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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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General Information: 503-823-4000

E-mail: cityinfo@portlandoregon.gov

1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204

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February 2019 Fix-It Fair Workshop Schedule

10AM

Building Backyard Habitat on a Budget | A natural habitat garden is lower cost, lower maintenance, and healthier for our families and communities. In this session, learn about seed collecting, using hardwood cuttings and resources like plant exchanges, discounted plant sales, and free classes. Portland Audubon and Columbia Land Trust Backyard Habitat Certification Program

Diabetes Prevention, Naturally | Dietary and lifestyle approaches to preventing Type 2 diabetes and optimize health and vitality. National University of Natural Medicine 

House As A System | Find out the best ways to keep your home energy efficient, healthy, and comfortable. Multnomah County Weatherization

Lead Poisoning Prevention | Old paint, plumbing, soil, and even household items have lead. With education, awareness, and action you can prevent lead poisoning! Qualified attendees receive a free kit of supplies. Community Energy Project 

Let's Get Connected: Low-Cost Computer and Internet Options | Get updated on the latest information about local internet options and how you can receive a free or low-cost computer. Free Geek

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 other important drinking water quality issues. City of Portland Water Bureau

11 AM

All-Season Bicycling and Bike Maintenance for Wet Weather | Sure, it gets pretty wet in Oregon, but with a little extra preparation you can get around by bike in all seasons. Keep your bike happy when the weather is gloomy, and stay dry, comfortable, and safe while riding all year 'round. City of Portland Bureau of Transportation SmartTrips

DIY Weatherization | A review of low-cost energy saving techniques for renters and homeowners. Simple measures using basic tools lower home energy use—and your bills! Income-qualified Multnomah County residents receive a free kit of supplies. Community Energy Project

Downspout Disconnection and Stormwater Systems | Managing storm water on your property appropriately may reduce your sewer bill. Learn to disconnect downspouts and maintain your gutters and troubleshoot stormwater issues at your home. City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services

Emergency Preparedness |Create a communication and reunification plan with your family, important documents to keep safe, emergency kits and water. City of Portland Bureau of Emergency Management – Community Resilience

House As A System | Find out the best ways to keep your home energy efficient, healthy, and comfortable. Multnomah County Weatherization

Touching the Issues of Stress | Skills such as reflexology can support your health with stress-related problems like headaches and interrupted sleep. Jacki Gethner L.M.T. Regenerative Therapies

NOON

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! City of Portland Water Bureau

DIY Weatherization | A review of low-cost energy saving techniques for renters and homeowners. Simple measures using basic tools lower home energy use—and your bills! Income-qualified Multnomah County residents receive a free kit of supplies. Community Energy Project

Healthy Homes Green Cleaning | Keep your family safe from harsh chemicals by making your own "green" cleaners using simple ingredients in this hands-on workshop. Participants will leave with a free safe house cleaning kit. Metro

Intro to Naturescaping | Create a low-maintenance, chemical-free landscape that conserves water, prevents pollution, and saves you time, money and energy. East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District 

Understanding Portland's Home Energy Score| Perfect for homeowners looking to sell their home or new home buyers. Everything you need to know about how to interpret your Home Energy Score report, what an assessment entails, as well as cost effective energy efficiency upgrades that will improve your Home Energy Score. Community Energy Project

Village 101 | Explore the Villages movement that helps people stay in their homes as they age. Get to know its history, how you can participate and where to find it in Portland. Eastside Village PDX

1 PM

Healthy Homes Safe Personal Products | Shampoo, dish soap, baby wipes, and diaper creams are some of the products we use every day contain chemicals that can be toxic. Choose safer personal care and children's products. Participants receive a free safe products gift bag! Metro

Home Remedies for Fending Off Colds and Flus | Boost your immune system and fight off those pesky cold and flu viruses from home! Discover natural remedies and discuss signs and symptoms to watch out for that might mean more urgent care is needed. Cadence Natural Health

Intro to Rain Gardens | Build your own rain garden! Rain gardens add beauty and color to your yard while helping restore the health of urban streams. East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District

Lead Poisoning Prevention | Old paint, plumbing, soil, and even household items have lead. With Education, awareness, and action, you can prevent lead poisoning! Qualified attendees receive a free kit of supplies. Community Energy Project 

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. Participants get free water conservation devices including a showerhead! City of 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

SPECIAL OFFERINGS

Learn How to Darn demonstration at 11AM and 12:30PM | Repair sweaters, socks, and more—yourself! Bring sewing materials and items to be mended (or use sample materials provided). Repair PDX

Private Financial Planning | Available all day. Innovative Changes

ALL DAY - HIV BLOOD TESTING AND STI HEALTH INFORMATION | Private testing from educators who can talk to you about health issues in the Latinx community in Oregon, including HIV and STI prevention. Educate Ya and Cascade AIDS Project

 

TODO EL DÍA: PRUEBAS DE SANGRE DEL VIH E INFORMACIÓN DE SALUD DE ITS | Pruebas privadas de educadores que pueden hablar con usted sobre el tema de salud en la comunidad de Latinx en Oregón, incluir la prevención del VIH y las ITS. Educate Ya and Cascade AIDS Project