For indepth details on upcoming swaps, see the Swap Positive home page blog roll and/or scroll to the bottom of this page for abbreviated details on upcoming swaps.
Below is a short description of the free swaps that we know about in the Portland/Vancouver area, and how to contact them:
Kids Clothing Swap, (SE Portland) all sizes infant to teen at the Midland Library. Every 3-4 months depending on availability of the library. For more information contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s 0-12 (Camas/Clark County, WA) This is a small/medium swap, so please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles, 0-5 and 6-12. Usually held the first Saturday of every month, 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas. Please reserve your spot (RSVP) with Dorothy at email@example.com (No swaps in July and August).
Women’s 0-5 Clothing Swap (SE Portland) at People’s Food Co-op in SE Portland at 7pm. Monthly on the third Friday. If you would like to receive notifications via facebook, go to: http://www.facebook.com/groups/267181703349196/ and request to join the group. Or contact Shay firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Women’s 6-12 (NE Portland) For details see The Next (NE PDX) Swap! Sign up to get medium, stuff, and gift swap information at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pdxmediumswap/ Contact volunteer swap hostess Anna at email@example.com with questions, and to offer to help fold up remainders after this swap. No children, please.
Women’s 10-14 (NE or Central eastside Portland) contact Amy Alice at firstname.lastname@example.org Usually held quarterly at the Jazzersize Fitness Center at 18th and East Burnside (or occasionally at the Presyberian Church of Laurelhurst gym). Please e-mail email@example.com to be put on the email list to be notified of these swaps.
Women’s All Size (Tualatin), Usually held quarterly at the Tualatin Heritage Center. Contact Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org 503-716-8910. Sizes small through plus, including maternity clothes.
Women’s All Size (Tigard), Takes place the 3rd Monday of the month September through June … no swaps July/August or December. Handicapped accessible, sizes small through plus, including maternity clothes. Quarterly, children’s clothing swaps may follow women’s clothing swaps at this location – watch site for details. Please offer to help set up before, or clean up after this swap – contact Cindy at email@example.com. for more information on how you can help.
Women’s All Size Clothing Swap (Beaverton), Takes place quarterly or bi-annually 7pm, at Valley Community Church. Check out the facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/116531081838207/ Contact Christina firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Women’s All Size Clothing Swap (SE Portland/Happy Valley) New Seasons market on Sunnyside, 7pm in the conference room the last Friday of the month. Sometimes includes a Children’s clothing swap and/or Stuff Swap. For details, contact Tanya at Happyswap@hotmail.com
Women’s All Size Clothing Swap (West side, locations vary). Usually held quarterly. Contact Stephanie Reck at email@example.com to be put on the email notification list.
Women’s All Size Clothing Swap in NE Portland. Northeast Community Center clothing swap venue is no longer available for the monthly all size clothing swap. If in the future the NECC venue becomes available for monthly or yearly or bi-yearly clothing/other swaps I will keep you posted. Thanks for making the tenure of this swap a success. Volunteer swap hostess Rey firstname.lastname@example.org. Also check out the facebook group called “Swaps and others – Portland” - http://www.facebook.com/groups/swapsANDothers/.
Women 50+ All Size Clothing Swap (Hillsboro) at the Hillsboro Community Senior Center. Bi-yearly or quarterly. Email Paula Stewart at email@example.com, or call her at 503-615-1090 to get on her contact list.
Family Swap for Men, Women’s and Kids All Size (Sherwood) Takes place at Countryside Community Church. Contact Jocelyn for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or Patrice Titus at (503) 925-0689 ext 232. Usually twice a year in February and August.
Family Swap for Men, Women, and Kids (Gresham), All sizes men, women, and children. Contact Amber at email@example.com. Check Gresham swaps facebook page. Family friendly, handicapped accessible. Usually quarterly.
Family Swap (Sandy) This Swap is Looking for a New Coordinator. Family-friendly, all sizes men, women, and children – with separate swap rooms for men/boys and women/girls. Handicapped accessible. Held once or twice a year at the Sandy Community Center – check http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sandyswap/ for details. If you’d like to be the new swap coordinator, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, and email address and we’ll get back to you with details.
All-Size Maternity Swap (SE Portland) at Zenana Spa and Wellness Center 2024 SE Clinton St. Portland, OR 97202, 7pm. Meets several times a year. Pass this along to your mother-to-be friends, mom’s groups, birthing center coordinator, favorite maternity hospital/doctor, etc. For more information, contact Volunteer Swap Coordinator Sara Rose at email@example.com
*NEW* Maternity and Baby Clothes Swap (SE Portland) at Alma Education and Movement Space 1233 SE Stark, Portland OR 97214 (map) Seasonal swaps take place 4 times a year usually in August, November, February, May. Bring a potluck dish or beverage if you have the time and energy. For more information contact Amanda Mayther (firstname.lastname@example.org)
NON-CLOTHING SWAPS BY ACTIVITY:
*NEW* Craft Supplies Swap (NE Portland), at Art a la Carte 319 NE Wygant Street. Kind adults and teens only – no children. Please note: since this is a CRAFT swap please do not bring items for other hobbies such as cooking or gardening. Save them for the April and December stuff swaps. Please RSVP to Amanda Perl email@example.com to reserve your space and for more information.
December Gift Swap (NE Portland), Check out The Next (NE PDX) Swap! in mid-November (Swap takes place in December).
Spring Stuff Swap (NE Portland), Check out The Next (NE PDX) Swap! in mid-March (Swap takes place in April)
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Examples of Free Swaps around the world:
All Size and stuff swap meet-up, San Jose California
All swap coordinators are volunteers who do this because it’s fun for them to share with like-minded people. If you’d like to start a swap in YOUR size or area of interest (plants, electronics, household items, etc), learn how here.
03/17/14 Women’s All Size Clothing Swap, 7pm at Colossae Church in Tigard. No need to RSVP – just show up – there’s plenty of room for kind helpful people! Contact Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org. for more information. (takes place every 3rd Monday September-June, handicapped accessible). No swaps July, August, or December.
03/21/14 Women’s Size 0-5 Clothing Swap at People’s Food Co-op in SE Portland at 7pm. Monthly on the third Friday. ONLY SIZES 0-5 in great shape clothing please. If you’ve got other sizes, please take them to the correct swap for those sizes. If they are torn/ripped, please offer them on freecycle.org. If you would like to receive notifications via facebook, go to: http://www.facebook.com/groups/267181703349196/ and request to join the group. Or contact Shay email@example.com if you have questions.
03/28/14 Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley, 7pm at New Seasons market on Sunnyside in the yoga studio/conference room. The last Friday of the month. You can bring not only clothes but shoes and accessories and any other goodies that you want to pass on (such as books, jewelry, lotions, makeup, pens, arts and crafts and etc). If you know of a good organization that can use the leftover clothes or if you can take it with you please let me know. To RSVP (reserve your spot) contact Tanya at Happyswap@hotmail.com
04/05/14 Women’s and Teens Size 0-12 Clothing Swap in Camas WA. This is a small/medium swap, so please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles, 0-5 and 6-12. First Saturday of every month, 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas. Please RSVP to Dorothy at firstname.lastname@example.org (No swaps July and August)
04/12/14 Spring Stuff Swap in NE Portland at the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst (PCL church). Adults and teens only (No children or babies). For what to expect see details here. Second Saturday of the month.
May 2014 (day to be announced later) Size 10-14 Women’s Clothing Swap in SE Portland, 11am at the Jazzersize Fitness Center near 18th and SE Burnside. Please e-mail Amy Alice at email@example.com to be put on the email list for her quarterly swaps.
05/14/14 Women’s All Size Clothing swap (Tualatin), Wednesday at the Tualatin Heritage Center. Sizes small through plus, including maternity clothes. Usually held quarterly. Wednesday May 14th in the evening from 7-8pm (arrive 10 minutes before 7pm) Where: Tualatin Heritage Center — 8700 SW Sweek Dr., Tualatin, OR 97062. Contact Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org 503-716-8910.
June/July (exact time and day to be announced later) Family Swap in Gresham 651 SE 197th Ave Gresham, OR 97233. All sizes men, women, and children. Contact Amber at email@example.com. Check Gresham swaps facebook page. Family friendly, handicapped accessible. Usually quarterly. Swap children’s clothing at 1pm and then swap the adult clothing at 2pm. Further details on the Gresham Swap Facebook page.
August All Size Family Clothing Swap: for Women, Men, & Children, 10 am at Countryside Community Church 18810 S.W. Kruger Road, Sherwood. For more information call Patrice Titus weekdays at 503-925-0689. Twice a year in February and August.