× Close
I Need Help Donate

Burnside Shelter

GOLD SHOES. Who knew? – PART 3

The Auction Has Ended! $50,800! The gold Air Jordans, the mystery donation that has puzzled and delighted us, sold for MORE THAN TWICE their estimated auction price at Sotheby’s this morning!! A community of us gathered along with James, who found the shoes, in a conference room at Portland Rescue Mission while we hit the…

169 December 20th, 2023
Read More

GOLD SHOES. Who knew? – PART 2

We knew this was a special story, but it has been so amazing to see all of the excitement about the Spike Lee Air Jordan sneaker auction coming up on Monday. We have gotten, well, A LOT of press (See Below). It has touched me to see so many engaged with the significance and symbolism…

133 December 16th, 2023
Read More

GOLD SHOES. Who knew?

I’ve had such wild ride these last few months thanks to a pair of sneakers that were dropped down the donation chute at Portland Rescue Mission’s Burnside Shelter. Earlier this year, a man who is in our long term shelter program was sorting through clothing and shoe donations. He noticed a bright gold pair of…

147 December 11th, 2023
Read More

Portland Rescue Mission Personal Perspective: Gary Parkin

Volunteers play an invaluable role in the ministry of Portland Rescue Mission. In 2022 alone, 877 volunteers served a grand total of 15,397 hours. Each hour was filled with the kind of relational care that brings hope to men, women, and children who struggle with hunger and homelessness. The gifts of time, talent, and heart…

221 May 22nd, 2023
Read More

Good Friday Message from Executive Director, Eric Bauer

Hear a Good Friday Message from the Executive Director of Portland Rescue Mission, Eric Bauer. For 75 years we’ve been able to offer the love and grace of Jesus Christ to those who are experiencing homelessness in the city of Portland. Your support has empowered us to offer compassionate care to neighbors in need.

197 April 7th, 2023
Read More

Glimmer Report

You may be asking yourself, what is a Glimmer? A Glimmer is a way that God demonstrates His love toward us, in small or special ways. God may use you to encourage someone or He may send someone along to encourage you. Over this last year, we have seen beacons of light and moments of…

202 March 31st, 2023
Read More

Portland Rescue Mission is Open for Business

Portland Rescue Mission opens their Burnside Shelter dining room doors to the public for the first time in over two years.

233 April 29th, 2022
Read More

Kevin’s Invitation

“To feel a part of something again, to feel a viability in the community again, that I am worth something to somebody, I have this now. And it’s not because of what I did, but it’s because of the help I got from the Portland Rescue Mission.” Kevin sat in Burnside Shelter at the end…

193 November 9th, 2021
Read More

“I Love Seeing Women’s Lives Changed”

Deanne K, Program Manager for Women’s Connect talks about why she loves her job and the lives she gets to touch at Portland Rescue Mission.

130 August 14th, 2019 0
Read More

Andrew Hall, Safety/ Health/ Wellness Advocate

Andrew Hall, our Assistant Director at the Burnside Shelter here at Portland Rescue Mission, has won an award, honoring him for making safety a priority in the workplace.

160 April 25th, 2019 1
Read More