She speaks softly and carries a big stick - No, I mean, she carries a big crowbar. But just how did Salvage Service supervisor Michelle Elmquist turn into such a powerhouse deconstructionist?

"One woman called me a 'sweet lady.' I don't even know how to respond," she says.   (READ MORE)


Craig Lewallen returns to The ReStore
    

Familiar face? Some of you may recognize Craig Lewallen from when he volunteered at our Portland ReStore and in Business Outreach. We're lucky to have Craig once again on our team -- this time as assistant manager of our Clark County Habitat Store in Vancouver. Stop in and say hi! 

Vintage tools all dressed up for Habitat 'Black Tie' event








How does The ReStore get ready for the Habitat for Humanity Hard Hat & Black Tie Dinner and auction Friday Oct. 2 at the Portland Art Museum? Our own Mark Haley created these cool rustic toolboxes out of reclaimed wood and other ReStore donations. Just add greenery and v oilĂ !   Delightful one-of-a-kind centerpieces!  (READ MORE )
 
Salvage Service:
Deconstruction is what we do!
  
The kitchen season is back upon us!  In September our Salvage Service removed 14 kitchens.  Make sure you get on the schedule soon. And remember-- if you take your kitchen out around Thanksgiving you have a reason not to cook for everyone!

ReStore decor a perfect fit for new Killingsworth bakery
 
Faced with a huge estimate for building custom counters and seating, owners of the newly-opened Seastar Bakery/Handsome Pizza decided to go the ReStore route instead. Katia Bezerra-Clark said she and partners Annie Moss, Will Fain and Matt Kedzie reclaimed cabinets and benches from The ReStore, fitting them into their new space at 1603 NE Killingsworth- and saving lots of dough in the process! Stop in and see what's cooking at Seastar (something wood-fired) next time you're in the neighborhood.

Got a ReStore story of your own? We'd love to hear  it! Send photos to Martha@pdxrestore.org.
  Now for something totally fun!
We want to thank Commonwealth Real Estate Services for coming out to our Beaverton ReStore to build houses -- well, display signs that LOOK like houses anyway. We'll be using these appealing new signs to reinforce the ReStore mission to raise money for local Habitat home-building projects while supporting creative reuse and sustainability. Nice job, guys!

In September, ReStore volunteers in Portland, Beaverton and Vancouver logged over 4,700 hours. Those 4,700 hours put us that much closer to ending the cycle of poverty in our area.

Find out  more about becoming a ReStore volunteer: CLICK HERE or go to  pdxrestore.org
DID YOU KNOW: 
  • Every four minutes, Habitat serves a family in need of better housing.
  • Habitat has helped more than 5 million people since our founding in 1976.
  • Habitat works in more than 1,400 communities in the United States, and in more than 70 countries worldwide, from Argentina to Zambia.
  • About 2 million volunteers work with Habitat every year worldwide. 
World Habitat Day is Monday, October 5.

OCTOBER  SPECIALS
 
    Portland Metro ReStore

    * 50% OFF TILE
     * 50% OFF INDIVIDUAL USED
               CABINET SETS

       Washington County ReStore

    * 50% OFF DOORS
    * 50% OFF MICROWAVES
     * 50% OFF KITCHEN CABINET SETS
              (excludes Continental Cabinets)
 
  Clark County 
  Habitat for Humanity Store

    * 50% OFF WINDOWS
    * 50% OFF DOOR


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Want to save even more money? Look for color-coded label discounts in all stores. Price tags reflect the discount.


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ReStore Locations:

Portland Metro ReStore
10445 SE Cherry Blossom Dr
Portland, OR 

503.283.6247
Washington County ReStore
13475 SW Millikan Way
Beaverton, OR 

503.906.3823
Clark County HFH Store
10811 SE 2nd Street
Vancouver, WA 

360.213.1313

All stores open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday 

Donations accepted until 4:30 p.m.

 
CLICK HERE for interactive map

 

HELPFUL LINKS:

  

* It's HOME! pdxrestore.org  

 

 * Schedule a donation pickup! 

 

 * Salvage Service (We do deconstruction.)