Category Archives: Trans/Queer

Trans & Queer Clothing Swap, North Portland May 25th

PDX Trans & Queer Clothing Swap is: 1) completely free, 2) 100% volunteer run, and 3) powered by love.

Please check out the updated FAQ here: http://bit.ly/pdxclothingswap

What:  Trans and Queer Fabulous Clothing Swap

When: May 25th, 12:30pm-3:30pm

Where: 5575 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR 97217

We’re thrilled to have been invited by Queer Resource Center, PCC: Cascade to host our Spring swap in their Student Union building at 5575 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR 97217. It’s a beautiful space and we’re excited to work with them this time! A big thank you to the PCC Cascade QRC crew!

Who do you know in the community who might not know about this? The more fabulous folks who join us, the more fabulous fashion there will be to swap! Spread the word so no one misses out who may need this!

Want to be part of the amazing volunteer crew who makes this possible? Here’s how to help!  https://goo.gl/forms/1bMQTnN2fFr3gIzF3

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Trans & Queer Clothing Swap, North Portland, May 25th

PDX Trans & Queer Clothing Swap is: 1) completely free, 2) 100% volunteer run, and 3) powered by love.

Please check out the updated FAQ here: http://bit.ly/pdxclothingswap

What:  Trans and Queer Fabulous Clothing Swap

When: May 25th, 12:30pm-3:30pm

Where: 5575 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR 97217

We’re thrilled to have been invited by Queer Resource Center, PCC: Cascade to host our Spring swap in their Student Union building at 5575 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR 97217. It’s a beautiful space and we’re excited to work with them this time! A big thank you to the PCC Cascade QRC crew!

Who do you know in the community who might not know about this? The more fabulous folks who join us, the more fabulous fashion there will be to swap! Spread the word so no one misses out who may need this!

Want to be part of the amazing volunteer crew who makes this possible? Here’s how to help!  https://goo.gl/forms/1bMQTnN2fFr3gIzF3

May Free Swaps

Hi swappers!  What gorgeous weather we’re having!  Time to clean out your closets and storage of clothing, accessories, shoes and more that just don’t spark joy anymore, and treasure hunt for some new-to-you goodies!  This month we’ve got clothing swaps for small women, medium women, large and plus women.  We’ve got a trans/queer clothing and accessories swap, and a family swap for men/women/kids of all sizes. We’ve even got a pop-up swap sponsored by PSU where you can give and get household, office supplies, clothing, and non-perishable food (a huge stuff swap, guys!!).  Enjoy some decluttering and treasure hunting this month.  And if you don’t see a swap in your interest or area of town, here’s how to start one!  Then tell me about it and I’ll post it free on this site 🙂

05/04/19  Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing and Small Household Stuff Swap 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas WA.  This is now an All Size swap, so please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles small, medium, large, plus, and accessories. Also small household items. Takes place the first Saturday of the month September through June (No swaps July and August).  Please RSVP to Dorothy at  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com

05/11/19 Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community Church.  For what to expect see details here.  Usually second Saturday of the month.

05/16/19 PSU Reuses’ Pop-Up Stuff Swap, 11am to 1pm, PSU in SW Portland.  Swappers should navigate to 615 SW Harrison St; where they will find us on the block of SW Montgomery, between Broadway and 6th streets. Our swap will be a part of multiple fun events taking place for our Social Sustainability Month series, and admission is free. Swappers are invited to bring items, take some, or a little/lot of both! Household goods, office supplies, clothing, and non-perishable food are welcome! We are not able to accommodate furniture, or broken or hazardous materials such as chemicals.
We would love for folks to show up and bring things they’d like to swap or give away:)
Contact: Kelsey Hill, Reuse Coordinator, CSO, 503.730.6251

05/17/19  Women’s Size Petite to Medium (approx 0-8)  Clothing Swap at People’s Food Co-op in SE Portland at 7pm.  Everyone who attends, please bring an extra bag for remainder donation.  Monthly on the third Friday.  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

05/18/19 Family Clothing Exchange (men, women, kids) at Countryside Community Church, 18810 S.W. Kruger Road, Sherwood, 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Doors open at 9:45.
Bring any gently worn clothing items to exchange that you or your loved ones no longer wear. Beginning at 10 a.m. everyone will be released to look through all the clothing (there will be children’s, men’s and women’s categories) and take whatever they would like. All of the leftover clothing at the end of the hour will be donated to local non-profit organizations to help clothe others in the surrounding communities as well as our own.
(If you have a spare you can bring a can of food or non-perishable food item that will be donated to the Willowbrook Food Bank.) Phone weekdays: 503-925-0689. Host: Paula Rummerfield

05/19/19 Family Clothing, Footwear, and Book Swap, 2-4pm at the Kenton Church 2115 N Lombard street Portland OR 97217, in the basement. All sizes of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing will be exchanged. No donation is required in order to receive clothing, but feel free to bring clothing and shoes in good condition to swap. We also are swapping BOOKS! Frequently asked questions about this swap http://freeclothingexchange.org/faq This quarterly swap usually takes place spring, summer, fall, winter. Contact Ginny for more information by filling out the contact form at https://freeclothingexchange.org/contact-us/https://freeclothingexchange.org/

05/25/19 PDX Trans & Queer Clothing Swap, 12:30pm-3:30pm, at the Cascade PCC campus student union building. This event is 1) completely free, 2) 100% volunteer run, and 3) powered by love. Please check out updated FAQ here: http://bit.ly/pdxclothingswap We’re thrilled to have been invited by Queer Resource Center, PCC:Cascade to host our Spring swap in their Student Union building at 5575 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR 97217. It’s a beautiful space and we’re excited to work with them this time! A big thank you to the PCC Cascade QRC crew! Want to be part of the amazing volunteer crew who makes this possible? Join us!  https://goo.gl/forms/1bMQTnN2fFr3gIzF3

05/26/19 Women’s Large and Plus Clothing Swap (size 14 – and up) Please bring clothes in good condition (no rips or stains) and accessories such as jewelry, shoes, hats, belts, purses. Please bring extra bags to help haul out the left overs. Every 4th Sunday in People’s Food Co-op community room. Address: 3029 SE 21st ave Portland Arrive a few minutes early to start swapping at 7 pm. Rules: Bring clean clothes in good condition, size 14 and up. (There is a small size swap on the 3rd Friday at the same location) Do not take anything until the swap coordinator says GO Be kind and courteous! Do not sell the things you get at the swap. Please bring extra bags Bring a mirror if you have one! Please also consider volunteering! I need help bagging up left overs at the end and carrying them to my car. Or if you are willing to do the donation run, to your car. Also we will need to sweep the room afterwards. If you are interesting in being a back up coordinator, please contact me. Thank you and happy swapping! For more info about swap contact  cobbcarrie@yahoo.com

05/31/19 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.  Bring all sizes of women’s clothes, shoes, and accessories …plus any other small 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

Trans & Queer Clothing Swap, North Portland, March 2nd

Come enjoy a safe and fun Transgender/Queer Clothing and Accessories Swap exclusively for the Trans and Queer community to share fabulous goodies and find new-to-you items!

When: Saturday March 2nd,  from noon-3:00 at the Q Center

The 6th PDX Trans & Queer Clothing Swap is at our original home — Q Center! We may either alternate between Q Center and PSU, or have events at both locations to serve more of our communities.

When: Saturday March 2nd from noon -3pm

Where: Continue reading

March 2019 Free Swaps

Welcome! Here’s the free swaps we know about so far for March 2019.  Time to ‘Marie-Kondo’ your closets to find goodies to bring, and enjoy treasure-hunting with like-minded kind thrifty people!  Everyone who attends agrees they’ll bring clean items in usable condition, be kind to others at the swap, only take what they will personally use or give as gifts, and not sell anything they get.  Since all remainders are picked up by charities that GIVE them away, everyone who participates is a philanthropist!  Thanks for being a part of the free frugal fun!  If you don’t see a swap in your size/interest/or area of town, please start one !

03/02/19  Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing and Small Household Stuff Swap 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas WA.  This is now an All Size swap, so please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles small, medium, large, plus, and accessories. Also small household items. Takes place the first Saturday of the month September through June (No swaps July and August).  Please RSVP to Dorothy at  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com

03/02/19 Trans & Queer Clothing Swap, noon-3pm, in North Portland at the Q Center. https://www.facebook.com/pdxclothingswap/

*bonus: 03/02/19 The Paying It Forward Store hosts Free Pop-Up Store! 3130 SE 148th Ave, Portland, OR 97236. Volunteer, donate, pick up things you need, or all of the above.  100% Free Clothes for men women and kids, Shoes, Coats, Blankets, Dog and Cat Food. Bags are provided, no qualifications, zero judgement zone. Bus line #2 or #9. For more information, check out http://www.payingitforwardstore.org/Events.html or Call 503-715-1863.

03/09/19 Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community Church.  For what to expect see details here.  Usually second Saturday of the month.

03/10/19 All Size Mens, Women’s and Kids Clothing and Book Swap, Kenton Church, 2115 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97217, 2pm-4pm. https://freeclothingexchange.org/ EXCHANGE DETAILS Receiving Clothing: No donation is required to receive clothing. Please take clothing for your own household only, Clothing may not be taken for resale.  Donating Clothing: Do not drop off clothes ahead of time or try to leave them at Kenton Church.  Donations will only be accepted during the hours of the exchange. Please sort and hang your own donations. Volunteers are available to help you sort and hang your donations. Place donations on racks by size. Please…no dirty or damaged donations. The best things about the Free Clothing Exchange: The Discovery. That moment when you find the thing you didn’t know you were looking for and it fits you. You never know what you might find…or what friends you might meet, new and old. Come find yourself something new this Sunday. ”Thank you! So well organized and I found some professional clothes to wear to my internship – this will be so helpful!” -Aimee F. BOOK EXCHANGE UPDATE The book exchange is going strong as well. In JAN, more folks brought and engaged with the book area then I’ve seen in the past and, with so many new books for adults coming in, I saw as many grown ups as I did children checking out books.

03/15/19  Women’s Size Petite to Medium (approx 0-8)  Clothing Swap at People’s Food Co-op in SE Portland at 7pm.  Everyone who attends, please bring an extra bag for remainder donation.  Monthly on the third Friday.  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

*NEW 03/16/19 Kids and Adults Clothing Swap, 10am-1pm,  Clatskanie High  471 Bel Air Dr, Clatskanie, OR 97016.  Gather all of your used family clothing and accessories in bags from home and bring to the swap.  If you don’t want to use a reusable bag our event will be selling bags by donation. All proceeds from donations for bags will be given to Clatskanie’s local thrift store Turning Point. Any clothing that hasn’t found a home will be given to Clatskanie highs sharing shed. A place where children and families can get the resources they need.
https://clatskanieclothingswap.weebly.com/?fbclid=IwAR3ZlPFX1KTVgrpOwsim5c803bhjLmzZR3u7fJmoEyTIDqRyivjw3nDXid0

03/16/19 2nd Annual Wasco County Seed Exchange, 12-2pm, Wasco County Master Gardeners, 400 East Scenic Drive, Ste 2,  The Dalles, OR 97058. Join us for the 2nd Annual Wasco County Seed Exchange! Come by to pick up seeds for your 2019 garden, and bring any seeds you have saved from last year (don’t worry if you don’t have any – we have plenty!). Get local gardening tips from Master Gardeners – and share any you might have with us 🙂 Hosted by the Wasco County Master Gardeners and The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library. We can’t wait to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/323420118289103/ 

03/16/19 Plant and Seed Swap, 1pm-3pm at the Garden Home Community Library 7306 Southwest Oleson Road Portland, OR, 97223.  Get ready for gardening season by meeting fellow gardeners and get some plants and seeds for your garden. Please bring ready-to-grow plants. House and indoor plant starts are welcome too. Avoid wilted, newly dug, bare root, pest-ridden, and dormant bulbs. Depending on the number of participants we may limit the number each attendee can take. This event is free / Everyone is invited https://www.gardenhomelibrary.org/events/adults/

03/24/19 Women’s Large Clothing Swap (approximately size 14-1X) Please bring clothes in good condition (no rips or stains) and accessories such as jewelry, shoes, hats, belts, purses. Please bring extra bags to help haul out the left overs. Every 4th Sunday in People’s Food Co-op community room. Address: 3029 SE 21st ave Portland Arrive a few minutes early to start swapping at 7 pm. Rules: Bring clean clothes in good condition, size 12 and up. (There is a small size swap on the 3rd Friday at the same location) Do not take anything until the swap coordinator says GO Be kind and courteous! Do not sell the things you get at the swap. Please bring extra bags Bring a mirror if you have one! Please also consider volunteering! I need help bagging up left overs at the end and carrying them to my car. Or if you are willing to do the donation run, to your car. Also we will need to sweep the room afterwards. If you are interesting in being a back up coordinator, please contact me. Thank you and happy swapping! Email Monica for more info about swap: wildmoonherbs@gmail.com

03/29/19 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.  Bring all sizes of women’s clothes, shoes, and accessories …plus any other small 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

Transgender and Queer Clothing Swap, SW Portland, October 13th

Start spreading the word! The more fabulous folks who come, the more fabulous fashion there will be to swap!

The 5th Quarterly-ish PDX Trans and Queer swap will take place during LGBTQIA+ History Month, just two days after National Coming Out Day!

Q Center has been such an incredibly generous partner and support for our four swaps to date and we hope to continue that wonderful collaboration with other types of events that are in the works at Transcend. We’re excited to hold our 5th quarterly(-ish) PDX Trans & Queer Clothing Swap at Portland State University. Stellar transit access and an accessible space in the same building as the Queer Resource Center and Disability Resource Center. Thank you to the QRC team at PSU for offering us this opportunity and collaborating with us on this!

When:  Saturday, October 13th, 2:30-3:30pm

Where:  Portland State University. 1825 SW Broadway Portland OR, Smith Memorial Student Union Center, room 458

Who do you know in the community who might not know about this? Spread the word so no one who may need this misses out!

Want to be part of the amazing volunteer crew who makes this possible? Join us! https://goo.gl/forms/1bMQTnN2fFr3gIzF3

Check out the facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/events/227240061322470/

October 2018 Free Swaps

Happy fall!  We have a variety of free swaps this month including all-size women/teens swaps, stuff/toy/book swaps, family swap, transgender swap, maternity and baby swap, and sized swaps. Several of the swaps include Halloween costumes, so come out and play! If you don’t see a swap in a size or location that you like, we invite you to start one!  Here’s how to start a Free Swap.

10/06/18  Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing and Small Household Stuff Swap 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas WA.  This is now an All Size Women’s swap, so please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles small, medium, large, plus, and accessories. Also small household items. Takes place the first Saturday of the month September through June (No swaps July and August).  Please RSVP to Dorothy at  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com

10/07/18 Family All Size Clothing Swap (Beaverton) 7pm @ Adapt Training at 9923 SW Arctic Dr Beaverton, OR 97005. Bring your whole family!   Our swap is FREE, with no admission charge, no strings attached, and all remainders will be given away for free or to organizations that will not sell them but will give them away. For further details contact Kirsten at kirsten@adapttraining.com  Carla or Juleea at arellanofour@gmail.com or check the facebook page.  Meets every other month (usually on the first Sunday February, April, June, August, October, December 2018)

10/13/18 Women’s size 6-12 Clothing and Accessories Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community Church. For what to expect see details here 

10/13/18 Transgender Clothing swap, Saturday October 13th, 2:30-3:30 at the Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union Center building.  5th quarterly(-ish) PDX Trans & Queer Clothing Swap. Stellar transit access and an accessible space in the same building as the Queer Resource Center and Disability Resource Center. Be part of the amazing volunteer crew who makes this possible https://goo.gl/forms/1bMQTnN2fFr3gIzF3 .  Check out the facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/events/227240061322470/

10/13/18 Maternity, Baby, and Kids clothing/accessories/toys/books swap, 2-3pm at the PCC Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Rd, Portland OR 97229,  Event Center in Building 9. There are no limits to how much to bring or take, we just ask that you take only what you need. Please bring something to carry home all of your new-to-you finds! Any leftover items will be donated to Northwest Children’s Outreach.  For additional details, check out the facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/events/272364680052277/?active_tab=about

10/19/18  Women’s Size Petite to Medium (approx 0-8)  Clothing Swap at People’s Food Co-op in SE Portland at 7pm.  Everyone who attends, please bring an extra bag for remainder donation.  Monthly on the third Friday.  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

10/20/18 Family Clothing and Stuff Swap – all ages and sizes.  Includes Halloween costumes, toys, maternity, jewelry, and of course mens women’s and kids clothes.  3pm-6pm at 1375 Lockhaven Dr. NE, Keizer OR 97303. For more information, check out the facebook events page. https://www.facebook.com/events/1809463109108756/permalink/1812253108829756/

 

10/21/18 Size 10-14 Women’s Clothing Swap in SE Portland, 10:45am at the Jazzersize Fitness Center near 18th and SE Burnside.  Please e-mail Amy Alice at amyalice58@gmail.com to be put on the email list for her quarterly swaps.

10/26/18 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