Neighborhood Free Skools Launch

As Free Skool grows, we’re considering each neighborhood having its own Free Skool! Interested in running your ‘hood? Know some1? Write us!

This will be a simple workshop on how to do it! It’s easier than you’d think, however we will expose some of common pitfalls & “time vampires” that try to feed on first time organizers!

Once we reach 3 RSVPs by Facebook & email, we will run the workshop 🙂

Free Skool “Friday” Announcements: Compelling Classes & Workshops this week!

*”Greening Portland’s Economy” debuts Wednesday night, with our new super-dynamic teacher Jeff Smith…
*”Anxiety and Mindfullness” also Wednesday night, at the Herb Shoppe. It is led by Leanne Reed, M.A., a local mental health practitioner…
*Citybikes Wrench Night Sunday. Learn some bike maintenance & diagnostics for free!
…as well as all the regulars you know & love, at

‎”Think N Drink” Free Skool Social at Milepost 5 Artspace

‎”Think N Drink” Free Skool Social will meet Friday, February 3. We’ll convene around 5:30-6 at Eat-Art-Theatre, Milepost 5 Artspace, where there will be several Artist’s openings next door!
As usual, just look around for a group with our sign,ask around, and enjoy the art. See ya! ~Team Free Skool (note this replaces the Meetup at Lucky Lab tomorrow!)

Getcha Game On

Free Skool Game Night is upon us! Come join us for some good old fashioned board games…remember how fun those used to be?

Portland Free Skool GAME NIGHT!

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 7pm – 8pm
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 7pm – 8pm
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 7pm – 8pm
Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 7pm – 8pm

Cloud Cap Games
1226 Southeast Lexington Street Portland, OR 97202

The Ten Minute Lecture Series!

Every person has knowledge to share. This is the idea that drives free skooling, and the success of the Portland Free Skool depends on all of us gathering to share our talents and abilities. But, it can be intimidating to attend a class, much less teach one, so let’s start small.

Each lecture series will feature 5 short talks, each 10 minutes in length, given by free skoolers on a wide miscellany of topics–how to make a friendship bracelet, what the stars are made of, history of the haiku, how to grow garlic, facts about Nicolas Cage–it’s in your head, so you chose. The idea is, we will all learn something new, sharpen our public speaking skills, meet new wonderful folk, and get a taste of what free skooling is all about. And, of course, have fun.

Each ten minute slot will be scheduled by RSVP. Please e-mail Liz at with your date of choice, topic, and brief bio that will be used to introduce your lecture. The first session has only two openings, and I hope to see the later dates fill up fast.

1: February 18, 2:00 pm
2: March 18, 2:00 pm
3: April 15, 2:00 pm
4: May 13, 2:00 pm

@ Tabor Space
5441 SE Belmont St Portland, OR 97215

Let’s make 2012 the year of sharing our skills and ideas with each other, growing our perspectives and communities.