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STAFF DIY: Topless table gets second look

Look what Jess did! We love how ReStore shoppers buy just what they need, often donating back any surplus. That was the case for a sweet little coffee table: The shopper admired the glass table top--not so much the base. But a table without a top isn't so easy to sell, even at The ReStore. So Jess Reynolds, Clark County Habitat for Humanity Store associate, stepped up to the challenge...

Steampunk tea room opens in Beaverton

Afternoons are meant for tea, but once you've stepped into the new Clockwork Rose Tea Emporium in downtown Beaverton, you'll be yearning for a cuppa most any time. Owner Maggie Nolder got a taste for tea shops while on a two-week tour of Ireland with husband Harold. After the first sip in a particularly charming Victorian tea room, Maggie wanted to explore tea shops at every stop. "I was like...

Etsy entrepreneurs exclusively ReStore DIYers

Jennifer Hill owes her success to ingenuity, imagination...and shopping at The ReStore. Like many Etsy entrepreneurs, Jenn and partner Jenny Tiffany first began their venture by making tile coasters for friends and family. "They were really popular, so we started distributing to local gift shops," Jenn recalls.  That was in 2002. In 2006-within the first year of Etsy.com's launch-Robot...

New hours: We're staying open later!

Changes are coming to The ReStore. We are truly thankful for our regular customers, but some of our shoppers and donors have told us they can't make the regular 5pm closing. So, effective October 1, we're changing our ways at ReStores in Portland, Beaverton and Vancouver. Check out our new hours: Monday - Friday 9am to 7pm (Donations accepted until 6:30pm) Saturday 10am - 5 pm...

How a $2 chair launches local business

A $2 ReStore chair was really the start of it all.  When Sally and Andy Pella bought the $2 chair from The ReStore for their daughter's dorm room, they sanded, painted and reupholstered the piece, then shared photos on Facebook. Friends said it was beautiful enough to sell, and that's how Red Door Reclaimed was launched.! Now, only one year later, shows are calling Sally...

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