ADX / Portland, ORADX / Portland, OR Building a Community of Thinkers & Makers Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:00:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 SHOP LIFE: Jan 30 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:00:34 +0000 ADX_SLWk2-29

Shop Life is an ADX Photo Series, featuring people, projects and happenings around the shop.
This is Installment II.

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MiniMakers Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:45:19 +0000 ADX_Kids_Web-15

This week, ADX was pleased to host a Day of Building for a class of Mini-Makers from a local Portland kindergarten. The kids had a blast hammering some fun wooden shapes and creating art pieces to take home and share with their families.

ADX also offers team events for adults, which you can learn more about here.
We hope you enjoy these shots of the kids learning to build!


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New Class Alert – Wood 102: Making a Picture Frame Tue, 20 Jan 2015 01:42:18 +0000 homeFrames

Plain walls are boring, and pinning up a poster with thumbtacks may have worked when you were a teenager, but there will be no excuse for unframed art after taking the newest class from ADX – Wood 102: Making a Picture frame.

There are no prerequisites for this class, but Intro to Woodworking is recommended. Students will be working with a table saw and table saw sled to cut miter angles as well as a router table and router bits. Students will learn about wood glues, clamping procedures and various clamp varieties, installation of cardboard backing and hanging hardware, and finishing basics using either a spray on finish or a wipe-on coating.

The class will be taught by Kyle D’Auria of Deoria Made on February 26th at 6pm, and space is limited to don’t wait until the last minute to reserve your spot. Click here for more information and registration.

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SHOP LIFE: Jan 16 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:30:35 +0000 ADX_WK1_Web-4

Shop Life is a new ADX Photo Series, featuring life around the shop in 2015.
This is Installment I.

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A Weather Walked In – Charlie Haughey Mon, 05 Jan 2015 23:12:24 +0000 charlie1

The crowdfunding campaign for A Weather Walked In, a book of ADX member Charlie Haughey’s never before seen Vietnam War photographs, ends Friday January 10th! The volunteer team behind this project (which launched from ADX) needs your help and support to make this book a reality! Go to to pre-order a copy of the print book, the iPad book, or purchase prints from original negatives, and help make this happen! These photos have been in storage for 45 years and are being printed for the first time. Help preserve this beautiful piece of history. Follow the project at and check out a few of these phenomenal images below:

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Supportland Bonus Merits Wed, 31 Dec 2014 00:30:55 +0000 supportlandThe word “bonus” is amazing. Who doesn’t want to get more just for doing what you are already doing? We have 20 additional Supportland Merits waiting over here for you! Stop by the shop before the calendar year rolls over and we’ll hook you up with purchase. This promotion isn’t limited to ADX, so head out to as many of these local businesses as you can. Visit the Supportland website for more information on the program and the rewards that await you!

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ADX Gift Certificates Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:37:04 +0000 ADXLogo

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and let’s face it – some people suck to shop for. Why stress out trying to find the perfect gift when you can give a gift certificate to ADX. Gift certificates can be used for an ADX membership, class registration, awesome Hail Safety or ADX t-shirts, or even fabrication services from our fab shop. Come by ADX and pick one up, visit Made Here PDX at 40 NW 10th Ave, or buy one online by visiting our online store.

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The Bitter Housewife: A Gifted Marketplace Bio Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:04:49 +0000 bitterhousewife

The Bitter Housewife creates small-batch, hand crafted cocktail bitters made in Portland, Oregon. The Bitter Housewife is about making cocktails fun and approachable. Each flavor is made with all real ingredients, never extracts or flavorings, to make cocktails better. Come check out The Bitter Housewife at this year’s Gifted: A Portland Made Marketplace on Dec 13th here at ADX.

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The Beebe Company: A Gifted Marketplace Bio Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:50:45 +0000 TheBeebeCo-banner-21

The Beebe Company, founded in 1884 as a supplier for the fishing and shipping industries, has been reborn with water and trend-resistant bold fashioned outing supplies. They blend the best of old and new: high quality USA-sourced materials and manufacturing meeting 21st Century needs. – Classic materials crafted into innovative and useful accessories that stand the test of time.Come check out The Beebe company at this year’s Gifted: A Portland Made Marketplace on Dec 13th here at ADX.

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Olympia Oyster Bar: A Gifted Marketplace Bio Tue, 09 Dec 2014 01:48:17 +0000 oysterbar

Olympia Oyster Bar is a Portland-based Pacific Coast brand whose ethos is oysters are King and libations are their Queen. Their mission is to provide an economically sustainable formula through a casual dining platform to showcase, support, promote and advocate for the cultivation, production and sustainability of oyster farming and oyster culture. They are dedicated to the mastery and craft of oyster stewardship from cultivation and harvest to treatment and service. Come check out Olympia Oyster Bar at this year’s Gifted: A Portland Made Marketplace on Dec 13th here at ADX, so you can indulge in a decadent snack before, during, and after your shopping escapades.


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