Portland’s Really Really Free Market (that’s really really the name) is teaming up with the Portland Free Store for a community event called the Free Box Bizarre this Saturday, September 26th, where everything is—you guessed it—free. The event will take place from 11am-6pm and is essentially a flea market/block party/opening for the Free Store’s new location at SE 11th and Clay. The idea is to bring something you don’t want and take something you do; people are encouraged to bring not only items like clothes and kitchenware but also materials for a day of workshops, music making, and community building.
The official opening of the Portland Free Store isn’t until October 17th, but owner Ben Aubin, who runs his store out of a converted school bus (in which he lived until realizing it was illegal), is excited for the event. His “store” is really a second hand shop where everything is free; the Really Really Free Market, meanwhile, works to create community events like the one tomorrow.
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