Festival registration is open! Design Week 2020 runs virtually from August 3-7.
OMFGCO is located in the historic RJ Templeton building, situated at the east end of the Burnside Bridge, just above the iconic Burnside Skatepark. The agency has two studio spaces. The main studio is on the 2nd floor and is more of an everyday workplace––desks, computers, meeting rooms, secret rooms, houseplants, a piano, some inspiring artwork, a library, and the like. The basement studio is where the real hands-on magic happens and where the Design Week Portland Open House yard sale will be taking place.
The basement studio is used for photo shoots, video shoots, prototyping, woodworking, Risographing, painting––basically, making things––and storing things, like archives and sample materials. As members of and influencers within the Portland creative community, the agency feels it's important to draw back the curtain from time to time and let others in. The goal is to inspire people, but they often find themselves equally delighted in doing so. Inspiration is a two-way street, and that's a beautiful thing.
OMFGCO loves meeting new creatives, makers, visionaries, and generally just good, curious human beings. But anyone who loves a yard sale will enjoy this event! Get your truck, van, or bike trailer cleared out because there will be a ton of great stuff––even some handcrafted wares made by their own team members. There may even be a FREE box. The team will be slinging hot dogs, sipping refreshments, and listening to good tunes. Entry will be accessible through the bay doors on the backside of the building only (2nd Ave., next to the Burnside Skatepark, between the fruit trucks). Haggling welcome. Credit cards accepted. No pets.
Expect to take away: Stuff! A fun memory! An inspired notion! Treasures! A hot dog for the road! Art! Expect to meet: Some of the good folks at OMFGCO! A ton of other friendly strangers! Or old friends!
This is going to be a great event, but keep in mind this is an industrial space with limited amenities. There will be no available restrooms, and the location can be a bit seedy. Please just keep your wits about you, and enjoy the sale!