Local Game Maker Community Groups

PIGSquad-2.pngPortland Indie Game Squad


"PIGSquad is a game development and enthusiast community located in Portland, OR, dedicated to providing the area with game related events, networking opportunities, resources, and fun!"


Portland Games for Change


"We host meet ups and organize events to support innovative collaborations throughout the Pacific NW. We are an open group dedicated to social impact through game development, education and community building."

*Portland Area Game Development Interest Group

PAGDIG is the local IGDA chapter for Portland, OR.


"We exist to serve the needs of the Oregon and Southwest Washington computer graphics community. Through meetings, workshops, conferences, and other activities, the Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter works to promote an increased knowledge of and greater interest in the educational, artistic, and scientific aspects and applications of modern technology to graphics, enhancing communication between colleagues that have an interest in any aspect of computer graphics."

*ChickTech: High School & Workshops

"ChickTech is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating cool, exciting technology events for girls and women. We’re tired of seeing women not realize their potential in the high tech industry, and we’re out to change it!" Their next event–ChickTech: High School–occurs January 26th and 27th in Portland, Oregon!


3DPDX seeks to bring 3d Artists, Animators & Designers of all levels together for the purpose of networking, knowledge sharing, referrals and resource sharing inside and around Portland.

Maker Spaces

DorkbotPDX, People Doing Strange Things with Electricity http://dorkbotpdx.org/

"DorkbotPDX is a community of creative types who enjoy experimenting, finding art in technology and pushing the limits of whatever is in front of us."

Brain Silo, Portland's Hacker Space http://www.brainsilo.org/

"BrainSilo is a non-profit Hacker-space located in Portland, Oregon. The space has been established to provide a place where artists, hackers, experimenters, average joes, non-average joes, and pretty much anyone else, can come to work on, contribute to, and share their projects and ideas. Welcome Meetings are Every Thursday at 7:00pm"

Motive Space http://motivespace.org/

"MotiveSpace is a nonprofit property developer and advisory network in Portland, Oregon dedicated to supporting nonprofits, neighbors and community based organizations with design, building, planning and development services. MotiveSpace believes that building is a powerful tool for community development, and that buildings can contribute to the environmental, social, and financial well-being of the neighborhoods they’re a part of."

Boom Bap PDX http://www.boombappdx.com/

Boom Bap is a garage in SE Portland dedicated to fostering creativity and giving voice to artists and musicians. The space often hosts experimental art including digital interactive displays.

ADX, Building a Community of Thinkers and Makers http://www.adxportland.com/

"ADX is a membership-based design and prototyping facility as well as an innovation incubator."

OMSI http://www.omsi.edu/

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is a scientific, educational, and cultural resource center dedicated to improving the public's understanding of science and technology. OMSI makes science exciting and relevant through exhibits, programs, and experiences that are presented in an entertaining and participatory fashion. Beyond the many maker workshops, programs and installations, OMSI hosted their first Mini-Maker Faire in 2012.