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

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Design Museum Mornings: Unlocking Your Creativity

Discover how creative thinking can lead to exceptional innovation and design.   If the key to creativity is looking at the world through a different lens, how do you change your lens? ...

Call For Entries • Street Seats International Design Challenge!

Calling all designers, architects, makers, builders, artists, and creatives: New international design challenge for a public outdoor bench exhibition!   Call for Entries REGISTER FAQ   We are pleased to announce Street Seats: Urban Benches for ...

Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics

Bespoke Bodies: The Design and Craft of Prosthetics Free Exhibit by Design Museum Foundation On View: Feb 15 – May 9, 2018 Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA Advancements in medicine, robotics, and ...

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 ...

Design Museum Mornings: The Way We Work

Explore how technological advancements and evolving societal norms are contributing to the rise of the remote worker.   The way we work is changing. According to Forbes, there has been a 40% percent increase in ...

Why Portland?

As Street Seats rapidly approaches, here’s why there’s nowhere else we’d rather be for this design, urban innovation, and sustainability challenge than Bridgetown! The City of Portland has a rich history of ...

Recap • UNITE: Human Tech Connect

The field of prosthetics is rapidly advancing with life-altering technology. Devices that were once relegated to the annals of science fiction are being developed and tested, potentially usable in the not-too-distant future. As ...

Design Week Open House: Bespoke Bodies

Celebrate Design Week Portland with an enhanced look at Bespoke Bodies! We’ll have an open house with refreshments and exhibit tours, including Oregon-based innovators drawing national recognition as they change ...

Your Paralympic Games Viewing Guide!

Celebrate the 2018 Paralympic Games using our viewing guide to take you through the history and essentials of this remarkable international competition!   History As a result World War II, the number of people with ...

Street Seats FAQ

Ready to participate in Street Seats? Here’s everything you need to know! As you prepare your Street Seats entry, you might want some clarification around the design challenge. We prepared a ...

Oregon Innovators Featured in Exhibition on Global Prosthetic Design

Experience the life-changing work of Oregon-based innovators at Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics. Bespoke Bodies is a major exhibition exploring the past, present, and future of prosthetic designers, innovators, and users from ...