Join us Thursday

Join us Thursday

This coming Thursday we are excited to invite our SCRAP community (that’s you!) to our official art opening at Oregon Public House! Come by to pursue the unique reuse-based art and have part of your drink/meal proceeds go toward SCRAP.

Oregon Public House (OPH) is the first non-profit pub in the nation. They choose six non-profits each quarter. Pub patrons then get to choose a non-profit to receive the the precedes from their meal or drink.

Between now and December 31st, SCRAP is one… read more »

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SCRAP on the Road: The Green Project

SCRAP on the Road: The Green Project

This treasure trove of reclaimed building materials in the St. Roch neighborhood was our first destination when we landed in New Orleans. We landed, dropped our luggage at the hotel in the French Quarter, and immediately struck out for the two-mile walk to The Green Project. It was the priority of our trip. And we were not disappointed.

The first person we met at in New Orleans was a Portland ex-patriot. On staff here, Carole Hosler said she is drawn to the dual mission of The Green… read more »

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SCRAP on the road: Creative reuse meets fine art in the French Quarter

SCRAP on the road: Creative reuse meets fine art in the French Quarter

While investigating reclaimed art in New Orleans, we hit on the mother load of repurposed fine art—Nouvelle Lune Gallery on Royal Street. Our first hint that this was a special find was the mousetrap-turned-postcard holder nailed to the building next to the gallery’s entrance. What we found inside was a virtual historian of the reclaimed art community in New Orleans. Linda Berman (co-owner with Georgette Fortino) recounted detailed story after story of each piece of clever and… read more »

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SCRAP on the road: Eugene’s MECCA

SCRAP on the road: Eugene’s MECCA

I recently visited Eugene and made a point to stop at MECCA, which I had heard lots about but hadn’t had the pleasure of visiting yet. MECCA is a creative reuse center, much like SCRAP, located near the Amtrak station close to the U of O.

Upon entering MECCA, I felt immediately transported to SCRAP’s old location on N. Williams with the bright array of items available that were stacked to the ceiling. MECCA’s store is organized much in the same way as SCRAP, with sections for craft… read more »

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