Founding & Early Days
The idea of a hackerspace in Portland was a recurring theme at BarCamp and other unconferences and meetups since at least 2008, but very little progress was made until space was rented in 2010. On January 1st, 2010 Loki signed a lease on space he and Cat had found in an industrial area of Portland.
Originally just called “PDX Hackerspace”, it took a few months for an organization to be created - BrainSilo.
We’re still operating in our original, 850 sq.ft. space, and we’re open to members 24⁄7.
Our story is continually evolving and if we remember, we’ll keep this page updated as we go!