Saturday: Enjoy the Park(ing) Day hosted by Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), where public spaces will be transformed as mini-parklets around the city. If you're down to party nearby, join us at the Design Week Opening Party at The Custom Blocks in SE Portland.
Sunday: Deep dive into Portland's past with Portland Design and History Walking Tours. Visit the Letterpress Printers Fair, a family friendly event where you can browse an array of goods from local printers, book artists, and designers. Learn to build a work culture of improvisation and collaboration at Lessons from the Jazz Ensemble.
Tuesday: Join Field Office's From Cubicles to Campuses to learn how architects and developers are purpose-building the next generation of office space. Get open about your finances at Money Stories. Spend the evening sampling beers at Rough Draught—A Live Beer Design Brouhaha.
Wednesday: Dissect the impact on voice in your day-to-day at From a Whisper to Machines. Learn how human-centered design can be used in a meaningful way at El Pasaport Project—A Social Impact Design Workshop.
Thursday: Examine the intersectionality of East and West at Cultural Crossing: Traditional and Contemporary Design at the Portland Japanese Garden. Attend The State of Trust in the Pacific Northwest, and assess what makes us different in the upper-left. Or spend the evening at HANG IN THERE—Cat Cafe & Macramé with Emily Katz.
Friday: If you didn't catch Portland International Airport's repurposed mid-century benches at the Opening Party, now's the time to lay your eyes on these beauties at the PDX Airport Bench Re-Design: Open House and Auction. Tune-in for another episode of The Pressure is Good For You, a Talk Show, with Design Week favorite Adam Garcia.