It's hard to believe that next week is the beginning of October. Aside from hunting down all my cold wet weather gear, October brings with it an amazing amount of design opportunities. October 3rd thru the 13th is the Portland Design Festival, which used to be design and architecture focused but this year has teamed up with Design Week Portland Oct. 7th thu the 12th and now spans many more disciplines of design. The schedule of happenings throughout these events is mind boggling; panel discussions, films, open houses, tours, speakers, parties, you name it. I'm looking forward to attending Designing Women Panel Discussion and Pecha Kucha on October 10th, sponsored by Bitch Magazine - it should make for lively discussion. You should definitely check it out, there seems to be something for everyone!