Design Week 2018: Editor's Picks

Portland Monthly's Top Picks for Design Week 2018

Here are nine of the events we're most excited to check out.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Design Week 2018: Flora Exotica

How Plants Can Change Your Life

A Design Week event showcases unusual plants and hand-cast stone pots.

03/27/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Design Week 2018: Gaming in Color

Hair Nah Creator Momo Pixel Wants Designers to Use More Color

"Especially in Portland, there’s this concrete, off-white, 'add wood' feel."

03/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Design Week 2018: Type Hero

A Lettering Artist Breaks Down Her Intricate Craft

Jessica Hische talks dollhouses and Wes Anderson.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Design Week 2018: Dave Otte

What Is Architecture's Social Responsibility?

Dave Otte of Holst Architecture talks housing insecurity and design.

03/27/2018 By Anya Rehon

Design Week 2018: Tsilli Pines

Why Design Week 2018 Will Be the Best Design Week Ever

Director Tsilli Pines breaks it down.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Instafic

A Portlander Writes Instagram Flash Fiction with a Real Estate Twist

Sharlyn Anderson imagines the lives and loves contained within Oregon homes.

03/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Editor's Note

From the Editor: A Radical Plan to Transform the Rose Quarter

With the Albina Vision Trust, Portland native Rukaiyah Adams sets out to transform the problem-plagued neighborhood.

03/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

Events

TEDxPortland Will Feature Bionic Limbs, Psychedelic Beards, and Radical Audience Participation

Presenters include journalist Ann Curry, police chief Danielle Outlaw, the Oregon Symphony, and, potentially, you.

03/16/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Body Talk

Has This Portlander Designed a Better Menstrual Cup?

When Voxapod founder Amanda Wilson couldn't find a cup that worked for her, she decided to produce her own. A Kickstarter campaign is live now.

03/16/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Urban Futures

Will Robot Cars Rule Portland's Streets?

National thinkers gathered here to ponder what autonomous vehicles will do to our cities. Who's driving this thing?

03/13/2018 By Randy Gragg

Urbanism

How Radically Will Growth and Change Transform Portland?

A three-part series of live events features the heavy hitters shaping our future cityscape. Think: an upsized soccer stadium, a rebooted airport, and plenty of traffic to manage.

03/12/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Design

Meet Portland's Master Bladesmiths

Our city is a capital of cutlery. These knife makers are a slice above.

02/27/2018 By Mike Allen

Gaming

An Oregon City Game Designer Builds VR Worlds Worthy of Black Mirror

Is Contact.exe the future of video gaming?

02/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Hotel News

17 New and Soon-to-Open Hotels in Portland and Beyond

From a historic downtown Portland renovation (with a restaurant by hometown hero Doug Adams) to a luxury RV Park in Coos Bay (yes, Coos Bay), we're hot for these new lodging options.

02/20/2018 By Anya Rehon

Development

3 Bonkers Things We Learned about These Proposed Skyscrapers

No. 3: the 680-feet-high skybridge will have trees growing in it.

02/15/2018 By Marty Patail

Transportation

Portland Wants You to Redesign Those Bright Orange Bikes

Hate the color of our city's communal bikes? Channel your rage into a new design.

02/14/2018 By Marty Patail

Architecture

Is Portland the Best Place in the Country to Build an ADU?

Kol Peterson's new book, Backdoor Revolution, lays out the secrets behind the perfect tiny home.

02/13/2018 By Christine Menges

Education

Portland's Brand-New Design Program for Busy People

The Pacific Northwest College of Art's new MA in Design Systems will barely cut into your 9-to-5.

01/30/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Cannabis: Marketing

How Should Cannabis Companies Market Themselves?

Mike Reeves of Portland branding company LTRMN breaks it down.

01/30/2018 By Marty Patail