Portland Fashion Institute is a 501(c)3 nationally accredited private non-profit career institute of higher learning.  It is Oregon’s only accredited 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 support Portland, Oregon as a market center for the apparel industry.


Fashion education for the nation
• Turning creative dreams into creative careers
• Supporting a debt free education  #schoolwithoutdebt #studentwithoutdebt
• Promoting a progressive & ethical industry
• Supporting diversity, inclusion & accessibility
• 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 PFI’s:
— 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 exhibit space so students, graduates and industry leaders can showcase their design skills.
— 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 nationwide.

Thanks to your kind donation, you will be noted on our sponsor page unless you would like this gift to remain anonymous.  All donations, bequests, transfers and gift are tax-deductible.