Shop People is Portland's Original Community Makers Space
Since 2005, we have been located in the same cavernous basement in the heart of our southeast industrial district.
Although change is all around us, the stories and history of this space remain authentic and true. Literally an underground scene, our front door is past the gate and down the driveway.
In May 2016, Shop People was purchased by Global Homestead Design & Consulting. Re-established as a Benefit Corporation, our 13,000 sq ft facility is rebuilding its community to 40+ members who have unlimited access to large wood and metal shops as well as our jewelry studio. In addition, we're in development of the Global Homestead Garage which will provide a platform for integration of sustainability and innovation within design and lifestyles. Join us, as we expand our shop to include a sculpture garden, co-working lounge, meet-up space, industrial design center as well as a community storage facility.
We're in the reboot stage in all aspects of the business, including social media and community outreach. If you're in the neighborhood, come visit the shop. If you're looking for a bigger draw, we'll be hosting an artist pop up during the First Friday Eastside Art Walk. In addition, we'll be hosting our own pop up events throughout the year from noon - 4 pm one Saturday a month. Like us on Facebook and you'll keep up to date with our other events with in-house artists and designers as well as classes, speakers, community discussions and music in our sculpture garden stage!
Although Shop People's mission has yet to be formally drafted, it will align closely with that of Global Homestead Design and Consulting.