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.

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 2014

WeMake Celebrates 2014

design in action

We like to give back. In the last three years, with the help of the Portland community we have donated over $30,000 to arts and music education.

Check out the sweet interview with Matt & team member Britt.

sXc with Matt Sundstrom

We're excited to have Matt in as our next sketchXchange guest and hope you'll join us for a night of drawing and inspiration! Every attendee will receive a limited edition Scoutbook too! Yeah!

Doors open at 6pm for food & drinks, Matt's talk begins promptly at 7pm. See you there!

DATE: Friday, August 7th
PLACE: Tillamook Station
665 N Tillamook Street, 97227
TIME: 6:00pm- 9:00pm


We are excited to announce this year for WeMake Celebrates we are holding a 2 day conference with a line-up of incredible speakers talking about the process of making.

SAVE THE DATES—October 2nd-3rd, 2015. Find out more here!

SketchXchange with Carson Ellis

We had the pleasure of hosting illustrator, Carson Ellis, for SketchXchange recently. 

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