About

We are Portland Made

Crafting exceptional products for the common good – we are a local goods collective and resource hub for #PortlandMade brands and makers.

Artisanal Manufacturing

Our Brands

Portland Made members are a growing group of Makers and Manufacturers developing and creating their products in the Portland Metro region.

By producing their products locally, these companies stimulate our local economy and job creation, as well as shine a light on the creative culture of Portland.

Our Team

Portland Made Director

Meghan Sinnott

Director

Meghan is a long-time community organizer and producer of iconic Portland events, such as Pedalpalooza and The Moth. Her love for local started during her time as product developer and marketing director at Nutcase Helmets. In 2017 she produced a pop-up shop in London for Travel Portland, and she’s been advocating local ever since. She lives in NE Portland with her partner, two kids, and dog. If you spot her pedaling through town on one of her two locally-made bikes, be sure to say “Hi!”

Portland Made, team

Sarah Toor

Head of Creative

With a history of creative directing, marketing, graphic design, and photography, Sarah is passionate about communication design and the impact a well-curated message can have. For over a decade she has helped small, local businesses put their best foot forward, bringing her UX and UI skills, problem-solving, and imagination to the table. On a more personal note she enjoys a good puzzle, editing audio and video, and playing improvised piano.

Portland maker site

Yuji Tomita

Digital Developer

Yuji’s background includes starting a winery in Argentina, helping to launch Grovemade here in Portland, and co-founding Studio Paradise, a design and product studio. Yuji takes ideas and design and codes them into high functioning, attractive websites with great user experience. When Yuji isn’t using his stylus, track pad and keyboard, he’s enjoying VR, time with his dog, and the possibly the best homemade Japanese food ever.

Portland Made

Kelley Roy

Founder

Kelley is a visionary and entrepreneur whose ventures have attracted attention from local, statewide and national organizations. She presents at numerous public engagements and was invited to present at the Clinton Global Initiative America to strategize with national leaders about expanding the scope and reach of makerspaces across the country.

CONNECT

Portland Makers

Follow local artisans and events on Instagram

Instagram
  • Sarah Zareen, founder of @ishqcreams, was inspired by the Prophetic way of living a clean life, not just internally but externally as well. Providing all-day moisture, anti-aging and having a heavenly fragrance, she hopes that her products bring you comfort, peace and love, just as it has brought her.
  • With scents based on memories, journeys, food and all the special things that we would to bring into our home to make it a more welcoming, comfortable space, there’s nothing more fitting than the scents of Rose City from @wooly_beast_naturals
  • If you like to battle hot summer days with cold scoops of ice cream, @33booksco wants to make sure you’re always prepared with their Survival Spoons. Their Deluxe Ice Cream tasting kit comes with 3 sets of them!
  • Thank you to everyone who could make it out to our Maker Meetup earlier this week! Additional thanks to Shreya Lay for her presentation and @brick.pdx for hosting! We’ll see you all in June!
  • @periodicedibles team took the time to head to the Oregon coast to pick up trash, taking care of the lovely state that their products help so many enjoy.
  • When Kate and Kyle went all in on their landscape design business, their everyday jeans just weren’t up to the task. The proper workwear was either ill-fitting due to be tailored for men, or had stereotypical colors and patterns. These two, along with one of their clients, Sara, who had a background as an apparel expert, decided to create their own solution by starting @dovetailworkwear, a clothing line for women who want the apparel they need to get the job done.
  • TOMORROW! Our monthly Maker Meetup is FREE TO ALL and features Shreya Lay, a lawyer who will be sharing us her best tips on how to protect your intellectual property. We’re also offering free headshots for Portland Made members from Nicholas Peter Wilson! Details in the link in our bio.
  • Lyndsey, founder of @lyndseyrieplejewelry, creates jewelry made of recycled metals, wood, antique components, coins, and leather cord. Her mission is for her designs to bridge craft to fashion, natural to industrial, and rustic to refined.
  • Lee, founder of @thebarreledbee, took her experience as a distiller to bring new, unique tastes to honey with her barrel aging process! Grab a bottle of their Oregon Pumpkin Honey aged in Eastside Distilling Bourbon barrel before they’re gone!

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Portland Made Branding

More and more consumers are valuing independently made, locally sourced goods. Let customers know you are Portland Made by branding your website and product packaging.

 

Portland brands

GROWTH MEMBERSHIP

Designed for more established businesses who want their products seen and their story told, our Growth Membership offers the greatest online exposure, including products, related content, and links directing consumers back to your website. Showcase your products in our online Shop, include your photo in our Featured Maker Gallery, and add your logo to our Brand Gallery. Your Featured Bio tells your story, has a slider of your brand images, and highlights any related blog posts and products you may have on PortlandMade.com. Share your news, events, and product releases in our blog, newsletter and social media channels.

STARTUP MEMBERSHIP

Our Startup Membership includes a one on one session to check in about your business and get some free feedback to remove obstacles and/or develop your business. It includes your logo in our Brand Gallery, as well as your brand’s Bio Page, where others can see a brief overview of your business, and a link to your website, Etsy shop or Instagram account. Looking to show off your products or for added services? See our Growth Membership, and/or optional add-on services.

IDEA MEMBERSHIP

It all starts with an idea. This stage of membership is designed for those who have an inkling for what they want to do, but may be hazy on the details. Maybe you want to connect with other makers, or you need product photos or a business consultation to help get you to the next level.

Brand Bio

When visitors click on your logo in the Brand Gallery they are taken to your Brand Bio page. This page includes your logo, a product photo, brand story, and link back to your website or shop page.

Portland maker Membership

Maker Meetup

This monthly, one-of-a kind networking event is FREE for members; $15 for non-members. Crafted to be the most useful hour and half a maker can spend on their business each month, this event aims to: expose makers to new workshops, connect makers with each other, and learn from experts.

portland maker events

 

Access to Vetted Resources

Connect with talented professional service providers and subcontractors, offering the range of services small businesses need to thrive. Our online Resources page highlights those we recommend and trust.

Portland Made service providers and vendors

Inclusion in Brand Gallery

Add your logo to the collective’s Brand Gallery. Visitors can peruse brands by category, and click to see your Brand Bio page (for Startup tier), or Featured Bio page (Growth tier).

Portland Brands

Featured Brand Bio

For makers looking for greater exposure, your Featured Brand Bio includes your logo, a slider of images, your brand story, and link back to your website or online shop. As well, this featured page showcases products you have in Portland Made’s online Shop and any related Journal posts you may have on our site.

Visitors can navigate to your Featured Bio from the Brand Gallery and, for those with a professional photo included in Featured Makers, from this gallery as well.

Maker Membership

Your News & Events shared in our Blog,
Newsletter, and Social Media

Broadcast your news, product releases, upcoming events, job openings and more, across Portland Made’s website and social media outlets. Share news content with Portland Made’s consumer audience and maker communities.

Portland maker news

Your Products in our online Shop

Showcase your goods in Portland Made’s online Shop. Visitors can see your product/s and description on the Shop page, and are directed to your personal website. Your product detail page is great for added SEO and as well directs visitors to your personal site.

Inclusion in Featured Makers

Add your maker photo to our Featured Makers gallery. The most prominent page in the Discovery menu, this gallery highlights you as a Portland maker, shows your business name when hovering on your photo, and clicks through to your Featured Bio page where visitors can get an in depth look at your business and visit your personal website.

Portland Made membership perks

Complimentary Business Consultation

Meet for a one on one business consultation to assess the health of your business and identify areas for improvement. 

Jim Hassert, Portland

Preferred Creator Market Vendor

We’ve teamed up with WeWork to produce Creator Market, a semi-annual event hosted in their beautiful westside location. All Growth members can apply first (no application fee), and if you get accepted you vend for free as well.

Portland Made market

 

Product Detail page

Show off your goods! This page is where consumers can see your goods in more detail. It includes a photo, description, and prominent link to your site where they can buy directly from you.

Portland Made goods