Community Partners

Please take a moment to get acquainted with the other organizations, businesses, and projects in the Portland and PNW area.

  • Books With Pictures
    Books with Pictures is a new comics shop in Portland, OR, opening June 2016. We carry a wide range of books, including super hero comics, indie comics, kids’ picture books, all-ages comics, LGBT comics, and small-run handmade comics. Our mission is explicitly inclusive; we strive to be a space that is welcoming to people who love good stories without regard to age, race, sexual orientation, gender expression, or disability status. We believe that representation of diverse perspectives is crucial to our mission, and stock content reflecting that belief.
  • Double Exposure
    Hosts of the Metatopia and Dreamation conventions, as well as the nationwide Envoy program.
  • Game Camel
    Game Camel is an online marketplace for cool, quirky, hip, rare, and all other kinds of used board games. Are you not playing your old board games as often as you used to? Are you looking for fresh ones to play? Then come to Game Camel and trade with other board game fans like you.
  • Game Lab
    GameLab is a group of game designers and enthusiasts, who meet at regular intervals throughout the year to exchange ideas and playtest game concepts.
  • Games for Social Good PDX
    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.
  • Gamers Against Misogyny
    This group is dedicated to the discussion, identification, and resistance to not only misogyny but all forms of bigotry within the gaming community, including racism and homophobia.
  • Gamestorm 
    Over 1,000 game enthusiasts attend GameStorm each year to play games, attend panel sessions, visit the dealers hall, and have fun.
  • Guardian Games
    Welcome to Nerdopolis! Home to just about every kind of game you can imagine. Collectible card games, miniatures, LEGO, board games, card games, RPG’s, video games, kids’ games, party games, dice, paints, and thousands of gaming accessories!
    The Interactive Museum of Gaming and Puzzlery celebrates the diverse beauty of structured play and its components. We gather games of all sorts and share them with all the people who love to play.
  • In Other Words
    In Other Words is a community center, event space, and independent feminist bookstore in the Albina neighborhood of North Portland, Oregon. It is a space to gather, heal, learn, build, and organize. In Other Words is entirely volunteer run and community supported.
  • Indie Game Developer Network
    The Indie Game Developer Network (IGDN) is an international volunteer trade organization that supports indie game developers making, publishing, and promoting fantastic games. The IGDN brings together a wide variety of developers–including pen and paper, card game, and board game designers–in a private environment where each and every member strives for excellence. We encourage and seek out new diverse voices to join us, particularly among traditionally underrepresented segments of the larger gaming community. All game designers and professionals, including women, people of color, LGBTQIA individuals, and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • The Mythos Challenge
    Mythos Challenge is an annual Youth-Led Storytelling, Gaming, and Apps Project in Oregon.
  • OrcaCon
    OrcaCon is a tabletop games convention, which includes board and card games, role-playing games, and miniature games. OrcaCon is focused on creating a safe and welcoming space for promoting the tabletop games hobby, supporting diversity in tabletop games, and building a community of both novice and experienced game players.
  • Our Many Games
    Our mission is to help showcase tabletop and live role-playing games created by people of color, women of all ethnicities, people with disabilities, trans folk, queer creators and other people from traditionally under-represented groups.
  • PDX Gaymers
    A meetup for LGBTQ gaming all over Portland.
  • PIGSquad
    We are a nonprofit organization supporting game development and indie game enthusiasts in Portland, OR. We organize game related events, networking opportunities, resources, and more!
  • Pixel Arts
    Pixel Arts is dedicated to open sourcing social transformation through video games. Our mission is to create safe, intergenerational learning spaces to play, build and design games together. By creating safe environments and resources for youth and adults invested in maker culture and games, we serve the belief that shared creation and education provides value to our communities.
  • Portland Abbey Arts
    Portland Abbey Arts is a nonprofit community development initiative and intercultural arts collective, fostering diverse, vital, rooted, compassionate and resilient community in north Portland via collaborative arts education, performances, and cross-cultural community building.
  • The Portland Game Store
    The Portland Game Store is an attempt by Hans Albing, Ryan Mauk, and Kat Halpenny to create a thriving tabletop gaming destination in North Portland.  We carry a great selection of board games, RPGs, CCGs, tactical miniatures, and game accessories.  We also have a great play space, featuring draft beer and cider, as well as plenty of other food and beverage options.
  • Portland Geek Council
    The PGC was formed in late 2010 by a group of like-minded geeks to forward geek culture in the Greater Portland Metro Area. We strive to unite and cultivate the Portland geeky community – those people who are enthusiastic and, perhaps, a little obsessive in the pursuit of their passions. We provide opportunities and resources to facilitate networking, community building, and targeted marketing, especially for our member organizations, but also for Portland’s geek community at large.
  • Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery
  • TaborSpace
    Taborspace is your neighborhood gathering place. The coffee house is like your community living room; and the many spaces for rent, your creative work studio. The mission of the Taborspace Program is to create connected community, by providing a welcoming and nurturing gathering place, as a collaboration between the church and the neighborhood.
  • The Wayfinding Academy
    The Wayfinding Academy is a 2-year college with a curriculum that is hand crafted for each individual student based on their interests.