Portland Button Works

Opening a custom button store in Portland, OR where you can make your own buttons, magnets, bottle openers, etc...
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Portland Button Works
Small Business
Portland, Oregon
United States
3 Team Members

Alex Wrekk and Derek Neuland have joined forces to create Portland Button Works and zine distro!  With a collective 15 years of button making experience and over a million buttons pressed, we feel our custom button making skills would be even more awesome if we worked together.  Both of our lives are very intertwined with zines. We are both fans and creators of zines and we are hosts of a zine podcast (Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast) and organizers of the Portland Zine Symposium, we thought it was natural for us to start a zine distro as a part of this new business.

Will Portland Button Works just be another custom button business and zine distro?  No, it will be much more than that! As well as an online store, we are also going to be opening a physical storefront with the next month or 2 in Portland, Oregon.  Along with zines and buttons (in three different sizes!) we will also offer people the ability to make their own buttons right there in the store.  Another unique thing we will be offering is same day service on custom button orders (which we think people will love as a last minute gift or great for bands traveling through who ran low on merch).  We have a lot of other tricks up our sleeves, such as bike delivery, button making parties in the store, and much more.

The rewards we are offering for your support of Portland Button Works range from receiving one of our zines, pre-ordering some of our fine custom products, or getting an exclusive 10%, 20%, or 25% off our custom items for life! Every little bit helps.

We need your help to make this project a reality and would love it if you could spread the word to help make our dream a reality by using the Indieagogo share tools to help us out. We have all our business forms filled out and are looking at a space already. We are hoping to raise funds to assist with all the assorted costs that come along with opening a storefront from fixtures to maybe even new button machines and parts! We are, even now, getting new zines for the distro tuning up our machines to make buttons for you!

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$3,130USD
raised by 116 people in 21 days
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$3,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on April 25, 2012
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  • $5USD
    Thank you card and button

    You will receive a handwritten thank you card and Portland Button Works button.

    6 claimed

  • $5USD
    Copy of Brainscan #29

    The latest issue of Alex's zine Brainscan.

    7 out of 20 claimed

  • $5USD
    Copy of All Things Ordinary #5

    The latest issue of Derek's zine All Things Ordinary.

    6 out of 30 claimed

  • $10USD
    PDX Button Works bottle opener

    You will receive a 2.25" round Portland Button Works bottle opener. Beer/ root beer bottle not included. Due to shipping costs, this is only available to be shipped to US addresses.

    7 out of 100 claimed

  • $20USD
    Two zines & bottle opener pack

    You will receive Brainscan #29 (Alex's zine), All Things Ordinary #5 (Derek's zine), and a Portland Button Works bottle opener.

    17 out of 30 claimed

  • $25USD
    Pre-order 100 1” buttons

    100 custom 1” buttons with whatever you want on them up to 5 different designs! You will be contacted to redeem this perk once the campaign has ended.

    37 claimed

  • $25USD
    $25 Gift Certificate

    You will get a $25 gift certificate good toward anything in the store: our button designs, custom items, zines, comics, books, etc... This can be used with the online store as well as the brick and mortar store once they open. This can also be transferred/gifted to anyone.

    8 claimed

  • $35USD
    Pre-order 100 1.25” buttons

    100 custom 1.25” buttons with whatever you want on them with up to 5 different designs! You will be contacted to redeem this perk once the campaign has ended.

    4 claimed

  • $40USD
    $40 Gift Certificate

    You will get a $40 gift certificate good toward anything in the store: our button designs, custom items, zines, comics, books, etc... This can be used with the online store as well as the brick and mortar store once they open. This can also be transferred/gifted to anyone.

    0 claimed

  • $50USD
    Pre-order 100 2.25” buttons

    100 custom 2.25”” buttons with whatever you want on them with up to 5 different designs! You will be contacted to redeem this perk once the campaign has ended.

    7 claimed

  • $50USD
    Naming rights!

    You will get to name one thing in the shop: desks, printer, work bench, button machines, and much more. You can give it your name, or make one up! Naming rights will be doled out in the order they are received.

    3 out of 10 claimed

  • $100USD
    10% off card (for life!!)

    This perk will allow you to receive 10% any custom order at Portland Button Works for the rest of your life!

    4 out of 10 claimed

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