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Design Museum Mornings: The Creative Case for Cannabis

What is the role of creativity in the cannabis industry? The cannabis industry is burgeoning: creating new jobs, drawing national coverage, and defining elections across the United States. Success in such ...

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 ...

Press Release: Street Seats Winners Announced

Design Museum Portland announces winning outdoor furniture designs in Street Seats exhibition & competition.   For Immediate Release High-resolution media images and additional information available here: bit.ly/streetseatsmedia Design Museum Portland opens Street Seats: Urban Benches for Vibrant ...

Design Museum Mornings: The Giving Seat

Come listen to husband and wife design team about the inspiration and production of their prize-winning bench, A Quiet Place to Sit and Rest. A seemingly radical idea: saving the world’s ...

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 ...