About – North Drinkware

About


A true original, we design and produce handmade glasses for drinking handcrafted beverages. Made in Portland, Oregon. Inspired by the mountains.

We are a team of three friends that together have over 30 years of experience in product design, engineering and marketing who live and work in Portland, Oregon. We all explore the mountains, coast, trails and rivers as much as possible. Originally, we came from the East Coast (Matt & Leigh) and from NorCal (Nic), but Oregon has become our home over the last decade.

We bring expertise in design, development, production, marketing and communications, and look forward to leveraging all of our skills for North Drinkware. After many moves early in our careers we have started our families and built our communities within Oregon. 

North is working with all local partners to produce every piece of our product from the paper wrap in our packaging to the detailed craftsmanship by the team at  Elements Glass making our glasses.

Our launch on Kickstarter

North Drinkware and The Oregon Pint launched on Kickstarter on February 1, 2015.  The project goal was $15,000, which was planned to fund our production tooling, equipment and the first large run of glasses. The momentum of the campaign was blistering. The Oregon Pint surpassed $15,000 in 5 hours and 15 minutes, 200% funded in 28 hours, 2000% funded in five days, 5000 backers at 24 days and the campaign closed at 3,543% funded by 5,620 backers totaling $531,581.  North Drinkware was selected as a Kickstarter staff pick, and was featured in dozens of local, national and international press including The New York Times, Outside Magazine, Cool Hunting, Uncrate, Slate, Transworld Business, OregonLive/The Oregonian, Portland Business Journal, Portland Tribune, Willamette Weekly, among others.

Needless to say, the launch and Kickstarter was quite a ride! The North Drinkware team is so thankful for all of the support from their backers, media, craft beer and glass blowing communities at large for helping spread the word and become backers of The Oregon Pint. North Drinkware now has the opportunity to locally produce over 13,000 glasses with our partners at Elements Glass and fund our vision to produce other state glasses with other mountains that have a vibrant craft beer and outdoor scene.