Our calendar is a year-round source for what’s happening in our city’s design community, across disciplines.
Unreinforced Masonry (URM) buildings present a challenge for earthquake-prone communities. The URM Seismic Resilience Symposium is a three-day event for architects, engineers, owners, property managers, and anyone that might deal with URM buildings.
Come learn the “checkerboard history” of Sellwood. Before it became a part of the City of Portland in 1893, Sellwood was an independent, incorporated town. This tour takes you through a section of the original Sellwood tract.
Launch Party for Future Feels 2030, a pop-up collaborative exhibit exploring our relationship to the future.
Old Town's streetscape is reminiscent of New York’s SoHo, Old Town contains one of the largest collections of cast-iron fronted buildings in the US, with most near our famous Skidmore Fountain. You’ll see the oldest standing buildings in downtown.
A conversation with Airbnb's Benjamin Evans, head of inclusive design, and Work & Co's Jessica Bauer-Green. Go behind the scenes with Evans to learn how design is impacting new product features and helping Airbnb meet its social responsibility goals.
AFO is pleased to introduce a new series of events that highlight the positive social impact of architecture in the community. This summer, explore three stellar nonprofit headquarters recently designed by Oregon architecture firms.
An event for creatives curious about their job options, eager to learn what others do in their positions, and skeptical that job titles hold any real meaning.
Ends are unique opportunities in disguise. T. Ngu will be leading this Creative Morning theme, discussing how "ends" allow us to make meaning out of our past relationships, experiences, projects, and seasons in life.
Fraternal lodges, or secret societies, played an important social role in early 20th century Portland. They provided an active social outlet, and also offered a financial safety net. They were a place to create and maintain business relationships.
In a world of rapidly-accelerating technological transformation, the viral spread of disinformation through social networks is fast becoming one of the urgent complex challenges of our time.
Revel in this collaboration between the creative geniuses of ZGF Architects, Lease Crutcher Lewis and Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble. You’ll explore three spaces and have jazz, drinks and noshes.
Enjoy an intimate dinner with Clark/Kjos Architects in the firm’s new studio on the seventh floor of the historic Electric Building in the heart of downtown. The office provides new opportunities for firm collaboration.
Bring the entire family to Open Signal Fest, a day-long party celebrating new digital art and video, collaboration and community!
A week long series of events highlighting the diverse culture and community amongst global sneaker enthusiasts and the evolving landscape of Portland’s footwear industry and popular culture.
PLACE will showcase the work of Otani Pottery Studio, which was started by Tetsuya and Momoko Otani in Shigaraki, one of the six oldest pottery sites in Japan. Hors d’oeuvres by Chef Naoko and music by Toshi Onizuka.
Design impact can be defined in large-scale terms, from the cities we live in to the workspaces we spend our days in. Impact is also happening on a smaller scale, as our technologies advance and the demand for convenience increases.
Join future leaders in the profession of architecture and community to discuss and explore topics of Leadership, Connection, and Service within architecture. For three days, we will interact, engage, and inspire each other.
The best design comes from creative thinkers who are living and breathing the world they’re designing for, with the ability to practice real-time empathy and be the voice for their own underrepresented communities.
A four-day industry event that brings together 550 exhibitors from 36 countries, including; independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions, features and exhibitions.
From grain to glass, Shine Distillery & Grill is a new working distillery and restaurant in North Portland that delivers elevated pub food with craft cocktails. Look at the space, hear from the designers and sample the appetizers and cocktails!
Cre8con is an exploration + celebration of the creative process, featuring presentations by leading creatives who share creative process, show their work, and talk about their inspirations. Design Portland members get 20% off their registration!
AFO has partnered with The Van Evera and Janet M. Bailey Fund in awarding the $25,000 annual Van Evera Bailey Fellowship to advance the development of architects and related professionals and encourage more contributions to their community.
The annual FashioNXT week premiers the latest in fashion in a runway production that TIME Magazine ranks #1 in the US outside NY Fashion Week. See the premiers of next season's collections by extraordinary designers from around the world.
Join the Regional Arts & Culture Council, along with some of the regions most innovative design thinkers for our third annual celebration benefiting The Right Brain Initiative.
Welcome to Area Industry, a new modern pottery event by Mantel in Portland, OR. This city is crawling with small makers, skilled craftsman, and modern design. Join us for a day of good fun and good shopping. Grab a drink, shop, eat, and groove!
Learn design thinking through LUMA’s certification program.
Advance your mastery of the LUMA System of Innovation through Human-Centered Design.
The Festival is the largest cultural celebration of design in Canada with over 100 exhibitions and events forming Toronto’s design week.