Power Tools to the People!


 Guess what?

The North Portland Tool Library has received a generous offer of a matching grant for $2,800 to help complete the beautiful Tool Library Annex! Currently, the Annex walls are up and the roof is on. We’re asking you, our loyal NPTL members, to help us match that $2,800 to get the Annex fully completed and functional.
Your donation options abound!
We have raised $2600 so far, please consider donating $5, 10 or $20 so we can reach our goal of $2800.

You can donate via our PayPal (click the donate button on the right)
You can opt for the low-tech, personal touch and bring in a check or cash during tool library open hours (Saturdays from 9am – 2pm, and Tuesdays from 5pm – 7:30pm)
You can drop a check—payable to North Portland Community Works—in the mail to:
North Portland Tool Library
2209 N. Schofield
Portland, OR 97217
Thanks in advance for helping us put the finishing touches on the Annex. Drop by and take a gander at the progress so far! It’s looking good.
NPTL is a community service that loans power tools to the people of North Portland.
The tool library is a project of North Portland Community Works a 501c3, TAX ID: 93-1156762
Thanks in advance for your generous donation!
Your North Portland Tool Library Board




 Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to (non-profit) at fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name, North Portland Tool Library or by our non-profit number 81557.
  • Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping (non-profit) earn a donation!
  • You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
  • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
  • For more information, please visit fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.


We would like to personally thank each and every volunteer who has spent time with us during our “busy” season.  We also want to thank those who have worked during a fundraiser or event.  It is with your continued support that we are able to offer more to our community and in turn we all grow stronger together.    The volunteer opportunities are going to be fewer going forward, but we will still need folks who can give our tools some love,  this includes cleaning, sharpen and oiling all the garden tools for winter storage, and moving and reorganizing our shelves for a more convenient winter mode  operation.    As always, you can come be tool librarian for a few hours to share the love with our community.

Thank you!

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The North Portland Tool Library (NPTL) is a community resource dedicated to building community and fostering sustainability by providing residents with tools and the power to use them. We loan a wide variety of tools to community members free of charge. The NPTL benefits North Portland residents by reducing the costs of maintaining and improving the places in which we live, work, and play. The NTPL support diverse, livable neighborhoods and fosters community pride.