Crafty Wonderland Holiday Sale

[ December 10, 2016; 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. December 11, 2016; 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. ]
Crafty Wonderland Super Collosal Holiday Sale
It’s one-stop shopping for amazing handmade accessories, art, clothing, house wares, food, drink and more. Something for everyone and the opportunity to meet the makers! Plus you can get your craft on in the free DIY Area!
Saturday & Sunday, December 10th & 11th, 2016 11am – 6pm Oregon Convention Center … Read More.

Junk Bonanza Portland

[ October 14, 2016; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. October 15, 2016; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Artisan repurposed pieces and vintage finds.
An indoor, juried vintage market for purveyors and shoppers of vintage finds, antiques, architectural
salvage, artisan-repurposed and upcycled goods! All artfully arrayed for a best-of shopping experience! $10 general admission; $25 Early Bird available online at kinassauer.com — allows for two hours prime shopping before the doors open for general … Read More.

17th Annual Crackedpots Art Show

[ July 19, 2016; 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. July 20, 2016; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]

Artist Betsy Soifer
Acres of art and decades of experience grace this show, come see the over 90 artists. New and returning artists every year.
The 17th Annual Crackedpots Art Show
 Tuesday & Wednesday, July 19th & July 20th, 2016 at
McMenamins Edgefield

 

Artist Mary Gilgenbach
Hours 10am to 8pm Tuesday, 10am to 4pm Wednesday
2126 … Read More.

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale!

[ December 12, 2015; 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. December 13, 2015; 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. ] Shop local at the Super Colossal Holiday Sale.

It’s one stop shopping for amazing handmade accessories, art, clothing, house wares, food, drink and more – something for everyone and the opportunity to meet the makers! Plus you can get your craft on in the free DIY Area!
Saturday + Sunday, December 12th + 13th, 2015
11am – 6pm
Oregon … Read More.

The Afterlife of a Junked Car

It happens to the best of vehicles. Regardless of how many times they were lovingly polished or blissfully neglected, all cars eventually reach the end of their useful lives (aside from the timeless, restored classics). Although most of us do not like to imagine what happens to our beloved set of wheels after we say … Read More.

Are Commercial Car Washes More Eco-Friendly?

In the last decade, Americans have been encouraged to take a second look at their recycling habits, what eco-friendly products they buy and how they are supporting environmentally friendly companies. Did you know cleaning your car in a commercial car wash is considered far more eco-friendly than washing it in your driveway? Located in the … Read More.

The RINSE Project Helps Wineries Reuse Wine Bottles

Cowhorn Winery in Applegate Valley, Oregon has teamed up with Wine Bottle Renew to establish a powerful new bioregional program called ‘The RINSE Project.’ The project cuts per-bottle cost and reduces wineries’ carbon footprints by recycling used wine bottles and preparing them for industry reuse.
Some 300-million cases of wine are sold in the United States … Read More.

Portland’s Looptworks – Eco-clothing from Industry Cast-offs

Looptworks is a Portland company that creates a sustainable clothing line and accessories by upcycling fabric and other components from clothing industry pre-consumer waste. The hip clothing line uses would-be cast-offs, everything from fabric to fasteners, and thread to zippers, to make its apparel.
The average textile factory produces 60,000 pounds of pre-consumer waste weekly. The … Read More.

Petal Drops – Crowdsourced Micro System Rainwater Catchment

To the folks at Quirky, the challenge was simple: In honor of the Copenhagen Summit, show the world the positive impact of eco-efficient product design and collaboration by completing the conceptual production design of an enviornmentally and socially responsible product — in 24 hours.

Dubbed, Petal Drops, the end result is a 100% recycled HDPE flower-shaped … Read More.

Portland Garden Cottages – Intimate Spaces from Recycled Building Materials

 

There’s an ongoing debate in my house over what constitutes a “too small” dwelling, so I’m always on the prowl to bolster my position that we can live well in small spaces. Evidence: The Portland Garden Cottages designed and built by Jeffrey Gantert and Brad Bloom.
Gantert and Bloom built two small, (364 square-feet) cottages from … Read More.