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.




“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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Back to School, Back to Makerspace

Back to School, Back to Makerspace

Makerspaces are a way to bridge this gap. Project-based opportunities encourage learners to be creative and engage higher-order problem solving through trial and error.  Makerspace learning empowers students, helping them take control of their feelings around learning, therefore making them happier.  The final result is not just a final product, but rather a powerful and positive learning experience.  

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MCMA – The Modern Makers

MCMA – The Modern Makers

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association (MCMA) plays a key part in both the preservation efforts and supporting Maine makers, for which we are particularly grateful.  We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to this valuable organization and encourage you to learn more.  

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Are you interested in making a group reservation, reserving studio or shelf space or inquiring about discounts available to our members? Perhaps you just want to ask us a question. Just drop us a line or drop by. We would be happy to hear from you.

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971 Congress Street Portland ME, 04103
(207) 329-8606 • info@obportland.org

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