The Top Design Happenings in the PNW, May 22–28

A discussion on sustainable neighborhoods, a salon-style exhibition, and a walking tour of stately homes.
Design Datebook May 23–30
Courtesy Koning Eizenberg / Portland Design Pup.

Portland Design Pup Presents “People Places: The Power of Emotional Intelligence” with Julie Eizenberg
The West End Ballroom, 1220 SW Taylor St., Portland

Julie Eizenberg, founding principal of Santa Monica, California-based Koning Eizenberg Architecture, will discuss sustainable neighborhoods and her interest in rethinking housing, community, and educational settings—as well as the way the firm frames the form and flow of buildings across various scales and types.  (May 23, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; prices vary)

 

Parker Art Salon
Parker Street Studios, 1000 Parker St., Vancouver

Once a year, the 152,000-square-foot Parker Street warehouse opens its doors for its weekend-long, salon-style fine exhibition, wherein art lovers gather for guided tours, talks, and a Collector’s Soiree with works up for purchase. (May 24–26; times and prices vary)

 

SwitzerCultCreative Open House
SwitzerCultCreative, 1725 W 3rd Ave., Vancouver, BC

Part of the month-long Crafted Vancouver festival, sustainable furnishings flagship SwitzerCultCreative opens its showroom for a meet-and-greet with local artists and craftspeople, whose work will be on hand. (May 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; free)

 

Federal Avenue: Understated Elegance on the Park
St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E, Seattle

Wind your way down Capitol Hill’s Federal Avenue near the Olmsted Brothers-designed Volunteer Park and take in stately homes from architects such as Carl F. Gould, Bebb & Mendel, Joseph S. Cote, and Andrew Willatsen. (May 25, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; prices vary)

 

Historic Slabtown Walking Tour
Multnomah County Library, 2300 NW Thurman St., Portland

Explore Portland’s historic Slabtown neighborhood with stops along former sites of the Vaughn Street Baseball Park, Guilds Lake Courts War Housing, and the entrance to the 1905 Lewis and Clark World’s Fair. (May 25, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; prices vary)

The Design Datebook is GRAY’s weekly list of must-attend design and cultural events in Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver. For additional events, visit our calendar.



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