The 26th annual Fix-It Fair season begins on Saturday, November 17, 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Madison High School, 2735 NE 82nd Ave.
The Fix-It Fair is a free event where you can learn simple ways to save money and connect to resources. There are workshops offered all day, including home repair and utility savings.
Stop by the Be Resourceful information booth to learn about resources for extending the life of what you have with basic maintenance. Find places in the community where you can fix things instead of replacing them when they break. Share your favorite local resource through the Be Resourceful map at the event.
Our community offers classes in a variety of areas. Become a do-it-yourselfer and take a sewing, bike or basic fix-it class. Or take your items to be repaired by experts in the field.
Here are examples of community resources that help you fix, repair and maintain.
Want to learn to fix your bike? Check out the adult or youth programs offered at Community Cycling Center or do a quick fix or take a class at City Bikes.
Have you always wanted to make your own curtains? Find inspiration at Bolt Fabric Boutique or learn about classes and events happening at multiple locations of Montavilla Sewing Centers.
Need shoes repaired before your next adventure? Mountain Soles offers sewing and footwear repairs for outdoor adventures while Derek’s Shoe Repair and Accessories offers shoe care tips and a full line of repair services.
Interested in technology and gaining skills? Free Geek offers classes a variety of classes, including learning the basics of computer programming, using free programs to create digital artwork, using technology to increase your chances of finding employment and internet publishing.
Just need a quick computer fix? There are two Portlandlocations of Happy Hamster Computer Repair if you need assistance with your Mac or PC, desktop or laptop.
There are also online resources to help you fix almost anything. Check out iFixit.com to learn how to fix things yourself with step-by-step repair guides and troubleshooting tips.
The City does not endorse or assume responsibility for businesses, companies or organizations listed by the Be Resourceful program.