Rebuilding Center – Portland Oregon

A beautiful business model, and a beautiful place.

The Rebuilding Center on Mississippi Avenue in Portland Oregon takes donations of no-longer-wanted material from houses that are being remodeled or demolished.  Then they sell it, cheap, to folks who can reuse it.  They’ve got everything – two or three warehouses packed in with appliances, lumber, fixtures, tile – pretty much anything you could want.

I’d love to see this business model in every city.

A bunch of pics at flickr

And that beautiful entrance way?  City Repair