Neighbors help each other restore broken or damaged items at Repair Cafe in Rosewood.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Volunteer Barry O'Mahony works on fixing a flash apparatus for a camera during the Repair Cafe, Thursday, Aug. 10.

Those with broken household items took advantage of the latest Gresham Repair Café to have their things repaired for free by community volunteers.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Joel Newman, who often helps at the Portland Repair Cafe, works on a broken bike chain.The event, which is a collaboration between the cities of Gresham, Portland and the Gresham Neighborhood Associations, had people with repair skills help their neighbors in need. Repair Café was held Thursday evening, Aug. 10, at the Rosewood Community Initiative, 16126 S.E. Stark St.

Some of the items repaired included broken bicycles, torn clothing, clocks, small kitchen appliances and electronics.

The next event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Mt. Hood Community College. The Repair Café will be held in conjunction with a large sustainability fair on the campus.

For more information about Repair Café, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-618-2694.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - About one hundred people attended Repair Cafe, where volunteers help fix neighbor's items.

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