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Zines

A collaboration between Portland nonprofit Know Your City and writer Martha Grover (Somnambulist zine, The End of My Career), The People's Guide to Portland is an in-depth resource guide for marginalized people and communities, as well as a succinct and clear guide to being a good ally. 

Sections within: Chronically Ill/Disabled, Racial Justice, LGBTQIA+, Reproductive Rights, Gender Inequality, Youth, Folks in Recovery, Parenting/Child-Rearing, Survivors of Violent Crime, Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence, Housing: Renting and Houselessness, Mental Health, Environmental Justice, Low Income, Educate/Agitate/Organize, Self Care, Veteran Resources, Wealth & Voter Suppression...[ continued ]

A beautifully designed workbook zine for honing and focusing your creative practice. Questions, prompts, and ideas mix with the inspirational words of everyone from Clarice Lispector to Yoko Ono. With plenty of blank space for you to make it your own.

32 pages, cut half-letter size.

An illustrated series of "ten guiding principles" from Portland zinester and comic artist Michelle Zellers. Inspiring, useful, aesthetically pleasing, Self-Guide is a joyful zine for (and about) getting through hard times.

24 pages, half-letter size.

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Shared Sentiments is a visually lovely, simple, straightforward zine that brings a lot of joy. Under the banner of "things Alleson likes," Portland artist Alleson Goldfinger presents (through words and pictures) things she likes. The smell of tomato leaves, thick socks, friends who are honest even when it's hard, and so much more. The perfect little gift for the person in your life who likes perfect little things...[ continued ]

Our all-time bestselling zine! This is a very small self-care pamphlet by Gina Sarti, who is perhaps the punk rock Sark. It’s fun, concise, and full of little reminders we need all the time.

20 pages, quarter-size (4.25" x 5.5", 108 mm x 140 mm).

Some of the world's best zine writers answer the question "Why I get out of bed every morning." The results are beautiful, challenging, and inspiring.

With contributions from: Cindy Crabb (Doris), Tomas Moniz (Rad Dad), Ariel Gore (Hip Mama), Taryn Hipp (SubRosa), Dave Roche (On Subbing), Miss C. Bean, Carrie Colpitts, JC, Norma Krautmeyer, Rebecca Peloquin, Dustin Seelinger, Stacy Russo, and Andréa Sunshine...[ continued ]

Under Pressure: Herbs For Resilience is an in-depth and insightful guide to "twelve plants that can help increase or enhance resilience in times of upheaval and uncertainty." Looking at the physiology of stress, the zine is a holistic guide to surviving in an unhealthy culture.

Written by Janet Kent, an herbalist, writer, and founder of Medicine County Herbs and the Terra Sylva School of Herbal Medicine...[ continued ]

The new issue of Alyssa Giannini's gorgeously illustrated personal zine, Wanderer. Within: road trips, house shows, gender identity, zine mazes, and odes to initiators of fun. As well as finding ways through depression and panic attacks and hard times.

My favorite piece is on platonic intimacy. Alyssa writes, "Friendship is so often undervalued in favor of romantic coupling. I say let's share longer hugs and learn to be vulnerable with friends and not just lovers...[ continued ]