Festival registration is open! Design Week 2020 runs virtually from August 3-7.
Saturday, April 13 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Albina: Design, Development, Displacement. Founded in 1872 and primarily home to European immigrant communities the once independent city of Albina transitioned into the heart of Portland's African American community especially after the VanPort Flood of 1948. Today it is the epicenter for citywide issues of gentrification, displacement, and development as well as home to some of the city's most innovative and controversial architectural designs. This walk will explore this rich and problematic history.
Proceeds go to Urban League of Portland. Groups affected by displacement or who experience the price as a hardship are encouraged to attend for free. Contact event organizer directly for information on group discounts.
Meeting Point: NW corner of N Williams and Russell St.
Design Week participate: 2018, 2017. Docent: Architectural Heritage Center, P.U.G.S. Instructor, former lecturer Metropolitan Museum. BA, MA