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Where to Ditch Your Hand-me-downs in Portland

Rachel Monahan
Posted on September 25
Entrance to the Goodwill thrift store

The Goodwill superstore on the Central Eastside. (Rachel Monahan / City Cast Portland)

The seasons are changing. Maybe you’re noticing there’s a heap of shirts, pants, or even jackets and sweaters you don’t wear (or fit into) anymore?

Here’s a few places to drop off the things that are cluttering your closet. Feel good while you ditch your hand-me-downs, because all these spots donate the clothes or sell them to fund their mission. (Note: Check each spot’s donation guidelines for what they accept before you go.)

Dropoff hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m - 4:30 p.m.

Note: You can also schedule a pickup for large donations.

The thrift store also operates as a work therapy location.

Hours: Monday - Saturday (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.). Closed the third Monday of each month.

Note: No kids' clothes are accepted. You can schedule a pickup for a fee.

The nonprofit provides food, counseling, clothing, and household items to people in need.

Plus, their thrift shop has reasonably priced used clothing if you need to replace the wardrobe you’re giving away. Proceeds from the store go to the nonprofit.

Dress for Success (Hollywood)

Next dropoff event: On Oct. 13, they ask for “in-season” business and casual attire, jewelry, and other items.

Their mission is helping women and gender-expansive folks get jobs and keep them.

Hours: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. every day. It’s a super-easy drive-through and less selective about what you drop off.

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