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The 'shopping mall of garage sales' in Troutdale

Sandee Palisades residents gear up for the 16th event


Bargain hunters will flock to the Sandee Palisades area in Troutdale on Father’s Day weekend, looking to score their share of treasures, trinkets and toys for sale at the annual All-Neighborhood Yard Sale. by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: LISA NOREEN - Lindy Wunn has particpated in every All-Neighborhood Yard Sale during the last 16 years, except for one. He always offers a variety of repaired music instruments for the sale.

More than 130 homeowners will peddle their wares from tables, driveways and front yards between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 13-14, marking the 16th year the Sandee Palisades neighborhood has been ground zero for yard sale devotees.

“People come from all over,” said Karen Schaaf, a local real estate broker and event sponsor. “It’s a traffic jam and you can hardly move, but that’s why we keep it on Father’s Day weekend — it’s a tradition. People know it’s going to be that weekend and plan for it. It’s just a whole lot of fun.”

What was once a smattering of sales among 40 homeowners, has exploded to include nearly half the neighborhood’s residents. Likened to a party by some, the weekend is a highly anticipated social occasion for both sellers and buyers alike.

Shoppers will find traditional yard sale fare — clothing, housewares and furniture — as well as collectibles and antiques.

In the market for baby items? Check out the Nash Court home of Brittany Brittain, who is looking to unload the collection of strollers she used when her daughters were younger.

John Leamy is joining several of his neighbors on Pelton Court for their first venture into the fray. Leamy has been preparing for the sale for about a month already and is offering antiques and other items he picked up from his cousin.

by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: LISA NOREEN - John Leamy is selling items received from his cousin, like this antique silver tea pot and copper tea kettle.   You never know what you’ll find, said Schaaf, especially among the pint-sized salespeople offering lemonade, snacks and their own goods.

Organizers have fine-tuned the event over the years, Schaff said, to accommodate the crowd and the neighborhood. Public restrooms, courtesy of Schultz Clearwater Sanitation, will be available on Saturday and shoppers are encouraged to arrive early, grab a map and make a day of it.

“If you only come to one garage sale, this is the one,” Schaaf said. “Where else can you go and have so much to choose from? You can park the car once and you’re off for hours hunting treasures.”

If you go:

WHAT: Sandee Palisades 16th annual All-Neighborhood Yard Sale

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 13-14.

WHERE: Sandee Palisades is located east of Mt. Hood Community College, north of Stark Street on Evans and Hampton avenues.

DETAILS: Parking is not allowed on either side of Stark Street, east of Evans, crossing to Stott Circle and along the west side of Hampton Avenue. Public restrooms will be located in Sandee Palisades and Lewellyn parks on Saturday. Shoppers are also asked to kindly not block mail boxes or driveways and to use the trash cans provided.

MORE INFO: Call Karen Schaaf at 503-705-6987 or visit GiganiticNeighborhoodYardSale.com.

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