Stories

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

Open House: Holst

Alicia Navarrette

Holst Architecture is sure to delight with a VR station, an interactive display of their Portland Winter Lights Festival installation, and a coloring station. There will also be tasty tacos, drinks, and ice cream!

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Interview

Laura Allcorn

Allyson Marrs

Laura Allcorn is laughing with you. She’s the founder and lead researcher for the Institute For Comedic Inquiry (IFCI), where she creates interactive objects and performances that highlight absurdities through a technique she’s coined as Participatory Satire. It’s where humor meets behavioral science, and where the seriousness of current events is explored with a light touch.

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News

Your Guide to DWP

Not sure where to start, but know you're ready to attend events during Design Week?  We kick off this Saturday. Here's the quickest way to register for events and make sure you've got a spot at the best programming during the week.

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Interview

Celeste Noche and Emilly Prado

Allyson Marrs

Portland In Color seeks to disrupt the homogeneity of representation in Portland arts and media by highlighting the voices and experiences of people of color. Their work is to promote the work of others, to ensure visibility into diverse creativity.

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Open House: Seizure Palace

Harris Newman

Seizure Palace’s old-school screen printing produces vibrant and tactile prints and posters. Visit this iconic shop to enjoy some art and beverages while learning the magic behind their process.

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Fuckup Nights: Failure by Design

Harris Newman

Your blueprint to avoiding mediocrity.

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Open House: COFFEE BEER

Alicia Navarrette

A cafe for everyone! Come for inspiration and leave with a belly full of delicious drinks and snacks—maybe even meet some new friends. Whether you rise and grind or need a break from your routine, Coffee Beer is a nice spot to be.

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Open House: The Wild

Amber Materna

VR can be as productive as it is fun. The Wild, an immersive collaboration platform, shows us how at their Design Week Portland Open House.

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Open House: Oddfellows

Alicia Navarrette

Tiki beverages are flowing and so are the ping-pong balls! Drink in the animations and libations during the Open House at Oddfellows.

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Spotlight

Open House: 11:11 Supply

Meredith James

Stop by 11:11 Supply for office-supply eye candy and a mini-workshop on productivity.

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B76 Guided Walking Tour

Meredith James

Get insider access to the newly constructed building

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From “Oh Fuck” to “Fuck Ya”: A Creative’s Guide to Actually Making Money

Amber Materna

Financial strategy doesn’t have to be hard. Learn to make better money decisions by applying calculated objectivity to business goals at From “Oh Fuck” to “Fuck Ya.”