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|Monday, December 8th, 2008|
|Thursday, July 24th, 2008|
Pretty comprehensive list of free stuff around the Portland area.http://aroundthesunblog.com/
I wish I'd found this before they gave away the root beer floats yesterday!
|Friday, June 6th, 2008|
Portland related because it's a comics town and there's lots of water here
A few days ago Warren Ellis sent a mail out very humbly requesting that maybe the bloggy folks of the world could post something about his absolutely free webcomic Freakangels
, which if you haven't seen it, is beyond wonderful. Besides the typically fabulous writing of Mr. Ellis himself, Paul Duffield has outdone himself with the artwork and basically it is mindblowing that this is provided at no charge to anybody, considering the kind of bank those guys would be making otherwise, doing pretty much anything at all. This gorgeous item is free, like the best things in the world.
There's a new installment every Friday and as of this morning there are 16 episodes.This is where it starts.
|Wednesday, May 21st, 2008|
blackrose books + freestore has a metric tushyload of free clothes. shirts, pants, shoes, skirts, coats, sweaters, shoes, and some non-clothes stuffs: books, dishes, scrap fabric, and moreeeeee. oh, and right now we have SOOOOOO MUCH clothes traditionally worn by women. SOOO MUCH.
most everything is in new condition. or barely worn at least. so, yes, please come get free stuff. 4038 n. mississippi. open 12-8, seven days a week.
|Saturday, May 17th, 2008|
|Monday, April 28th, 2008|
heyyyy. monday food not bombs is gonna kick off next week! cinco de mayo!
if ya don't already know, food not bombs is a kinda awkward name for a really cool thing: a world wide decentralized movement to feed people using food that would otherwise be thrown away. we get our food from donations and dumpsters and turn it into cool culinary creations. fruit salad and tofu scramble and stuff.
we're non-hierarchal and everyone's welcome to help out! if you bring food, bring an ingredients list, please. non-vegan foods are okay.
we're serving at 5:30 at the peninsula park rose garden, located at n. albina and ainsworth!
x-posted to damnportlanders
, & dumpstering_pdx
|Friday, April 18th, 2008|
|Monday, April 7th, 2008|
|Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008|
Free printer cartridge refills at Walgreen's, today only.
coupon and double-check to make sure they support your cartridge, and make sure to bring it with you.
|Sunday, March 30th, 2008|
If you guys have any info on dental stuff for free or severe discount that would also be great.
Also the food thing, places for groceries and soup kitchens are going to come in handy.
Thank you so much.
|Thursday, March 27th, 2008|
I am an epileptic and I am about to move to Portland. If any of you could give me advice on where to go to apply for assistance for my medication, it would be of tremendous help. I usually get them through, "BRIDGES TO ACCESS"; so if any of you are on that and could post a reply I would appriciate it.
|Tuesday, March 25th, 2008|
Toy Art Show Looking for Submssions and Performers
This is a FREE event at the Watershed June 6th.
Toys make everyone happy, they rekindle the experiences of our childhood.
What is your artwork that is related to toys?
Toy Art can be anything toy themed. Bicycles, puppets, sculpture, pinatas, dolls, games, fashion, robots, and more encouraged.
This show is also in search of toy related talent to preform.( Hula hoopers, fire, jugglers, klowns, puppets...)
* We welcome a variety of medium (photography, digital, illustration, collage, mix media, painting. sculpture...) There are no restrictions on size.
* Submissions should be uploaded digitally through flickr: www.flickr.com
* Up to 5 images will be considered for the exhibition. Images must be in jpeg format. Posted to the Toy Art Show 2008 on flickr.
* No Entry Fee Required! (But if the piece sells during the show a small percentage will go to the venue)
* The deadline for Submissions is Sunday May 11th, I understand that being creativity and procrastination go hand in hand sometimes so if you have an idea that you plan on getting done by the show June 6th let me know, and I may be able to hold a spot for you.
* The Show is June 6th @ Watershed please come celebrate toys with us!
STEPS FOR SUBMISSION:
1. Join the Toy Art Show 2008 group: www.flickr.com/groups/toyartshow2008/
2. To add a photo to the group, select the photo in your account you will see options for adding the photo to the group directly above the photo.
3. Please DO NOT submit more than 5 images.
4. We will be contacting you through your flickr mail account, so please check that account.
|Tuesday, March 11th, 2008|
91-year-old blind, African American author comes to Central Library
My name is Eva Fields and I'm sending this to tell you that my grandma Eva Rutland www.evarutland.com will be signing books in Portland. Mrs. Rutland wrote a memoir entitled "When We Were Colored, a Mother's Story" that tells her story of being a young black mother raising four children in California during the early days of integration of the 1950s and 1960s. Upbeat and funny, she states in her introduction "I was born in the
olden days, when pot was a cooking utensil, webs were for spiders and civil rights were for white folks." She tells stories all mothers can relate to. Stories like taking her four children all under the age of eight to the 5-and-10 (the five and dime) three days before Christmas and 5-year-old Ginger having a break down in the store because she spent all her money and forgot to buy her daddy a present. She peppers her stories with reminders of the special problems that blacks faced. She ends the Christmas story with a lament about having to walk past Woolworths during the Civil Rights era when the store was being picketed for because they would not serve blacks at their lunch counters in the South. She states "but pass it up I did. This was bigger than my pockets. These young people were bigger than me---and I couldn't let them down."
Eva Rutland is now 91-years-old and blind but she continues to write. She has published over 20 novels and is currently working on her sequel to "When We Were Colored," tentatively entitled "Grandma Troubles." She will be signing books and talking about her life on:
Saturday March 15th, 1:00 PM
Central Library - Multnomah County
801 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
The event is free and I think light refreshments will be served.
|Friday, January 18th, 2008|
stuff! for free!
heyyyy! the Blackrose Collective Freecycle
has TONS of free clothes. and we want you to take them. because we love you.
shirts, pants, coats, sweaters, shoes, kids/babies, and more! we have a fair amount of non-clothes stuff, too: books, kids books, binders, notebooks, old magazines, and more!
we're located at 4038 N. Mississippi, between Shaver and Mason. we're all volunteers, and our hours are kinda irregular, but we're generally open 12:00 - 6:00
. we're definitely open tonight til 6:00, and tomorrow from 12:00 - 4:45.
x-posted to damnportlanders.
|Saturday, December 15th, 2007|
Food Not Bombs!
heyyyyyy all. just joined the community, and thought i'd share a secret: Food Not Bombs is awesome and you should so totally come.
FNB is a decentralized, non-hierarchal effort to feed people with food that would otherwise be thrown away. for more history on FNB, check out foodnotbombs.net
so, we serve four times a week in portland:
tuesdays @ colonel summers park (SE 17th and taylor)
wednesdays @ dawson park (N. vancouver and stanton, near emanuel hospital)
fridays @ colonel summers park (SE 17th and taylor)
saturdays under the west end of the burnside bridge
and we could always use some more organizers! <3
|Saturday, December 8th, 2007|
i have a bale of hay that's been sitting in my (dry) basement since summer. can you make use of it?
*** please note that it's hay, not straw. you do not want to use it as a top mulch layer, or it will grow! it should be fine if you're sheet mulching and want to use it as an lower layer, though.***
you will have to haul it out of my basement (no stairs, just a slight slope and a squishy yard)) in the mississippi area.
i'd like to get rid of it this weekend!
503 270 0158
cross-posted to pdx_for_free, pdxforsale, and craigslist.
|Monday, November 5th, 2007|
I found an awesome free table; the catch is that I now need to find a way to get it from its current location in North Portland to my studio in Selwood.
Anyone have a truck and interest in giving my table a ride home in exchange dinner, beer, or a small amount of money?
Never mind--found a ride!
|Wednesday, October 31st, 2007|
I'm in search of free or cheap broken musical instruments, instrument parts, and machinery (especially clockwork). Does anyone know of a good source or have stuff they're looking to get rid of?
|Friday, October 19th, 2007|
attn: muppet fans!
love The Muppets?
not doing anything in the next hour?
i have FOUR vintage drinking glasses from The Great Muppet Caper that have been for sale at Daylight Savings, a rad vintage shop behind Burnside Proper Salon.
i'm moving all my merchandise out, and i'd rather see these glasses go to a fan than have them break.
the first person who comes to retrieve them before 10PM tonight, friday, gets them for free. please be a muppet fan!
if you can't make it tonight.... leave me a comment and if no one picks them up tonight, maybe they'll be yours.
624 E Burnside. enter through the alley between Burnside Proper and RonTom's!
they're gone! thanks for playing, kids!
|Saturday, October 6th, 2007|
free rescued cat
my neighbor has been evicted and she left her cat behind. he has gone without food or water for 3 days. i just went to winco and bought cat food, a litter box, litter, a scoop for poop, and a food dish.
i am extremely allergic to pets. does anyone have the loving capacity to love this cat and take him into their home
what they'd get:
a neutered adult male cat who i have known since he was a kitten. he is sweet and doesn't scratch furniture
a brand new litterbox
a brand new bag of litter
a brand new food dish
a brand new bag of cat food
and a brand new poop scoop
please respond to this somebody because i love this animal so much and i think it is heartless to just abandon him! i hope someone out there will give him the love he deserves.