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Last Chance to Visit Street Seats

Design Museum Portland’s outdoor exhibition Street Seats: Urban Benches for Vibrant Cities launches into its last weeks at World Trade Center Portland. Last August, Design Museum Portland unveiled its 7-month ...

Design Museum Mornings: Diversity to Equity, by Design

The problem statement isn’t news: Design is homogenous. While situational changes may be made through better outreach, advertising, and recruitment, addressing the systemic issues surrounding this homogeny will allow us to ...

Gala 5 Recap

Design Museum Portland celebrated its fifth birthday with a sea of orange at Gala 5 at Jupiter NEXT on November 1. Our inaugural gala was an inspirational success, thanks to ...

5 reasons to attend Design Museum Portland Gala 5

Design Museum Portland Gala 5 is about you, the design community. From bites to beats, we’ve picked out the top 5 reasons you should attend. 1. Most Creative Orange Costume Contest ...

5 Local Pieces to Perfect your Most Creative Orange Look

Need help finding the perfect creative orange piece to wear to Gala 5? We’ve got you covered. Orange: the color of enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, and creativity. It’s bold, vibrant, and daring ...

Fall 2018 Lineup

It’s time to put on your raincoats, grab your pumpkin spice latte, and gear up for a season of design! This fall, we’re celebrating education environments, urban innovation, sustainability, and 5 ...

Event Recap • Chocolate with a Conscience

Dena White explains why the chocolate industry is fundamentally flawed and how one company is setting out to end child slavery in cocoa bean farming. Background Many people absolutely adore chocolate. Eating ...

Design Feature: B_tween Bench

Explore how inclusive design can transform the day-to-day experiences of people of all abilities.   The Street Seats semi-finalists created benches representing a wide array of design styles and sustainable materials. However, often ...

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 ...

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 9, 2018 – February 2019 Grand Opening & Finalist Announcement: August 9, 2018 ...