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Drink & Craft at the DIY Bar in Portland, Oregon

DIY Bar Portland Oregon Review

As I was planning our Portland trip, I scrolled through my personal Instagram to check out what my Portland friends have been up to (if you didn't know, I lived there for 4 years!) and if there were any interesting restaurants or activities I can try out. Turns out my Portland friends are so reliable and they don't even know it!

One of my coworkers had a photo of her and her friends with beers in one hand and unique leather crafts in the other, so I had to see what this was all about. On her geotag, it said DIY Bar Portland. Yes! I saw DIY Bar Portland on Buzzfeed's Bring Me and thought about going a while back. This was the perfect activity for our group; they all love Portland craft beer and not exactly the wine-paint-night type.

DIY Bar Portland Oregon Review

DIY Bar Portland Oregon Review

DIY Bar Portland Oregon Review

What exactly is the DIY Bar Portland?


As the name states, the DIY Bar in Portland is a bar where you can DIY unique things as you enjoy drinks. I'm sure a lot of you have seen the wine and paint night fad and this is similar, just more hipster in my opinion. Most craft projects consists of leather and the biggest difference between paint night and the DIY Bar is that it's unisex. Yes, a man can attend paint night but if we're real about it, it's always 99% women. The DIY Bar Portland is different though; I would say it was comfortably 50/50. It's a fun place for everyone!


DIY Bar Portland Oregon Review

DIY Bar Portland Oregon Review

How does the DIY Bar in Portland work?

  • Check in! 
  • Pick a project (this is the hardest part!) 
  • Provide your ID & credit card to open a tab. 
  • Grab an apron. 
  • Head to the bar for a drink (they have beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages). 
  • Get to your assigned table and get crafty! 


DIY Bar Portland Oregon

DIY Bar Portland Oregon

DIY Bar Portland Oregon

What can you make at the DIY Bar in Portland and how hard is it?

At the DIY Bar in Portland, there's 14 projects ranging from coasters, passport holders, beer carriers, wall art and even cat scratchers for all the cat lovers out there! Each project gets 3 hours but they understand we're all at different crafting levels so they have projects divided into Easy, Medium and Hard.

Click here to check out the entire project menu.


DIY Bar Portland Oregon

DIY Bar Portland Oregon Address

DIY Bar Portland Oregon Hours

How much does the DIY Bar Portland sessions cost?

Each craft costs $39 and you get up to 3 hours of table time to complete your project. The $39 does not included drinks. Also something to note, Tuesdays through Fridays between 3-6PM is considered Happy Hour and select projects are $10 off!


DIY Bar Portland Oregon Crafts

DIY Bar Portland Oregon Crafts

DIY Bar Portland Oregon Crafts Coasters

My thoughts on the DIY Bar Portland!

I had so much fun at the DIY Bar. All 6 of us at different craft and creativity levels had a blast! Half the crew were men and they were surprised with how awesome the experience was. If you're looking for things to do in Portland, this is a fantastic choice! Also, Portland does get rainy quite often so if you need something to do in Portland on a rainy day, the DIY Bar is perfect. It would be a great date night spot, a group outing, a team building session or hey, go alone!

Information:
DIY BAR Portland
Address: 3522 N Vancouver Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97227
Phone: 503-477-6090
Website: http://www.diybar.co/
Parking: Street Parking
Reservations: Reservations highly, highly recommended! Book by clicking here.

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1 comment

  1. Oh wow, this was such a nice idea! Can't wait for a similar one to pop up hear. :)

    Teesh ♥ Adventures of Cupcake Girl

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