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Fix-It Fair at Parkrose High School

Connect with experts at this free community resource and learn simple ways to save money and be healthy all year long. All-day exhibits, workshops, health tests, financial consulting, free lunch and childcare, and much more.

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Workshop Schedule

10:00 AM

Does Your House Love You Back?

What makes a home healthier, more energy efficient and comfortable? See the big picture of how homes are an interconnected system, along with information to help you prioritize and focus on the needs of your home. Multnomah County Weatherization Assistance Program

DIY Weatherization Workshop

Low-cost energy-saving techniques, great for both renters and homeowners. Simple measures using basic tools can lower home energy use – and your bills! Income-qualified participants may receive a free kit of supplies. Community Energy Project

Portland Landlord/Tenant Updates

Are you a tenant in a rental property? Do you own rental property? Are you a homeowner considering fixing up and renting out your garage or basement?  Are you thinking about buying or selling an occupied rental?  This brief overview will cover recent updates to laws that may affect you. Review changes to landlord notification requirements, what happens when a rental agreement expires, and state-wide limits on rent increases. Learn when a landlord is required to pay relocation assistance, review standards for processing applications for a rental unit, learn about new requirements for security deposits. This workshop is not a legal clinic and our staff cannot provide legal advice. City of Portland Housing Bureau Rental Services Office

Saving Water Makes Cents!

Learn where Portland gets its water and how you can save water and money at home. Find tips for managing your water and sewer costs while being a good steward of our water supply. Get free water conservation devices, including a showerhead! Portland Water Bureau

Take the Right Steps: A Fall Prevention Workshop

Explore risk factors that contribute to senior falls including medication side effects, poor vision, poor balance, difficulty walking, and home hazards. Older adults can build confidence, manage their own health, and live better and longer lives! Legacy Health Trauma Nurses Talk Tough

The Power of Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

Everyone can get ready for a disaster. It does not need to take a lot of time or money. It is important to get prepared before an emergency when you are calm and can think clearly. Learn to prepare for, survive, and recover from emergencies and disasters. Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

11:00 AM

All-season Bicycling and Bike Maintenance for Wet Weather

Sure, it gets pretty wet in Portland, but with a little extra preparation you can get around by bike in all seasons. In this interactive session you’ll learn tips and techniques for staying dry, comfortable, and safe while riding all year round. Also learn how to keep your bike happy through winter! Portland Bureau of Transportation

Credit Building

Build and maintain positive credit! Understand the credit system and learn how to pull and read a free credit report. Learn ways to manage personal finances, dispute errors, and understand how to protect credit and identity. Innovative Changes Financial Empowerment Clinic

DIY Weatherization Workshop

Low-cost energy-saving techniques, great for both renters and homeowners. Simple measures using basic tools can lower home energy use – and your bills! Income-qualified participants may receive a free kit of supplies. Community Energy Project

DIY Non-toxic Personal Care Products

Discover non-toxic recipes for everyday personal care. Practice making products like deodorant, hand sanitizer, and air freshener with simple and safe ingredients. All participants receive a recipe booklet and free sample products. Metro Healthy Homes

Short Term Rentals

Planning to rent bedrooms in a house, duplex, accessory dwelling unit, sleeping area in a detached accessory, or multi-dwelling structure for less than 30 days? Here’s how. Portland Bureau of Development Services

Water Quality & Home Plumbing Maintenance

Learn how to protect your family from lead in your home’s water and receive a free test kit. Get tips for maintaining your hot water heater, troubleshooting low water pressure, and addressing other important drinking water quality issues. Portland Water Bureau

Noon

Downspout Disconnection and Stormwater Systems

Learn how disconnecting and maintaining your downspouts, gutters, and stormwater systems benefits the environment and can get you a discount on stormwater utility fees. Portland Bureau of Environmental Services Private Property Retrofits/Downspout Disconnection

Green Cleaning

Learn how to make your own non-toxic cleaners in this hands-on workshop. We highlight tips and resources that help you navigate choices at the store, find better products and make DIY cleaners with simple but effective ingredients. Participants receive free sample cleaning kits. Metro Healthy Homes

Lead Poisoning Prevention

Learn the most common sources of lead, including paint, soil, and water, ways to identify and test them, and strategies to limit future exposure. Recommended for people living in pre-1978 housing and families with young children. Community Energy Project

Portland Landlord/Tenant Updates

Are you a tenant in a rental property? Do you own rental property?  Are you a homeowner considering fixing up and renting out your garage or basement?  Thinking of buying or selling an occupied rental?  This brief overview will cover recent updates to laws that may affect you. Review changes to landlord notification requirements, what happens when a rental agreement expires, and state-wide limits on rent increases. Learn when a landlord is required to pay relocation assistance, review standards for processing applications for a rental unit, learn about new requirements for security deposits. This workshop is not a legal clinic and our staff cannot provide legal advice. City of Portland Housing Bureau Rental Services Office

SNAP & Community Resources

Learn about different community resources that can help put healthy food on the table and stretch your dollars further. These resources include the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), food pantry and free food markets, and local farmers market discounts. We’ll also cover other programs designed for individuals and families living on a limited income, like free phone services and discounted entertainment opportunities. Multnomah County SNAP Outreach Program

Ways to Work Car Loan Program

An incredible opportunity for working parents who lack reliable transportation! Qualified working parents can get a loan to purchase or repair vehicles, or to refinance higher interest rate car loans. Also provides free financial coaching to assist with budgeting, credit repair and long-term financial planning. Get to and from work and rebuild your credit and finances for a more secure future! Innovative Changes Financial Empowerment Clinic

1:00 PM

¡En español! Ahorra Agua y Dinero en Casa

Obtén información acerca de dónde Portland obtiene su agua y cómo puedes ahorrar agua y dinero en tu hogar. Encuentra consejos para manejar tus costos de agua y alcantarillado mientras administras tu suministro de agua apropiadamente. ¡Los participantes obtendrán dispositivos de conservación de agua, incluyendo un cabezal de ducha! Portland Water Bureau

Creating Backyard Habitat on a Budget

Are you interested in gardening sustainably and to support birds, bees, and other wildlife? Discover free or inexpensive techniques to create a healthy outdoor space. You’ll learn how to naturescape with native plants, identify and remove nuisance weeds, manage rainwater, garden without pesticides, and support beneficial wildlife. Columbia Land Trust and Portland Audubon Backyard Habitat Certification Program

Does Your House Love You Back?

What makes a home healthier, more energy efficient and comfortable? See the big picture of how homes are an interconnected system, along with information to help you prioritize and focus on the needs of your home. Multnomah County Weatherization Assistance Program

How to Host a Vegetarian/Vegan for Holiday Meals

Do you have a vegan or vegetarian guest coming for the holidays? We will review several recipes and meal ideas that will allow you to host them in style and have them asking you for seconds! Northwest VEG

Understanding Your Home Energy Score

Portland homes now require a Home Energy Score if they are going on the real estate market. Learn everything you need to know about how to interpret your Home Energy Score report, as well as cost-effective energy efficiency upgrades that will improve your score. Find out what an assessment entails, ways to reduce your energy consumption, and save money on your utility bills! Community Energy Project

Villages: Neighbors Helping Neighbors Age in Place

An introduction to the Villages concept in general and Portland Villages in particular. Decide whether you want to take the next step of volunteering and / or becoming members! North Star Village / Villages NW

Special offerings

11 AM & 12:30 PM – Learn How to Darn

Repair sweaters, socks, and more – yourself! Bring sewing materials and items to be mended, or use samples provided. Repair PDX

All Day – Private Financial Planning

One-on-one, private, professional financial plans. Innovative Changes

All Day – HIV Blood Testing and STI Health Information

Learn from our educators about health issues in the Latinx community in Oregon, including HIV and STI prevention. Educate Ya

All Day – Five-Minute Tune-Up

The skills to keep your bike running smoothly through the winter! At the bike repair station. Portland Bureau of Transportation

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Fix-it Fair sponsors

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