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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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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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.”

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Designing Your Story in AR/VR for Maximum Impact and Engagement with Frank Spillers

Alicia Navarrette

Flip the script and create your own interactions through rich, first person storytelling in this developing technology.

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Beacon Quarterly Presents: No. 08 Nail Biter

Alicia Navarrette

Don’t sleep on this opportunity to shop Beacon Quarterly’s pop-up shop and experience a full-scale immersive event that activates your every sense. Pre-sale ticket promotions include exciting giveaways that you won’t want to miss.

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Amplifier

Harris Newman

How does sound change taste? How does environment influence perception? These questions lie at the heart of this experimental event.

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Bis Sis, Li'l Sis

Amber Materna

Precious Bugarin and Gaby Tirta Jenkins, also known as No One, take the lead on growing friendships in the Portland POC community.