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Portland Fashion Institute is a nationally accredited private nonprofit career institute of higher learning and Portland’s only accredited fashion design college.

Let’s celebrate you!

PFI’s wonderful alumni.

PFI alumni can be found across all levels of the creative industry, leaving their mark and making a difference in various fields. They proudly support the institute, showcasing its success through their professional accomplishments wherever they go. Connect with us and become part of our expanding alumni network.
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Stay Connected

Stay connected and be a part of the growing circle of influential Alumni getting involved and making a difference on local, national and international stages.

Take advantage of the benefits offered solely to the PFI alumni community, strengthen your network, or lend a hand or an idea. By staying connected you strengthen the collective impact of our alumni and inspire the next generation of changemakers.

Share your news, job updates, life events, and latest projects to help us tell your story!

Studying at Portland Fashion Institute was one of the best things I have ever done. My time spent there is still one of the best times in my life. I love that we have this awesome resource and I want to stay connected with the teachers and students there as much as I can.

~M. Stewart

Alumni Savings at PFI


From continuing education to discounts on classes for kids, you benefit from being a PFI Alumni. 

Stay connected through your involvement, and help us lead the next generation of qualified talent. 

Be sure to update your contact information so we can keep you updated on events and other alumni benefits!

Continuing Education Discounts

Receive a 20% discount off the list price on courses you need at PFI for continuing education. Here’s how to do it: Sign up for a class online. Fill out the continuing education form and pay the continuing education fee. Get your 20% class fee rebate.

Kids Classes Discount

Children of PFI alumni are eligible for a 20% discount off the list price for PFI’s kids and teens summer classes. Enter Alumni Discount code ALUMNIKID at checkout.

PFI Swag Discounts

Receive a 20% discount at Portland Fashion Supply. Shop online. Enter ALUMNIPFS at checkout. Pick up your purchases at the store.

Access invitations to receptions, openings and artist talks. Continue to recieve career support, including access to one-on-one career coaching with PFI’s “success coach”, the ability to take part in PFI’s portfolio and career fairs.
Looking for some creative inspiration or a chance to connect with other artists?  PFI Alumni have access to all types of events year-round.   Stay up to date on the latest here.
The PFI Alumni Exhibit is an annual juried exhibition of work by PFI alumni. The exhibition shows collections in PFI’s Lobby Gallery, and leads into then runs concurrently with the annual PFI Graduate Fashion Show. You can also sell your work. The annual call for entries is released every year in March.  Update your contact information to be sure to receive the invitation to submit your work.  The call for artists is shared through email, social media and the website.

*Don’t miss an event or lecture! Update your contact info.

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Become a Mentor

PFI strives to promote brands and designers eager to support students and their academic pursuits, be it through financial support, career opportunities, or other creative collaborations.

There are many ways to collaborate!