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
With Summer drawing to an end and fall approaching we are looking forward to seeing you back in the shop. Fall is a time for starting your projects and getting back into your routines. Setting aside some time for personal exploration is an important part of that...read more
Laura Clark has hardly known a time in her life when she wasn't building something. Since she was a kid helping her parents refinish her childhood home, Laura has spent countless weekends learning her way around a construction project. Now a home-owner herself...read more
Tall, roomy and bearded, you'll find Eric clad in a thick brown shop apron in the woodshop on most days, chatting easily with just about anybody who comes through the door. Or maybe you already noticed the dyed and sculpted wood bowls that he turns. They are often...read more