Our calendar is a year-round source for what’s happening in our city’s design community, across disciplines.
Garthwick? Where is that?...you might ask. Located just south of Sellwood and north of the Waverly Country Club, this hidden residential neighborhood is a great "outdoor lab" for the most popular residential styles of the 20th century.
Learn the essentials of how to sell your product from the global go-to-market expert, David Brown. This workshop focuses on getting your product into the hands of the consumer.
Matt Powell, vice president and senior industry adviser for The NPD Group, covers the sports, outdoor, and recreation marketplace.
Beginning in the 1890s, the area downtown between Southwest Broadway and Ninth Avenue, underwent a dramatic change from a residential neighborhood on the edge of town to a bustling commercial and cultural district.
A one-day professional education event customized for designers, builders, lenders, realtors, appraisers; taught by experienced practitioners.
Once a separate city from Portland, Albina has a lengthy history and fascinating architecture. Explore stories of early proprietors and its development as a railroad town, to its transformation into the heart of Portland's African American community.
No visit to a city is complete without seeing its Old Town – and Portland should be no exception. Old Town contains one of the largest collections of cast-iron fronted buildings in the US near our famous Skidmore Fountain.
This tour explores Portland Heights – a mostly residential Southwest Portland neighborhood with Vista Avenue running through its center.
Named for pioneering Portland lawyer and newspaper editor William Lair Hill, this residential neighborhood is one of Portland’s oldest.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, AIGA Portland Design for Good and Wilde Town collaborated with 25 gay rights pioneers who championed visibility, equality and inclusion in Portland.
Angela Medlin, Founder of FAAS and House Dogge, is one such unicorn. From a decades-long career in functional apparel design, Angela embarked on a new journey to take aspiring designers from around the world under her wing.
Some of Portland’s most notable architects, including Emil Schacht designed homes in Willamette Heights, an area that borders the site of the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition.
Please join us for a free screening of How to Bend Concrete in 108 Easy Steps, a short film directed by Open Signal producer Mahesh Madhav about furniture and lighting designer Neal Aronowitz.
This 11-block downtown area was first platted and donated to the City of Portland in 1852. By the 1880s the strip of land that once served as a fire break had been transformed into one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city
Before Michael Grave’s Portland Building grabbed global headlines, Modernist pioneers John Yeon and Pietro Belluschi brought fame to the city. They were followed by big firms such as Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Charles Luckman, and Hugh Stubbins..
Settle in and savor this re-envisioned residence on a former 3-acre farm. Sip cocktails poolside and relax to the sounds of Giulietti’s band Bleuphonk on the outdoor dining terrace.
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!
To be sustainable is to consider long-term relationships between people and our surroundings – from the planet we call home, to the products we produce and use, and the neighborhoods we know and love.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cre8con is an exploration and celebration of the creative process. We feature keynote presentations by leading creatives who share their creative process, show their work, and talk about their projects, problems, influences and inspirations.
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.
Learn design thinking through LUMA’s certification program.
Advance your mastery of the LUMA System of Innovation through Human-Centered Design.