Welcome to the IPRC in Portland, OR

Mon - Fri:  12noon – 9pm
Saturday:  12noon – 6pm
Sunday:  12noon – 9pm

About Hours: If there is no one around by 8pm on weeknights, the volunteer staff is free to leave, so be sure to arrive by 8pm. 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

Canteen Canceled

Due to staffing issues we are not open for teen canteen today (12-2). Sorry for any inconvenience.

Life Drawing for Cartoonists.

This is a six hour crash workshop in observational figure drawing based on physical empathy, short term memory, and two dimensional sculpture. There will be an introduction to references and methods useful to the autodidactic draftsperson and a good deal of actual practice with pencil, charcoal, and ink.
$75, materials provided
Special guest instructor: Gabriel Liston
To register call the IPRC at 503.827.0249

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Zine Release: Take A Picture it Lasts Longer


The IPRC’s very own A.M. O’Malley is releasing her highly anticipated collection of stories about growing up in the wilds of the rural back waters of everywhere. She asked all her dearest artist friends to illustrate it and boy oh boy did they come through.

The event will include a reading by Ms. O’Malley, by the amazingly articulate Carrot Quinn, and a performance by a special musical guest.

This event will be hosted by the Waypost at 3120 N Williams and will be from 7:30-10pm. It is free and open to the public.

about the zinester as told by her dear friend Carrot Quinn:
A.M. knows that the small is just a metaphor for the large, in the same way that veins are just metaphors for the branching limbs of oak trees and ferns uncurling in the springtime are just metaphors for the milky way. She knows that everything is just a metaphor for something else, and that life follows just a few patterns, really, and she likes to discover these patterns in zines, garbage, and the crisp warm feeling of clean sheets, fresh from the dryer, which are really just a metaphor for grandmothers, and places where there is enough sun to dry your laundry on the line.


We will be closed for our annual staff appreciation picnic!

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!

$65 members only

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Sitsaw Press Reading

SITSAW PRESS & PUBLISHING warms up the press and announces first chapbook, SMOKING AT NIGHT AND OTHER POEMS, by Stacey Tran.

SITSAW’s first release party couples with a poetry reading by Kate Hirsch and Stacey Tran on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 7pm. The small press and publishing house is based in Portland, OR, whose mission is to embrace and cultivate writers and their relationship with their craft by encouraging writers to publish often and develop a body of printed work.

SITSAW was co-founded by Spencer Alan Williams and Stacey Tran in April 2010. Alongside chapbooks and chapbook series, collections, novellas, and broadsides (poetry, short-fiction, prose poetry, ephemera) – the press seeks out opportunities for writers to share their work through alternative print media and readings.

SMOKING AT NIGHT explores nuances of possibility against probability. “In a collection that keeps us on our toes and in what seems to be a world of profligacy, Tran does not waste one puff, turning what are difficult ideas into a smooth language for us to understand. SMOKING AT NIGHT combines simplicity with surrealism when we find ourselves to be moths flocking the lights. What to expect: an ‘almost-love / found in realms / farthest beyond us’” (J. Michael Wahlgren, editor of Gold Wake Press).

The event takes place at the Independent Publishing Resource Center (917 SW Oak St. Room #203, Portland, OR 97205) and is extended to the general public free of admission. Copies of SMOKING AT NIGHT will be available for purchase (cash/check).


Author: Stacey Tran


Publication date: July 2010

Price: $10.00

Format: Perfect Bound

Specs: 40 pages, 5 ½” x 8 ½”