How to Make(r) the Most of Design Week Portland

Design Week Portland kicks off this Saturday, April 6, and for those who like to learn by doing, we’ve curated a list of hands-on “maker” events to check out around town.

Got other suggestions for our list? Let us know.

Sunday, April 7

๐ŸŽจ Learn how to use indigo to make non-toxic dyes (SE | Montavilla)

๐Ÿ˜‹ Make a sculpture that you can eat (NE | Albina)

Monday, April 8

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Find out how shoes get made (NW | Old Town)

๐Ÿ‘€ Experience a world of augmented reality (NW | Pearl)

Wednesday, April 10

๐Ÿ›๏ธ Customize a tote bag with tassels, block prints, or other quirks (NE | Alberta)

๐Ÿ‘ Chip in to help create a collaborative, multi-media mural (NE | Hollywood)

๐Ÿ““ Make a custom leather notebook cover (NE | Albina)

Thursday, April 11

๐Ÿ’ผ Take a leatherworking class at the adidas Maker Lab (NE | Overlook)

โœ๏ธ Learn the basics of printmaking at a free open house (SE | Central Eastside)

Friday, April 12

๐Ÿ‘š Turn your old clothing into artwork at a modern embroidery workshop (NE | Albina)

Saturday, April 13

๐Ÿ† Compete in a design equity tournament (NE | Kerns)

๐ŸŽฝ Recycle old sports gear at a product design workshop (NW | Old Town)

Looking for something else? Check out DWP’s full list of itineraries here.ย