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!

Curbsider coverage of our OMSI story

The Portland Curbsider recently headlined OMSI’s new Local Voices project, featuring the Swap Shop :

Story time! What do a tool librarian, a babytoting bus rider and an ecosavvy cleaning lady have in common? They’re all part of OMSI’s new Local Voices, Clever Choices story project, featuring two-minute stories focusing on the real-life challenges and […]

Saw us on Channel 12?


Click this icon below for a newscast about the Back-to-School Clothing Exchange and the the value of joining a swap and play community. […]

Swap Shop featured in NW Kids Magazine

NW Kids Magazine featured the Swap Shop and our local Swap n’ Plays in this month’s issue.


Cure for ‘buy-new disease’

[…]Daphne Weaver shopped for back-to-school clothes not at a mall but in the Sunnyside Environmental School cafeteria. Nothing sparkled like new. But plenty of perfectly good, gently used shirts, pants, jackets and shoes were sorted by size.

The annual back-to-school swap, hosted by the Sunnyside Swap Shop Co-op in Southeast […]

Win-win Deal


A win-win deal for church, community

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

BRENT WOJAHN/THE OREGONIAN 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, […]

Radical Rummage

[…]If you’re looking for some good news in these all-too-depressing economic times, check out what’s been going on over the past few months on the corner of Southeast 35th Avenue and Yamhill Street.

In a once decaying space in the grand old Sunnyside United Methodist Church, for 12 hours a day, six days […]