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

We are a local, non-profit 501C 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.


Nathan Yoder is an illustrator and designer specializing in pen and ink illustration, hand-lettering and branding. His personal style is often reminiscent of the Americana era.

In this workshop Nathan will not only show his work in process but also share insights on the art of hand-lettering, with step-by-step guides. Participants will illustrate in multiple forms and walk away with new tricks of the trade for their personal toolbox, plus a few other goodies!

Snacks and cost of materials included.

DATE: Friday, February 6th
PLACE: Tillamook Station
665 N Tillamook Street, 97227
TIME: 6:00pm- 9:00pm
COST: $20

Space is limited.



We had the pleasure of hosting Souther Salazar in our WeMake HQ, for a night of color, stories, laughs and inspiration.


Introducing the NEW WeMake Magazine


We’ve been writing about design and the maker community for quite some time. Now we're pulling everything together into one central place. We'll be showcasing Portland's creative community through exclusive interviews, videos, and recaps from our events. We'll also highlight up-and-coming students of design and give you an opportunity to submit your own stories. Look for a new theme each quarter!

In the meantime, download the latest digital issue of our magazine available for the iPad. The magazine is free and includes exclusive interviews, artist profiles, student work, and local events.