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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Sensory

Consider the role of taste, sight, touch, smell, and sound in design with this selection of sensory-based experiences.

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Business of Design

Pick up some new skills to grow your business with this curated selection of events. You'll learn from experts on a variety of topics including emotional intelligence, finance, copyright, time management, culture, branding, and inclusion.

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Industrial Design

A selection of events related to industrial and product design. Get inspired by a variety of topics including sustainability, inclusion, materials exploration, and technology.

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Graphic Design & Illustration

A curated list of festival events related to graphic design and illustration. A wide variety of experiences including panel talks, art and poster shows, workshops, games, a talk show, and opportunities to design for good.

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Cheap Seats

Whether you’re a student on a budget, or you just want to explore a variety of design events on the cheap, this itinerary makes design more accessible by highlighting free Design Week experiences available across multiple disciplines.

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Fashion & Apparel

Your curated guide to festival events related to the fashion and apparel industries. Explore the city while experiencing fashion shows, learn from industry experts about history, technology, social and environmental issues, and walk away from workshops with your handmade goods.

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Social Good

Tricia Leach

A collection of events that address social issues in Portland, and the design community. Explore topics such as inequality in the design industry, the housing crisis, accessibility and inclusion, and design for non-profit organizations.

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Architecture

Tricia Leach

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.

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Digital Design

Tricia Leach

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.