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About Fix-It Fair

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The Fix-It Fair is a FREE City of Portland event where you can learn simple ways to save money and connect with resources. Join your neighbors and talk to the experts about how to spend less and stay healthy.

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Looking for ways to save money on your utilities? Talk to experts from Energy Trust of Oregon, Pacific Power, and other utilities for simple weatherizing tips or assistance with your bills.

Do you live in an older house and have concerns about lead or other toxics? Get your blood checked for lead and pick up a kit to safely find and remove lead from your home.

Want to grow your own food but have a small outdoor space? Learn how to grow food in containers, create a year-round garden, add natural fertilizers to get the most food from your plants, and invite beneficial insects to keep your garden healthy.

Have you been thinking about biking, walking or taking transit to work but need help getting started? Pick up maps, talk to route planners, learn basic bike care tips and more to get you on your way safely and comfortably.

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What you'll find at a Fix-It Fair

Ongoing exhibits and hourly workshops on such topics as:

  • Water and energy savings
  • Safe and healthy home
  • Food and nutrition
  • Neighborhood and community resources
  • Recycling
  • Weatherizing your home
  • Gardening and growing your own food
  • Yard care and composting
  • Transportation

Plus:

  • Repair Café: Bring one item to be fixed by a Repair PDX volunteer, while learning how to do it yourself. (Volunteers will do their best, but do not guarantee a complete repair.) You may bring a small countertop appliance, such as a toaster, or an article of clothing.
  • Free lead blood testing
  • Free giveaways
  • Hourly door prizes
  • Free professional childcare
  • Free lunch
  • Free minor bike tune-ups and flat tire repair for students and families

Partner organizations at the 2019-20 Fix-It Fairs

211 Info Maternal Child Health Program

African American Alliance for Homeownership Home Retention

American Lung Association  

BES Watershed Services

Bureau of Development Services  

Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Portland Clean Energy Fund

Catink 

City of Portland Auditor's Office  

City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Be Cart Smart

City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Eat Cart Smart

City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Resourceful PDX

City of Portland Bureau of Transportation Vision Zero  

City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services Private Property Retrofits/Downspout Disconnection

Columbia Land Trust and Portland Audubon Backyard Habitat Certification Program

Community Energy Project  

Division of Financial Regulation Homeowners Insurance

Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA)  

East Portland Community Office  

Eastside Village  

Educate Ya Health Educators

El Programa Hispano  

Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon  

Forth Mobility  

Free Geek  

Friends of Trees Neighborhood Trees Program

Green Living Journal  

Growing Gardens Home Gardens Program

Innovative Changes Financial Empowerment Clinic

Legacy Health Trauma Nurses Talk Tough

Metro Healthy Homes

Multnomah County SNAP Outreach Program

Multnomah County Weatherization Assistance Program

Multnomah County Aging, Disability, and Veterans Services Division  

Multnomah County Health Department Environmental Health Services - Lead Screening

National University of Natural Medicine  

North Portland Tool Library  

North Star Village / Villages NW  

Northwest VEG  

Oregon Health Authority Oregon Radon Awareness Program

Oregon Tradeswomen

OSU Master Gardeners  

Portland Bureau of Emergency Management PBEM  

Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability District Liaison Program

Portland Bureau of Transportation  

Portland Childrens Levy  

Portland Community College PCC Active Transportation

Portland Housing Bureau Neighborhood Housing Program

Portland Housing Bureau Rental Services Office

Portland Parks & Recreation

Portland Water Bureau  

Project Access NOW Outreach, Enrollment and Access

REACH CDC Community Builders

Repair PDX  

State of Oregon Construction Contractors Board

U.S. Census Bureau 2020 Census 

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Fix-it Fair sponsors