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Portland Design Pup

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Portland Design Pup is proud to be Portland’s premier (and only!) open-source design events calendar, free and open to all!  Our calendar features community and non-profit-based architecture and design-related events, including lectures, tours, open houses, social events, workshops, exhibits, and more.  Please note that we do not accept art installations/exhibits, or any events outside the Portland, Oregon metro area.

We invite you to submit your event(s) to the calendar for consideration.  Once submitted, you will receive an email confirmation, we will review the event and, if approved, add it to our calendar within 48 hours.  Please submit your events at least one week prior to event date.  Submitted events may appear on our website, our social media channels, and/or our weekly e-newsletter.

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Design Museum Mornings: Solutioneers to Unicorns
Functional Apparel and Accessories Studio
Jun28-2019Free

Design Museum Mornings: Solutioneers to Unicorns

How might the world’s unicorns uplift designers of the future by engaging with their former selves? A ‘unicorn’ has many definitions – primarily, it is used in reference to an individual who has surpassed the odds and become successful within their given field. In Portland, a unicorn is often described as a woman of color […]
Garden + Lecture Series: Steve Bloom
Portland Japanese Garden
Jun25-2019Free

Garden + Lecture Series: Steve Bloom

REFLECTIONS ON A RESIDENCY: INSIGHTS TO PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING   The Garden’s CEO will share insights and stories from his newly-completed residency in Japan. During six months in late 2018 and early 2019, Bloom visited gardens and arts organizations in Japan, Singapore, Brazil, China, and the U.K. — telling the story of the Garden, building […]
Montgomery Street Residences Tour
1715 SW Montgomery Drive
Jun23-2019Free

Montgomery Street Residences Tour

Join the ICAA-NW chapter as we visit renowned high style classical residences in the S.W. Hills of Portland, Oregon, in and around Montgomery Street, for a measured drawing class and sketching tour. The event will be led by Ferguson & Shamamian Principal, and Notre Dame alumnus, Stephen Chrisman, who practices in New York City. Stephen […]
Montgomery Street Residences Lecture
Emerick Architects
Jun22-2019Free

Montgomery Street Residences Lecture

Join the ICAA-NW chapter as we visit renowned high style classical residences in the S.W. Hills of Portland, Oregon, in and around Montgomery Street, for a measured drawing class and sketching tour. The event will be led by Ferguson & Shamamian Principal, and Notre Dame alumnus, Stephen Chrisman, who practices in New York City. Stephen […]
Creative Mornings Portland: Kim Malek
Iron Fireman Collective
Jun21-2019Free

Creative Mornings Portland: Kim Malek

Through her own story of starting Salt & Straw Ice Cream, Kim Malek explores the ongoing wonder about the purpose of our lives and how to make our time here mean something. The ongoing creative wonder of staying true to one’s values when all the advice and the stereotypes point in other directions. And how […]
InProcess: Pigeon Toe Ceramics and Architecture Building Culture
The Center for Architecture
Jun18-2019Free

InProcess: Pigeon Toe Ceramics and Architecture Building Culture

InProcess is a quarterly lecture series presented by AIA Portland exploring the creative process of local architects, designers, makers, and creators. These lectures are free and open to the public. Join us June 18 at the Center for Architecture, 403 NW 11th Avenue, Portland.   PIGEON TOE CERAMICS With an aversion to the excess of […]
2019 Young Architect Conference
The Redd on Salmon Street
Aug23-2019Free

2019 Young Architect Conference

Calling all young architects, emerging professionals, architecture students, and architecture graduates. Join future leaders in the profession of architecture and community to discuss and explore topics of Leadership, Connection, and Service within architecture. For three days, we will interact, engage, and inspire each other. You are invited to join us at the Young Architect Conference, […]
Inspired by Family Home Design Workshop
The Old Church Concert Hall
Jun26-2019Free

Inspired by Family Home Design Workshop

Come get inspired about your home’s potential as we discuss growing and changing families, play areas, guest suites and pet-friendly remodeling at the beautiful The Old Church Concert Hall, which was recently remodeled by ARCIFORM. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to The Old Church.   About ARCIFORM ARCIFORM is a well-respected design-build […]
Montgomery Street Residences Tour
1715 SW Montgomery Drive
Jun23-2019Free

Montgomery Street Residences Tour

Join the ICAA-NW chapter as we visit renowned high style classical residences in the S.W. Hills of Portland, Oregon, in and around Montgomery Street, for a measured drawing class and sketching tour. The event will be led by Ferguson & Shamamian Principal, and Notre Dame alumnus, Stephen Chrisman, who practices in New York City. Stephen […]
Montgomery Street Residences Lecture
Emerick Architects
Jun22-2019Free

Montgomery Street Residences Lecture

Join the ICAA-NW chapter as we visit renowned high style classical residences in the S.W. Hills of Portland, Oregon, in and around Montgomery Street, for a measured drawing class and sketching tour. The event will be led by Ferguson & Shamamian Principal, and Notre Dame alumnus, Stephen Chrisman, who practices in New York City. Stephen […]
Old Town Portland Tour
Location Revealed After Registration
Jun22-2019Free

Old Town Portland Tour

For those interested in history and architecture, no visit to a city is complete without seeing its Old Town – and Portland should be no exception. With a streetscape reminiscent of New York’s famed SoHo, Old Town contains one of the largest collections of cast-iron fronted buildings in the US, with most concentrated within the […]
Historic Albina Tour
Location Revealed After Registration
Jun22-2019Free

Historic Albina Tour

Once a separate city from Portland, Albina has a lengthy and diverse history – along with some fascinating architecture. This tour explores old Albina from stories of early proprietors and its development as a railroad town, to its transformation into the heart of Portland’s African American community and the impacts of urban renewal. Space is […]
Historic Downtown Gresham Walking Tour
Gresham History Museum
Jun22-2019Free

Historic Downtown Gresham Walking Tour

The village of Gresham, originally known as “Campground”, was a stop-over place for pioneers on the Oregon Trail in the last stage of their epic journey from the East. The village was later named for the US Postmaster who granted the small village a post office. By the turn of the 20th century the interurban […]
Walking Tour of Historic Laurelhurst
Petite Provence Boulangerie & Patisserie
Jun21-2019Free

Walking Tour of Historic Laurelhurst

Laurelhurst is one of the most architecturally distinctive neighborhoods in Portland and was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. With beginnings as a planned “streetcar neighborhood”, this area has a high concentration of early 20th century Arts and Crafts influenced residences as well as some grand Colonial Revivals. We’ll see several landmark […]
Broadway and Mid-Town Tour
Location Revealed After Registration
Jun20-2019Free

Broadway and Mid-Town Tour

Beginning in the 1890s, the area downtown between Southwest Broadway and Ninth Avenue, underwent a dramatic change from a residential neighborhood on the edge of town to a bustling commercial and cultural district. This tour takes a look at what are today, some of the most well recognized and architecturally significant buildings in the city. […]

2019 Young Architect Conference

August 23, 2019
The Redd on Salmon Street
Calling all young architects, emerging professionals, architecture students, and architecture graduates. Join future leaders in the profession of architecture and . . . . . .
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Design Museum Mornings: Solutioneers to Unicorns

June 28, 2019
Functional Apparel and Accessories Studio
How might the world’s unicorns uplift designers of the future by engaging with their former selves? A ‘unicorn’ has many . . . . . .
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REFRESH at Providence Park

June 27, 2019
Providence Park
Refresh connections, tour a refreshed building, and enjoy refreshments at… REFRESH at Providence Park Thursday, June 27, 2019, anytime between . . . . . .
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Inspired by Family Home Design Workshop

June 26, 2019
The Old Church Concert Hall
Come get inspired about your home’s potential as we discuss growing and changing families, play areas, guest suites and pet-friendly . . . . . .
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Garden + Lecture Series: Steve Bloom

June 25, 2019
Portland Japanese Garden
REFLECTIONS ON A RESIDENCY: INSIGHTS TO PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING   The Garden’s CEO will share insights and stories from his . . . . . .
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NURTURING A GREEN SCHOOL – Growing a Green School Discussion Series

Join the Portland Green Schools Committee for the second panel of our 2019 discussion series: GROWING A GREEN SCHOOL.   Nurturing a Green School: Operating, Maintaining and Ensuring Green School Goals are Achieved Successfully achieving the green schools outcome can often be intimidating for the design team, the occupants and especially the operators. To ultimately […]

Designing for Change | Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

William Leddy, FAIA, Marsha Maytum, FAIA, and Richard Stacy, FAIA, are founding Principals of San Francisco-based Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, recipient of the 2017 National AIA Firm Award. They believe that architecture has an important role to play as a catalyst for positive change in our society – focusing the transformative power of design on […]

Collective Inquiry | KieranTimberlake

KieranTimberlake creates beautifully crafted, thoughtfully made architecture that is holistically integrated to site, program, and people. In conjunction with its architectural projects, the firm develops new materials, processes, and products. Their activities unite the diverse fields of architecture, environmental management, chemical physics, materials science, and more. In her talk, Billie Faircloth will discuss the role of […]

Hip Hop Inspired Architecture | Michael Ford

Join AFO and Portland Design Events for a lecture featuring Michael Ford! Michael Ford’s talk on Hip Hop Inspired Architecture focuses on three interconnected realms – education, practice and media to expose the subconscious roles of celebrated modernist architects and urban planners in the creation of the environments which necessitated hip hop’s birth. The multi-media […]

My Existential Crisis and Other Random Acts | Martha Schwartz

This will be a two-part presentation: The first part will be about the work of Martha Schwartz Partners that spans from the very early installation works to the most recent work being done by the practice. The work will show an evolution of scale and approach to design. The second part of the presentation will […]

Selected Work of Snow Kreilich Architects | Matthew Kreilich

Matthew Kreilich, design principal of Snow Kreilich Architects, recipient of AIA’s 2018 Architecture Firm Award, will discuss the importance of context as a design generator for their work and their studio’s obsession with detail and assembly to bring those ideas to life. Snow Kreilich’s work has been described as a “mutual intensification of both building […]

Disruptive Ecologies | Susan Jones

Susan Jones pursues disruptive design strategies to investigate existing ecologies of waste materials, energy, sites and buildings to create delight, wonder and beauty with new conceptual and formal impact in her buildings and urban interventions. Disruptive Ecologies unpacks six projects to examine their design origins and how disruption can generate new phenomenological experiences through embracing […]

SMPS Oregon New Member Welcome Event

New to SMPS Oregon? Curious to know more about your membership and fellow members? Meet the Membership Committee and some members of our Board of Directors, and ask your questions over coffee! This is a completely casual but great opportunity to match faces to names and learn more about SMPS in a small-group setting. Registration […]

Portland Architects in Schools Exhibition

You are invited to a First Thursday event celebrating the hard work of our 2018-19 Architects in Schools students in the Portland Metro area! This is the culminating event of the season, where participating students exhibit the work they have completed during their Architects in Schools residencies. This Architects in Schools season was another huge success, […]

Downtown Portland Moves West Tour

After repeated Willamette River flooding in the late 19th century, Portland’s central business district began to move west of 2nd Avenue, embarking on an era of building construction that utilized popular new materials, often coupled with classical design motifs. The results included some of the city’s first “skyscrapers” and by the 1910s, Fifth and Sixth Avenues had […]