Thank you to David Ashton for writing a lovely little article about us and the most recent event held in Sellwood at Portland Homestead Supply! Click here to read it. It was a fantastic event and he really captured our attitude about what we do.
Sunday, September 14th from 1pm-4pm we will be hosting our next Repair Cafe at Portland Homestead Supply in Sellwood! They have offered to let us use their space to host bike repair, sewing, small appliance repair, and for the first time…grammar repair! Come join us to explore a new part of town and fix stuff for free!
Repairs being offered:
Small Appliance Repair
We are excited that over 175,000 Portland households received the summer edition of the Portland Curbsider with an in-depth article about our repair cafes!
Now take the next step and register for one of our events.
Join us 6-9pm on Thursday, June 12th at the Mercy Corps building for our next Repair Cafe!! There is free off-street parking available and metered parking is free after 7. Bring your broken toasters and vacuums down to Mercy Corps and get your junk fixed!
Sewing, bike repair, small appliance repair and electronic repair will be available. Register here: https://mercycorpsrepaircafe.eventbrite.com
Saturday, April 5th, two of our extremely talented sewing volunteers spent the day repairing dresses at Abby’s Closet prom dress give away. Over 7,000 prom dresses were donated for the event at the Convention Center and available for free to young women needing a dress. We loved the opportunity to partner with such an awesome organization!
We are excited to be hosting our next Repair Cafe in partnership with Bike Farm!
The March repair café will focus on preparing for spring – Featuring: small appliance, bike, and lawnmower/small engine repair, garment mending and tool/knife sharpening by 1SharpTool Edge Service!
Please join us from 6-9pm at the Bike Farm and get your stuff fixed for free!
RSVP for FREE right now!
We had a great time at our first Fix-it Fair this past January 25th at Rosa Parks Elementary School.
Fix-It Fairs are organized by the city of Portland; they are free events where you can learn simple and effective ways to save money and stay healthy.
The events featured exhibits from numerous community partners and an extensive schedule of workshops held throughout the day. We hope to be back soon!
Christina Cooke wrote an article in the Atlantic about Repair PDX that really captures who we are and what we do.
We’re going back to some of the old values our grandparents held and moving away from mainstream consumption,” said Cindy Correll, one of the café’s other organizers.