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Street Seats Grand Opening

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 is the culmination ...

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 Grand Opening & Finalist Announcement: August 4, 2018 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 produce chocolate for a reason: to make 100% slave-free chocolate the norm. ...

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 ...