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
There has been a lot written lately about the value of tinkering on learning. I'm glad to see it as I hold this practice close to my own heart. As a youth I begged my parents to get me an expensive robot for Christmas one year. After much prodding my parents broke...read more
This year we sponsored the Portland based Port Bots Lego Robotics Team. The team was open to children ages 9-13 who wished to spend 3-6 hours a week working on Lego robotics and teamwork. While initially we thought we would have 8 kids, however, eventually the team...read more
You can rent temporary space for a project or permanent space for your business. . . While anyone with an access pass can rent a cubby space to keep personal tools and small projects. We extend to our full time members the ability to apply for exclusive use of some...read more