✨ 2020 Festival Applications are now open. Apply to host an event or open house!
One week, many voices. The heart and soul of Design Week Portland is in these events, conceived and hosted by the creative community of an entire city.
It’s Not Luck. Celebrate With Us.
Playful art installation wants to play with you.
Lets talk about the magic of indigo from plant to dye vat.
A walking tour about architecture, design, urban growth and history.
Consider evolving land ethic and one’s role in a sustainable future
A fun, nonexclusive approach to dancing.
A satirical workout about privacy and disguising your walk.
Sports Product Design Workshops
A community conversation and design charrette with and within Lents
A concertshop on embodied listening amidst the cacophony of our times
Learn about chocolate techniques, craft elements to create a sculpture.
Learn from a pinecone and discover bio-inspired design for sustainability.
Enjoy an art show curated by Forest For The Trees and silent auction.
Open house for Kenton Women's Village 2.0 with new pods.
A multi designer installation and fashion performance
Come celebrate design and the transgender community with Murmur Creative.
Form and material studies by Portland designers.
GREAT FOOD, TASTY LIBATIONS, AND INSPIRED CONVERSATION
Staying relevant in the age of acceleration.
Come explore the adidas MakerLab
WORKSHOP – Design for Affordability, Resiliency, + Sustainability
Learn the first step in making properly fitted, functioning shoes.
GRAY's HOT NEW NEXT competition is Shark Tank for the design community!
An interactive exploration of accessible design
An Agile process to connect design to development for your next project.
Lightning talks about the role of designers as creative agents for change
Leaders speak on the state of advertising, tv, film, animation, interactive
Immersive experience in AR and VR led by a panel of amazing ladies
Innovating the Future of Social Infrastructure
Attendees can submit questions to our creative recruiters.
Who redefined their intent to include the unexpected
Exhibition featuring new rugs with talk by Lapchi design-consultants.
How to use color to capture your consumer and nail your design.
Panel discussion about the relationships between non-profits and creatives.
Please join us for an evening of empowerment, education, and hope.
Global movement where stories of failed ideas + projects are celebrated
Incorporating empathy in design & the best practices for accessibility.
GRAY's Hot New Next After Party
Executive fireside chat with Amy LaMeyer on the opportunities of AR.
Translate global insights into local actions in this low-waste workshop.
Designing for Fun and Functionality
Discussion about how to best connect with your ideal audience online.
Use storytelling and accessibility to create meaningful social VR/AR.
What’s the best way to ask for a buck?
Revamping an entire brand using only 100% post-consumer recycled materials
A panel of industry shakers examining the future of mixed-use spaces.
Exploring VR as a tool for equitable, community-driven urban design.
Nationally-recognized audio storytellers discuss podcasting for designers.
Brand design through music, food & beverage and crafting activation
Watch the InVision documentary and hear from local product design leaders
Exhibit + discussion with Francis Bitonti, Asher Levine & Billie Whitehouse
Learn and be inspired about whole house remodels.
Moderated panel discussion about Design Thinking in Art and Hospitality
A panel for those who dare to stand for something greater than business.
A presentation on the design for the final three bond projects at the zoo.
Hot takes and bold talk about the future of transportation in our region.
ART Party: An evening of art, music, and collaboration
Storytelling with Manifold
Join Ladies of Paradise and explore how women, weed, and design interact.
Sharing the experiences of professionals of color in the design industries
Commercial Design pros demystify their innovative field
Reclaimed, but not rustic. It’s the never ending quest to make a 2x4 sexy.
An interdisciplinary panel of industry experts explores equitable housing.
The modern creative process with Shawna X featuring local musicians +
What happens design is unleashed on the city?
Organizational culture "bootcamps" to inspire your team's best performance
Improv-based workshop for building skills for a feedback-rich culture.
1,000 Little Tweaks: Prototyping Early to Create Great Digital Products
Go beyond the visual to design our built environment.
Panel discussions encompassing the presentation of design concepts
B76 Guided Tour with Skylab
Learn the basics of hand drafting for Interior Design
Hands-on workshop for creating your equitable workplace and design practice
Studio mixer to ask questions about leather, ceramic, and fiber work!
The first solo runway presentation from One Imaginary Girl
So much Native imagery in design. Where are all the Native designers?
Designing Portland's Public Squares: Past, Present, & One that Needs Fixing
Panel dialog on innovative strategies to create a circular fashion system.
A conversation on friendship + mentoring with PDX women creatives of color.
Thoughtfully crafting the path to brand love, from discovery to loyalty.
Virgin Hyperloop One and Google's Waymo talk the future of transportation
Make a marbled leather Field Notes cover. Marble & hand-sew leather!
How to turn your ideas into impactful wall graphics, displays and decor.
Wacom and the future of spatial computing, bringing joy back to your work
KEX and HAY celebrate local + international design.
A sensual mood-enhancing photo booth experience
The power of artistic expression in our urban landscape.
Explore how we can reshape our approach to design to be inclusive for all.
Watch or participate in a game of D&D w/Portland Creatives!
A conversation and exhibit highlighting Portland’s diverse artist community
Sara Wachter-Boettcher speaks on what we can do about non inclusive tech.
Find out what happens when we measure what we design
Screening of original animated shorts by local Portland animation studios.
2 days of rad design and 3D print workshops straight from the pros
An exploration of how technology will impact the future of our cities.
Delight your clients and take your communication to new visual heights!
Organizational culture workshop to inspire your team's best performance
Learn how to design a talk and tips for feeling confident while speaking
A series of guided brand exercises geared towards growing your business.
Learn ways to incorporate design into real life — starting with yours.
Discover how to engage consumers with digitally printed packaging.
Learn the basics of leather working and hand-stitching
A panel of women entrepreneurs in PDX interior design and architecture.
Expert panel discussion on pre-panelization and the implications thereof.
B76 Guided Tour with Skylab Architecture
Why are brands taking personal stands on social issues?
Participants work in teams to brainstorm and prototype a retail concept!
Speakers, Historic Hawthorne Exhibit, Awards + PDX Main St. Launch Party
Conference • Exhibition • Experience
A discussion with visionary creative leaders whose work intersects culture
Meet the new faces of net-zero building design
Getting Published - Claudia Brown, Publisher of Portrait Magazine
Evolving design landscape - Designing for inclusivity
A Poster Show hosted by IDL + Portland Trail Blazers
Lightning round game-inspired drawing, and video game demos
Panel Discussion + Textile Pop Up, hosted by The Hoxton
KNOW YOUR NUMBERS -- debunking the intimidation around business finance
Multimodal design: speech, touch, haptic, gestural, and VR
An epic exquisite corpse collaboration
Calling all creatives to strengthen democracy:Make content for 2020 Census!
How Mexican design is igniting a new perspective and breaking borders.
Experience Western Juniper wood through each of the five senses.
Why creative careers are out of reach for many in marginalized groups.
Join us to discuss the connection between music and design
An investigation into modern techniques for recognizing and unblocking
A multisensory experiment featuring a distilled spirit. 21+ event.
Explore Redfox Commons, a new adaptive reuse project in Northwest Portland
Explore inspired creativity through a curated experience
A new sport, invented by AI, proven by humans. Played for the first time.
Challenges with production in the Outdoor Industry : Future of e-com
Silas Munro: A Proclamation in Type and Image Form
Feed your muse by drawing inspiration from the real world
Six short but sweet, dynamic keynotes and breakouts to get your purpose on.
Learn SketchUp. Create great 3D designs.
Interaction is performative, design methods are static. Come shake it up!
Avoiding Design Debt in a Constantly Evolving Digital Landscape
We Ask Tiny Humans to Redesign PDX Through Their Eyes.
Featuring senior work, program information, refreshments and good times!
NWEA will educate and inspire to design with accessibility in mind.
Post Modern Home: The Remix
A multi-designer installation celebrating diversity in Portland.
A talk featuring women's fashion paired with financial facts of the decades
Stitch,mend,extend the life of your clothes with style in this fun workshop
Timeless Italian scooters inspire a performance art fashion show
The Pressure Is Good for You, A Talk Show. A talk show that's good for you.
Tour new and remodeled homes designed by some of Portland's top architects.
Hand Lettering Workshop - Sign Painting 101
Design a logo in a day to benefit Portland in Color
A panel discussing resilient systems and ways to take deliberate action.
Make a waxed canvas & leather tote in a few hours! No experience necessary!
How to reclaim your time for creative energy and creative projects.
Understanding ADU financing, permitting, design & the construction process.
Integrating the inner feminine into design practice & process
Discuss Enzo Mari's furniture designs and build a chair from recycled wood.
A lecture by Tim Waterman with food catered by Victory Project PDX.
Wacom + Vectornator Design Challenge and Peer2Peer Portfolio Review
Join us to explore the fundamentals of UX for immersive media.
A workshop on rethinking resilience and empowering local action.
Make a waxed canvas & leather dopp kit in a few hours!
Contemporary Design in Visual Art
A workshop to help you break your design practice into the third dimension.
Tender Table: Stories about food, family, identity
An exhibit documenting visual culture of immigrant-owned convenience stores