Who Needs School? 

The Best Non-College Courses


DIY screenprinting at the Independent Publishing Resource Center—Meet likeminded artsy kids while you craft your own posters, shirts, and vegan punk zine covers (iprc.org).

Workers' rights classes by Portland Restaurant Workers Association—Because at some point in the next four years, you will probably be bussing tables (pdxrwa.org).

Bike law with bike lawyer Ray Thomas—The Bicycle Transportation Alliance helps you wave a big fat law book at reckless drivers—and avoid tickets yourself (bta4bikes.org).

Spanish/English at Multnomah County Library—Learning from native speakers is always better than an Español 101 class. Conversation groups meet at the public libraries all over town (multcolib.org/events/intercambio.html).

Organic gardening at Zenger Farm—Maybe you should become one of those farmers with a graduate degree (zengerfarm.org).

Portland outings with the Dill Pickle Club—Check out this fledgling, pro-learning adventure crew for their occasional awesome tours around Portland (dillpickleclub.com).

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