Indulge your crafty side (and your sweet tooth) at Creative Culture

The Northeast Portland shop is open for walk-ins (and serves fully loaded milkshakes to fuel your adventure).

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Rain or shine, crafting inside this airy space will leave you in a sunny mood.

Photo by Cambrie Juarez, PDXtoday

So you think you aren’t artistic, eh? “Challenge accepted,” says Creative Culture.

We were recently invited to visit the shop in Northeast Portland’s Sullivan’s Gulch neighborhood for a little DIY TLC. Customers choose a craft from a “menu” — options range from painting stenciled designs onto cutting boards to designing your dream wreath — and can also order a milkshake to enjoy.

When we say milkshake, we mean a monstrously decadent concoction topped with entire slices of cheesecake, a whole donut, and other treats that will unabashedly provoke sugar-fueled inspiration. (No, there are no dairy-free options.)

Most craft items can be taken home with you as soon as you’re done, though some — like the paint-your-own pottery options — will need to be picked up after they’re finished in a kiln. Walk-ins are welcome at Creative Culture, making it a must-do activity on a date, for a birthday, or on any day that ends in “y.”

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