The Makers Fair

WOW!  We can't believe it's been almost ONE YEAR since we first opened our doors in Slabtown.  It's been a rollercoaster of a ride, and we're so thankful for our supportive community here.  Makers have always been at the center of what we are about, so there's no better way to celebrate our ANNIVERSARY than by uplifting our community's Makers!

What's Happening? 

BEER and MAKERS... the perfect Portland combo! Head on out to THE MAKERS FAIR on October 9th from 12-6p for Slabtown's best crafted beer, food, goods, and community at Hammer & Stitch Brew Co., and in partnership with our friends at Makers Union PDX.  

The event is FREE to attend, and all ages are welcome.  Come ready for a beer, come hungry, come to support your local artists.  We’re closing down NW Wilson St. right out front of our brewery to celebrate Makers of ALL STYLES!

We will be following all CDC guidelines around COVID-19, so please bring a mask and be respectful.  See you there!

What's in the barrel?

Hmm... It kinda smells like honey?  No, wait, I'm getting whiffs of wine?  No, no... is it Juniper?

This very special creation is being aged in a wooden barrel from our neighbor, and Oregon's 1st woman-owned distillery, Freeland Spirits.  We're tapping it the morning of The Makers Fair.  Make sure you're first in line to try our new creation!

COME TO THE MAKERS FAIR TO FIND OUT...

What's in the barrel?

Meet the Makers

Makers Union PDX was founded in the spring of 2020 as a solution for Portland-area makers whose business models were based on in-person markets and retail accounts. As stores closed and markets were canceled, three co-founders bootstrapped the creation of a grassroots online marketplace. The purpose of the marketplace is to support our creative community, provide space for makers to sell their goods, and raise funds for community members deeply impacted by the pandemic. 

In 2020, they donated 15% of sales to the Black Resilience Fund, an emergency fund dedicated to healing and resilience by providing immediate resources to Black Portlanders. They also partnered with Portland Made to mobilize nine vacant retail windows around Portland with locally made goods from over 100 brands and artists, half of whom are BIPOC. Each window runs for six to eight weeks and features a QR code that takes you to pdxwindowshop.com, where you can learn about each person and purchase their goods.

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