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
In the days when bridge and lawn bowling were popular forms of entertainment, jigsaw puzzles made their debut. Created by cartographer John Spilsbury to teach school children about the British Empire in the 1760’s, puzzles were originally hand cut out of wood before...read more
The Open Bench Team reports: We covered many design elements in this meeting regarding how we would go about wiring and mounting all of the electrical components throughout the airframe. We are considering changing / upgrading some of our parts, mainly...read more
A lot has been happening at the Open Bench Project lately. We have continued to build out our space with new equipment, including a laser cutter, TIG welder and large format printer. We have also acquired several new active members who are charging in with a burst of...read more