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Sunnyside Swap Shop closed on August 31, 2013.

We have re-opened as Southside Swap & Play in the Woodstock neighborhood and are accepting new member families! Please visit our new website for information about membership!


Win-win Deal


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A win-win deal for church, community

by Rebecca Koffman, The Oregonian
Thursday October 02, 2008, 12:04 AM

 BRENT WOJAHN/THE OREGONIAN<br />  Karen Hery, coordinator of the Sunnyside Swap Shop Co-op in Southeast Portland, plays with 20-month-old Henry Ehn in the cooperative's outdoor play area.

Karen Hery moved to Portland from San Jose, Calif., with an idea for a different life.

Newly divorced and having left a corporate job, she wanted to be in a community, “treading lightly on the planet. I also needed to do something that would allow me to spend time with my girls.”

Now, 2 1/2 years later, she’s at the center of a revitalized church and community building in the Sunnyside neighborhood. …more…]

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