Category Archives: Make A Difference


October 10th is World Homeless Action Day

How will you spend World Homeless Action Day?   October 10th marks the 5th annual World Homeless Action Day. Since it’s founding in 2010, this day has been observed in several dozen countries with the goal to raise awareness about homelessness as well as celebrate... Read More

men's homeless shelter, project sleep safe

Project Sleep Safe: Give someone homeless refuge from the cold rain

Portland is known to be one of the wettest places in the country over the fall and winter months. Coupled with stretches of very cold temperatures, the Portland area can become miserable for people experiencing homelessness and living on the streets. That is why we are launching... Read More

Leo Chung (General Manager) and Cruz Rodriguez (Production Manager) at Longbottom Coffee.

Give hope by the ton to Portland Rescue Mission this holiday season

In-kind donations are greatly needed as Portland Rescue Mission prepares for the fall and winter season. Cold, wet weather brings misery to men and women with no home. Your gift of warm, dry clothing along with a hot meal and a safe place to rest bring comfort when hurting... Read More

The Mission Bar-B-Que smiles at the Home Builder's Association's event at the Portland Gun Club.

Mission Bar-B-Que a ‘natural fit’ for Home Builders Foundation event

What makes a gloriously sunny day with good conversation and Skeet Shooting at the Portland Gun Club even better? Mission Bar-B-Que for lunch. And for over 350 people at attending an event hosted by the Home Builder’s Foundation (the non-profit arm of the Home Builders... Read More


Be a vehicle mechanic at Portland Rescue Mission, other job openings

Fall has arrived, and here at Portland Rescue Mission, we’re hiring for numerous positions all throughout our organization as we gear up for a very busy season. Our Drive Away Hunger car sales and donations team is in great need of a mechanic. If you have a knack for fixing... Read More

One of Shepherd's Door's youngest residents shows off his dinner, provided by Harry's Fresh Foods.

Harry’s Fresh Food celebrates end of summer at Shepherd’s Door

Sometimes, partnerships are simply meant to be. And after Harry’s Fresh Foods connected with Portland Rescue Mission last year, it was it was evident to all it was the perfect match. “After we talked last year, Harry’s Fresh Foods fell in love with who we’re serving,... Read More


Think differently about people experiencing homelessness in Portland (videos)

At Portland Rescue Mission, we love stories that warm our souls. If you’re a regular follower of our blog, you might remember a recent story about Donald Gould. Donald found his way off the streets after his musical talent got him discovered on the streets of Florida. In... Read More


Mission Bar-B-Que, a hit at NW Alternative Housing’s annual picnic

The secret is out: Mission Bar-B-Que is a hit with people who have ordered from Portland Rescue Mission’s newest enterprise. Thanks, in part, to a story in The Oregonian about Mission Bar-B-Que pit master Dwight, a former New Life Ministries graduate of The Harbor, the praise... Read More


End summer with a new job at Portland Rescue Mission

It’s back-to-school time, and that means for many people, either they are in school themselves, or they have kids who are. It could also mean that for those of you who are not in school might be thinking about a new job and career change. If so, consider what’s available... Read More


Secure your legacy, support Portland Rescue Mission’s future

  When it comes to our finances, planning for the future can be quite an undertaking. And for many individuals, it can also be a very intimidating notion. Have you planned you and your family’s legacy? If not, Portland Rescue Mission is here to help, and we have free... Read More