#TelePortland Maker Videos

Revisit past maker videos from the #TelePortland livestream video series.

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If you missed any of the livestream videos from our #TelePortland series featuring Portland makers, or if you’d like to rewatch a video or two, use the links below to view them. You’ll find the schedule of upcoming livestreams on the main TelePortland page.

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🎨 Martín Martinez of Orox Leather Co. – May 27

Martín Martinez of Orox Leather Co.

The Martinez family’s tradecraft originated four generations ago in Oaxaca, Mexico. It’s now been passed down to the Orox Leather Co. you see today in Portland — a workshop where our family operates and a store that allows our customers to see their products handcrafted in real time. During this takeover, Martín will lead viewers through how to make a wine caddy at home. Presented by MadeHere. Archived video not available.

🎨 Mister OK’s Essentials – May 20

Screenshot from Mister OK’s Essentials #TelePortland takeover video.

Mister OK’s Essentials specializes in handmade, hand-poured, all-natural 100% soy candles with wooden wicks, as well as body butter and soap. During their takeover, this family-owned business will provide a brief candle-pouring tutorial and share the story of why they started Mister OK’s Essentials. Presented by MadeHere.

☕ Yvonne Fide, Momo Cocoa Co. – May 13

Yvonne Fide is a founder of Momo Cocoa Co., makers of exceptionally creamy, vegan cocoa products in Portland. They have several chef-inspired flavors as well as an organic, fair trade brewing cocoa (Momo Tea). During her takeover she will highlight how cocoa is more than just a kids’ drink — it is ceremony, it is a way connect with ourselves, our souls and our community. She will highlight how Momo cocoa mixes can be used for hot drinks, cold drinks, ice cream toppings and in baking and Momo Tea as a sugar-free, antioxidant-rich chocolatey pick-me-up. Presented by MadeHere.

🌱 Gardening With Jason Skipton – May 6

Growing Gardens Executive Director Jason Skipton.

Jason Skipton, executive director of Growing Gardens, will take viewers on a garden tour, and talk about the organization’s new virtual garden consultation — a great gift for mom this Mother’s Day! Archived video not available.

🌯 Burritos & DJ Set With David van Overeem – May 6

A diverse family lineage and a childhood filled with the flavors of Indonesia and Latin America fueled David van Overeem’s desire to create sensational sauces under the HAB Sauce brand. In this takeover, David will make breakfast burritos and do a live DJ set. Presented by MadeHere.

🎨 Ceramics With Alex Simon – April 29

Ceramicist Alex Simon brings sparkle to everything she does.

Alex Simon of Make Good Choices makes really fun, vibrant, functional ceramics. During her takeover, you’ll see some of her process, her studio and some finished work. Plus, probably a cameo from her perfect dog! Venmo tips to @makegoodchoices. Archived video not available.

🎨 Greeting Cards With Victoria Venturi – April 15

Victoria Venturi, founder and creative director of Paper Epiphanies.

Victoria Venturi, founder and creative director of Paper Epiphanies, a tree-free, letterpress greeting card company in Portland, will walk you through ideas for card recipients that might be overlooked in today’s pandemic environment. Think new moms, new relationships and more. Use the code VIRUS to get free shipping and free stamps! Archived video not available.

🎨 Art Demo With Mike Bennett – April 8

Since 2019, Mike Bennett has been recycling wood and donated paint into giant cartoon cutouts, giving away over half of his 650+ pieces via scavenger hunts and raising over $17,000 for local and international charities. Whether Mike is sharing behind-the-scenes videos to his 900,000 TikTok followers or hiding cutouts in a local park, he’s always on the lookout for his next project. During the coronavirus situation, he’s painting one cutout a day and sharing them on his Instagram (@mikebennettart) and often leaves them in front of his house for folks to enjoy!

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