Welcome to the IPRC in Portland, OR

Mon - Fri:  12noon – 10pm
Saturday:  12noon – 6pm
Sunday:  12noon – 10pm

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

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Analog Post Revival: Luck

A letter writing group with 15-30 minutes of instruction sharing a basic technique such as making personalized stationery or re-purposed envelopes & postcards. Materials provided, bring stamps.
Drop in. 45-$20 suggested donation

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 …

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 …

International Zinesters visit IPRC!


Hey IPRC fans! IPRC Volunteer Blue here, posting to share my experience with two really wonderful visitors to the IPRC, Asao and Canaco….

They have a really wonderful that is similar to IPRC, though much more temporary, in their town Hamamatsu. Their awesome project is called Zing! If you want to learn more and follow what …

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 …

Yeti Coloring Contest Video


The coloring contest! It wasn’t really a contest…but it made a great little animation. Thanks to Nicole J.

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