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May 9, 2018


may 16th, 6-9pm

Quick to learn but difficult to master, Japanese Woodcut Printmaking is a safe and economical way to make unique handmade works of art. You’ll leave class with a block you carved, prints you printed, and the knowledge you need to practice at home. This relief printing technique is done entirely by hand and with minimal tools; this makes it possible to complete prints from start to finish nearly anywhere!

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Non-Member: $120 | Member: $75

Lathe Tool Basics

May 18th, 6-9pm

Gain confidence with this powerful and traditional tool by taking our 3-hour class designed to cover all the basics. This skills-based class provides hands-on time on the lathe under the direct supervision of an experienced woodworker. A selection of knives, gouges, and chisels are demonstrated and practiced, and students learn how to sharpen and keep tools sharp using safe, proper cutting techniques. The class is limited to four students, so sign up to secure your spot now!

Non-Member: $125 | Member: $65


may 23rd, 6-9pm

This class teaches students how to set up, safely use, and troubleshoot common problems with the plasma CNC in the ADX Metal Shop. Learn how to format, upload and print your files, as well as how to set up the CNC and make sure it runs smoothly and safely. While basic design and file setup are covered, this class focuses primarily on how to operate the plasma CNC machine.

Non-Member: $148 | Member: $90

Krownlab is hiring!

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Krownlab is proud to be the sliding door hardware of choice for the best architects, designers, and design-build firms in the business. In an increasingly digital world where products are produced remotely, Krownlab remains dedicated to keeping the creation of our architectural hardware, from design to finishes, in Portland, Oregon.

This awesome company is currently hiring Product Technicians for full-time and part-time positions.

Central City Concern

ending homelessness and achieving self-sufficiency

In an effort to better support CCC, ADX is now serving Central City Coffee! Central City Coffee sources, roasts and sells craft-roasted coffee in Portland, OR to support the mission of Central City Concern by:

  • Showcasing Central City Concern’s mission of providing comprehensive solutions to ending homelessness and achieving self-sufficiency
  • Teaching transferable employment skills and offer life-changing experiences
  • Generating revenue to support Central City Concern’s employment services, which helps formerly homeless individuals find and retain employment

Plus, it’s great tasting coffee!

heritage school of interior design



ADX is excited to partner with Heritage School of Interior Design for their new Furniture Design & Fabrication course. In this intensive 7-week course, students will build a chair, bench, stool, folding chair, or another piece of furniture that can be used for seating. Students have the flexibility to be creative and experimental during the design phase. Students should expect to gain an understanding of the design and building process and will learn to use “prototype” language.

Heritage students will be in the shop Fridays 9am to 1pm from April 27th through June 8th. Be sure to say hello if you see these students around the shop!

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May 4th-19th


Currently in the ANX Gallery: a group exhibition with Ali Balter, Winnie Black, Marcelo Fontana, Emily Wise, Kevin Holden, Alan Page, Pace Taylor, Maya Vivas

ANX Gallery Hours:
Monday-Saturday; Noon-4pm

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.
Have a question about our services or want a recommendation on a dollar amount? Looking to get a certificate for an amount not listed here? Give us a call: 503-915-4342 or email us:

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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