Classes for adults in Portland, OR

It’s never too late to add a new skill to your repertoire.

A beehive slat covered in honey bees.

Even the busiest bees can benefit from taking time to learn something new — like beekeeping.

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They say you learn something new every day — prove the old adage true with these classes for adults in Portland.

Get crafty

Bullseye Glass Co. | Working with this colorful (and fragile) medium can be a rewarding experience. Enroll in the plate-making class to learn techniques and tools before bringing your vision to life in the studio.

Midnight Pacific Studio | Make bling your thing by joining this jewelry design shop for one of its workshops, like intro to stone setting and handmade chain earrings.

Assembly: Gather + Create | Take home the supplies and tune in to the online instruction to learn crafts like block printing and pressed flower collage.

Get a new hobby

Portland Urban Beekeepers | Join this organization of local apiarists — that’s a fancy word for beekeepers — for educational meetings about starting your own hive and tips on keeping your bees happy and healthy.

Nordic Northwest | The cultural center hosts various classes throughout the year focused on traditions of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland. Learn to speak a new language, artistic paper cutting, or knitting.

Multnomah Arts Center | Resources from the 2020 Parks Levy enable “pay what you can” options, making these programs accessible to all. Subject matter ranges from photography to music and even woodworking.

Get active

Portland City Boxing | Embrace your inner “Eye of the Tiger” and spend some time pummeling the punching bag. Options include kickboxing, conditioning, HIIT, and more.

Movement | Climb to new heights with direction from the knowledgeable team of coaches.

Portland Petanque Club | Pronounced “puh-taangk,” this French cousin of bocce ball is played at the north end of Westmoreland Park by a group that always welcomes newbies for free lessons.

Get cooking

To avoid overcomplicating this recipe, here are five places to sharpen your skills in the kitchen.

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