Make It Fashion

Style Yourself: A Guide to Portland’s Fashion Education Opportunities

Whether you’re a novice taking your first steps or a seasoned veteran seeking supplemental skills, here are the schools, workshops, and websites to know.

07/13/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Hot Wheels

Here's Where to Find Portland's Underground Custom Car Scene

Every Sunday, the city's motorheads gather on SE Second Avenue for an event called the Red Door Meet.

06/19/2018 By Mike Allen

Design Week 2018: Hands On

How Working with Your Hands Can Heal the Mind

Mexican American artist Vania Vananina talks tactile creativity.

03/27/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Makers

This Portlander Is Ron Swanson's Favorite Carpenter

Among woodworkers, Gary Rogowski is a legend.

11/20/2017 By Lily Raff McCaulou

Design Directory

The Ultimate Guide to Portland Design Specialists

Got a passion project? These locals can help craft and construct it—beautifully.

09/21/2017 By Kelly Clarke and Chad Walsh

DIY Publishing

3 Top Bets for the 2017 Portland Zine Symposium

For the first time, people of color and those who are trans or nonbinary will dominate the two-and-a-half day exhibition.

06/12/2017 By Courtney Eldridge

Fashion

18 Artists Unleash Wild, Expressive Embroidered Patches

The favorite self-labeling device of punk youth and army grunts gets a gallery show.

05/19/2017 By Eden Dawn

DIY

The Japanese Art of Turning Scraps into Style Statements

Kiriko Made’s boro workshop returns!

03/14/2017 By Courtney Eldridge

DIY

Can This Project Help Portland Makers Survive?

Kelley Roy's Industrial Grange aims to preserve light industrial space in the central city.

02/20/2017 By Jason Buehrer

Education

Wise Up! A Guide to Portland’s Best, Weirdest, and Most Enlightening Educational Opportunities

Get smart, get crafty, or get cooking with the city’s coolest classes for grown-ups.

11/14/2016 Edited by Rebecca Jacobson

Wise Up: Learn Something New

Yes, You Can Study That: 29 Portland Classes You Didn’t Know Existed

Tuvan throat singing to hula dance to beekeeping, it’s time to get enlightened.

11/14/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Wise Up: Get Crafty

Basket Weaving to Spoon Carving, WildCraft Offers Arts & Crafts for Grown-Ups

It’s like summer camp forever.

11/14/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Wise Up: Do It Yourself

5 Places in Portland to Get Your DIY On

Screen-printing to shoe cobbling, soapmaking to soldering, here are the city’s best places to make something with your hands.

11/14/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

DIY

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

HOTELS

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

GIFT GUIDE

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!

11/15/2013

GIFT GUIDE

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

DIY

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

FOOD FINDER

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