Lake Oswego Hosts First Repair Fair This Week

If you’re anything like me, you probably have something sitting in your garage or in your house that needs fixing.

Could be a bike, a blender, a pair of pants that need hemmed. Well, luckily for you, Lake Oswego is hosting its first ever Repair Fair Saturday, June 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue.

Repair Fairs have been happening worldwide for years, but the first one in our area was hosted by Repair PDX in 2013. Since then other groups have gotten involved in Washington and Clackamas counties, including neighboring West Linn which has hosted several at their Robinwood Station Community Center.

What can you expect?

Repair Fairs rely on handy people who are willing to share their expertise to give your broken items a second chance at life and save them from the landfill. What’s in it for them? According to Stacy Ludington, a Sustainability Analyst with Clackamas County, volunteers enjoy building community and seeing first-hand how they can make a difference for someone.

What’s in it for you? You might not have to say good-bye to some sentimental items like the ones Ludington has seen come through previous Repair Fairs—a grandmother’s waffle iron, a childhood dresser, a lamp purchased on a honeymoon, or handmade jewelry from grandkids. And you just might learn a new skill by watching the volunteers in action.

Organizers ask that you bring bikes, clothing, electronic toys, jewelry, and small appliances. If you bring multiple items, they will work on one at a time and if time allows, they’ll try to get to another.

Another added bonus—they’ll be collecting Styrofoam to recycle so if you have any cluttering your garage your storage closet, now is a good time to dispose of it.

Looking to beat the heat this summer? Be sure to check out one of my previous posts on swimming holes in Lake Oswego including one of my favorites, the Lake Grove Swim Park

About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right-hand column. I would love to show you around.
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2 Responses to Lake Oswego Hosts First Repair Fair This Week

  1. Lisa S Laird says:

    Hey Kevin,

    Lisa Laird here, used to work at Hasson for Howard Busse, then the DeCostas. Isn’t the Repair Fair on the 30th??????


    Sent from my iPad


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