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Design Museum Mornings: Runway for Change

Explore the nooks and crannies of equity inside one of the city’s biggest expansion projects: the Portland International Airport.   Many of the spaces we inhabit on a daily basis are complicit ...

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 ...

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 ...

Design Museum Mornings: Illuminating a Cultural Icon

How can light transform spaces, tell stories, and cultivate communities? Our ability to control and manipulate light has steadily improved with time, and new technologies have allowed for ever greater creative ...

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 ...

Design Museum Mornings: Innovating Wellness @ Work

How can you increase the resiliency and efficiency of your company? Working well requires you to be well. Creating a workplace culture with a reverence for failure is the first step ...

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 ...

UNITE: Reimagine the Urban Experience

How do we transform the urban environment on a local level to inspire the city of the future?   Impactful urban design comes from collaboration – not just locally, but internationally. The ...

Kids Workshop: Build Your Own Bench

You can BYOB (Build Your Own Bench) with the whole family! Aspiring designers of all ages are invited to learn more about Street Seats and imagine your own public bench. Join Design ...