Port City’s Project Grow provides urban farm jobs and a professional arts studio where artists explore mediums such as painting, ceramics, filmmaking, performance art, and advanced fiber/textile work.
The art studio supports the exploration of the individual’s unique identity through creative expression. Artists work together to inspire passion and enthusiasm for their practice.
Project Grow aims to create a shared art experience by connecting individuals with other artists in the community and in the greater art world. Trips to galleries, factories, and other art studios provide inspiration and foster engagement and collaboration with fellow artists in the community.
The professional studio is equipped with hand, floor and table looms, paints, ceramics, and video equipment. Individuals are also free to explore choreography, fashion design, writing novels, zines and poetry as well as other artistic mediums.
The Port City North Portland Farm’s focus is to teach individuals farming skills as they earn income from produce sales. At the same time, the North Portland Farm raises awareness about current food-related issues, such as food security, land use, and food equity. Port City farmers cultivate one-and-a-half acres of reclaimed urban land spread across 3 blocks. The list of vegetables grown on the North Portland Farm is bountiful and includes 15 varieties of Northwest proven tomatoes, and fruits such as bush honey, gooseberries, blueberries, sea berries, apples, currants, figs and grapes. Goats and chickens are raised to teach individuals animal care skills.
North Portland Farm produce is sold to the community. All of the chemical-free produce raised by Port City farmers is sold to restaurants, neighborhood stores, or as Community Sustained Agriculture (CSA) shares. Enjoy North Portland Farm Produce at Brass Tacks and New Seasons Market.