Power Tools to the People!



Thank you to the Ukeladies & Rainbow Electric who entertained the crowd at Hammer Thru Hump Day on June 1st at the White Eagle. We had several great raffle prized that found homes , including a scroll saw , box of 70 truffles, 4 bottles of wine, and  a custom order of 50 printed books to name a few.

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We loved seeing all the tool library members come out to help support the North Portland Tool Library. We brought in just over $2000.

And if you have not already done so please visit the Fred Meyers Community Rewards  page fredmeyer.com/communityrewards to renew your support of  North Portland Tool Library.  Every time you shop and use your Rewards Card you continue to help us earn a donation.

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.