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NEW Potluck and Variety Show, NE Portland, March 16

UPDATE 03/15/18 Hello Everyone!-The Whatever Variety Show has been POSTPONED, New Date TBD – dates being considered are April 20th or 21st, among others. If you have a preference, please respond or contact Bert Fitzgerald! Thanks- Janie Paige.

“Whatever” the Variety Show and Potluck, at Yonder House in NE Portland, March 16th!

Shake off hibernation with an evening of low-key performance and potlucking at Yonder House. We’ll take in each other’s poetry, music, movies, comedy, skits, musings, etc., and just eat drink and hang out.

March 16th at Yonder House,  5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR

Potluck starts at 7pm, Variety Show starts at 8pm

Don’t have something to present? Yes you do. Just lower your standards. Respond via facebook here, or Call Bert at 574-213-5468 to get on the list (but you don’t have to).

Try to bring some drinks or snacks to share potluck style. We’ll have some stuff.

MC Bertrand will be presenting the commercial sponsorships for our acts, hopefully with live musical accompaniment. Contact Bert at 574-213-5468 for further information.


First Ever Sandy Library Free Seed Swap a Success!

20180127_114855We had 93 people come enjoy our very first seed swap in Sandy January 27th 2018. It was a huge success.  The pre-planning meeting I had with the volunteers the week before made the set-up on the day of the event run smoothly.  I was very proud of the way the gardening experts helped the new gardeners with their questions. I watched throughout the event as people would take the time to tidy up the seed packets to make everything look nice and make it easy for people to find what they were looking for.

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February 2018 Free Swaps

Here’s the Free Swaps we know about so far for February!  If you have a free swap that fits our criteria, let me know and I’ll add your swap to our list! If you want to start a free swap in your size, area of town, or area of interest, here’s how.

02/03/18  Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing Swap 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas WA.  Please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles small, medium, large, plus, and accessories. Takes place the first Saturday of the month September through June (No swaps July and August).  Please RSVP to Dorothy at

*02/13/18 UPDATE Community Potluck brunch returns February 17th! due to some residents moving in/out this weekend, the Community Potluck/Brunch at Yonder House has been postponed. Check facebook for details on when moving is completed and brunches start up again.   Community Potluck/Brunch at Yonder House in NE Portland, (usually first and third Saturdays, sometimes other Saturdays) starting at 11:00am. Bring food to share, eat, enjoy yourself, and meet like-minded kind people!  Contact Bert Fitzgerald 574-213-5468 for more information. Check out the Yonder House facebook page at facebook/yonderhouseon15th for details.

02/10/18 Women’s size 6-12 Medium Clothing Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community Church. For what to expect see details here.

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NE Portland Holiday Gift and Toy Swap Full

Reservations for The Holiday Gift and Toy Swap for December 9th are now full.  All those who are on the RSVP entry list have been contacted via email.  If you are on the wait list, Christine will contact you if a space opens up due to cancellation.  For those who registered and have been confirmed for this event, gather up your clean-in-good-condition giftables (examples here), and we’ll see you this Saturday!  For those who didn’t register, enjoy attending one of the other free swaps this weekend – it’s all good!

Other Free Swaps on December 9th in Portland:

Website Update Looming

A major website update needs to happen on Swap Positive.  The free template it’s built upon, Coraline, has been retired and hasn’t been updated in quite awhile. I have been told by a representative at WordPress that since it has been retired, if I change it over to a new template I will not be able to change it back – meaning Continue reading

Swap Positive’s New Facebook Page!

Elaine Brown, swap host for the new Longview Washington Women and Teens All Size Clothing Swap, has volunteered to create a Swap Positive facebook page!

Elaine used information from the Swap Positive website, with the goal of exposing the Swap Positive concept of Free Frugal Fun to a worldwide audience through facebook.

Elaine has begun posting free swaps that fit Swap Positive criteria (no money changes hands, remainders donated to organizations that give them away not sell them, etc.).

Feel free to check out the page and let Elaine know what you think:)

Volunteers needed for the 2017 Holiday Gift and Toy Swap!

UPDATE 10/24/17  We only need one more person to vacuum at the end of the swap.  If you have a vacuum and extension cord, please let me know so you can be included in the volunteer team!

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