Design Week Portland

A spirited week of programming encompassing hundreds of independent events and open houses, conceived and hosted by the creative community.


October 15, 2019

Applications open for events and open houses. Our partners host programs at a diverse range of venues all over the city. Submit ideas that explore process, craft, and practice across disciplines.

January 15, 2020

Applications due for all programming. We have a multi-disciplinary jury review all proposals and we work with organizers to get their ideas fleshed out to add the most to the line-up.

February 18, 2020

Festival schedule launches. The community will register on a brand new system that integrates completely with our platform and will be able to build a clearer itinerary on our site.

April 18, 2020

The festival begins! 7 days of incredible conversations and experiences. This is a rare opportunity to come together as a community and consider the state of design and where we're going.