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
We are happy to say that we already have the following equipment available for use when we open our shop. 14" Band Saw 6" Rabbeting Joiner 10" Contractors Saw II 2 Drill Presses 12" Portable Planer Radial Arm Saw Skill Saw Plunge Router Dovetail Jig Build Tables...read more
We shall offer a few different 3d modeling software packages to help you understand more clearly what it is you are trying to accomplish before you commit the raw materials to your project. We intend to have commercial versions of the follow software programs. Autocad...read more
"It's about finding the trick that let's you get your task completed" ~ Sam Meteosian Programmer + Civic Hackerread more