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)
ThinkNW A best-in-class organization dedicated to the marketing community in Portland, Seattle and across the Pacific Northwest. Members include some of the world’s most important and iconic brands, creative firms, technology companies, startups and media organizations.
SEMpdx (Search Engine Marketing Professionals of Portland) provides a resource for both local SEM professionals and area businesses.
TAO (Technology Association of Oregon)

Business Services


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.

Office Space

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.
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

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).


Northwest Film Center
Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC)
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Employment Services & Support

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.
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.
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.
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.

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 focuses on building relationships. Our one-on-one focus makes certain you get exactly what you need when it comes to your Mac, IT requirements, and digital lifestyle. All this takes place in a low-pressure environment with assistance from a sales staff that does not work on commission.

Office & Portfolio

Hand-Eye Supply is a collection of clothing, tools and tchotchkes for making, designing and relaxing.


Blue Moon Camera and Machine
Citizens Photo
Pro Photo Supply