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. 


talks & Shows

A night of inspiration and process. Learn from some of our favorite illustrators, designers, and makers.


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.

design in action

We like to give back. In over seven years, with the help of the Portland community we have donated more than $100,000 to arts education.

Most great innovation involves a shift in perspective. 


We shook it up in the Portland Art Museum for WeMake Celebrates and our DISRUPT conference

check out the photos and more

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Our 2018 Design Week Lettering Love gives back to arts education. 

From a talk at The Portland Art Museum to a workshop and gallery show in our headquarters at Tillamook Station, our Design Week Celebration was full of Lettering Love.

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Look inside WeMake at the video below.

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