Open Bench Project: Portland

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“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 20 2024, 1:00pm EST - 3:00pm EST
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    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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    Sat May 11 2024, 1:00pm EST - 3:00pm EST
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