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Save money with Portland resources where you can find ideas for making simple changes in everyday choices that will keep you on budget.
Borrow: Join a tool or kitchen library to borrow items you only use occasionally. Access tools and share items like drills, sanders, painting equipment and shovels. Portland residents have options around the city, based on where you live. There are North, Northeast, Southeast locations, plus residents in and around the Lents neighborhood in outer Southeast and East Portland have the Green Lents Community Tool Library.
Kitchen Share is a network of kitchen tool libraries building community through the sharing of equipment, skills, traditions and food. They offer items like dehydrators, canning equipment, ice cream makers, juicers, mixers, bread makers and durable dishes for Northeast and Southeast residents.
Swap: Portland is full of organizations that facilitate sharing between neighbors – offering tools and equipment, space, clothes, toys and more.
Share your style by hosting a clothing swap with friends. Swap Positive is your go-to resource for Portland area swaps. A swap involves getting a bunch of people together to exchange clothes and other items you no longer need, and offering them free of charge to others by swapping them instead.
Fix: Extend the life of the goods you own with easy fixes. Community resources, such as Repair PDX and local repair shops share their expertise to fix anything! From clothing and shoes, to furniture and tools, and even electronics and appliances.
Get more community resources on how and where to make simple changes in everyday choices at Resourceful PDX.