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


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 …

Position Available: Development and Community Resource Coordinator


Located in Portland, Oregon, the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) is a unique nonprofit with a mission of facilitating creative expression, identity and community by providing public access to workspace, resources, technology and education for self-publishing. In 2012, the IPRC made a landmark move from a small, downtown location into a dynamic new 4,000 sq. …

Seeking Visiting Comics Instructor for the 2013/14 IPRC Certificate Program

2012 Comics Program

Now entering its fifth year, the IPRC’s Comics/Graphic Novel track is one of the only comprehensive programs of its kind on the West Coast.
Coursework takes place over three semesters, with an emphasis on empowering students to develop skills and tools, broaden their sources of influence and inspiration, and DIY publishing. Through intensive peer workshops and …

“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, …

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 …

Photos of the IPRC’s Amazing New Space


Word is spreading about the dynamic & spacious new IPRC headquarters.  Last night we had our largest, most productive crowd yet:

Poetry Certificate Program students Loren and Sarah Bask in the glow of the IPRC’s creative fire, with tech support from Michael D’Alessandro.  Comics Program student/volunteer Fiona makes copies in the background.

Comics Program students Asher and …

IPRC Zine Machine – Submissions Call and Layout Guides!


Well, I breifly mentioned this project in my post about The new, bigger IPRC, but here are finally the full details!

Introducing the IPRC‘s wonderful, new Zine Machine! 
Justin Hocking, the Independent Publishing Resource Center‘s Executive Director, picked up this old machine at a local hardware store five years ago… It had a few hiccups, but, with the help of …

New IPRC Now Open!

IPRC's new and improved Letterpress Studio, featuring 60 new trays of type

After a solid month of moving and buildout, the new IPRC is now open for business!
We’re located at 1001 SE Division, between 10th and 11th avenue, just across Division from the Ford Building.
The Center is still in a soft-opening opening phase, so please be patient as we work out some kinks and finalize a few …

The Crossing: The IPRC begins its move!


Dear IPRC Members and Friends,
There comes a time in everyone’s life when they need to make a crossing.
After thirteen years in our current location, the IPRC’s time has arrived.
We’ve long outgrown our current space, especially given the major increases in membership and programming over the past few years. In last year’s public poll, 70% of …

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