Wednesday, July 31, 2013

7-31-2013 Cara's Thoughts on Upcycling in Portland

In our wanderings around this city, I have been totally impressed by the number of places that have upcycled common objects into beautiful, creative works of art that are often functional.  As a supporter of sustainability in action, I love to see discarded items enjoy a good second life, especially in such a public way.  Following are a few of my favorite examples of upcycling and reuse.  Keep up the good work, Portland!

These bike racks (made from old bicycles) can be found on SE Division Street.
This amazing piece of art and others like it, made from all kinds of scrap metal, are for sale at the Love Art Gallery in the Sellwood-Moreland area.
This incredible railing, made from old saw blades, wrenches, staple guns, gears, etc., can be found outside The ReBuilding Center on NE Mississippi Ave.
This is the beautiful entrance to The ReBuilding Center on NE Mississippi Ave, where the public can donate or purchase affordable salvaged doors, windows, sinks, tubs, furniture, and lots more for reuse.  What a wonderful resource!

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