ShowPDX is a biennial exhibit of the most unique furniture designs happening in the Portland region. It is happening in part under the umbrella of Design Week Portland, which doesn't kick off until this coming Tuesday. However, you don't have to wait that long. Like many of the events under Design Week's umbrella, it pre-exists this new festival of sorts, and the run of the exhibit overlaps with the schedule. That means you can get a head start on what I think is one of the most exciting components of the program. The exhibit is having a First Thursday preview reception this evening from 6-9, with refreshments (they better be bomb-ass refreshments, because unlike most First Thursday shindigs, there is a $10 cover), and an opportunity to meet the designers and jury. In the meantime, preview the list of participants here.

A writing desk in progress by Phloem Studio.
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  • A writing desk in progress by Phloem Studio.