This site requires JavaScript to function.

Some things may work, but others will definitely not.

How to enable JavaScript

Portland Collaborative Exchange Network

Getting Started with PCEN

Watch our PCEN 101 Orientation video here.

Learn how to use the website, log your hours, make and answer offers and requests with these video tutorials.   

Click Join to create a new member account and you will be sent a notification email. (Please check your spam folder if you do not see it quickly.)

After you have confirmed your email address by clicking on the link in the notification and after your TimeBank's coordinator has approved your membership, you will have member access to this timebank.

Next, please:

  • fill out your member profile.

  • attend an orientation (check your Timebank's calendar).

Starting to use the TimeBank

Login to the Timebank and

  • Post some offers, skills, talents or services that you have to offer other members.

  • Post some requests, for services or skills that you are looking for.

  • Record any exchanges that you have made with other timebank members.

Read and download the member navigation guide or view video tutorials.   

To visit the the help guide for a page, at the top right of each page, click on the "?" or go to the full member manual for all the help pages.

You can also ask for help buy clicking on the envelope icon link and sending a message to your Timebank's coordinators. See the icon at the top right of the home page.

Ongoing Use of PCEN

  • Don't hesitate to respond to an offer or request. This is exactly how new sharing and relationships are built to strengthen our community.

  • Please respond in a timely manner to calls or emails you receive from your neighbors about the requests or offers you've posted.

  • After you've communicated with a neighbor and determined that a service exchange is appropriate, make specific arrangements (date and time) for the exchange.

  • Fulfill the exchange and save a record of it in your hours account.

  • Come back and review offers and requests from other members.

Do this again and again to help keep our community alive and flourishing.

Happy exchanging!