Portland Tool Libraries

Portland Tool Libraries

We got this message from Clifton Burt:

The Northeast Portland Tool Library is a non profit lending library of tools located at NE 20th and Killingsworth Sreet (Portland, OR). Open on Saturdays and Wednesdays, the checkout of the tools is free; it works just like a lending library for books. It began a year ago with 100 members and has now exceeded a membership of 500 patrons. On any given day, over a 100 tools are checked out and being used within the community. Some of the library’s collection that stood out in my mind as being particularly useful (to me) were air compressors, table saws, nail guns, a bike trailer, and extension cords. I signed up to help out with the upcoming SOUTHEAST Portland tool library since that’ll be in my neighborhood.

The Northeast Portland Tool Library

Also: The North Portland Tool Library

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