Repair PDX formed in March 2013 to bring repair events to Portland residents. Inspired by the Netherlands Repair Cafes, our group of dedicated volunteers held Portland’s first Repair Cafe in May, 2013. Since that time, we’ve been holding repair events about once a month.
What Are Repair Cafés?
They are festive events where you can often get a bite to eat and a drink while meeting others from your community who are also interested in repair. Experts are on hand to fix items and to teach you how to fix your own items.
The first repair café was started in 2009 by Dutch journalist Martine Postma. Since then, she and others in the Netherlands have assisted groups around the world in hosting their own Repair Cafés. To learn how to start your own, check out the Repair Café Foundation.