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Handcrafted Entrepreneurs

Learn the journey of going from maker to entrepreneur while staying true to your craft with prominent Portland creatives. Design Museum Portland and The Joinery are partnering up for a UNITE discussion this Design ...

Celebrating Women’s History Month

This month is about elevating women that are doing incredible things for their communities. The world is powered by people who are courageous, passionate, and kind, and we saw the ...

A Little Love for Design

Happy Valentine’s Day! We want to show some love to some of the art, inspiration, and education that our community has to offer. Here are some of our recent favorites: Image courtesy ...

#SignDesignPDX

We were once again blown away this weekend by the power of our community. In the midst of empowered voices came visual creativity from young and old in the form ...

Recap: Extraordinary Playscapes

This past fall, we officially kicked off our biggest season yet with Extraordinary Playscapes. This exhibit was quite literally years in the making and focused on two things we care ...

#SnowmanDesign

In honor of last week’s epic snowstorm, we gathered some of our favorite #SnowmanDesign shots on Instagram. Check out the city’s most creative snowman designers below! #pdxsnowpocalypse2017 #pdxsnowman #pdxsnow #seriouslywtf A ...

Please Welcome Our Community Manager, Erica Rife!

We are excited to announce Erica Rife as our new Community Manager at Design Museum Portland! Erica has been a huge supporter of the museum since 2012, when we were ...

Support More Transformative Design in Portland!

Make a Year-End Gift   I hope you’ve had a chance to see our latest exhibition, Extraordinary Playscapes. A few weeks ago I was sitting outside next to the new playscape we ...

Recap: Film Screening • The Land

Children are naturally curious. They see the potential for creativity in the simplest forms, from old cardboard boxes and rope to basic carpentry tools. But so often, protective parents and ...

Extraordinary Playscapes • Exhibit through December 17

Hours: Everyday from 9am – 8pm   This national exhibition and education program explores the latest thinking in playground design while presenting how vital free play is to childhood development, thriving communities, ...

Support our next exhibit: Extraordinary Playscapes

  Hi there! I write this on the cusp of our biggest project ever at Design Museum Portland — it’s focused on something we care deeply about: play. Yes, that’s me in the ...