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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 ...

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 ...

Summer 2018 Lineup

It’s time to soak up the sun, celebrate Street Seats, and gear up for an exciting summer event lineup! We are ready to take our appreciation for ever-present design out to bask in the sunlight. ...

Meet the Street Seats Jury

Join us in welcoming the high-caliber experts who will judge each unique Street Seat design!   The deadlines have whizzed past, the entries have arrived, and the Street Seats applications are now closed! ...

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 ...

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 ...