Welcome to Make + Take Studio at Frigg's Mercantile!

Frigg's Mercantile was named after the Norse goddess of the home; it is a cozy shop carrying crafty and urban homesteading wares. Housed within the shop is Make + Take Studio, where kids and kids-at-heart get the hands-on opportunity to explore new crafts or hone an existing one.

Join a Make + Take Studio workshop to create soap, candles, jewelry, cheese, and more. We also love hosting private parties and creative gatherings; everyone gets to learn and take home their creations!


Workshops + Camps

Beginning and advanced makers can learn a new skill in our Make + Take workshops! Learn to make your own cheese, soap, and more! We also host ongoing camps for kids throughout the summer, during school breaks, and in preparation for gift-giving holidays.


Products + Supplies

Everything you need for your crafty adventures! We carry core essentials for cheese-making, soap-making, candle-making, fermenting, homemade cosmetics creating and more. We also carry DIY kits on a variety of topics. Stop by and say hello or peruse our supplies online.


Parties + Private Events

Birthdays, corporate events, baby showers... we've done it all. We even travel to off-site events to bring the fun to you! We also open our doors to groups looking for a private gathering in our bright, open, and welcoming space. Rent just the studio or the entire shop!

Workshops, Camps, and Parties at Frigg's


We love celebrating and sharing with our DIY Portland community! Visit our lists of upcoming events to know what's happening in the studio. For an overview of our events or availability of our space for private bookings, visit our comprehensive online calendar.  If you are interested in booking a birthday party or other private event, reach out at hello@friggsmercantile.com or call 503.974.7414.



Urban Homesteading at Frigg's


Anything we do at Frigg's can be done in a typical (read: tiny) Portland kitchen with just a few specialty items. Below are some of our favorite homesteading topics, and we're always learning about more ways to move towards a more sustainable, handcrafted lifestyle.


Soap making

Cold Process, handmade Soap

Once you know the basics, it is easy to make your own soap from scratch, using a few simple ingredients. More advanced soapers can also find an array of oils and butters at the store, as well as a variety of colorants and additives. Check our calendar for our next workshop, held monthly.


Cheese making

Simple fresh cheeses or aged cheese options

Frigg's carries beginner DIY cheese making kits, a variety of starter cultures, molds for homemade cheese, cheese cloth, thermometers, curd knives, and cheese presses. Ask about our cheese press rentals! Stop by to see what you need to get started or take your cheese making to the next level.


Food Preservation + Fermentation

Simple foods with Big health benefits

Whether you are making sourdough, kimchi, sauerkraut, or kombucha, fermentation is easy, delicious, and good for you! We carry airlocks and salts for food fermentation, pickle packers and pebbles, kombucha starters, and more. 


Homemade Bath & Beauty

Make it From Scratch - naturally!

Making your own bath bombs, lotions, lip balms, and more is a fun and easy way to cut on costs and reduce waste. Frigg's hosts ongoing workshops and often hosts private parties for those wanting to create custom bath & beauty products.

Location + Hours


2809 NE MLK Jr Blvd
Portland OR 97212


We are generally open M, W, Th, F, and Sat 11am-5pm

PLEASE NOTE: Hours vary greatly depending on private on-site and off-site events. We highly recommend calling ahead to be sure we are open.

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