Cracked Pots ReClaim It! Is hosting ReUse-a-palooza!

Sunday June 10th, 2pm-6pm

The Village Ballroom (above the Oregon Public House) 700 NE Dekum Street, Portland


Join Cracked Pots ReClaimIt! as we celebrate creative reuse at this fun FREE educational event featuring a variety of local Portland reuse organizations! Food and drink available for purchase from the Oregon Public House. Includes: All ages crafts and activities, demonstrations and speakers, upcycled art for sale

Made possible by the generous donation of Catlin Gable CommuniCare student grantmakers and the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer Care Foundation.

If you are interested in joining us as a Vendor or Volunteer, give us a shout at info@crackedpots.org or Kelly at 503-432-7712

Learn more about the participating organizations by visiting their websites! 

PDX RUST | City Repair / Village Building Convergence 2018 | The Rebuilding Center |

Mixed Needs Plastics Collective | SCRAP | Community Warehouse | Trash for Peace | Free Geek |

Repair PDX | GreenHaus | ReSourceful PDXWoodlawn Neighborhood Association

3:00 pm Join us to hear three Speakers:

In cooperation with PDX RUST (Portland ReUse for Societal Transformation) we present three speakers.  See PDX RUST.com to learn more about them.

Ophir El-Boher: 'Adding Value - Upcycling & Fashion'

Ophir is an apparel designer focused on the ecological, cultural and social aspects of fashion. Through her research she is exploring ways to create ethical and sustainable models for clothing production. Through her studio practice, Ophir is investigating the meaning of wearable objects, using a variety of crafts and value creation.  

Freedom Moneno: ‘Adventures in Re-Use - The Freedom Moreno Story’

Freedom’s skills in salvaged and reclaimed materials is born out of a passion for historic preservation and architecture. She is a Certified Deconstructionist with the Building Material Reuse Association. Freedom pioneered as the first women and woman of color, to be a lumber specialist for Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage.

Simon Love: How DEQ is supporting Reuse and Repair in Oregon

Simon is the reuse and repair specialist at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality , leading the implementation of DEQ’s strategic plan related to extending the lifespan of products through reuse, repair and improvements to product durability.

5pm A Community Conversation: Employing ReUse & Collaboration to Address Community Needs: Come join us to discuss how we can employ reclaimed resources for social good. Cracked Pots will facilitate a group discussion on the intersection of reuse and community service. We invite all reuse-minded people. To kick it off, Kirk Rea, from City Repair will tell us about tiny home builds and Rebecca Whetstine will describe Project WIT’s outdoor window room proposal. We invite you to share your reuse projects, as we discuss opportunities for supporting and collaborating on these kinds of efforts  in the community.