The Nuts & bolts

ADX is equal parts workshop, classroom, and community space. It’s a place to innovate and dream. It’s a landing pad for those with a passion to make stuff. It’s a safe and inclusive place to learn new skills. Home to 14,000 square feet of premium makerspace, our campus has been designed from the ground up to ensure the most accessible entry point for people of all skill levels. With a wide roster of classes, a variety of membership options, and resources for every maker, builder, and learner, ADX also provides year-round, community-centric events, business incubation services, and access to a network that includes Portland’s most innovative thinkers and makers.


Take a class or sign up for one of our package deals and enjoy the benefits of Portland’s first grassroots maker community.




Share Knowledge

Our classes are open to everyone and allow anyone the opportunity to learn skills in a safe and inclusive environment. Take a look through our catalog and start your journey on the path of lifelong learning.

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Share Tools

Sign up for a Starter Kit and gain access to our woodshop, metal shop, screen printing studio, and/or jewelry studio. It’s simple. Take the intro class in the shop of your choice and enjoy 3 months of Community Access.

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Share Space

Artists, designers, builders and makers work together on our factory floor and in our adjacent building, Studio 425, where you have 24-7 access to shared space. Think co-working for makers and artists. 

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History of ADX

While immersed in Portland’s creative community, founder Kelley Roy identified a strong need for shared tools, space, and knowledge in our growing maker culture. In June 2011, Kelley and a small band of thinkers and makers took over a warehouse in the heart of SE Portland and established Art Design Portland, or ADX (a play on PDX, where the X is for international. The vision, make Portland an international hub for art and design).

In the years following our launch, ADX has incubated hundreds of businesses, helped crowd-funding projects reach their goals, and provided a home-away-from-home for thousands of designers, builders, entrepreneurs, makers, and artists. What began as a D.I.Y, bootstrapped makerspace has quickly become an internationally recognized hub for both artists and designers, pioneering a new model for both education and the modern sharing economy.

Now in our 8th year, we are laser focused on providing the best in affordable art and design education. We not only have a vast catalog of class offerings, but dedicated shop space for startup maker businesses, and a scholarship program for those in our community with financial need. We emphasize life-long learning and practical applications of skills that help you make ends meet as a maker. Our call to action for 2019 is to Make Like It Matters. So what are you waiting for?

Team ADX

Alec Gabrielli

Membership Director

Timothy Hamilton

Education Director

Brian Fogg


Addie Burnett

Education Assistant

Dharma Cole


Lyndsey Rieple


David Perry

Primary Wood Instructor

David Dowling

Primary Metal Instructor

Sean Lai


Ryder Sherwood


jenna Lechner


Zach McGarvey


Jon joffe


Molly felt

Membership Representative

ADX gift Certificates

Give the gift of making with a gift certificate to our shop! Gift certificates can be used towards any ADX product or service. You can also purchase a gift certificate for our Scholarship Fund. All proceeds will go to qualified applicants that have been approved by ADX staff.

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Custom Amount

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Jumpstart your experience with the ADX Starter Kit!


This package includes 3 months of Membership and 1 Introduction Class of your choice. This package gives you access to thousands of dollars worth of tools, an opportunity to learn new skills in a safe and inclusive community environment, and the room to explore your creativity with your fellow humans. All you need is a little curiosity and the courage to get started!

There are only 50 ADX Starter Kits available for a limited time only at $425.

That is over 40% savings!

Just go to the Intro Class of your choice and choose Starter Kit Promo!

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