The first Repair Café in East Portland is taking place on Thursday, August 14, 2014, 6 – 9 p.m. at The Rosewood Initiative at 16126 SE Stark St. 

The Rosewood Initiative is a neighborhood space where you learn useful skills and connect with others. It’s the perfect place to host a Repair Café!

Repair Cafés are free events that bring volunteers who like to fix things together with people who have broken items that need fixing. Volunteer fixers work alongside attendees so there is an opportunity to learn how to fix your own items. 

Bring broken items for volunteers to help fix – for free! There will be Spanish and Russian speakers on hand to assist with translations.

This event is in partnership with Repair PDX, City of Gresham and City of Portland, bringing together residents from East County for the first time. The Rosewood Initiative is unique because it includes about 5,000 people in both Gresham and Portland.

“We're excited to bring neighbors and volunteers to Rosewood for the Repair Café for the first time,” said Jenny Glass, Executive Director. “Many of our neighbors don't have the space or resources to work on projects, so this is a great opportunity to empower folks to fix broken items, save things from being thrown into the landfill and build community!”

The Rosewood Initiative wants to reach residents in the Rosewood neighborhood – to connect and support neighbors and promote a sense of community. They do this by connecting people who live and work there, supporting skills and leadership opportunities to empower community members and promoting the neighborhood to others to build and strengthen community ties.

Volunteers at the Repair Café will be providing FREE:

  • Bike repair
  • Small appliance repair
  • Small engine repair
  • Sewing
  • Electronics repair