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Design Museum Portland Gala 5: Most Creative Orange

Celebrate 5 years of Design Impact in your most Creative Orange attire at Design Museum Portland Gala 5. Gala 5 is Design Museum Portland’s first annual fundraiser.For 5 years, Design Museum ...

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 9, 2018 – February 2019 Grand Opening & Finalist Announcement: August 9, 2018 ...

Fall 2018 Lineup

It’s time to put on your raincoats, grab your pumpkin spice latte, and gear up for a season of design! This fall, we’re celebrating education environments, urban innovation, sustainability, and 5 ...

UNITE: Reimagine the Urban Experience

How do we transform the urban environment on a local level to inspire the city of the future?   From both a local and international perspective, our panelists will discuss the importance ...

Kids Workshop: Build Your Own Bench

You can BYOB (Build Your Own Bench) with the whole family! Aspiring designers of all ages are invited to learn more about Street Seats and imagine your own public bench. Join Design ...

Press Release: Street Seats Winners Announced

Design Museum Portland announces winning outdoor furniture designs in Street Seats exhibition & competition.   For Immediate Release High-resolution media images and additional information available here: bit.ly/streetseatsmedia Design Museum Portland opens Street Seats: Urban Benches for Vibrant ...

Design Museum Mornings: The Giving Seat

Come listen to husband and wife design team about the inspiration and production of their prize-winning bench, A Quiet Place to Sit and Rest. A seemingly radical idea: saving the world’s ...

Event Recap • Chocolate with a Conscience

Dena White explains why the chocolate industry is fundamentally flawed and how one company is setting out to end child slavery in cocoa bean farming. Background Many people absolutely adore chocolate. Eating ...

Design Feature: B_tween Bench

Explore how inclusive design can transform the day-to-day experiences of people of all abilities.   The Street Seats semi-finalists created benches representing a wide array of design styles and sustainable materials. However, often ...

Design Museum Mornings: Heroic Drones

Explore how drones are saving lives by changing the ways we collect and analyze information.   Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have changed the way we live. They allow for full situational awareness ...

Design Feature: The Art Institute of Portland

Be inspired by the behind-the-scenes story of local Street Seats entrants from the Art Institute of Portland.   As the Street Seats semi-finalists are well on their way to creating their full-scale ...