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An annual design/build challenge using salvaged materials to raise money for a good cause.


Join us on Labor Day for the Annual Dropbox Derby. Featuring Revive’s Flea Market Extravaganza!

Monday September 2, 2019

10am - 4pm

Eastbank Esplanade Parking Lots
Between SE Salmon and Madison 

If you love Iron Chef for the creativity and competition, you are a DIY fanatic, a design junky, or a fan of Portland's quirky, innovative, and unique talent, then grab your friends and family and head down to the east waterfront on Labor Day for the Annual Dropbox Derby, Portland's design-build challenge! 

This is a family-friendly and free event and features food, drink, and live music! Last year’s event featured food from The Spicy SpoonAybla Grill and Fifty Licks Ice Cream. Beverages were provided by Cider RiotStormBreaker Brewing and Portland Roasting Coffee. Entertainment was provided by LaRhonda Steele and Friends, Los Palmeros, the Ukeladies PDX, and the Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers.

Brought to you by Lovett Deconstruction. Sponsored by Revive Designs and Upholstery, Danner, Urbanite Portland, Salvage WorksMontucky Cold Snacks, City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, LabCor, Portland Roasting Coffee, SE Portland Tool Library, and Cider Riot.

Benefiting Raphael House of Portland. The Raphael House of Portland believes that everyone deserves to live a life free from violence. The mission of Raphael House is to engage our entire community in non-violent living through advocacy, education, and community outreach, and by providing a safe haven from domestic violence.


We’re passionate about giving a second life to materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

Follow us on instagram @lovettdecon to see reuse projects that inspire us, how we work, and what materials we are saving from landfills.