It’s been four years since Grain’s been in the Pacific Northwest and it’s about time we return. Oregon has always been a special place for us - the mountains, glaciers, rivers, and the awe-inspiring coastline, even old friends and new family members - they all draw us back.
So with a big thank you to my brother Vince, his partners and their company Instrument, we’re happy to announce that March 4th to the 10th, we’re holding a weeklong class in Portland Oregon, the place where young people go to retire. In terms of venues, we set the bar pretty high last September with Jay and Piper's 100 year-old firehouse in San Francisco, but we think this won't be too shabby.
This class will be held Instrument’s warehouse, literally a renovated World War II ship building factory, alongside the creative geniuses whose clients include Nike, Google, and Livestrong. We’ll have our own space in their warehouse, some room normally dedicated to bleeding off the excess creative energy of the staff in things like tee-pee building and motorcycle repair. So if you’re from the Northwest and have been dreaming of building a board but can’t bring yourself to Maine, we hope to see you in Portland.