Upcycled or repurposed, second hand, salvage and vintage – all of these words essentially mean reuse, and doing so can save you money and space and avoid waste. 

Need clothes, storage solutions, back-to-school supplies or craft materials? Many of these items can easily be found at second-hand stores in Portland, or you may even have what you need on-hand. 

With a little creativity or help from a tailor, cobbler or handyperson, you may be able to turn your give-away pile into useable goods (and then donate what’s left). If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, ideas and tips from our blog, local shops and classes, or online can help you unleash your inner creativity.

Explore Portland’s many second-hand stores to find new-to-you clothing, furniture, electronics, household or craft items, salvage building materials and more.