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.

CODE—Debugging the Gender Gap

CODE documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap.  CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?...


Tillamook Station
Friday, July 8th
7pm-9:30pm Movie starts at 8 pm
Popcorn, movie candy, and good times! 

Special thanks to The OpenStack Foundation, a donating sponsor. 

Film critic Mae Abdulbak calls “CODE” a “thought-provoking, fascinating and tantalizing look at the disparity of women in this field, as well as why tech should be an integral part of one’s schooling from a young age.
— Adam Messinger, CTO Twitter

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.