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Support our Annual Fund

Make an end-of-year gift to support the future of Design Museum Portland. For the last six years, Design Museum Portland has been working hard to fully live our mission of bringing ...

Design Museum Mornings: Building Narrative Power

Everything we do tells our story. What is yours? Storytelling is a uniquely-human expression. It’s a powerful experience for both storyteller and listener alike, and an opportunity to effect change at ...

Reliving Gala 6 • Explore the Senses

Design Museum Portland celebrated its sixth anniversary with this year’s iteration of our annual gala celebration, Gala 6: Explore the Senses, on October 19th at Slabtown’s Field Office in partnership ...

Unveiling the 2019 Design Impact Posters

Be inspired by the 2019 Design Impact Poster Showcase, featuring talented Portland graphic artists. This year marks our sixth anniversary in Portland, and we celebrated big with our second-annual Gala and ...

6 Great Reasons to Attend Gala 6

Design Museum Portland Gala 6 is all about exploring design through the senses. From delectable cuisine to design-infused sensory experiences, we’ve picked the top 6 reasons why the Gala will ...

Gala 6 • FAQ

    What is the Gala Dinner? Enjoy the full night-long Design Museum celebration! Start the night with specialty cocktails and multi-sensory snacks while you browse and bid on the Silent Auction. Then, ...

Gala 6 • Supporters

    Presenting Sponsors Venue Partner Event Sponsors Supporting Sponsors Contributing Sponsors Support Design Museum Portland’s Annual Gala If you have questions about sponsorships, in-kind partnerships, or group tickets, please contact Erica Rife, erica@designmuseumfoundation.org.   ...

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 ...

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 ...