There are so many design-related events coming up, you'll never to able to attend all of them. Here are the ones we think sound like the most fun. (Many Design Week Portland events are free but require registration, so hit before you go.)



Design Week Opening—Get a first look at some of the design nerds you'll be partying with, with your beer goggles firmly on. The Cleaners, 403 SW 10th, 7:30 pm, $10 suggested donation

ShowPDX Furniture Exhibit—A display of over 60 of the most unique furniture designs coming out of the region. ShowPDX, 1233 NW 12th, noon, free, see for full listing of exhibit hours



Eastside/North Open Houses—Spend the afternoon visiting your favorite design-related businesses and studios for a variety of refreshments, presentations, and exhibits, including Lowell, the Felt Hat, Beam & Anchor, Wood & Faulk, Pinball Publishing, Adam Arnold, Grayling Jewelry, Nemo, and Sockeye. Then, do it again tomorrow on the Westside! Various locations, see for maps, hours, and ticket prices where applicable

Jared Levy's Graffiti Fine Art—The premiere of Jared Levy's short documentary about international graffiti culture's influence on design, followed by a Q&A and group showcase of type design, including a submission by Mercury Art Director Justin "Scrappers" Morrison. Ziba Auditorium, 810 NW Marshall, film at 6:30 pm, showcase at 8:30 pm, $20 for film, showcase is free

FASHIONxt Opening Night—Get a first look at how fashion shows meet personal technology, with collections from Project Runway vets Seth Aaron and Viktor Luna. Vigor Industrial Shipyard, 5555 N Channel, 6 pm reception and exhibits, 8 pm show, $25-100, tickets at



Faythe Levine—The DIY icon behind the Handmade Nation book and film presents work on the topics of "community, art, empowerment, and documentation." PSU Art Building, 2000 SW 5th, #320, noon, free

Fashion Speaks—A panel of Portland fashion designers discuss the challenges and importance of producing and supporting local apparel design. Mag-Big, 3279 SE Hawthorne, 6 pm, free

Local Fashion on the Runway—The most locally focused night of FASHIONxt, with new collections from Amanda Grisham, Becky Ross, and more. Vigor Industrial Shipyard, 5555 N Channel, 6 pm reception and exhibits, 8 pm show, $25-100, tickets at



Put a Bird in It—A party to display and auction off over 100 birdhouses built by members of the art and design community. Union/Pine, 525 SE Pine, 7:30 pm, free

Seth Aaron—The Vancouver designer and Project Runway winner headlines FASHIONxt with the debut of a new collection of his sometimes controversial but never boring work. Vigor Industrial Shipyard, 5555 N Channel, 6 pm reception and exhibits, 8 pm show, $35-150, tickets at



Letterpress Printers Fair—A riot of letterpress goods, live printing, film screenings, demos, and more. ADX, 417 SE 11th, noon-7 pm, free

Yohji Yamamoto: This Is My Dream—A documentary film giving a rare glimpse at one of the most private high-fashion designers working today. Screening as part of A Design Film Festival. Ziba Auditorium, 810 NW Marshall, 4:30 pm, $8-10

No Sleep Til... Déjà Vu—Solestruck hosts a nontraditional fashion showcase of designers near and far (Hello Eliza, Degen, Stolen Girlfriends Club, etc.) with jewelry displays, and live music by White Rainbow and YACHT. The Spot, 2401 N Harding, 7 pm, $15-18, 21+



No Sleep Til... Shit Show—Commiserate over your hangover from last night's Déjà Vu Dig a Pony afterparty with some "mellow" shoe shopping at Solestruck's aptly named, first-ever sample sale, where customers will fight over design-forward wares going for as low as $20. Solestruck, 417 SW 13th, noon