Hawthorne Auto Clinic – Portland, OR

  • 04-23-2024
  • 4307 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215

To celebrate the release of Mechanic Shop Femme’s Guide to Car Ownership, Chaya’s going on tour. Throw what you think a book tour should look like right out the window because this book tour will turn everything on its head. Instead of hosting a signing at bookstores, Chaya will be crisscrossing the country, visiting mechanic shops, and connecting with you face-to-face.

You’ll get to meet the Mechanic Shop Femme in person, get your book signed, and connect with a local woman-owned mechanic shop – and who knows, it might just become your new go-to mechanic.

Please preorder your book from Powell’s. Mechanic Shop Femme’s Guide to Car Ownership will not be available for sale at the book signing, so please bring the book with you.

About the shop – Terrica Buckner started fixing cars in high school, and before her senior year, she landed a job at Hawthorne Auto Clinic, where she worked for 23 years before buying it four years ago. “We care about people, cars, and the environment,” she says. Terrica’s worked every job in the shop, from shop clean up person to technician, service advisor, bookkeep, and now, she owns the place. The Portland, OR, repair shop specializes in hybrid and EV repairs and even has a shop dog.

Shop website – Facebook – Instagram

Ticket sales will fund the Jill Trotta Scholarship, launching in the fall of 2024. The scholarship will provide financial assistance for tools, tuition fees, and other necessary requirements for women and queer individuals who are entering this field.

Book Tour FAQs

  • Time : 6:00 pm - (America/Los_Angeles)

Purchase Ticket

6 PM - Book Reading and Signing
6:45 PM - Book Signing Only

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