Design Portland is all of us, made better together.

We’re the thread that weaves together the process, practice, and content of our city's diverse creative community. Because here, design is lasting. Evergreen. It is the thoughtful assembly of culture—a texture woven of people and perspectives pulled together by ambition. By action. Right here. And throughout the year. A whole made greater by the sum of its many parts.

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A spirited week of programming presented each year. Hundreds of independent events and open houses, conceived and hosted by Portland’s vital creative community.



A directory encompassing the multitude of talent behind Portland’s unique design culture and economy. Join to be visible in this vibrant community, and find other members by their area of expertise.



Highlighting the region’s most interesting people, places, and projects, curated editorial content from Design Portland will share the inspiring stories that shape our unique design landscape.



Beyond the DWP festival, the Design Portland calendar will become the singular year-round source for what’s happening in our city’s design community, across disciplines.

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Membership in Design Portland sustains our shared community and ensures access to the most inspiring events, content, and people in the city.