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

How to Put Barcodes on 1000 Zines and Have Fun

The IPRC’s large zine library archives an expansive collection of zines that date back to the 1950’s. Unfortunately, our zine check-out system, a paper and pen method, is practically as antiquated as our oldest zines.
In an effort to bring the library into the next century, we have been barcoding all of our zines to …

Be part of the Zine Library Game Board!

Be part of the Zine Library Game Board!
The IPRC is looking for 5-12 individuals to serve on the Zine Library Game Board (pun intended) to help create our new zine library cataloguing game. We’re looking for people who are excited about games, independent publishing, and want to be part of an innovative way to encourage community …

Liveblogging Raiders of the Lost Archives

12:05 PM.
We’re just ankle-deep in cataloguing, with 8 Raiders now representing, and 20 zines now catalogued.
Here’s the scarily large load of uncatalogued zines.
Lori D. says “The coffee is delicious. Come on over!”
Team Zine LAB, which is currently just one person, is winning with 9 zines catalogued!

“A small, good thing” in the wake of violence


Dear IPRC Members and Friends,
It’s with no small amount of reservation that I compose this post.
I’m a writer and the director of an arts nonprofit–so what authority do I have to comment on the recent shootings in Clackamas and Connecticut?
In truth, I have as little grasp on these issues as anyone else.
What I do have, …

Finding Herself Here:
An Interview with Lindsey Kugler


Lindsey Kugler was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, and currently lives in Portland, Oregon. She loves gel manicures, doodling, and does not own a bicycle. Here is a memoir of intimate vignettes and pictures about a year of professional and personal service. Lindsey wrote and produced Here as a student in the IPRC’s Certificate …

Photos from IPRC’s Grand Opening Bash


Huge thanks to the 300+ revelers who christened the Center’s amazing new digs:

The Rabbit Foot String Band warms it up, old-timey style.

KGW was on hand to cover the event in a live broadcast, although they seemed a little perplexed by all the “zines.”  Fortunately, Program Coordinator A.M. O’Malley knows how to deal with the press.

Lisa …