How to Do It (Mostly) Yourself at ADX

Tinker your ideas into existence at Portland’s “gym for making stuff.”

09/21/2016 By Katie Vaughan

DIY Culture

Portland’s Indie Print Mecca Must Move—Again. Can the IPRC Survive?

Faced with quadruple rent, the beloved DIY institution is on the quest for a new home.

09/13/2016 By Fiona McCann


On the Oregon Coast, Find the Eco-Farm-B&B of the Future

Cob ovens, permaculture, tinctures, and cheesemaking—as a rural retreat for would-be homesteaders, North Fork 53 is off the hook (and soon, the grid).

05/31/2016 By Kelly Clarke


The Art of DIY Gifting

Opt out of the season's shopping rush with this tasty gift for everyone on your list—cardamom shortbread cookies tied up with a Made in Portland gift tags!



Handmade Holiday Roundup

After you’ve tucked your Thanksgiving leftovers into the fridge and taken a post-feast nap, it’s time to face the facts—the holiday shopping season has arrived.

11/13/2013 By Kristin Leigh


Fall Home Design Workshops

Arciform's talented team will offer an hour of free design help for any home's small spaces to folks who RSVP before September 15.

09/03/2013 By Nathan Tucker


Local Plate Delivers DIY Dishes to Your Door

A new Portland-based company aims to connect small-scale Northwest farms, ranches, and fishers to at-home diners via easy-to-make meals.

07/18/2013 By Allison Jones


Raised Bed Kits Without Tools or Trouble

Raised beds makes raising happy vegetables easier; these kits make raising the beds easy too.

07/18/2013 By Kristin Belz


Custom Hair Color for $20

Brave enough to dip into home hair coloring? An online site creates custom dye for just you.

07/09/2013 By Eden Dawn


How to Share in the Sharing Economy

Inspired by Oregon’s pioneer settlers of the 19th century, we explore how to participate in a “shared economy” in present day Portland.

06/21/2013 By Kristin Belz


Knotty 'n' Nice Macrame

Resurrect this lost art from the 1970s to make something functional and beautiful.

05/09/2013 By Kristin Belz


Coconut Oil: The Magical Beauty Fix All

Think outside the box (and cupboard) with our top ten ways you can use versatile coconut oil for a host of beauty treatments.

04/09/2013 By Eden Dawn


Quilts for the Feel of Your City

How better to get to know your hometown than to wrap yourself in a quilt that captures its every twist and turn?

04/01/2013 By Kristin Belz


You Can Sew Your Own Way

Why pay retail when you can create your own gorgeous cloth napkins and other home goods at a sewing studio?

04/01/2013 By Kristin Belz


Slide Show: Modern Domestic Sewing Studio

Where to go when you want to (learn to) sew.



Start Your Own Seeds

Starting seeds indoors is easy, fun and doesn't need to cost much. Just follow these simple directions and get growing!

02/12/2013 By Kate Bryant


How to Apply False Eyelashes

Ready to try false eyelashes for that big holiday party? Take the time to watch this tutorial.

12/13/2012 By Eden Dawn

gardening classes

Learn to Prune Your Trees

Learn how to prune small trees in your garden from Hoyt Arboretum's curator of collections

10/31/2012 By Kate Bryant

Look for Less

DIY: Golden Lace Cuff

Get your creative cap on, we’ve got the simple steps to help you make your own gold lace cuff for a fraction of the retail price.

08/22/2012 By Eden Dawn