WHAT WE DO
Portland Craft Bar is Portland's spot for art parties and craft classes for adults and kids. We explore a huge range of arts and crafts in our studio — from fabric dyeing to canning, sewing, painting, printmaking, and much more!
Not Just DIY
We’re not just a DIY place and we don’t just work from kits. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good kit — in fact we sell them — but when you come to a workshop, class, social, or party at Portland Craft Bar, you are getting a bigger and better experience. We handcraft our workshops and parties and make many of the items you will use in our studio ourselves rather than buying bulk imported items. We sew, build, dye, and prep before you get here so you can craft with responsibly sourced items while supporting local makers.
WHAT WE'RE ABOUT
Creativity: We firmly believe that exercising our creative minds leads to happier, healthier lives (whether you consider yourself creative or not!) Life is busy, but taking time out to create can open new doors. It’s fun AND an important form of self care, which is why we make it as easy as possible to come in and try a project.
Education: When you’re in the studio, you are getting more than step-by-step instructions on doing an art or craft. We add the context, history, and/or science behind the activity to explain why we’re so interested in it in the first place. We find that knowing the context boosts creativity, and it also makes great material for your next dinner party! Plus, you never know when you might find a new passion.
Community: We build, support, and give back to our community. Through our free community events and our inclusion of other artist-teachers, we are dedicated to building an inclusive art, craft, and maker community here at PCB. Our Craft for a Cause program supports local non-profit and service organizations doing good work. Through your attendance and participation in our Craft for a Cause events, we are able to financially support efforts that make a difference in our community.
Our Environmental Pledge
We are committed to reducing our environmental impact. Crafting can be a resource-intensive activity, so we make our own items, source local items, limit our waste, reuse items, and salvage to reduce our environmental impact. We make sure that our art & craft items are sourced locally or made in the studio whenever possible. Our activities are also done in ways that limit environmental impact by using less water, reducing & reusing waste, and repurposing items. To further this commitment, we also teach these methods in our studio.
WHO WE ARE
Leah Woods, Founder & Owner
Melia Chase, Educator
Shelby Daun, Artist-Teacher
Tabitha Rhodes, Artist-Teacher
Beth Cavanaugh, Artist-Teacher
YOU! Portland Craft Bar doesn’t exist without all the cool, kind people who come in to share experiences. THANK YOU!