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ADX Fabrication Fest: BBQ and Facility Open House

417 SE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97214, US (map)



ADX, a new membership-based community workshop, will host its inaugural Fabrication Fest on Friday, September 16 - Sunday, September 18, 2011. From the design expert to the novice craftsperson, there's something for everyone in this exciting local version of the "maker faire."

The weekend includes a dynamic exhibit featuring the work of ADX members of all experience levels and backgrounds who have brought their project concepts to life via the wide array of tools and resources within our facility. This diverse collection includes a giant boat, furniture, signage, craft projects, utilitarian items, musical instruments, and more!

Join us for the opening reception from 6-11pm on Friday, September 16. Finished projects will be on display all night long during this free, all-ages public event – with beer provided by Widmer Brewery , sweet treats from Miss Zumstein, and curbside food cart service by Domo Dogs, Fifty Licks, and Hungry Heart Cupcakes.

On Saturday, September 17 from 10am-4pm, ADX will offer an open house full of demonstrations, workshops, and creative energy. Our community partners will be offering up demos and special deals. Or, for the more industrious, our popular class "Women Welding: Bringing Metal to Life" will take place in the metal shop from 10a-2p (sign up here!).

Saturday evening plays host to Fabrication Feast from 6:30-10pm. A collaboration with the Special Snowflake Supper Club, this one-in-a-lifetime dining experience will play host to a delicious meal in the style of a modern-day community barn raising. We’re talking entirely handmade: all tables, place settings, and seating has been constructed by ADX members. Click here to make your reservation!

On Sunday, September 18 from 10am-2pm, we’re kickin’ back and enjoying the last days of summer with an open house and BBQ. Join us for a last look at the Fabrication Fest exhibit and to have all your project questions answered: we’ll have our team on hand for 1-on-1 assistance and free consultations to help bring your ideas from the first concepts into reality! Leave your intimidation at the door and let us help inspire you. Event Schedule (subject to change):

9/16: Opening Reception and Celebration – Fabrication Fest Exhibit 6-11pm 9/17: Open House/Community Partner Demos & Displays 10am-4pm Special Snowflake Supperclub Dinner 6-10pm 9/18: BBQ and Facility Open House 10am-2pm