SpielWerk is a community toy store centered on the idea that play is the werk of childhood. We're inspired by well made playthings that inspire free and open-ended play. Unguided free play is a child's best access to discovery and engagement with the world. We stock simple, quality toys––rich in function and beauty; imbued with qualities seeded within to unlock meaningful learning through play. Many of our toys are sourced from Europe for their traditionally higher quality, yet our mission is to support traditional American-made manufacturing, and so we're doing so little by little by collaborating with local crafters and inspiring quality playthings made to our whimsy and specifications. We are werking on launching our own line of toys made entirely here in Portland, Oregon.