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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 ...

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.   Innovative businesses fuel our economy and shape our lives, and the demand ...

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 ...

Event Recap • Illuminating a Cultural Icon

Event Recap • Illuminating a Cultural Icon Zachary Suchara, Principal at Luma Lighting, discusses the lighting design process behind the newly-renovated Japanese Garden Cultural Village. Since its opening in 1967, the Japanese Garden ...

Exhibition Recap • Street Seats

Design Museum Portland’s outdoor exhibition Street Seats: Urban Benches for Vibrant Cities lives on at World Trade Center Portland. In August 2018, Design Museum Portland unveiled its 7-month outdoor design ...

Design Museum Mornings: Diversity to Equity, by Design

The problem statement isn’t news: Design is homogenous. While situational changes may be made through better outreach, advertising, and recruitment, addressing the systemic issues surrounding this homogeny will allow us to ...

Design Museum Mornings: Illuminating a Cultural Icon

How can light transform spaces, tell stories, and cultivate communities? Our ability to control and manipulate light has steadily improved with time, and new technologies have allowed for ever greater creative ...

Annual Meeting 2019

Join Design Museum Portland for our inaugural Annual Meeting! Starting in 2019 we’re making one of our four Board of Directors meetings open to the community — join us for our ...

Gala 5 Recap

Design Museum Portland celebrated its fifth birthday with a sea of orange at Gala 5 at Jupiter NEXT on November 1. Our inaugural gala was an inspirational success, thanks to ...

Give to the Annual Fund • Support Our Future

Make an end-of-year gift to support the future of Design Museum Portland.   Hi there! From the products we use, to how we get to work, and the systems through which we share ...