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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

Being a member means that you’re an integral part of sustaining this community. However, you can create an itinerary and register for festival events and open houses, no matter how you engage with us.

Free Access

Free 1 Year

Everyone is welcome to participate in our community. If paying for a membership is a hardship, we encourage you to sign up for free.

Community Member

$25 1 Year

Attend and host 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.

  • 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 1 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.

  • Include unlimited events in our festival and year-round calendar for free

Other ways to Engage

Festival Pass

You don’t need to be a member to register for festival events. We offer a $5 pass for those who simply want access to the festival’s events during August. You’ll see this as an option at checkout.


Want to purchase memberships in bulk? We have discounted rates for groups. This is a great way to get your employees or students engaged in the community.


We see our partnerships as more than just logos on our site. As a community partner, you’ll be a steward of the city’s creative ecosystem.


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 active membership or festival pass 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.

Everyone is welcome to participate in our community. If paying for a membership or festival pass is a burden, we encourage you to sign up for a free membership. See the links above to add a free membership to your cart.