Gresham ReStore 
The Update

Did you see our new illuminated signs go up? With city permits now in hand, we've been making great headway at the Gresham ReStore. Framing out restrooms, setting up racks and painting have kept energy levels at ELECTRIFYING! We can't wait for you to see the place. Exact dates for
grand opening festivities are TBD, but we will begin accepting donations  May 1.
(Details below on a great giveaway!)

Inside the Gresham ReStore volunteer Joanne Bishop has been working to trim out the new back wall to receiving and office areas with rough-cut timber cladding. There's still a lot to be done so we welcome anyone interested in volunteering for a single day or for a longer commitment. Go to  to find out more about volunteer opportunities and locations.

We're also hiring: Check out the listings at
Jose Rodriguez  
Building a better future

There's no doubting Jose Rodriguez's determination. He's been working diligently at the Portland ReStore since January, every night, Monday through Friday and then at a Habitat build site most Saturdays in an effort to complete his required sweat equity hours. Jose and his wife Lidia are future Habitat homeowners, and their story begins in Mexico. 
DIY with KGW

We shared some of our DIY know-how with KGW's Cassidy Quinn on "Portland Today" March 20. Business Relations Director Mark Haley and  Gresham Store Manager Brieana Weaver were featured in this "Penny Pinchers" segment. We got to show off our new Cottage Shed built from 6 doors and a colorful dresser-to-bench upcycle project...along with a peek inside our newest location. Hey, and we will be giving away that cottage shed at our Grand Opening in Gresham. Details below.
Dedicated to reuse:   
New friends at The ReStore

You never know what you’ll find at The ReStore, and you never know who you’ll meet - like Teri Pemberton of Vinyl Tap Bar and Grill. 

Back in October Teri was about to make her first ever ReStore purchase. She was looking for carpet for the live stage at her new space and her contractor sent her to us. Don't you love making new friends? 
Golden Beaver Awards Night!
When we say "Thank you" it's with lots of flash at the Golden Beaver Awards held March 16 in recognition of our Washington County volunteers. Staff handed out personalized commemorative trophies to volunteers who contributed over 100 hours of service this past year. Sharing a wonderful meal, sipping mulled wine and posing in the photo booth was next!  Learn about becoming a ReStore volunteer at
Rich Reiter, recycling king!
Longtime volunteer Rich Reiter- sometimes referred to as recycling king of the Clark County Habitat Store- was recognized as Green Volunteer of 2017 by the Clark County Green Business Program. The special ceremony held March 23 at Kiggins
Theatre recognized individuals and businesses who go beyond the norm to protect our environment and give back to the community. Learn how Rich helped the ReStore raise nearly $33,000 last year.

JUST IN @The ReStore
New bed frames

Get a load of these...We did! Beautiful brand new queen size bed frames in two styles are being delivered to ReStore locations in Portland, Beaverton and Vancouver this week.

The 30 WyndenHall bed frames donated by City Sprint come in two shades: rich tobacco brown and medium auburn brown. They're still in boxes and ready to go to your home. Shop early because these babies won't last! Priced at only $350. 

JUST IN @The ReStore
Flower pots R us!

Just in time for spring, we've stocked up our locations with ceramic flower pots. There are about 200 pieces in total in various shapes, colors and sizes. A few styles pictured are here, but there's a huge assortment so shop early. (We also have some cute wooden birdhouses for backyard gardens and patios.)

Find these at ReStores in Portland, Beaverton and Vancouver NOW! 
A peeling old window, a few rustic timbers, some used cabinet pulls and voilà Business Relations Director Mark Haley has assembled a fabulous fun piece for hanging coats, jackets, or garden tools. Here's Mark's process: 1. Select materials: Salvaged window, reclaimed cedar fence boards, donated decorative wood shake shingles 2. Measure, cut and sand cedar frame pc.'s.  3. Assemble frame on window, add roofing and salvaged cabinet hardware.   4. Enjoy


This little side table had suffered some abuse so Andrew Carlson, assistant manager at the Clark County Habitat Store, repainted the base and built a new table top of scrap hardwood flooring. This was Andrew's first furniture restoration project and we're totally giving it a thumbs up! Way to see new potential and share the lesson that reuse is so doable even for a novice craftsman. 


This light fixture cum hanging planter is the work of Pam Israel, Clark County Habitat Store floor supervisor. Pam's plan included spray painting the glass shades,  invert and glue to an old light fixture. It's designed to light up your patio or dangle from a tree limb with strawberry plants or dangling petunias. Remember to remove any electrical wiring first! 
Every DIY crafter and upcycle aficionado in Oregon and beyond should know about the Junk Refunk Creative Market coming up in May. If you haven't signed up for a workshop, afternoon tea, or made plans with your best shopping buddies, get the details at Camping options also available.
Great Gresham giveaway

Some gardeners might like to call this tiny cottage shed a 'me space' - but at the recent Women's Expo, others called it a "she space." Either way, it's sweet. And what makes it even sweeter is we'll be giving it away at the Gresham Grand Opening this spring. The shed is making the rounds at all our ReStores, and while it's there you can fill out an entry form to win it! Right now it's at the Clark County Habitat Store. Get details and shed schedule at 

We hope we'll be seeing you at the HopeBuilder Breakfast April 26 at the Oregon Convention Center. Guest speaker Jessica Jackle, an entrepreneur best known as a co-founder of Kiva, will address breakfasters. Plus you'll hear about Habitat's involvement in the Portland area and what that could mean to those struggling to find decent affordable housing. DETAILS HERE.

Want the inside story?  Ask Pam and James Israel.  Evergreen Habitat for Humanity is presenting GROWING UP HABITAT, an eye-opening, intimate conversation with the Israel family about what it's like to be Habitat homeowners. The Israels became homeowners 10 years ago, raising four children under their Habitat roof. Pam has been working for the Habitat Store for several years. Hear their story on Thursday, April 20 from 7pm to 8:30pm at the Clark County Habitat Store. RSVP's are helpful. Contact
Clive Rainey will be the special guest speaker at Willamette West's 10th annual Build a Home, Frame a Future Breakfast and Luncheon being held May 12. Rainey is the "inventor" of sweat equity, and Habitat for Humanity's first homeowner services manager.

Check in for the breakfast is at 7am, check-in for the lunch is at 11am. Both are being held at Embassy Suites at Washington Square. RSVP by calling 503-844-7606 ext. 101. Details HERE.
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