Repair PDX was formed in March 2013 to bring repair events to Portland residents. Inspired by the Netherlands Repair Cafés, a group of dedicated volunteers have held Portland Repair Cafés about once a month since May 2013. The typical Repair Cafés are festive events where you can often get a bite to eat and a drink while meeting others from your community who are also interested in repair. Volunteer experts are on hand to fix items and to teach you how to fix your own items.
Each repair café event is unique, based on the venue and the volunteers present. The types of items that can be repaired depend on the skills of available volunteers. That’s right, repairs are carried out by “volunteer fixers!” Note: you can become a volunteer fixer to work at other Repair Café events – just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information and what you’d like to do. Join us for a Repair PDX event at the ReBuilding Center!