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
Hello! I'm OBP member Kris Kleva. Every Thursday night I will be around to help out on Electronics Projects. But first, a little about me. I'm the father of thee daughters and a maker of digital and physical things. My favorite digital things include APIs,...read more
Hello Open Bench Community! I'm Matt, your new OBP blogger and guide. You have probably seen me around the shop, likely grease-stained and hovering over the metal lathe or the Bridgeport milling machine. When I'm not monkeying around with metal or crawling around...read more
Making it real: A to B After chatting yesterday with a friend about making changes in our lives, I was reminded that all of this making stuff is really a practice that helps us make change in our daily lives. The process to making things real, is in many ways a lot...read more