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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! ...

Model Gallery Opening & Semi-Finalist Announcement

Celebrate international, impactful design with a preview of Street Seats: Urban Benches for Vibrant Cities! Designers from around the world have spent the past four months reimagining the public bench for ...

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 ...

Design Museum Mornings: The Way We Work

Explore how the rise of the remote worker is redefining the environments, communities, and motivations in the way we work.   The way we work is changing. According to Forbes, there has ...

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 ...

Recap • UNITE: Human Tech Connect

The field of prosthetics is rapidly advancing with life-altering technology. Devices that were once relegated to the annals of science fiction are being developed and tested, potentially usable in the not-too-distant future. As ...

Design Museum Mornings: Unlocking Your Creativity

Discover how creative thinking can lead to exceptional innovation and design.   If the key to creativity is looking at the world through a different lens, how do you change your lens? ...

Design Week Open House: Bespoke Bodies

Celebrate Design Week Portland with an enhanced look at Bespoke Bodies! We’ll have an open house with refreshments and exhibit tours, including Oregon-based innovators drawing national recognition as they change ...

Your Paralympic Games Viewing Guide!

Celebrate the 2018 Paralympic Games using our viewing guide to take you through the history and essentials of this remarkable international competition!   History As a result World War II, the number of people with ...