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.

18 Events



Event Types

Sunday April 7


April 7, 2019 / 2:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Art Show and Fundraiser in Celebration of Earth Month

Enjoy an art show curated by Forest For The Trees and silent auction.

Snow Peak and Forest for the Trees


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

Agencies of Change: Art of Resilience and Resistance, A Poster Show for Trans Lifeline

Come celebrate design and the transgender community with Murmur Creative.

Murmur Creative

Tuesday April 9

Wednesday April 10


April 10, 2019 / 4:00pm7:00pm / Festival Event

Spring Runway Preview and Collection Launch Party

The first solo runway presentation from One Imaginary Girl

One Imaginary Girl


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

Dungeons & Dragons & Design

Watch or participate in a game of D&D w/Portland Creatives!

Jolby & Friends

Thursday April 11


April 11, 2019 / 9:00am10:30am / Festival Event

The Art & Science of Visual Recording

Delight your clients and take your communication to new visual heights!



April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event


A Poster Show hosted by IDL + Portland Trail Blazers

IDL + Portland Trail Blazers
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm11:00pm / Festival Event

Census 2020: Creatives For the Count Workshop

Calling all creatives to strengthen democracy:Make content for 2020 Census!

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, Census Open Innovation Labs, collective of local and national census outreach organizations
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event

Frames In Motion

An epic exquisite corpse collaboration

April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm8:00pm / Festival Event


An investigation into modern techniques for recognizing and unblocking

Tender Loving Empire
April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm11:30pm / Festival Event

Portland Indie Game Squad Presents: Drink N' Draw @ DWP

Lightning round game-inspired drawing, and video game demos

Portland Indie Game Squad

Friday April 12

All Day

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


April 12, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm / Festival Event

Express Yourself: A Modern Embroidery Workshop to Mend and Customize Your Clothes

Stitch,mend,extend the life of your clothes with style in this fun workshop

Amy L. Frazer, Design and Illustration

Saturday April 13

All Day

April 13, 2019 / 10:00am3:00pm / Festival Event

Hand Lettering Workshop - Sign Painting 101

Hand Lettering Workshop - Sign Painting 101

Studio Signs & Pictorial Displays, Inc.
April 13, 2019 / 11:30am6:00pm / Festival Event

Design Equity Tournament

Design a logo in a day to benefit Portland in Color



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

Manage Your Time, Manage Your Creativity

How to reclaim your time for creative energy and creative projects.

11:11 Supply


April 13, 2019 / 1:00pm5:00pm / Festival Event

Wacom + Vectornator Design Challenge

Wacom + Vectornator design challenge