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. All are welcome. Home to 24,000 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 take their skills to the next level.

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Share Tools

Anyone can join our community and gain access to our woodshop, metal shop, screen printing and jewelry studios and digital design lab.

Learn About Our Facilities

Share Space

Artists, designers, and makers work together on our factory floor and in our wood, metal, jewelry, screen printing and digital fabrication studios

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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 for short.

In the years following our launch, ADX has incubated over 100 businesses, helped 200 crowd-funded projects reach their goals, and provided a home-away-from-home for thousands of designers, builders, entrepreneurs, hobbyists, and artists. What began as a D.I.Y, bootstrapped makerspace has quickly become a local hub for both artists and artisans, pioneering a new model for both education and the modern sharing economy.

Team ADX

Alec Gabrielli

Membership Services Manager

Timothy Hamilton

Education Director

Brian Fogg

Facilities Manager

Addie Burnett

Education Assistant

Lindsey Snell

Primary Jewelry Instructor

Lyndsey Rieple


David Perry

Primary Wood Instructor

David Dowling

Primary Metal Instructor

Sean Lai


Ryder Sherwood


Sami Wolhiser

Primary Digital Instructor

Zach McGarvey


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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