Schedule

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.

56 Events

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Sunday April 7

Morning

April 7, 2019 / 10:00am12:00pm / Festival Event

Walking Tour: Portland Bridges

A walking tour about architecture, design, urban growth and history.

John Doyle
April 7, 2019 / 10:00am12:00pm / Festival Event

Restorative Design: The Confluence Bird Blind by Maya Lin

Consider evolving land ethic and one’s role in a sustainable future

Confluence

Afternoon

April 7, 2019 / 12:00pm3:00pm / Festival Event

Lents: Creative Design Solutions for Southeast Foster (An Action-Oriented Community Conversation)

A community conversation and design charrette with and within Lents

University of Oregon School of Architecture and Environment Portland
April 7, 2019 / 2:00pm4:00pm / Festival Event

Walking Tour: Gentrification By Design, South Portland

A walking tour about architecture, design, urban growth and history.

John Doyle
April 7, 2019 / 2:30pm4:30pm / Festival Event

Kenton Women's Village 2.0 Open House

Open house for Kenton Women's Village 2.0 with new pods.

PSU's Center for Public Interest Design & SRG Partnership

Evening

April 7, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

The Next Dig

Form and material studies by Portland designers.

Union

Monday April 8

Afternoon

April 8, 2019 / 3:00pm6:00pm / Festival Event

WORKSHOP – Design for Affordability, Resiliency, + Sustainability

WORKSHOP – Design for Affordability, Resiliency, + Sustainability

PDX Main St. Design Initiative

Evening

April 8, 2019 / 5:30pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Skip the Prototype: Using Agile Design Driven Development in Modern Applications

An Agile process to connect design to development for your next project.

Alchemy Code Lab
April 8, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Changing Course : Short Stories From Designers + Creatives

Who redefined their intent to include the unexpected

LWD - League of Women Designers
April 8, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Creative Design Solutions for Community, Infrastructure and Environment: An Evening with Michael Singer and Friends

Lightning talks about the role of designers as creative agents for change

University of Oregon School of Architecture and Environment Portland and Michael Singer Studio
April 8, 2019 / 6:00pm7:30pm / Festival Event

The Power of Color in Design

How to use color to capture your consumer and nail your design.

Living Room Realty
April 8, 2019 / 6:30pm8:00pm / Festival Event

The 1% Project: A Collaboration to End Homelessness

Please join us for an evening of empowerment, education, and hope.

Jessica Helgerson Interior Design
April 8, 2019 / 7:30pm11:00pm / Festival Event

After Party: Meet Me in the Bathroom + Singing in the Shower

GRAY's Hot New Next After Party

GRAY Magazine

Tuesday April 9

Evening

April 9, 2019 / 5:00pm7:00pm / Festival Event

Placemaking for a Circular Economy

A panel of industry shakers examining the future of mixed-use spaces.

EYELEVEL
April 9, 2019 / 5:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Democratizing VR for More Livable Cities

Exploring VR as a tool for equitable, community-driven urban design.

Open Signal in partnership with: Vanport Mosaic, Bora Architects, ZGF Architects, PSU Center for Public Interest Design, Alex Chiu
April 9, 2019 / 5:30pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Walk on the Wild Side: The Final Three Oregon Zoo Bond Projects

A presentation on the design for the final three bond projects at the zoo.

Portland CSI
April 9, 2019 / 5:30pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Whole House Remodel Workshop

Learn and be inspired about whole house remodels.

ARCIFORM
April 9, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Big Canvas: The Art of Commercial Design

Commercial Design pros demystify their innovative field

Kush Rugs
April 9, 2019 / 6:00pm8:30pm / Festival Event

Diversity in Design: Storytelling Mixer

Sharing the experiences of professionals of color in the design industries

Diversity in Design
April 9, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

The Interdependent Ecosystem of Housing

An interdisciplinary panel of industry experts explores equitable housing.

Ankrom Moisan Architects
April 9, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Reimagining Reclaimed

Reclaimed, but not rustic. It’s the never ending quest to make a 2x4 sexy.

Salvage Works

Wednesday April 10

Afternoon

April 10, 2019 / 12:00pm2:00pm / Festival Event

Design the Unseen

Go beyond the visual to design our built environment.

University of Oregon Institute for Health in the Built Environment
April 10, 2019 / 2:00pm3:30pm / Festival Event

Design Narratives

Panel discussions encompassing the presentation of design concepts

Works Progress Architecture
April 10, 2019 / 3:00pm7:00pm / Festival Event

Designing Equity - Leveraging the AIA Guides for Equitable Practice

Hands-on workshop for creating your equitable workplace and design practice

AIA Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
April 10, 2019 / 3:00pm4:30pm / Festival Event

Hand Drafting for Interior Design

Learn the basics of hand drafting for Interior Design

Vicki Simon Interior Design
April 10, 2019 / 3:00pm5:00pm / Festival Event

B76 Guided Tour

B76 Guided Tour with Skylab

skylab

Evening

April 10, 2019 / 5:00pm7:00pm / Festival Event

What’s the Future of O’Bryant Square?

Designing Portland's Public Squares: Past, Present, & One that Needs Fixing

Hennebery Eddy Architects with Portland Parks Foundation
April 10, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

ART IN THE OPEN: Live art installation + conversation

The power of artistic expression in our urban landscape.

Killian Pacific
April 10, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

International Design Meets Local Style

KEX and HAY celebrate local + international design.

KEX Portland
April 10, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Inclusion by Design

Explore how we can reshape our approach to design to be inclusive for all.

Gensler and The Joinery
April 10, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Spatial Computing for the Future of Digital Creation

Wacom and the future of spatial computing, bringing joy back to your work

Wacom

Thursday April 11

Morning

April 11, 2019 / 8:30am10:00am / Festival Event

Technology and Livability: Designing Cities for the Future

An exploration of how technology will impact the future of our cities.

Urban Land Institute

Afternoon

April 11, 2019 / 2:00pm5:00pm / Festival Event

She Built This City: The Women of PDX Design & Architecture

A panel of women entrepreneurs in PDX interior design and architecture.

Chown Hardware
April 11, 2019 / 2:00pm5:00pm / Festival Event

Pre-panelization and virtual design; the creative and practical implications of offsite fabrication.

Expert panel discussion on pre-panelization and the implications thereof.

New Energy Works
April 11, 2019 / 3:00pm5:00pm / Festival Event

B76 Guided Tour

B76 Guided Tour with Skylab Architecture

Skylab
April 11, 2019 / 4:00pm6:00pm / Festival Event

Retail Environment Design Workshop: A Pop-Up!

Participants work in teams to brainstorm and prototype a retail concept!

EYELEVEL

Evening

April 11, 2019 / 5:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Sustaining Main St + Cultural Identity

Speakers, Historic Hawthorne Exhibit, Awards + PDX Main St. Launch Party

PDX Main Street Design Initiative
April 11, 2019 / 5:30pm7:30pm / Festival Event

Energy Trust Net Zero Emerging Leaders

Meet the new faces of net-zero building design

Energy Trust of Oregon
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Leveraging the past: Transformation of the former Freeman Factory

Explore Redfox Commons, a new adaptive reuse project in Northwest Portland

Langley Investment Partners and LEVER Architecture
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm10:00pm / Festival Event

The 5 Senses of Juniper

Experience Western Juniper wood through each of the five senses.

Sustainable NW Wood
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm10:00pm / Festival Event

Amplifier: A multi-sensory tasting experiment at The Jupiter Next Hotel

A multisensory experiment featuring a distilled spirit. 21+ event.

AIGA Portland

Friday April 12

All Day

April 12, 2019 / 12:00am5:30pm / Festival Event

Who Gets to Decide?

We Ask Tiny Humans to Redesign PDX Through Their Eyes.

KSMOCA
April 12, 2019 / 9:00am3:30pm / Festival Event

Urban Sketching: Using Drawing to Become a Better Designer

Feed your muse by drawing inspiration from the real world

Portland Sketcher

Morning

April 12, 2019 / 9:00am12:00pm / Festival Event

Drawing in 3D: A Beginners Introduction to SketchUp (WinOS)

Learn SketchUp. Create great 3D designs.

SketchUp
April 12, 2019 / 11:00am1:00pm / Festival Event

Walking Tour: Mid-Century Modern and Minimalism in Portland

A walking tour about architecture, design, urban growth and history.

John Doyle

Afternoon

April 12, 2019 / 2:00pm4:00pm / Festival Event

Walking Tour: Portland Bridges (Reprise)

A walking tour about architecture, design, urban growth and history.

John Doyle
April 12, 2019 / 2:00pm5:00pm / Festival Event

Drawing in 3D: A Beginners Introduction to SketchUp (MacOS)

Learn SketchUp. Create great 3D designs.

SketchUp
April 12, 2019 / 3:00pm5:00pm / Festival Event

B76 Guided Tour

B76 Guided Tour with Skylab

Skylab
April 12, 2019 / 4:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Post Modern Home: The Remix

Post Modern Home: The Remix

Cielo Home

Saturday April 13

All Day

April 13, 2019 / 10:00am4:00pm / Festival Event

AIA Portland Homes Tour

Tour new and remodeled homes designed by some of Portland's top architects.

AIA Oregon

Morning

April 13, 2019 / 10:00am12:00pm / Festival Event

An Anti-Patriarchy Approach to Design Practice

Integrating the inner feminine into design practice & process

The Felt Hat
April 13, 2019 / 10:00am1:00pm / Festival Event

Building an ADU from Idea to Occupancy

Understanding ADU financing, permitting, design & the construction process.

Aforma
April 13, 2019 / 10:00am12:00pm / Festival Event

Walking Tour: Designing Death, River View Cemetery

A walking tour about architecture, design, urban growth and history.

John Doyle
April 13, 2019 / 10:30am12:30pm / Festival Event

Destructive Idealism: Rethinking Resilient Systems

A panel discussing resilient systems and ways to take deliberate action.

University of Oregon Ecological Design Center
April 13, 2019 / 11:00am3:00pm / Festival Event

Consider the Chair

Discuss Enzo Mari's furniture designs and build a chair from recycled wood.

To Be Determined

Afternoon

April 13, 2019 / 2:00pm4:00pm / Festival Event

Walking Tour: Gentrification by Design, Albina

A walking tour about architecture, design, urban growth and history.

John Doyle