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Street Seats Invitation-Only Reception

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World Trade Center Portland

121 SW Salmon St

Portland, OR 97204

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We invite our members for an exclusive evening to meet the designers and get an insider’s look at the exhibition design behind Street Seats.

Creatives from 24 countries and 22 US states have reimagined a sustainable, unique, and aesthetically-pleasing public bench. A hand-selected Jury of design thought leaders, arts and culture leaders, and urban innovators deliberated and selected the top 15 designs to be fabricated and installed around the World Trade Center Portland and the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. These benches represent the reach of impactful design, from the far corners of the globe to our talented local design community. Join us for an exclusive members-only preview before the Grand Opening!

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Street Seats is an international design challenge which will culminate in an outdoor design exhibition and walking tour around the World Trade Center Portland plaza in Downtown Portland, Oregon. Entrants participated by designing sustainable outdoor sidewalk furniture with a focus on reuse, using environmentally-friendly materials and innovative construction methods. Design teams recorded and submitted their process along with their final designs to, in the end, create the public design exhibition.

Street Seats provides an opportunity to improve the visibility and livability of an urban area while being socially and environmentally conscious. Individuals and groups from around the world design an iconic bench, or ‘street seat,’ for the World Trade Center Portland plaza. The area is a lively destination for residents and visitors alike, with access to Portland’s major financial, government, and business institutions, as well as the Tom McCall Waterfront Park and a burgeoning tourism district.

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World Trade Center Portland

121 SW Salmon St

Portland, OR 97204

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