Makers

Portland is a hub for artists, entrepreneurs and creators alike, with community studios, warehouses and makerspaces that let you DIY your way around town.

Maker Events

Visit with local artists and find inspiration for your own next project at these events.

Portland Open Studios

For two weekends every October, Portland Open Studios invites visitors to explore the houses and offices of artists across the city.

Design Week Portland

This annual springtime festival showcases Portland's creative community, with a week full of lectures, design events and open houses.

Portland Saturday Market

Open every Saturday and Sunday from March–December, Portland Saturday Market is the largest arts-and-crafts fair in the U.S.

Makerspaces to Visit in Portland

A bustling hub for artists and entrepreneurs, Portland is leading the maker movement in America. See the creative process up close at these makerspaces.

Local Makers

The Rose City's maker community crafts an endless array of unique, handcrafted goods.

Upcoming Maker Events

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Portland Night Market
Feb. 7–8, 2020

Portland Night Market

Central Eastside Industrial District

The Portland Night Market showcases many unique businesses that call Portland home. Blending food, culture, music, drinks and retail together for an adventurous evening in the Central Eastside. Come meet some of Portland’s best makers and creators! The Portland Night Market is a bimonthly, free event and open to all ages.

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Fade To Light: A Multidimensional Fashion Event
Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2020

Fade To Light: A Multidimensional Fashion Event

McMenamins Crystal Ballroom $12 and up

Fade to Light aims to not just be a fashion show, but to be an experience that leaves the viewer with a solid understanding of each designer and the collections being shown.

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Art & Design
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Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival
Apr. 16–18, 2020

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival

Portland Expo Center $10 for all three days. 50% off admission coupon available at event website.

At the Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival, you will find a wide variety of sewing, quilting, needle-art and craft supply exhibits from many quality companies, along with make ‘n’ takes, free demos, daily door prize drawings and more.

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Crafty Wonderland Spring Art + Craft Market
Saturday, May 2, 2020

Crafty Wonderland Spring Art + Craft Market

Oregon Convention Center Free

Portland’s biannual art and craft fair boasts unique handmade wares from 225+ local vendors.

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