Fueled by the passion for learning, sharing, and creating.
This is the foundation of WeMake.

We are a local, non-profit 501 C(3)  that helps to foster art and design in Portland, Oregon's creative community through hands-on experiences, creative dialogue, and design-in-action initiatives. All of our events are focused on the process of making and the spirit of community.


Nikki McClure with Mary Kate McDevit

Nikki McClure with Mary Kate McDevit


sketchXchange is a night of inspiration and drawing. It’s a chance to peek into the sketchbooks of some of our favorite illustrators and learn about their process. Meet our latest guest.

Hand Lettering with BT Livermore

Hand Lettering with BT Livermore


We coordinate discovery workshops within Portland’s craftsmen community. If you're interested in collaborating with us, or have an idea for a workshop, drop us a line.

WeMake Celebrates

WeMake Celebrates

design in action

We like to give back. In the last three years, with the help of the Portland community we have donated more than $50,000 to arts and music education.

WORKSHOP—Wooden Spoons
with Annie Beedy, Saturday May 6th.

Join us for a woodworking workshop with artists, naturalist, and kindred spirit Annie Beedy. 

Bring your mother for an early Mother’s Day of making!


Synthesizing, mythology, motorcycles and more. We had a great night of process, dudes, and fun with Adam Gracia moderated the talk and Brett diving into his work and process

Behind the scenes—
2016 WeMake Celebrates 

We're still coming down from last Friday's conference WeMake Celebrates— a gathering of creative makers whose stories of process unfolded on the stage throughout the day. For us it was huge process to get there, and worth every minute.

Proudly sponsoring WeMake by supporting the process of making and the spirit of community.