Portland now has a hackerspace. www.pdxhackerspace.com
Looks like we will be moving in during the first week of January. It's a really awesome space about .8 miles north of the Rose Quarter in north Portland. There is a stop a bit closer on the yellow line, one stop out of fairless, but the .8 miles is maybe a 10 minute walk. If you want to get involved, a membership fee of 80 dollars per month will get you a key which grants 24/7 access to the space.