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Design Museum Mornings: Biodesign: Every Body in Motion

Find inspiration from the profound work of student designers as they create opportunity for people of all abilities with Wilson Smith, Design Director at Nike and Professor at the University ...

Support Our Next Exhibition • Give to the Annual Fund

Hi there! We’re working on our next big exhibition at Design Museum Portland: Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics. It’s an amazing time to look at this field through ...

Announcing our Winter 2017-2018 Lineup

Experience the best design impact Portland has to offer this winter! We are elated to announce our full winter series of events! Don’t miss our best-yet Design Museum Mornings programs, covering ...

Event Recap • Provocations for a More Vibrant City

Design, community, and accessibility can redefine Portland’s waterfront and connect the city like never before.   Portland’s growth is on the minds of designers, urban planners, and city innovators. How do we scale ...

5 Leading Urban Innovation Initiatives

Discover some of Portland’s leading urban innovation initiatives, ensuring a brighter and more vibrant city of the future. Portland has been a leader in urban innovation for decades, implementing strategic plans such ...

Innovative Uses of Virtual and Augmented Reality

Explore 6 companies that are striding into the future of Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality, allowing for new opportunities in education, consumer relations, and safety. Virtual Reality is rapidly expanding far ...

Redefining Space for Makers and Manufacturers

Manufacturers, makers, and entrepreneurs find a welcoming new home in Southeast Portland at the newly-renovated Iron Fireman Collective. With our city’s mass growth, there is a rising uncertainty around the future ...

The Intersection of Healthcare + Business + Design

Nike Senior Color Designer Jenn Scholes had a life-changing design experience with the Doernbecher Freestyle project. The Story 2013 was a special year for the Doernbecher Freestyle project and Senior Color Designer Jenn ...

Announcing Our Fall 2017 Lineup!

Fall is just around the corner! This season we’re bringing you a breadth of design impact that will inspire you to look at the world around you from a different lens. ...

Observing Design Through Its Decay

“To see things again for the first time, that’s the point of art.”   Designers, makers, and innovators are often the most inspirational people in a room, yet hardly the most vocal ...

Transforming Your Workplace: From Cubicles to Collaboration

At July’s Design Museum Mornings, we listened to Jen Teckenberg’s insights on revitalizing our workplaces as we adapt to advancing technologies and changes in company structure. Jen was able us ...