About Us

A few years ago, a geek bought a building at 7600 N. Interstate Ave. in Portland with the intent of turning it into a hackerspace. However, this didn’t work out, and the building sat unused for a few years.

Meanwhile, in Grand Rapids, MI., the Geek Group had a fire in their high voltage lab. The geek who owned the building had a large variac sitting in this building that the Geek Group needed, and offered it to them. They were quite happy to take it, and made a trip up to Portland to gratefully accept said variac, and a few other things.

Meanwhile, another geek on the westside of Portland got the bright idea to start looking for a building on the westside of Portland (and is still looking, by the way) for a westside hackerspace, and contacted The Geek Group to see if they knew of any buildings that could be used. They put him in touch with the geek who owned the building. This building was not in an ideal place for a westside space (since it wasn’t on the westside). So this geek instead put said geek in touch with an existing hackerspace community in Portland.

Well, fast forward a couple of months later, and here we are. We are currently in the process of renovating the building to support a hackerspace, and setting up infrastructure, such as this website.

We look forward to doing some really cool things in Portland.

Who are we?

Currently we consist of many of the same people who make up Brainsilo. You’ll find Jon Hannis there most weekends and some weekdays, tirelessly getting the building, that Scott E. has kindly offered for our use, ready.

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