PDX Fabrication Lab

Located in Portland at the White Stag Block, the Fab Lab and woodshop is a resource for students enrolled in College of Design courses. The lab provides a safe and supervised space in which students can create high-quality projects.

In the lab and woodshop, shop personnel guide students in woodworking, model-building, and safety procedures. Students can create experimental prototypes and combine high-tech digital modeling with traditional craft processes. Work produced with laser cutters, a 3-D printer, and a computer numeric controlled (CNC) mill and router can be finished with a variety of hand and power woodworking tools.


70 NW Couch Street, Suite 045
Portland, OR 97209

John Leahy, Lab Manager and Instructor


The lab posts operating hours at the start of each academic term. The facility is closed between terms and over all holidays observed by the University of Oregon.

The primary function of the lab is to support College of Design students and faculty members conducting research at UO Portland. For more information, please see the Access page.