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Design Week Event Video + Photos

Thanks to all who attended our successful Design Week Portland event celebrating Portland’s design history. On October 7th, 2014, we honored Byron Ferris, Bennet Norrbo, and Charles Politz, three men whose careers overlapped, who influenced each other and yet left their mark in distinctly different ways. They worked to develop some of Portland’s biggest brands like Jantzen and Pendleton — defining the city’s stake in outdoor and athletic wear. View full video below featuring speakers: Joan Campf, Jim McDonald, Marilyn Murdoch and Joe Erceg. View all images on Flickr. more

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Portland Designers in the Mad Men Era

Tuesday, October 7th 2014 7:00pm PNCA Commons 1241 NW Johnson St Portland, Oregon 97209 Buy Tickets Before the swoosh there was the Jantzen Diving Girl. Against the backdrop of political unrest, women’s liberation, and the sexual revolution, a new creative industry began to rise in post-war era Portland. Advertising agencies and commercial artists worked with local brands such as Jantzen, Reed College and Pendleton to lay the groundwork of the design profession for generations of creatives to come. Remembered for their talent, impact, and community involvement across decades of work, we will honor and learn about three late, great Portland designers and artists of this era: Byron Ferris, Bennet Norrbo, and Charles Politz. About the men Byron Ferris Byron Ferris … more

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Volume 2 Launch Party: Feb 13, 2014

Our Portland Story Volume 2 has finally arrived, and we want to honor this creative collaboration with a book launch party! The event will feature readings from 10 of the 77 authors who contributed and a social hour with drinks, music and lots of book browsing. Swap books with your fellow citizens of Portland and write yearbook-style messages. Meet the contributors of the project and exchange ideas for future story submissions. Date: Thursday, February 13th, 2014 Time: 7pm – 9pm Readings begin at 7:30pm RSVP on Faceboook. Location: Tillamook Station (Portland’s cutest new creative event space) 665 N Tillamook St, Portland, OR 97227 more

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Our Portland Story Expo: On Record

Saturday, September 7th 1pm-3pm – by appointment Museum of Contemporary Craft 724 NW Davis St  Portland, OR 97209 Book an appointment. This is your chance to contribute to the next edition of Our Portland Story! We will have a recording station set up for anyone who wants to schedule a quick 5 minute oral recording session. You can bring a friend or family member to conduct an interview, or simply record an oral story on your own. Stories should be concise and focus on one aspect of Portland that has meaning to you (a historical event, inspiring person, or perfect place).  Stories chosen for Our Portland Story Volume 3 will be transcribed and an editor may follow up with further requests. … more

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Summer Expo Exhibit Part 2: On Location

Opening: Saturday, August 31  |  1pm-3pm On view and accepting story contributions until September 16th Museum of Contemporary Craft 724 NW Davis St  Portland, OR 97209 RSVP on Facebook. A new addition to the Our Portland Story exhibition opens on the 31st and features a large-scale map populated with flags representing important places referenced in Our Portland Story Volumes 1 & 2. The map is interactive and will be awaiting your location-based Portland story. What story will you write? A story of your first kiss at Oaks Park? Your favorite St. Johns dive bar? Your secret bench on the Esplanade? The buildings, parks, bridges, scenic areas, restaurants and public squares are the backdrop of ALL of our Portland stories. Add yours … more

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Summer Expo On Cue, Comedy at the Museum

Our Portland Story Summer Expo : On Cue Saturday, August 17  |  1pm-3pm Museum of Contemporary Craft 724 NW Davis St  Portland, OR 97209 FREE with museum admission ($4) Join us for a dynamic comedy showcase inspired by Our Portland Story and brought to you by Brody Theater and local improv comedy group, horseplaygroundmeat. Kicking off with improv at 1pm, the group will pull prompts from the book, Our Portland Story Volume 1, and audience suggestions. Up next, local stand-up comedians: Stephanie Purtle, Whitney Streed, Jason Traeger and Christian Ricketts take over the mic offering their own hilarious perspectives of our city. Ending the afternoon is a sketch comedy set inspired by Portland featuring Starr Ahrens, Neven Mrgan, and Mike Karras … more

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