Portland Design Events is the premier website for finding and sharing architecture and design-related events in Portland, Oregon.

We are a master calendar, posting and actively sharing events for dozens of local organizations and individuals through our website, weekly email digests, and social media channels.  Our mission is to make it easy for members of our community to find and participate in conversations about the impact of design in our everyday lives.


Meet Us

John Maternoski
Assoc. AIA, CSI-EP, LEED Green Associate


John Maternoski is the Owner of both Portland Design Events and Triple Play Studio.  He is a graduate of the University of Oregon, where he earned a Master of Architecture degree with an emphasis in urban design. Enjoying a hands-on approach to the profession, John has worked extensively with Habitat for Humanity, the American Institute of Architects, and the Construction Specifications Institute. He was awarded a Genuinely Enthusiastic Member (GEM) award in 2010 and 2012 from the Minneapolis/St. Paul chapter of CSI for his efforts in creating a student chapter of the organization at the University of Minnesota.

John has recently served as Secretary on Portland’s Center for Architecture Board of Directors, and has co-chaired the AIA Portland Emerging Professionals Committee. He is an enthusiastic member of the Architecture Foundation of OregonDesign Museum Portlandand Portland’s Architectural Heritage Center, and has volunteered with Friends of TreesPortland Parks and Recreation, and KaBoom!, reflecting his passion for utilizing the built environment as a catalyst to promote health and physical activity.

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Image Credits

Home page and landing page cover images throughout this site generously provided by Timothy Niou.  Individual event and blog post image credits vary, and are noted at the bottom of each individual page.


Event dates, times, locations, and descriptions provided as a courtesy and are subject to change without notice. While we do our best to keep all posts up to date, Portland Design Events is not responsible for event cancellations or changes in venues, dates, or times.