Here are some useful resources to help make your creative life in Portland a little easier.
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Business & Trade Associations
AIGA Portland (American Institute of Graphic Arts Portland)
AMA PDX (American Marketing Association Portland Oregon Chapter)
ASMP Oregon Chapter (American Society of Media Photographers)
OCI (Oregon Creative Industries) is a unifying voice for Oregon’s Creative Economy; providing networking, promotion and advocacy.
OMPA (Oregon Media Production Association)
PAF (Portland Advertising Federation)
PRSA Portland (Public Relations Society of America Portland Chapter) Serving more than 250 public relations professionals in Oregon and Southwest Washington, the Portland Metro Chapter of PRSA supports lifelong professional development and honors excellence in public relations.
SBNP (Sustainable Business Network of Portland)
SEMpdx (Search Engine Marketing Professionals of Portland) provides a resource for both local SEM professionals and area businesses.
TAO (Technology Association of Oregon)
Inspiration Spaceship is a boutique creative law firm in Portland providing legal and business advice and counsel for designers, photographers, filmmakers, illustrators, and other creatives.
ADX Equal parts workspace and incubator, our membership-based community unites multiple creative disciplines within a 10,000 square-foot facility that is accessible, collaborative & affordable.
Collective Agency Cozy 4,000 sf workplace: people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to. Private meeting rooms and open loft workplace. Come and work here!
Forge Portland Forge Portland is a shared workspace for nonprofit and social enterprises in Portland, Oregon. As a forerunner in the next generation of shared workspaces, we are actively recruiting innovative organizations with common objectives and challenges to promote a synergistic workspace.
Pep Coworking Shop is a shared space up in North Portland’s Kenton neighborhood. With just three permanent desks and four flex spaces, Pep’s small size means we all know each other’s names and support one another’s work. Our office hosts designers, developers, writers, accountants and more. Work better, together!
PivotDesk will transform the way you think about office space.
OEN (Oregon Entrepreneurs Network) is the largest entrepreneur assistance organization in the state of Oregon.
PDC (Portland Development Commision)
PDX Pipeline is a top online local marketing firm & job resource that has worked with thousands of companies, agencies, producers, & HR departments to promote their businesses and find talent.
Portland Online The official website for the city of Portland, Oregon.
Communities & Forums
Internet Strategy Forum The Internet Strategy Forum is a professional association and peer networking group for management with responsibility for driving Internet strategy and implementation from within medium to large organizations across multiple industries.
NW Creatives’ Social Club A Meetup Group for all creative people in Portland/Vancouver Metro area to connect with each other socially.
pdxUX is a group for user experience professionals who want to network, discuss ideas, learn from each other, share expertise, and vent (but only a little).
Springbox is an event and creative meeting space, and a large contemporary art gallery located in a warehouse the NW Industrial District in Portland, Oregon.
Mt. Hood Community College Integrated Media Program
Northwest Film Center School of Film
Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC)
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
Portland State University Department of Art
The Art Institute of Portland
Employment Services & Support
24 Seven 24 Seven is the leading specialized talent recruitment firm for global brands and emerging companies across the US and Internationally. Our Portland team provides a boutique style service to ensure that our clients receive best in class talent, all the time. We support the world’s top teams in Creative, Marketing, Interactive, Fashion, and Retail, for freelance and full time roles.
52 Limited 52 Limited is a digital resource company connecting creative + technology talent with leading brands, marketing departments, start-ups, design firms, advertising and interactive agencies. 52 Limited began as Portland’s only locally-owned creative staffing agency and has grown to serve some of the world’s most recognizable and forward-thinking companies in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and New York.
Filter We make ideas and initiatives happen for industry-leading companies, by connecting them with specialized creative, marketing, and interactive media talent.
Generator Group is a leading search firm offering a range of customized staffing solutions for top employers in need of efficient and effective recruiting resources.
Mathys+Potestio The world’s first creative staffing supergroup. Talent management, creative staffing, headhunting and search. Over 40 years combined experience placing and hiring creative talent in Portland. We’re not just old, we’re good.
PACT Creative Staffing Consider this our virtual pinky swear that we are here to help you. Whether you’re searching for a gig or looking for some creative talent to to join your team, we’ve got you covered.
pdxMindShare is a Portland, Oregon networking organization that specializes in connecting qualified professionals with interested companies through email job postings and a monthly networking event.
Scion Staffing, Inc. is an award-winning IT, Marketing, Sales and Creative staffing agency connecting leading companies and organizations with impeccable talent.
Vitamin T is the talent agency for creatives and the design-minded companies who love them. We specialize in the placement of designer, front-end developers, project managers, and copywriters with mid-sized companies and agencies.
Written. | A division of Mathys+Potestio. A staffing agency for writers. We connect companies with experienced, specialized content creators, including content strategists, long-form writers, corporate messaging specialists and more. Our writers speak your industry’s language, understand your communications challenges, and know how to reach your audience.
Equipment & Supplies
Pacific Grip & Lighting, Inc. is your source for lighting, grip, electrical and expendables for motion picture, television, still photo and video production.
Peter Corvallis Productions
Super Digital Pro Audio Sales & Rental
MacForce For over 25 years, MacForce has been part of the amazing Apple and Macintosh community here in Portland. Our approach to service, support, and training is simple… focus on building relationships. In a community where “buying local” is more than just a catchphrase, MacForce proudly stands as a small business fueled by the loyalty of our customers. Whether it’s home or business, at your location or ours, our Apple-certified experts provide support with passion and enthusiasm.
Office & Portfolio
Hand-Eye Supply is a collection of clothing, tools and tchotchkes for making, designing and relaxing.
Office PDX is an award winning design store, art gallery + design studio created by designers for designers + design appreciators.