Nopo Tool Library includes bike tools, workstand

[Now includes bike tools!]

Over the weekend, the girls and I started to build a chicken coop in the backyard. This gave us reason to finally visit the North Portland Tool Library which we’ve heard so much about.

This community service works just like a regular library except they check out power tools instead of books. It’s a great idea and a huge asset to North Portland residents.

While checking out a Skilsaw I noticed a box of Park bicycle tools on a shelf. I asked the employee and he told me that three weeks ago they purchased a set of bike tools along with a workstand.

The tool kit is huge and contains just about everything you’d need to overhaul and maintain your bike. According to library staff, it has been very popular and they plan to break up the kit into smaller pieces and possibly buy more bike tools in the future.

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Founder of BikePortland (in 2005). Father of three. North Portlander. Basketball lover. Car owner and driver. If you have questions or feedback about this site or my work, feel free to contact me at @jonathan_maus on Twitter, via email at, or phone/text at 503-706-8804. Also, if you read and appreciate this site, please become a supporter.

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