Natalie Jenkins

OCAC Student

At a very young age Natalie, a 3rd year OCAC student, decided that her direction in life would  focus on creating artistic expressions through materials. "My mom was an artist and she always had a huge table set up for me with glue guns, paint, pencils and markers. I always drew and always made." Her passion is noticeably apparent in her immaculate creation of the A and N of Portland. "With the A, I was able to practice a lot of the skill sets I’ve learned in college, however I became very attached to the N as it started to take shape as a sculptural piece."

Local Inspiration

The People and Places That Keep Craft Alive

  • Coava Coffee Roasters

    Coava is a family of hardworking people who are passionate about excellent coffee. We source, roast and brew the best single origin coffees in the world.

  • Oven and Shaker

    A partnership between three of Portland's most accomplished industry veterans, Oven and Shaker is a modern urban saloon in the hearty Italian Street food and wood burning oven pizza.