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Membership

We’re the practitioners and academics, the studios and makers, the craftspeople, storytellers, and retailers. Together, we make up the fabric of this community. Design Portland sustains our shared community by bringing together the most inspiring events, content, and people in the city. It’s an entry point for connection. A space for participation. A pulse of the creative ecosystem. And we need your support to keep it going.

Support Levels

Every tier gives you access to create an itinerary and register for festival events and open houses.

Community Member

$25/year

Attend festival events, access our directory, and add a profile for other members to see. This gives you full access to everything we offer, year-round.

  • Plan an itinerary by saving favorites

  • Register for festival events and open houses

  • Add your profile and find others in our community directory

  • If you're interested in hosting an event or open house, listing fees apply:

    Year-Round Event Listing: $25
    Festival Open House: $75
    Festival Event: $225

Power Organizer

$350/year

Full access to everything we offer, plus unlimited listings. If you host multiple events, during the festival or year-round, this provides the greatest value.

  • Plan an itinerary by saving favorites

  • Register for festival events and open houses

  • Add your profile and find others in our community directory

  • List unlimited events on our festival schedule and year-round calendar for free

FAQ

No, membership alone does not get you into events. The festival is a collection of independently organized events, and each is managing its own registration process. You need an account to be able to easily organize and register for the events that interest you, but you must secure a ticket for the events you’re planning to attend.

While many events are free or low cost, some do charge a fee. Each organizer determines their own ticketing, and whether they need financial support from attendees in order to make their event possible. Design Portland doesn’t take any proceeds from ticketing.

No problem! Once you register, you can let us know that you don’t want a renewing account. Just press a button and it’ll be a one-time charge.

After 7 years of providing a lot of things for free, our organization is facing some realities for the long term: either we get support from our community, or we won’t be able to survive. Membership in Design Portland will sustain our shared community by enabling us to continue this work. And it will provide value beyond the festival, all year round, through an ongoing calendar, a directory of community members, and editorial content.

We’re working on a model for everyone to be able to join, but in the meantime, please get in touch with us if membership presents a hardship. We want you to be part of this.

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