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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...

TNT's "The Librarians" track ReStore gem

They don’t start shooting the third season of “The Librarians” for another month, but the show’s set decorator, Benjamin Hayden, knows a good thing when he sees it and snatched up a terrific buy this month at the Washington County ReStore. It’s an unusual item, but finding that weird and wonderful gem is part of the adventure of shopping at The ReStore. In this case, the find was six large...

ReStore egg hunt: Scramble for eggs-tra savings!

The ReStore is holding an Easter egg hunt for DIYers Saturday, March 26- but only for those who love saving money! Special discount cards will be enclosed in colorful eggs hidden throughout our ReStores in Portland, Beaverton and Vancouver. Discover the egg and the discount is yours, but the egg-stra special savings are only good on Saturday, March 26, so hippity-hop on in posthaste! READ MORE...

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