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12 Jul Happy International Zine Month 2021
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International Zine Month ABOUT IZM During conversations with friends I found myself saying “Wouldn’t it be rad if there was an International Zine Month?” Which led to the question as to who  could make it official. This was actually a silly ques..
08 Dec Gifts For New Witches
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Are you curious about witchcraft and wondering where to start or have a new witch in your life and you would live to find a thoughtful non-Wiccan based book on building a magical practice? Well, these are my suggestions. -Alex A Practical Guide for ..
05 Dec Gifts for Self-Care
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We all need a little boost this year. These are our picks for helping you or someone you love trudge through the end of this year and into the next one. Do It Yourself Guide To Fighting The Big Motherfuckin' Sad Ringside! A Companion Piece to The D..
04 Dec Gifts For Your Zinester Friends!
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Are you looking for gifts for your zinester friend? Can't figure out how to ship a long arm Stapler? How about some of these items from our shop? Zine Game We carried this back when it was hand cut cardstock cands and it was such a great way to pas..
01 Dec Gifts For People With Oddly Specific Interests
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Looking for a gift for someone with a specific interest? Here's a few things from our catalog that might be of interest: Architecture and/or Astrology Architecture /Astrology: By Dan Graham and Jessica Russell I picked this up as a curio because I..
23 Oct Do You Have Portland Button Works Gift Certificates?
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We do have Portland Button Works Gift Certificates! We have two ways for you to purchase gift certificates for use on the Portland Button Works Website!   1) Go to this page on our website if you would like to purchase a gift certificate for a spe..
19 Aug Who currates the PBW Witch Shop?
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Alex Wrekk (they/she)  is the owner of Portland Button Works and curates the selection in the PBW Witch Shop. They have been studying witchcraft and building their own secular witchcraft practice since 2005. Alex describes their practice as a hea..
02 Jul What is a zine?
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Let's take the defintion for zine from the book Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for Zines and Zine Culture by Alex Wrekk! Zines ... (Pronounced like "magazine", without the maga and short for "fanzine") are physical, printed, self-publ..
02 Jul July is International Zine Month 2020!
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Greetings and Happy International Zine Month! For each day of IMZ there's a prompt! I started IZM in 2009 and since 2012 I've made posters each year with little prompts for people to do. You can read more about it over on the International Zine Month..
03 Apr Celebrate Quaranzine fest and Stay home Zine Fest with a Portland Button Works Virtual Shop tour Saturday April 4, 2020 1PM Pacific!
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We're all inside and the shop is back at our house. Why not stop by Alex's insgram on Saturday (Sunday for some of you!) to get a tour of the new space! Ask questions about button making! Ask questions about our zines and books! Check out how we cram..
26 Mar How to Squeeze a 400 Square Foot Shop into a 120 Square Foot Spare Room in the Middle of a Pandemic...
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It's been a rough few weeks for us. On March 15th we were notified that everyone in the warehouse where we operated Portland Button Works (40 studios of small business, artists, and musicians) were evicted by the owner due to the negligence of safet..
30 Jan Portland Button Works vending at events!
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Every year Portland Button Works vends at several events from zine fests to craft fairs in Portland, across the US, and even internationally. We pack up our zines, books, and buttons to spread the love.If you have an event you would like us to attend..
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