If you have ever journeyed down Mississippi Avenue in Portland, Oregon than you have seen The Rebuilding Center of Our United Villages! You can’t miss it, its true art, the front of this building is beautiful and so fun, even the kids will want to check out all the salvaged finds inside.
The Rebuilding Center, a project of Our United Villages, is vibrant resource working to strengthen the environmental, economic, and social fabric of local communities. Founded by volunteers in 1998, The ReBuilding Center is the nation’s largest non-profit reuse center for salvaged construction and remodeling materials. The Rebuilding Center includes DeConstruction Services, a sustainable alternative to conventional demolition, and ReFind Furniture, which offer a diverse line of green furniture and home accessories. They also offer a free-pick up service, numerous volunteer opportunities, donations of used building materials for community projects, as well as workshops and classes on how to safely and creatively work with used building materials.
ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS: The ReBuilding Center currently diverts 8 tons of reusable building materials from landfills each day (almost 6 million pounds annually).
GREEN BUILDING: The ReBuilding Center’s 53,000-square-foot warehouse is a national model for green building including onsite storm water management, a façade of 100% reused building materials, natural daylighting and ventilation, and grounds of 1000 native and hardy plants. Our recent office remodel features more than 90% reused materials—such as commercial solid-core doors as flooring and walls made from windows—the highest percentage of any office remodel of its size.
Located at 3625 N. Mississippi Ave. in Portland, Oregon. Open to the Public: Monday – Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-5.