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.


We got the goods for your maker.

Looking for something special this holiday for the maker (or two) in your house? We've got a few things that are truly Portland, and perfect for any creative.

Buy something, do good, give back.

All purchases go towards funding programming and to help us stay sustainable!

  • Our new Pencil Cases are made from recycled 2015 conference bags. They're perfect for pencils, pens, make-up or anything, they're that versatile!
  • The Process is Golden Pin, is a beautiful gold cast hard enamel pin designed for this years conference by type designer & letterer Mark Caneso.
  • Our Maker Patch is one-of-a-kind, bold, and makes a statement anytime.
  • Collectable Field Notes! Letterpressed for our sketchXchange with Josh Higgins that was moderated by Aaron Draplin. You won't find these anywhere else!


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.