Category Archives: News

Channel 21 Interview - Eric Bauer and Monica Weitzel

Where Do Portland’s Homeless Come From?

Executive Director Eric Bauer gives insight to the plight of homeless men, women and children here in Portland in this short interview with Monica Weitzel on Channel 21′s Community Hotline. Learn more about homelessness and addiction — and how you can help give... Read More

Four Men Graduate From New Life Recovery - Portland Rescue Mission

4 Men Celebrate New Life

Four men recently graduated from our New Life Recovery Ministry. Dale, Kevin, Steven and Jonathan have spent the last 12-18 months addressing the root causes behind their addiction and homelessness. Thanks to friends like you, these men experienced counseling, life skills training... Read More

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Stay In Touch Through Social Media

Just a few of the many ways you can stay in touch with the latest news and inspiring stories from Portland Rescue Mission: Like Us On Facebook     Follow Us On Twitter     Subscribe To Blog Email / RSS     Subscribe To YouTube Channel    ... Read More

Annual Report

A Mission of Hope: New Annual Report Released

Our latest Annual Report shows continued efficiency and significant impact in the lives of hurting people. Since 1949, Portland Rescue Mission has been feeding and caring for hurting, hungry people. In recent decades, we’ve expanded our ministry to help men, women and children... Read More

Homeless guests enjoy cupcakes and cards at our Birthday Party for the Homeless.

Thanks For A Great Birthday Party!

Thanks to all who sent cards and helped make our Birthday Party for the Homeless a special event on Thursday, March 8th! Our guests had a wonderful time and were celebrated. In addition to a hot meal, each person received a gift bag that included socks, gloves, toothbrush,... Read More

Blanket Donation

Much Needed Blanket and Clothing Donations

Last week, generous donations of clothing and blankets arrived at Portland Rescue Mission — just in time. We received 1,250 heavy-duty blankets just one day before temperatures fell and snow covered much of Portland. The specialty blankets are water-proof outside, quilted... Read More

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Homeless Shooting Highlights Need

Earlier this week, two homeless men were shot at as they slept on the streets of Portland. One man was only grazed while the other is in critical condition. Daniel Roby, Outreach Chaplain for Portland Rescue Mission, talked with KGW news in this news video: This tragic shooting... Read More

Volunteers help sort clothing to be given away to homeless guests

Clothing Giveaway For Homeless Guests

Typical rainy days and cold nights continue here in Portland. Thanks to continued clothing donations, we were able to share a surplus of coats, shoes and other items with over a hundred homeless men and women last week. Our special thanks to 16 volunteers from Solid Rock church... Read More

Charity Navigator

New 4-Star Rating for Portland Rescue Mission

Portland Rescue Mission recently was awarded a four-star rating by Charity Navigator. This highest possible rating reflects the Mission’s ongoing commitment to financial accountability and transparency. “We’ve made great strides in recent years in improving... Read More

Steve Stratos

Steve Stratos Joins Board of Directors

Portland Rescue Mission welcomes a new member to its Board of Directors. Steve Stratos is the vice president of business development for Qmedtrix, a senior consultant for Wellspring Group, an executive coach and teacher of executive coaching at Western Seminary. He has a doctorate... Read More