Jordan Speer

AFTER A MOVE in scheduling from fall to spring, Design Week Portland is back, and this time around it's jam-packed with open houses, workshops, panel discussions, breakfast lectures (brectures?), and no shortage of fever dreams of future Portland, glimpsed through a lens of design. We've done the legwork, sorting through a gigantic—not to say straight-up daunting—lineup to bring you the highlights. Even for the most art-allergic Portlanders, there's something here for you: From chats with historian Reiko Hillyer (who has some choice words for Portland's scourge of terrarium purveyors!) and womenswear revolutionary Crystal Beasley (who's changing the way women's jeans are designed and manufactured) to fresh conversations about development, affordable housing, and the city's changing landscape, plus forays into space travel (seriously) and designing for all things beer. Here are our picks for getting the most out of your Design Week Portland.