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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.
Sports Product Design Workshops
Learn from a pinecone and discover bio-inspired design for sustainability.
Form and material studies by Portland designers.
Staying relevant in the age of acceleration.
Learn the first step in making properly fitted, functioning shoes.
GRAY's HOT NEW NEXT competition is Shark Tank for the design community!
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.
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
Revamping an entire brand using only 100% post-consumer recycled materials
Exhibit + discussion with Francis Bitonti, Asher Levine & Billie Whitehouse
Watch the InVision documentary and hear from local product design leaders
Join Ladies of Paradise and explore how women, weed, and design interact.
Commercial Design pros demystify their innovative field
What happens design is unleashed on the city?
Improv-based workshop for building skills for a feedback-rich culture.
Panel discussions encompassing the presentation of design concepts
Studio mixer to ask questions about leather, ceramic, and fiber work!
So much Native imagery in design. Where are all the Native designers?
Panel dialog on innovative strategies to create a circular fashion system.
Virgin Hyperloop One and Google's Waymo talk the future of transportation
Explore how we can reshape our approach to design to be inclusive for all.
KEX and HAY celebrate local + international design.
2 days of rad design and 3D print workshops straight from the pros
Learn how to design a talk and tips for feeling confident while speaking
A series of guided brand exercises geared towards growing your business.
Discover how to engage consumers with digitally printed packaging.
Learn the basics of leather working and hand-stitching
Panel Discussion + Textile Pop Up, hosted by The Hoxton
Evolving design landscape - Designing for inclusivity
An investigation into modern techniques for recognizing and unblocking
Join us to discuss the connection between music and design
Timeless Italian scooters inspire a performance art fashion show
Make a waxed canvas & leather tote in a few hours! No experience necessary!
Join us to explore the fundamentals of UX for immersive media.
Make a waxed canvas & leather dopp kit in a few hours!
A workshop to help you break your design practice into the third dimension.