Kitchen Share, a network of kitchen tool libraries dedicated to promoting sustainability, equity and self-sufficiency for residents of Portland, reopened on a trial basis in September.
After many months away, the organization has modified its operations to be respectful of their volunteers and patrons.
Like many businesses, they have established a zero-contact tool exchange set up and are requiring online reservations for the tools they offer. Borrowed items, which range from cookware to preserving and canning, will be available one week at a time, Saturday to Saturday.
Kitchen Share is located in the NE corner of St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison St. During open hours, Saturdays 10:30 am-Noon, sandwich boards will be out and the door will be propped open.
Anyone over the age of 18 who lives in Portland may borrow items from Kitchen Share. A one-time registration fee of $10-$30 is recommended, but no one is turned away for lack of funds.
Visit kitchenshare.org for more information or to request a membership.