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.


Mary Kate McDevitt sXc

Mary Kate McDevitt sXc


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.

Grove Bamboo Workshop

Grove Bamboo Workshop


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 over $36,000 to arts and music education.


Join us for an exciting sketchXchange featuring American West inspired illustrator, Sam Larson. Nathan Yoder will be in the house, moderating the conversation and asking questions. Be sure to check out this awesome opportunity to get up close and personal with Sam's fine detail work.

WHEN August, 5th, 2016
WHERE Tillamook Station, 665 N Tillamook St.

RECAP: Making the Cuff—A Workshop with Jewelry Maker Betsy Cross

Over 30 people gathered at Tillamook Station for a morning of creative community-building with designer and jewelry maker, Betsy Cross of betsy & iya. Check out the recap for photos and more about this fun-filled workshop



A Design Conference
about the Process of Making

WeMake Celebrates design-in-action with our second annual design conference on the process of making and two days of creative dialogue with inspiring design thinkers known locally, nationally, and internationally.

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