by Lettie Jane Rennekamp

by Lettie Jane Rennekamp

Are you ready for Design Week Portland? It’s coming, and it has something to offer everyone, designer or not.

From October 4-11, a series of events, open houses, installations, talks, and parties will take over spaces throughout Portland, all in celebration of design. As the website states, “Design Week Portland is a weeklong series of interactive events, installations and conversations showcasing the evolving state of design in our city. Do your part to shape our future by engaging with some of today’s brightest creative minds. To achieve full enjoyment, we recommend jumping in headfirst.”

Check out all the offerings at the Design Week Portland website

Check out all the offerings at DWP’s website

With 157 open houses and 193 events, you are sure to find something fun to check out. But sign up soon—lots of the events (including those that are free) are filling up fast.

I never have the time to explore all I want to, but this year I’m excited to attend AIGA’s big event: a talk by Stefan Sagmeister: Design and Happiness. I look forward to reporting on the experience.

Now go—explore Portland’s design climate and be inspired!