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Makers and Visionaries Light Up Portland with Design

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DWPs opening night party is Saturday April 16.

Over the last ten years, the city of Portland has emerged as a leader in creative industry — building a vibrant community of makers and designers. Design Week Portland is a “week-long, citywide series of program exploring the process, craft, and practice of design across all disciplines.” DWP is on a mission to increase awareness of the effects of design on our culture and community. In the nine days between April 15-23, there will be over 100 events, 200 open houses, and many other events sprouting up across the city. See the full schedule here.

DWP is an awesome opportunity to get exposed to the behind-the-scenes thinking of designers and creators, from the main stage presenters on April 15th and 16th to the smaller gatherings at interior design studios, architectural firms, creative marketing agencies, and more.


Vicki Simon Interior Design + Kat and Maouche

The creative community has conceived of a dazzling assortment of inspired and whimsical events, including: Unabashedly Colorful Interiors, Letterpress Printers Fair, University of Oregon Product Design Exhibition, Sustainable Design Practices with the Joinery and Design Museum, IDL’s Design Fight Club, Tender Loving Empire’s From Craft to Career: How to Make it Once You’ve Made It, Fashion Forward with Portland Sewing and the Portland Fashion Institute, and ASLA and Depave’s Identity, Space and Design – The Portland Way, to name just a few.

Snøhetta presents an exhibition called People Process Projects, will be open all week for people to experience firsthand the detail and materiality of the workshop space. It’s a great opportunity to learn about Snøhetta’s projects around the world including Portland: The James Beard Public Market and Willamette Falls Legacy Project.

In support of the makers, creators, and the ever growing design community here in Portland, PPP is offering $10 off delivery with the code DWP16 during design week (April 15-23). Order up.