If you are curious what tools we have you can view the Our Tools page.
We do not reserve tools or place them on hold. You must go into the library to get tools.
If you would like to volunteer please see the Volunteer page for more info.
We are currently not accepting tool donations due to limited space. We recommend contacting The Rebuilding Center, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, or the Buy Nothing Group on Facebook. (Updated 2/1/23)
If you wish to make a financial donation please go to our Donate page or mail a check to our address. Thank you!
The Northeast Portland Tool Library is a 501(c)(3) organization. The Northeast Portland Tool Library provides Northeast Portland residents of all income levels access to tools, empowering our neighbors to build and maintain a sustainable, thriving community.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesdays (starting 2/14/23) 5:30pm-7:30pm
Basement of Leaven Community Center/Salt and Light Lutheran Church
5431 NE 20th Avenue
Portland, OR 97211
Our Commitment to Equity:
As a community-focused organization, NEPTL strives to support and serve all members and address racism head on.
NE Portland is rich with history. Tragically this history includes gentrification and discrimination of people of color by the white majority. The NEPTL seeks to improve its diversity not only of race but also of perspectives and identities which will enrich our mission and equip us to be more accountable to the structures of white supremacy. We stand with the Black Lives Matter movement and the demand for racial justice in this country and this city.
In addition, we recognize that racism shows up through invisibility of indigenous lands and erasure of indigenous history. NEPTL recognizes that we are located on the unceded lands of the Cowlitz peoples. We acknowledge the systemic policies of genocide, relocation and assimilation that still impact many Indigenous/Native American families in our community today and we respectfully hold space for all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.
Racism, genocide and gentrification are complex and cannot be summed up in a short statement. It is our desire to bring attention and discussion to these important topics and to identify areas where there are opportunities for us all to do more. We invite community input and feedback as we continue to educate ourselves and learn best how to acknowledge the diverse, complex and robust history of this area.