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: 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.

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Open House: Rumors

Alicia Navarrette

Visit Rumors, a studio that builds interfaces and identities for arts and publishing clients. Bring your curiosity and take away inspiration from this boutique operation on the edge of a cemetery.

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Open House: Pensole Footwear Design Academy

Harris Newman

Pensole Footwear Design Academy has placed hundreds of graduates with the most iconic sneaker brands in the world. Visit the launching pad for the next generation of footwear design.

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Opening Party

Kick off the week with visual installations, great drinks, snacks, and your favorite people.

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Interview

Jen Thomas

Allyson Marrs

Jen Thomas, of Visible Design and The Beauty Shop, believes that design should be less a privilege for a few and more an equal opportunity for all.

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Akasha Lawrence-Spence

Allyson Marrs

As the built environment inevitably changes, sometimes aggressively, Akasha’s first question is always the same: who gets to decide?