Design Week Portland is ON! This week-long, city-wide series of independent events and open houses runs from April 14th through the 21st. If you're only just now hearing about Design Week, or are the type who likes to let things slide a bit, this guide has everything you need to know to get the most out of the week.

Opening Party
There's no better way to get started than to attend what's sure to be an epic Opening Party at Custom Blocks in SE Portland. Get hot tips on what's happening this week from your design peers, or make some new friends and ask what's on their itinerary. Get a ticket here or at the door, and we'll see you at 7:00pm on Saturday, April 14th!

Open Houses
Drop in open houses are the procrastinator's dream. All of the open houses are free, so all you have to do is pick a quadrant of the city, check out the map, and spend a couple of hours popping into agencies, studios, shops, and workspaces. Open houses are from 4:00-7:00pm each night from Tuesday, 4/17 through Friday, 4/20.

Register for Events
With over a hundred events all over the city, there are plenty to choose from! Check out the event schedule to snag your tickets. Pro tip: If you're feeling lucky, and really want to go to a sold out event, click the red "Sold Out" button from the events schedule to add yourself to the waitlist.

Core Track Events
If you're feeling overwhelmed with choices, check out our DWP Core Track events. In partnership with six different hosts and venues, we've planned a different experience for each night of the week. We also have over twenty itineraries, created by some of our favorite design folks.

Get Connected
Follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Keep an eye on our Instagram Stories to follow the action throughout the week. Discover new events and open houses by following #dwpdx—many of the organizers are posting updates there.

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Get Out There
There's a place for everyone to dive into the festival. Whether you pick a few select happenings, or want to be out there every day this week, we're excited to have you join us for our favorite week of the year!