The American Institute of Architects' Portland Chapter is kicking off a month-long festival celebrating the opening of the AIA 100th Anniversary exhibition, highlighting Oregon architecture over the last 100 years. The Center for Architecture will host the opening soiree on Thursday, complete with music, cocktails, and local organic hors d’ouevres. Cost: $5 at the door. Tours, workshops, and a gala will all take place over the month. Design Matters: A tour of Exceptional Portland Homes gives inquiring minds a glimpse into six stunning Portland homes. (Saturday, October 1, more deets here.) For Architectural Details: A Photography Workshop on Saturday, October 15, professional photographer Josh Partee will guide you and your camera lens on a two-hour walking tour of exceptional examples of Portland Architecture. And don’t miss “The Party of the Century.” Held at the Portland Art Museum, The Party of the Century Gala celebrates the 100th Anniversary of AIA in Oregon. Break out your finest threads, brush up on this month’s Architectural Digest, and purchase your tickets here.