The Last Thursdays on Alberta is a community event in its 19th season. In the summer months, the street is closed from 15th to 30th Avenue with the festivities taking place 6-9pm. Artists, musicians, and performers line the street for what has become the largest art event in Portland.
This year, we are premiering "ReBuilding Center Road," a reuse theme park built with building help from the Oregon Tradeswomen, Portland Youth Builders, and Portland State University students. Join in on the family-friendly fun with activities like a reuse relay race, larger-than-life Lincoln logs, and the "Can you donate it?" wheel of fortune; win prizes, take a mini DIY class, or take a tour of a tiny house with Village Coalition, a network of advocates, activists, and houseless villages and individuals committed to combating homelessness. Complete three activities for a coupon for a free slice of Mississippi Pizza.
Plus, check out a custom-designed giant hammer bench designed by Jesse Felling of Felling Furniture Studio. Felling speaks about his experience making furniture, “The furniture that I make is as much about execution as it is about inspiration, and it is all about showcasing the beauty of the wood.”
The theme park at ReBuilding Center Road will be interactive! Bring your enthusiasm and talent for reuse to our volunteers and helpers! ReBuilding Center Road at Last Thursdays on Alberta is happening throughout the summer months:
ReBuilding Center Road at Alberta Last Thursday
June 29th, July 27th, and August 31st
Alberta & 28th
This is a free community event, so everyone come out to discover and celebrate our vibrant reuse community!