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.




“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.”



  • OBP Open House
    Sat Apr 27 2024, 1:00pm EST - 3:00pm EST
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  • OBP Open House
    Sat May 4 2024, 1:00pm EST - 3:00pm EST
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  • OBP Open House
    Sat May 11 2024, 1:00pm EST - 3:00pm EST
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  • OBP Open House
    Sat May 18 2024, 1:00pm EST - 3:00pm EST
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The cursed Phillips Screw…

The cursed Phillips Screw…

When you take some time to look deeply at the world you can notice lots of interesting things.  Phillips Screws, are everywhere and they really do deserve a closer look.  How did they get EVERYWHERE? Why are they so easy to strip? Developed in 1930 by John P....

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Falling back into the shop.

Falling back into the shop.

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...

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