DIY Portland Crafty Nights

If you're dying to explore your crafty side and check out the world of DIY Portland, but embroidering with Aunt Edna sounds painful, you're in luck. If there's anything that Portlanders know how to do, it's combining the art of drinking with making things. We've found some funky, fun craft nights that bring new meaning to the term craft beer. (Photo by Flickr user AnnaKika)

Updated: June 10, 2010

DIY Portland Crafty Nights: Make Things, Drink Things

Independent Publishing

917 SW Oak St, Portland, OR 97205

Head over to `zine central the second Sunday of every month for Comics & Coffee! Help yourself to a cup of joe and get to work drafting your collection of animated meditations on daily life. All materials provided and all ages welcomed. 5-8pm.

Coffee Lovers

4144 Se 60th Ave, Portland, OR 97206

Every Thursday from 6-11pm, crafty folk of all sorts gather over wine, beer, food and coffee to create. Bring your own project or dream something up using the extra materials and tools that are always on hand.

Gossamer Llc

2418 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

Take a vacation from the daily grind every Tuesday from 7-9pm. Crafters old and new have a chance to exercise their creativity with textiles during themed mini-craftcations.

Yarn Garden

1413 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Join the lovely Yarn Garden crew for Pub Knitting the third Friday of each month. The loosely knit circle convenes at rotating local pubs, so be sure to check out their website for this month's location.

Art On A Lark Studios

403 Sw Dennis Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97123

The first Friday of every month heralds Wine, Cheese & Technique night at this airy creative arts studio. For $10-15 participants are wined, ?dined? and provided supplies and techniques for themed projects. 7-9pm.