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BPS E-News: 26th annual Fix-It Fair season kicks off

Learn simple and affordable ways to save money and be healthy at home


The Fix-It Fair offers a full lineup of workshops to help you keep your home safe and in good repair (and save you money), but did you know the fairs also offer workshops focused on improving your health? In these classes, learn how to identify and reduce toxins like lead or mold, make your own safe and effective cleaning products, and healthy cooking tips.

In addition, some exciting features for this season include:

  • Guided Tree Tour with Portland Parks and Recreation – this fun tree walk will cover examples of mature tree care, tree hazards, street tree selection and pruning young trees.
  • OMSI’s Local Voices, Clever Choices – at this exhibit, hear real-life stories (Local Voices) or play a game (Clever Choices) to see how everyday decisions add up to make a big difference in sustainable living!

Special workshops taught in Spanish are offered at the Ron Russell Fair in February.

The 2012 – 2013 Fix-It Fair schedule:

Saturday, November 17, 2012

MadisonHigh School

2735 NE 82nd Ave

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Self Enhancement, INC.

3920 N Kerby Ave

Saturday, February 23, 2013 ¡Clases en español!

RonRussellMiddle School

3955 SE 112th Ave

To find out more information about scheduled workshops, visit En español:

Paraespañol, llame 503-823-4000

To receive information and reminders on upcoming fairs, e-mail

About the Fix-It Fairs

Fix-It Fairs are free events where you can learn simple and effective ways to save money at home and stay healthy this winter and beyond. Featuring exhibits from over 30 community partners, these events also include hourly workshops. Experts will be available to talk with you about water and energy savings, home and personal health, food and nutrition, community resources, recycling and yard care, lead testing, bike tune-ups and more! Free professional childcare and lunch are provided at all Fairs.

The Fix-It Fairs are presented by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability with support from the following sponsors: Energy Trust of Oregon,LegacyEmmanuelMedicalCenter, Pacific Power, Portland Housing Bureau and Portland General Electric.

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities. Call 503-823-4309 with such requests.