Now in its 30th year, the Fix-It Fairs are free events where neighbors come together to learn simple and effective ways to save money and stay healthy at home this winter and beyond.
What is a Fix-It Fair? Each all-day fair features exhibits and workshops from dozens of community partners. Experts are ready to talk about water and energy savings, home and personal health, food and nutrition, community resources, recycling, yard care and more! Additionally, the fairs provide free professional childcare and lunch to attendees.
New this season, all three fairs will offer workshops presented in Spanish, in addition to workshops in English. Repair PDX will again offer Repair Cafés at the fairs, with volunteer “fixers” on hand to repair small countertop appliances and clothing or other items to sew, like a backpack or stuffed animal.
The 2016-17 Fix-It Fair schedule:
¡Clases en Español!
Nov. 19, 2016
Ron Russell Middle School
3955 SE 112th Ave, Portland
Jan. 28, 2017
George Middle School
10000 N Burr Ave, Portland
Feb. 25, 2017
Madison High School
2735 NE 82nd Ave, Portland
All fairs run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Find out more about scheduled workshops (en español).
To receive information and reminders on upcoming fairs, e-mail us, or join the conversation on Facebook.
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, Pacific Power, Portland Water Bureau and KUNP Univision.
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is committed to providing equal access. If you need special accommodation, interpretation or translation, please call 503-823-4309, the TTY at 503-823-6868 or the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.