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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Welcome to the official web site of the City of Portland, Oregon

General Information: 503-823-4000

E-mail: cityinfo@portlandoregon.gov

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

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November 2018 Fix-It Fair Workshop Schedule

10 AM

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 

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

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 

Water Quality & Home Plumbing Maintenance | Learn how to protect your family from lead in 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. 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

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

Protecting Your Home from Rats and Rodents | Learn to recognize the signs of rat and mouse infestations, what attracts these pesky critters, and the steps you can take to prevent mice and rats from ruining your life. Multnomah County Vector Control

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

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

HIV Blood Testing and STI Health Information | Available all day. Educate Ya

NOON

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

HIV/STI Prevention, Information and General Preventive Health | Learn from educators about health issues in the Latinx community in Oregon, including HIV and STI prevention. Educate Ya

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 

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 water conservation devices including a showerhead! City of Portland Water Bureau

Villages: Neighbors Helping Neighbors Age in Place | 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. Villages NW North Star Village

1 PM

Healthy Homes Safe Personal Products | Shampoo, dish soap, baby wipes, and diaper creams are  ome 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

HIV/STI Prevention, Information and General Preventive Health | Learn from educators about health issues in the Latinx community in Oregon, including HIV and STI prevention. Educate Ya

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 

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

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