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 Jun 13 2020, 1:00pm EST - 3:00pm EST
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  • OBP Open House
    Sat Jun 20 2020, 1:00pm EST - 3:00pm EST
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  • OBP Open House
    Sat Jun 27 2020, 1:00pm EST - 3:00pm EST
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  • OBP Open House
    Sat Jul 4 2020, 1:00pm EST - 3:00pm EST
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New colors the Woodshop

New colors the Woodshop

Tall, roomy and bearded, you'll find Eric clad in a thick brown shop apron in the woodshop on most days, chatting easily with just about anybody who comes through the door. Or maybe you already noticed the dyed and sculpted wood bowls that he turns. They are often...

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Blogs, Bonds , and a BMW

Blogs, Bonds , and a BMW

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...

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