Tools and the Power to use them.

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.

It’s time to get your tools sharpened for the Spring clean ups!  On Saturday, April 19th awe are hosting a tool sale and Sharpening event.    1Sharptool is donating 25% of their proceeds back to NPTL so be sure get your lawn mowers blades off and ready as well as your kitchen knives and scissors.  Click here for all the details!!


I think its easy to overlook the fact that we are a non-profit and we run on volunteers.  We have been blessed this year with many new and committed volunteers, but really, its not enough!

Can you spare 2 hours on a Saturday?  We need folks who can help check in/out tools,  help keep the library clean and orderly and help members find solutions!  All of this is done in conjunction with our Tool Coordinator or a board member so you are never alone.

If you are interested in volunteering even one weekend please follow the link to Volunteerspot or email us at



The North Portland Tool Library is a project of North Portland Community Works a qualified organization for tax exempt status under IRS Section 501(c)(3).  Tax ID: 93-1156762   Donations are tax deductible as the law allows.
Registration with the Library is free to all residents of North Portland and there are no costs aside from late fees and replacement charges. Please see the membership tab for additional details about registration and requirements.

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