August Happenings

August 16, 2018


going on now!

Tools, tools, TOOLS! We have plenty to choose from. Need a planer? Maybe a jointer? Email  (include your name and email address) and we will send you the full list of the tools we are offering!
Don’t want your own tools? Join to become a member and we will take care of the rest. Sign up for a class and we can teach you how to use them. We have one on ones, standard offerings and customized group classes! Check out our website, take a tour and sign up to start making!

ANX PRO space for rent

3800 SF Available sept 1st!


  • The ANX Pro space was designed for companies ready to scale
  • 6000 cb/ft (400 sq/ft) of dedicated workspace and exclusive 24/7 access to the ANX Pro facility
  • Pro memberships include one Unlimited membership to the ADX Makerspace
  • Email with Sublease ANX Pro in the subject line for more information or to schedule a viewing!

ADX space for rent

available in september!

Another successful startup, Portland Apparel Lab, is growing up and out of the ADX Campus. Here is your chance to take their place and accelerate your pathway to success. Individuals, co-working, new incubators, organizations teaching classes, R&D labs and business resource providers are encouraged to inquire. If you want to be part of Portland’s Maker Movement and connect with hundreds of new maker businesses and an incredible community of thinkers and makers now is your chance!
  • 2000 square feet located in the heart of Portland’s Maker Movement on the ADX Campus
  • $4000/month; multiple tenants sharing the space is okay with one master lease
Email with Sublease 425 in the subject line for more information or to schedule a viewing!

Car krush block party

August 25, 3-10pm

Come check out Car Krush for their annual summer Block Party!


Saturday, August, 25th
ADX, corner of SE 11th & Stark
3-7PM Car Show / Auto Classes
7-8PM Awards Ceremony

We’ll have delicious cocktails from Tryst, beer from Rainer and pizza from Sizzlepie! There will also be a kid’s area, Car Krush swag and custom airbrush apparel!


ADX Memberships aren’t just month-to-month

make a commitment to the community and save some cash!

Building your dream project takes time. And once that’s done there’s always another! Embrace the creative momentum with a contract membership to ADX and save 15% on 6-months or 18% with a 12-month commitment. Looking for more hands-on support along the way? Check out our Maker Paths – contract memberships bundled with educational and inspiring classes to help get you in the groove. There’s even a choose-your-own-adventure path, with just enough guidance to ensure you’re working confidently and safely in the shop to create and build whatever your heart desires.

Schedule a phone call or time to meet with the Membership Manager for more information and to sign up for a contract membership or Maker Path today by reaching out to

Kitchen Knife Series

August 25 1-5pm & August 26 1-5pm

Join us for a 2-day workshop building a handle, assembling a knife and sharpening the 6″ Damascus Steel blade for use in the kitchen or while camping.  Work with a selection of exotic hardwoods to shape a custom handle, learn how to properly apply epoxy to attach scales to the tang, drill pin holes, buffer the wood, and finally sharpen for use. Previous experience or knowledge of woodworking is not required, but expect to leave with some!

This weekend workshop is a 2 session course that begins on Saturday 8/25 and continues on the following Sunday 8/26. Please confirm with your schedule that you will be available to attend each session.



Non-Member: $275 | Member: $225

Acid etching basics

August 29, 6-9pm

Acid etching has been done for centuries to adorn non-ferrous metals with designs and images. Don’t be intimidated, this is a very accessible process for beginners and experts alike! In this class students are provided 6″x4″ of 16 gauge copper or brass sheet which can be used to make many different pieces of jewelry: a pendant necklace, a cuff bracelet, earrings, charms, name plates, and more! The pieces will be cut by hand, holes drilled, and shaped using hammers and files. Ferric chloride is then used to chemically etch the surface with an image of your choosing, either hand drawn or applied via a toner and iron transfer.



Non-Member: $120 | Member: $65

Coptic stitched block printed sketchbooks

September 3, 6-9pm

Learn how to construct a Coptic Stitch sketchbook with a block printed cover completely by hand! This binding style makes excellent sketchbooks and journals because of the way that they lay flat when you open them, so your book won’t close on you when you try to write or draw. In this class, you will be introduced to a variety of binding styles, the tools needed for bookbinding, linoleum block printing, and receive a step by step tutorial on a beautiful Coptic bound book of your very own! Every aspect of the process can be completely customized depending on what the book is being used for, making bookbinding an incredibly personal experience. The shape of the book, the texture of the paper, the color of the thread, can all communicate something different, which makes flipping through a new book almost as exciting as getting to know a new person!


Non-Member: $120 | Member: $75

riveted bangle bracelets

September 5, 6-9pm

Saw and hammer out the bangle bracelets of your liking while learning how to rivet metal to metal or organic materials together. Riveting is a classic, durable and popular way to create cold connections in jewelry designs (a “cold connection” is the joining together of metal components without using solder). This 3 hour course is a fun project-based class that is a great starting point for beginner metalsmiths.


Non-Member: $125 | Member: $65



Attention artists, designers & Makers!

Workspace available in a shared co-making space.

Email to come to take a look.