We are Uplift, a collective
that inspires and connects people & businesses
Like one giant creative agency
Connecting Portland’s creative professionals with Japanese businesses
We are Uplift, a collective
THAT INSPIRES AND CONNECTS PEOPLE & BUSINESSES
Like one giant creative agency
Connecting Portland’s creative professionals with Japanese businesses
EVOLVE STUDIO
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Our Mission

PORTLAND'S CULTURAL CONCIERGE

We create win-win strategic partnerships between Portland creatives and Japanese businesses.

We want to build meaningful connections and a borderless business community between Japan and Portland.

Our Vision

Evolving connections between the US and Japan are like sound waves rippling out, and UPLIFT acts as the amplification.

Katsu TanakaFounder of Uplift

Our Origin

INSPIRED BY THE ORCA

Harmony, community, guidance: our values are inspired by the native symbol of the Orca, which traditionally acts as a guide to travelers in the Pacific Northwest.

We Inspire

TOURS & WORKSHOPS

We curate and produce a tailored inspiration tour and workshop to spark creative ideation. The tour offers an unique experience that features product, services and ideas from Portland that ignite creativity and innovation.

We Connect

NEW PARTNERSHIPS

We connect our community of creative experts and business leaders to create new business opportunities.

We Uplift

OUR COLLECTIVE

Portland is like one giant creative agency. We work with a carefully curated local group of experts from a diverse range of professions.

FEATURED PARTNERS

Case Studies

Wired Hotel

With OMFGCO

Kotobuki

With Evolve

Special Creative Tour

With JMAC