As a public lending library for kitchen tools, Kitchen Share NE is a community resource dedicated to promoting sustainability, equity and self-sufficiency for residents of North and Northeast Portland. Kitchen Share NE strives to build community through the sharing of tools, traditions, skills and food.

Going beyond the neighborly cup of sugar, Kitchen Share NE is a place where community members can borrow equipment and share in the joy of processing, preserving, and serving food. We offer dehydrators, canning equipment, ice-cream makers, juicers, mixers, bread makers, and more. The library is located at Leaven Community, 5431 NE 20th Ave. and is currently available by appointment only.

Check out our inventory list and make tool reservations at https://kitchensharene.myturn.com/library.

Interested in becoming a member of the Kitchen Share NE lending library? We'd love to have you. From the MyTurn library site, you can create a new account. You'll get an e-mail once your membership is active. We also encourage new members (and current members!) to make a donation in support of this project.

Are you a resident of SE Portland? Check out our sister kitchen tool library here.

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More about Kitchen Tool Libraries

What is a Kitchen Tool Library?

A kitchen tool library is a place where community members can borrow kitchen equipment, like juicers, food dehydrators, food processors, and more.

Kitchen tool libraries typically operate on a low-membership-fee or donation basis and are available to all residents of the neighborhood in which the library is located.

Why are they important?

We believe that cooking healthy food should be affordable and practical. We believe that access to well-equipped spaces is a basic requirement of a just, democratic food system. We envision communities free from hunger, with basic cooking, meal-planning, and grocery-buying skills so that everyone can prepare healthy meals.

Interested in getting involved?

Kitchen Share NE is entirely volunteer run, and relies heavily on membership contributions. We need your help in keeping this resource available to our community. There are several key ways you can get involved with Kitchen Share NE; donation of kitchen items, donation of funds, and volunteering. Send us an email at kitchensharene@gmail.com with any questions.

To donate funds to Kitchen Share NE, click the donate button below and select 'Kitchen Share NE Kitchen Tool Library' from the options drop down.

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