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First of its kind: Deconstruction Resolution Approved

"We should capture another 100 homes per year," Joe Connell said of the new deconstruction resolution passed in February. The resolution, approved by unanimous City Council vote, stipulates that houses and duplexes built in Portland before 1916, as well as those that have historical designation, must be completely deconstructed instead of demolished. This ensures that valuable materials are...

Jason Halstead: The gist of the brand is building homes

In 2014, Jason Halstead, Gist Brands founder and creative director, delved deep into the soul of The ReStore, merging its non-profit label and its retail functionality to reconceptualize, redefine and reposition the brand as an environmentally sustainable social enterprise. "It's not just the dichotomy of nonprofit-versus-retail issue, but the ReStore being able to exist under this halo of one...

COAT DRIVE Jan. 18-30: Brrrrring it to The ReStore

Baby, it's cold outside so we're having a COAT DRIVE January 18 - 30. The ReStore will be collecting new and gently worn coats of all sizes at our locations in Portland, Beaverton and Vancouver. Our truck drivers will also collect coats at donation pickup locations scheduled during that period. All coats collected will be donated to the Portland Rescue Mission, with children's...

Multnomah County salvaged materials keep on giving

The call came in a couple of years ago. Multnomah County was moving some portable shop facilites and they wondered if we would be interested in salvaging the attached ADA-compliant ramps. Mark Haley, The ReStores business relations director and several Evergreen Habitat for Humanity site volunteers went to work pulling apart the structures and storing the lumber for future projects. That...

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