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Help finish North Portland Tool Library Annex


Help the tool library finish the Annex

Support the North Portland Tool Library
Donate today!
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! 
  1.   You can donate via our PayPal page (click the donate button below)
  2. 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)
  3. 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 
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North Portland Tool Library, 2209 N Schofield St, Basement of Historic Kenton Firehouse, (Enter at side of building),Portland, OR 97217


Preventing Holiday Package Theft

Here's a timely tip from Crime Prevention Manager Stephanie Reynolds from City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) Crime Prevention:

Package theft typically increases during the holidays. To prevent it, choose a safer delivery option:
• Arrange to pick up packages at the carrier or retail establishment.
• Require a signature on deliveries.
• Opt for deliveries to lockers or other secured locations where possible.
• Ship your package to a location where someone you trust will be available to receive it.

If it is offered, track the status of your delivery by email, text, or other alert. If you are going on vacation, make sure that no shipments will be delivered while you are away.

Although camera surveillance is beneficial to your home’s overall security, it will not deter package thieves.

Please be alert and report crime and suspicious activity in your neighborhood such as someone stealing a package or trailing a delivery truck by bike or car. For immediate threats to life or property or crimes in progress, call 9-1-1. For non-immediate threats occurring in Portland, call the police non-emergency number at 503-823-3333.

For more package theft prevention tips, click on our brochure: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/articl...



TriMet bus line possible changes (including #6 bus)

In 2017–18, we're focusing on adding and improving connections to jobs and schools.


We want to bring more bus service your way next year, with a focus on a more reliable ride and better connections to jobs and schools.

In 2017–18 we’re proposing to streamline, extend or add service to routes in North Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Milwaukie, Gresham and Troutdale. Before we make any changes, we want to know what you think.

Get the details and weigh in on the proposed changes

Proposed new #6 bus route

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