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Your thoughts, please: BPS taking public comments on deconstruction language

Now's your chance. Give your two cents on the framing verbiage for the new deconstruction ordinance. It's all about the do's and don't's that will impact just about every neighborhood in Portland.  Over 300 single-family homes are lost to mechanical demolition each year, according to the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. In an effort to slow that number, make better use of...

Be good to the earth - Shop The ReStore Earth Day sale!

In celebration of Earth Day 2016, The ReStore is having a sale.  In addition to our monthly price-tag specials, we are offering 25% off a regular-priced item Friday, April 22. It's a great day to explore The ReStore home improvement outlet and support Habitat for Humanity home building projects while helping to keep reusable building materials, furniture, appliances and home goods out of...

Portland ReStore hosts repair cafe April 30

A stitch in time, and all that. That's some of what will be taking place at the repair cafe Saturday, April 30 at the Portland ReStore. Repair PDX volunteers will be at our store to fix your bikes and small appliances, mend garments-- textiles, teddy bears, jewelry, plastic items--and basically lend their skills to make those nagging little troubles go away.  Of course, you've...

Portland ReStore reopens after flooding

UPDATED- Whew! What a day! Staff at the Portland ReStore had a shocker Friday morning when they discovered part of the ceiling had caved in under flooding. Apparently a space in the building above our store flooded and soaked through The ReStore ceiling tile, creating quite a mess in our tool section and beyond. Luckily, volunteers and staff managed to clean up much of the area and the store...

Asbestos: What you should know - and when to leave it alone!

Most of the time we encourage DIYers to dig in and get the job done, but when it comes to dealing with asbestos, it's often best left to the professionals. Before you pull on your DIY gloves, take some time to educate yourself on both DEQ and Metro guidelines regarding asbestos and asbestos disposal.  WHY AND WHERE Prior to the 1970s asbestos was widely favored for its durability...

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