Highlighting the region’s most interesting people, places, and projects, and the inspiring stories that shape our unique design landscape.

Where Portland Design Lives

Allyson Marrs

As Design Portland evolves into a year-round organization, the people who made it happen reflect on the past seven years getting here.

DWP19She Built This City

She Built This City

An all-star panel featuring the women who helped design and build Portland.


An Anti-Patriarchy Approach to Design Practice

Explore the way patriarchy has harmed the process of design and creation, and what steps we can take to bring design practice back into balance.


Tender Table

Tender Table is a storytelling series featuring women, trans men, and non-binary people who are black, indigenous, or people of color.


WeMake Presents: A Conversation with Shawna X

Join the conversation about Shawna’s experience creating subversive alternate realities and a fresh approach to familiarity.



A selection of festival events related to architecture and urban design. Programs cover the past, present, and future of our built environment and run the gamut from heritage to sustainability to technology.


Digital Design

A curated list of festival events related to digital and interactive design, and user experience. Events include a wide range of topics and technologies such as placemaking, machine learning, AR/VR, animation, transportation, ethics, and accessibility.


Design Week Portland Releases Schedule for 2019

Week-long festival with hundreds of events, talks, gallery showcases, tours, unique experiences, workshops and open studios is expected to attract thousands of people again this year.

Rebecca Gates

From a Whisper to Machines

Musician, designer, soundscoper, and founder of Sound and Associates, Rebecca Gates takes us through a series of vocal warm ups and listening exercises to helps us rethink and retune our very human voice and ears.

Greening Portland

Greening Portland

Portland has a proud legacy of parks, but the rapid building boom has left many Portlanders underserved. Eight leaders and activists offered their visions for a parks system everyone can find solace and space to play.

New Architecture

New Architecture

Seemingly every block of Portland has grown a new building in the last decade. But, wait, there are lots more to come. We invited 14 architecture firms to give a glimpse of the buildings destined to most dramatically change Portland’s cityscape.

How Will We Move

How will we move?

Overnight, Portland went from transportation cruise control to clog. What’s the ground plan—for both Portlands, east and west, privileged and not?