Portland kitchen tool library lends a helping hand ... and bread maker - Mother Nature Network (blog)
As pointed out by TreeHugger, The SE Portland Community Kitchen Tool Library was inspired by an existing service, North Portland Preserve and Serve , which is a touch different from most tool libraries in that members pay a small fee to join, reserve gear online, and also leave a suggested donation to cover upkeep. And as its name suggests, North Portland Preserve and Serve is mostly canning-centric, "dedicated to fostering sustainability through the focus of home food preservation, waste reduction and reuse." From the sounds of it, the SE Portland Community Kitchen Tool Library will have appliances for all sorts of uses (popcorn poppers!) and not just canning accoutrement.