Located one block from beloved toy store Thinker Toys, across the street from the frozen yogurt lounge Nectar, next to the independent bookstore Annie Bloom’s Books, and upstairs from the candy shop Hattie’s Sweet Shop, what better way to spend the day than touring all the child-friendly stops Multnomah Village has to offer?
The Craft Factory is a family enterprise. Owners Melissa DeMartini and her husband, Ed Biden, are both Portland natives, and pass on that pride to their children, Finn and Lola.
“During our family trips to the Oregon coast, our children took notice of all the plastic items that had washed to shore. Over dinner one evening, we talked about what part we could take in solving this problem. We came up with the idea of collecting the items and turning them into art.
The first project involved taking bits and pieces of plastic and nylon rope and gluing them onto a cardboard box. Over the years, our projects have expanded into collages and one-of-a kind robots. These projects became memorable art that friends and family cherish…thus the idea of The Craft Factory was born!
Our goal is to inspire and teach our children to be creative with what we have, to give back to the world, and to find beauty in all things.” – Melissa & Ed
The Craft Factory is a dog-friendly establishment and intended to be enjoyed by people of all ages.
A percentage of our sales is donated towards beach clean-up.