The Portland Design Festival is an annual city-wide celebration showcasing the full spectrum of design disciplines. Staged from 2009 through 2012 as the Portland Architecture + Design Festival, the Festival reflects the collaborative nature of contemporary design culture. The Portland Design Festival fosters public discourse and awareness of design and design practices, and  invites participation in an extended conversation about the issues and ideas shaping design and its role in our daily lives.

The 2013 Portland Design Festival is presented by "The Center for Architecture", a 501(c)3 non-profit, in collaboration with many of Portland’s finest corporations and cultural organizations. This year's festival is co-chaired by Brian Cavanaugh of  Architecture Building Culture and Daniel Kaven of William Kaven Architecture.