The time has come! This Saturday July 17, 10am-4pm, we will have more than 50 households participating in the Overlook Yard Sale, offering up a range of treasures from all across the neighborhood. Here is a map showing where they will all be:
Except for that blip in 2020, we have done 10 years of collective Yard Sales & Free Shares here in Overlook, building on a tradition that has gone back decades. Deals abound, allowing neighbors to offload gently used items in the hopes they gain a new life with someone else.
The complementary Free Share will happen the next day, Sunday July 18th, in which yard sale hosts or anyone with unused items can set them out curbside with a FREE sign in the hopes they will be taken into another home, helping to extend their lifecycle and avoiding the landfill.
Amid all of the turbulence in 2020, we feel it is best to honor the ongoing social distancing guidelines and cancel this year’s neighborhood-wide yard sale, which typically occurs the 3rd weekend in July each year.
We do encourage you to consider participating in the Free Share during that weekend of July 18-19, in which you can place cleaned items curbside with a clearly-marked FREE sign, so that other neighbors may freely pick up and utilize items you no longer need or want. Please aim to pull back any remaining items by Sunday evening.
The nonprofit Solar Oregon will put on a Basics of Solar Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Historic Kenton Firehouse (8105 N Brandon Ave). Solar Oregon will answer your questions about how solar works, share information about incentives available, and help you take the first step toward adding solar onto your home.
Sustainable Overlook Yard Sale and Free Share 2019 – Saturday July 20, 10-4 pm and Sunday July 21
Spring cleaning? Get ready for the 2019 neighborhood yard sale and free share.
It’s a great way to meet your neighbors – and reduce, reuse and recycle! Registration is now open until July 12, please use the online form here to get registered. Households that sign up will be marked on the map and on our website, and in published listings. Suggested donation $10 to cover printing and advertising costs.
Fruit Tree Pruning and Care with April Jamison
Sunday, February 17, from 12-3 pm
Beach School Garden, 1710 N Humboldt St.
Sliding scale $10-25 Details and registration below!
Demystify winter fruit tree pruning with this hands-on workshop with orchard expert April Jamison of Garden Ecology. We’ll start by getting familiar with the basics, and then we’ll have a demonstration and practice time, giving the school garden’s two apple trees some thoughtful and loving care.
In this class you will learn:
• Tools of the trade
• When & why to prune
• Types of cuts & how to make them
• Step-by-step process
• Tips on training, restoration, and more!
Bring gloves and your favorite pruning tools such as hand pruners, folding saw or loppers if you have them. Dress for the weather.
Our annual Yard Sale and Free Share weekend is coming up on July 21 and 22.
So far with 25 households participating, and more sure to join in the coming days…
By creating a new life for unwanted items, we are helping to minimize our neighborhood’s waste stream as well as reminding each other of the inherent value and embodied energy that all of these material “things” possess.
Every year lots of great deals abound as we turn unwanted items into newfound treasures. Mark your calendars and come on out!
This favorite neighborhood tradition is also a great way to get to know your neighbors!
Sat. March 17, noon to 5 pm, 2018
Help Beach Garden get ready for spring! The garden has an Oregon native pollinator meadow, annual and perennial edibles and herbs and is the site for outdoor learning for K-5 students. Come help weed, mulch and tend the garden with students, families and neighbors! Tools provided or bring your favorites. Enjoy refreshments and harvest spring veggies to take home!
A Gift From Mother Earth; Just in Time For Mother’s Day!
Support our neighborhood elementary school’s newly renovated gardens. The raised bed garden for annual vegetables, perennial food forest and native pollinator meadow are for use by students, after-school programs like SUN and Girl Scouts and the community. Shop a variety of native plants for sun or shade.
Thursday, May 11, 3 to 6 pm
Beach Elementary School 1710 N Humboldt St, Portland, OR 97217