Portland Fashion Institute is Portland’s only fashion design school.

PFI aims to be the best education center for apparel in the USA.  Our teachers work in apparel.  Our goal is to exceed expectations while giving students a fun and rewarding experience.  That holds whether you pursue a career certificate or take just one or two classes for fun.

To make Portland, Oregon a market center for the apparel industry.

— Supporting a debt free education
— Promoting a progressive & ethical industry
— Changing people’s lives
— Passing along a professional fashion tradition
— Supporting diversity, inclusion & accessibility
— Being innovative, nimble & dynamic
— Having fun
— Real skills, real jobs, real world knowledge

If you believe in our vision and values, you can help us grow.  With your donation, you can contribute to your choice of PFI’s:
1. Building fund.  Help us create the Portland Apparel Center with up-to-date classrooms, innovative design labs, a production center, dormitories for new students and retail space so students can showcase their design skills.
2. Fashion Design Scholarship.  Each year PFI awards talented high school seniors scholarships to give them the skills to launch their careers.  To date, 10 winners have used the award to study and work not only in Portland but in New York and London.
3. General fund to further fashion design innovation in Portland.

Choose your donation amount below and which fund should receive your gift below.   Thanks to your kind donation, you will be noted on our sponsor page unless you would like this gift to remain anonymous.

Call us (503) 927-5457 or e-mail us ( if you have questions, comments or another amount in mind.  Let us know if you’d like to be a recurring monthly gift or a tribute in honor of someone.

Thank you for thinking of PFI.

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Please contact the PFI Sewing Store Manager for questions about your Supply List.
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