This Valentine’s Day, fall in love with Portland local resources to find ways to be resourceful and get more out of your stuff.
Borrow your way to more love
Do you love cooking?
Portland has many options for you to borrow kitchen tools to try them without purchasing new items. Expand your kitchen knowledge or take a food workshop at a kitchen share. North, Northeast and Southeast Portland residents can connect with each other and find a new gadget to love.
Already thinking about giving your garden or home some love?
For those with home, yard or garden projects, locate the tool lending library based on where you live. The Green Lents Community Tool Library in East Portland, North, Northeast or Southeast all offer residents low-to-no-cost options. Find home improvement project ideas from previous blog posts.
Or are you ready for a little space?
Clear your closet with Swap Positive, your go-to for multiple swap events throughout the year, including those for families. Share clothes and accessories you don’t love so much anymore with folks who might enjoy something different.
Keep what you love
Ready to repurpose a favorite chair or locate a well-loved heirloom?
Explore Portland’s many second-hand stores to find new-to-you clothing, furniture, electronics, household or craft items, salvage building materials and more.
Do you have favorite items you have loved so much they need a fix?
Repair PDX offers residents free fixes for bikes, small appliances, clothing and more. Monthly repair cafes bring volunteers who love to fix stuff together with those who have broken items that need fixing.
Find more ideas to create more love and less waste at New Dream. #morelovelesswaste