summer design inspiration: Summer Story Hour!   Design is often used to tell a story. Design Museum Portland’s Summer Story Hour offers the ...

Summer Story Hour: Small but Mighty

Explore products and devices that are changing the world from the palm of our hands.   Design impact can be defined in large-scale terms, from the cities we live in to the ...

Summer Story Hour: Actionable Resilience

How do we approach sustainability as it relates to our transportation, our energy usage, or the preservation of our historic roots?   To be sustainable is to consider long-term relationships between ...

Design Museum Mornings: Solutioneers to Unicorns

How might the world’s unicorns uplift designers of the future by engaging with their former selves? **PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE: This event is now to be held on June 28th. A ‘unicorn’ ...

Design Museum Mornings: Innovation Through Iteration

Explore the ways in which design strategies empower entrepreneurs to fail fast and iterate impactfully, leading to better business. **PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE: This event is now to be held at ...

Event Recap • Diversity to Equity, By Design

Event Recap • Diversity to Equity, By Design   How has design become homogenized? Future Work Design Co-Founder Nina Narelle and Partner Katie Ausburger said it is “by design” at Design Museum ...

Design Museum Mornings: Runway for Change

Explore the journey on diversity, equity and inclusion at the Portland International Airport.   Many of the spaces we inhabit on a daily basis are complicit in upholding systematic inequalities in our ...