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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!


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 unexpected benefits of making simple choices that protect the environment, improve a family’s finances and bring the community together.The City of Portland and 25 local organizations worked with OMSI to make this project happen.

To hear a story told by Karen, a Portland mom who figured out how “swapping” could be an affordable and eco-friendly way to provide for her kids, call 503-797-4686, story 118 or visit here to watch the video.

Karen Hery, Swap Shop Founder

Karen Hery, Swap Shop Founder

Want to learn more? Visit OMSI’s bilingual Clever Together Exhibit: Our Everyday Choices, the museum’s latest permanent installment. The exhibit uses fun, handson activities to help us practice making more sustainable decisions by weighing the environmental, economic and social impact of our choices.

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