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.


We are excited to welcome local illustrator Carson Ellis for an intimate night of process, design thinking, and sketching. Please join us for this special sketchXchange on Friday evening, June 5th, 2015 at Tillamook Station.

Space will be limited. Registration opens Friday May 22. 

DATE: Friday, June 5th
TIME: 6-9pm

PRICE: $25
PLACE: Tillamook Station
665 N Tillamook St, Portland, OR


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.

RECAP: A Workshop with Kiriko


We had the pleasure of collaborating with local textile and housewares company, Kiriko. The boro patching workshop was held in their peaceful downstairs studio and showroom space.


The WeMake Magazine

Each quarter contains exclusive interviews, news & events, student spotlights, and event recaps.


For Your Digital Collection

Grab a copy of our free digital magazines for the iPad.
Each issue contains exclusive interviews and videos.


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