Power Tools to the People!



a fundraiser for the North Portland Tool Library

Wednesday June 1, 2016

836 N Russell Street, Portland OR

Guests will enjoy music by:
Ukeladies PDX
Rainbow Electric

Featuring a SILENT AUCTION for a battery-powered lawnmower provided by Farrell Realty, two fine-wine packages by Garagiste, a still-in-the-box chop saw, and great RAFFLE items and gift certificates from local businesses.

McMenamins is generously donating 50% of all food and beverage sales from the evening to the North Portland Tool Library – so eat and drink up!

Event: HAMMER THROUGH HUMP DAY – McMenamins 11th Annual Benefit Night
for the North Portland Tool Library
Price: Suggested $5 at the door. Larger donations to NPTL gratefully welcome
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Times: 5pm – midnight (minors welcome until 8pm). Live music begins around 6pm.
More Information: For details, email: nopotool_library@yahoo.com or call: (503) 823-0209

The North Portland Tool Library (NPTL) is a community resource that
loans a wide variety of tools to North Portland residents free of charge!

“Power Tools to the People”


 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.