Repair Cafe at Sustainable Oregon 2016

11 May 2016

Don’t miss Thursday night’s Repair Cafe in the Exhibit Hall. This event is hosted by Repair PDX, recipient of the Association of Oregon Recyclers’ 2015 Alice Soderwall Reuse & Waste Prevention Award. Repair PDX formed in 2013 to bring repair events to Portland residents. Inspired by the Netherlands’ Repair Cafes, this group of dedicated volunteers holds free repair events about once a month. 

Inspired by Repair PDX, Washington County, Gresham and West Linn have started Repair Fairs in their communities. Representatives from all four organizations will be on hand to talk about what they’re doing and answer your questions. Come experience this growing international movement to spread repair culture. Learn more about the Portland Metro organizations at and Facebook/RepairFair.

You can just observe or bring your broken small appliances, bikes, garments and other textiles. Volunteer fixers will be on hand to repair your items and teach you how to fix them yourself. Repair PDX can’t guarantee they’ll be able to fix your items, but they will give it their best effort.

 What to Bring

•   Broken items and any replacement parts you think you might need.

•   Clothing and other garments - should be clean, please!

•   Curiosity, patience and a DIY attitude.