City Repair engages in many programs throughout the year in Portland. Click through some of our programs to learn more about our cause!


Village Building Convergence: VBC 18

Our largest program and annual spring-time barn-raising that spans 10 days early June! Through the VBC, we facilitate “placemaking” to encourage the emergence of a modern village spirit.

During the day over 40 community sites enhance and/or create gathering places. By night, we share food, inspiration, understanding and celebration at our central venue or “hearth”. 

VBC 18 is June 1-10, 2018


Houseless Village Building

City Repair has been involved in Houseless Village Building since the first ever Houseless Village was built in the United States - Dignity Village. More recently, in partnership with the POD Initiative and the Village Coalition, City Repair has been helping apply placemaking and our village building model to respond to the current housing crisis.


Pollinator Pathways

Pollinator species are in distress as their habitats have become threatened by various human activities. We collaborate with other organizations to design and plant long strips of pollinator friendly habitat in long corridors.

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"The Nest" at Pickathon  

City Repair proudly sponsors this multi-day music event by creating a natural building atmosphere through art installations, a two-story youth play nest, info space, and lounge zone.

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The T-Fleet are a fleet of mobile gathering places that seek to connect people through inspiration! Current fleet members include the legendary T-Horse, our trusty truck with butterfly wings and our newest addition, the T-Crab, an electric bike-powered ephemeral placemaking extravaganza!

Village Inspiration Convergence

Get inspired to activate your neighborhood! Learn more about our annual Village Building Convergence (VBC) through this day-long event.


Howl PDX 2017!

Our annual Halloween benefit concert, featuring incredible local performers.