Open Bench Project: Portland
Our makerspace provides members with access to studio/work space, tools and community, as well as discounts on classes and supplies. We help people bring their ideas into reality by encouraging critical thinking and fostering confidence in a curious, supportive environment. Become a member today.
- Allow yourself to be a beginner, no one starts off excellent.
- Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
- Greatness does not come with permission.
WHAT MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES
“I can’t imagine losing my membership. I’ve just had so many opportunities come through here for my business.”
“7500 square feet of awesomeosity. A maker space extraordinaire. I love this place.”
“Is it wrong that I never wanted to leave?”
“Open Bench has been SO important to me in my journey to America.”
“AWESOME location and resource. Looking forward to seeing how we can integrate that resource in our school…”
“Open Bench was a great space to “mess about”.
“OBP was the perfect place…a makers dream. You couldn’t hurt the place.”
WHO WE SERVE
It’s not just about creating a material project – it’s about furthering yourself, challenging yourself, testing your limits, exploring ideas, learning new skills, collaborating with others, and understanding that failure can be the beginning of something even better.read more
We love to work with scrap wood! It’s plentiful and joins together – with a healthy injection of TLC – to make beautiful pieces of art.read more
From there, the history of computers can generally be classified into three generations. Each generation has a fairly distinct pattern of producing a new product or improving drastically on an existing model.read more