Welcome to the IPRC in Portland, OR

Monday:  12noon – 10pm
Tue/Wed/Thu:  4pm – 10pm
Friday:  12noon – 10pm
Saturday:  12noon – 6pm
Sunday:  12noon – 5pm ( youth only )
Sunday:  5pm – 10pm ( all ages )

About Hours: If there is no one around by 9pm on weeknights, the volunteer staff is free to leave, so be sure to arrive by 9pm. There should be no problem getting in, as the front door is equipped with a buzzer system for post-business hours.

1001 SE Division St
Portland, Oregon
97202 USA

(503) 827-0249  |  info@iprc.org

Intro to Letterpress

Learn to set movable lead type and print on a table-top hand press in the IPRC print shop. You’ll learn the vocabulary of printing and typesetting while getting a feel for this beautiful and historical process. Leave the class with a printed card and the satisfaction that comes with using 100-year-old equipment! Successful completion of this one-day class allows IPRC members access to open studio print hours so you can keep on printing!

Cost: $55/Members Only

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Beginning Photoshop

Learn to touch up your photos or create an entirely new universe using Adobe Photoshop! Topics include: importing, moving, and reshaping images, overview of toolbar and functions, layers, vector masks, image effects, and an introduction to ImageReady (Photoshop’s web design software.)

Cost: $25 Members/$45 Non Members

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Beginning InDesign

Join other creative enthusiasts and learn how to design, layout, and print your project from the computer. Adobe InDesign allows users to put together text, images, and other designs on the page quickly and efficiently.

Cost: $30 members/$45 members

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Featured Reading – Moe Bowstern

The IPRC will host a free Open Mic Reading featuring zinester Moe Bowstern.

Moe Bowstern has brought us the inside story about being a woman who fishes commercially for years. If that doesn’t seem fascinating to you, you have another thing coming. Moe is an amazing storyteller and reveals much about the history of commercial fishing in Alaska through a very descriptive and personable narrative that can be understood by any layperson. She tells great stories of the crews she’s been involved with and their dynamics as well being a woman involved in a very male dominated profession. Moe has a passion for fishing and the sea and she shares this with you in her zine. This is her story of being on the job and “how she got xtra tuf” on a few different episodes of labor disagreements that held up work (technically not “strikes”) over many years. Fascinating reading as she combines her artistic and DIY sensibilities with the labor tactics in order to achieve the fishermen’s goals and get everyone back to work!

An open mic will follow the reading. This event is free and open to the public.

Bind-Fast Perfect Binding

The Bind-Fast 5 is the IPRC’s exciting new bookbinding machine. Using the Bind-Fast 5, you can bind as many as 50 softcover books or zines per hour. Completion of this workshop authorizes IPRC members to use the Bind-Fast during supervised binding hours, so you can take your publishing projects to the next level.

Cost: $35/ Members Only

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Bind-Fast Perfect Binding

The Bind-Fast 5 is the IPRC’s exciting new bookbinding machine. Using the Bind-Fast 5, you can bind as many as 50 softcover books or zines per hour. Completion of this workshop authorizes IPRC members to use the Bind-Fast during supervised binding hours, so you can take your publishing projects to the next level.

Cost: $35/ Members Only

Register Here:

Intro to Letterpress

Learn to set movable lead type and print on a table-top hand press in the IPRC print shop. You’ll learn the vocabulary of printing and typesetting while getting a feel for this beautiful and historical process. Leave the class with a printed card and the satisfaction that comes with using 100-year-old equipment! Successful completion of this one-day class allows IPRC members access to open studio print hours so you can keep on printing!

Cost: $55/Members Only

Register here:

Beginning InDesign

Join other creative enthusiasts and learn how to design, layout, and print your project from the computer. Adobe InDesign allows users to put together text, images, and other designs on the page quickly and efficiently.

Cost: $30 members/$45 members

Register Here:

Comics and Coffee

Held every 2nd Sunday from 5-8pm. Coffee provided.