Opening Party 2018

Connect with fellow attendees at this legendary party that launches hundreds of events across the city. This is a kickoff you won't want to miss, with design activations, food trucks, and our famous live photo booth. A street closure will feature parklet installations, and visual goodies will by curated by Plastic Sunshine. Get a first look inside Custom Blocks, our hosts and inner SE Portland's newest creative space.

Imbibe with beers from Hopworks Urban Brewery (the Official Beer of Design Week), wine from our official wine sponsor, Cerulean Wine, and tacos, hot dogs and pizza.

We'll feature interactive art from OMFGCO, Jolby, Holst Architecture, and Factory North. Relax for a tick in a zome from Kodamazomes, light up your life with features from Acme Scenic and, as always, get your countenance recorded for posterity at our Live Photo Booth. Scott Edwards Architecture will provide a rad VR booth, too! Craig Winslow is creating projection heaven behind our bar, alongside Ian LeBlanc.

This event is all ages. Entrance fee pays for entrance only- beer, wine, and food are available for purchase inside. You may purchase tickets at the door.

  • Saturday, April 14

    7:00 PM to 11:00 PM