About Make + Take Studio and Frigg's

We are a homesteading shop + studio located in Northeast Portland. Frigg’s Mercantile carries essential supplies for food preservation, soap making, candle making, fermenting, and cheesemaking, as well as some of the goods created in our Make + Take Studio. We believe that anybody can be a "maker" if equipped with the right tools and knowledge to make their adventures a success!

Make + Take Studio was created after Frigg’s launched due to the increased demand at Frigg’s for workshops and private events. While still housed within the Frigg’s umbrella, Make + Take Studio offers events in the Frigg’s space and also provides off-site options in the Portland and surrounding community.

If you're interested in learning more about our events, please visit our Upcoming Events pages, available either for grown-ups or for kids. 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@maketakestudio.com or call 503.974.7414. We'd love to chat with you! Please note that we are not always able to answer the phone as workshops are often in session!

We love partnering with local experts in their fields to host events. If you have knowledge you'd love to share with the people, please get in touch. Our studio space can fit 10-20 people and our retail space can accommodate many more if no workspaces are required. Send a note to hello@friggsmercantile.com with your ideas!

About the Owner

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Lee Ann Moyer opened Frigg's after spending many years tinkering on homesteading projects with her husband in their Portland kitchen. As more and more friends and family began asking about how to make homemade soap, cheese, kombucha etc., she decided to make the leap to creating a community space where anyone could develop these skills.

Lee Ann Moyer grew up in the Midwest and spent eight years in Paris before moving to Portland in 2008. Before opening Frigg's, she was a licensed clinical Speech-Language Pathologist, but she left the field after the birth of her fourth child in 2016. Earlier that year, she had become the owner of Portland Moms Blog, an online community by and for local families, and she focused her efforts on growing the site while developing the Frigg's concept over the next two years. Frigg's opened in March of 2018. With the success of Frigg’s events, she quickly noted that there was a growing need for hands-on workshops and parties, so she created Make + Take Studio to co-exist within the Frigg’s space.

As a family-owned business, the kids are often on-site. The oldest, Mateo (11), enjoys printing out pricing labels, Zane (7) likes to make bath bombs, Kyle (5) chats with customers about dragons, and Daphne (2) regularly rearranges the merchandise. We are proud to be members of The MOB NW (Mommy-Owned Businesses) and we love hosting kids' birthday parties, camps, and workshops in addition to our grown-up events.