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Shari’s Cafe and Pies brings dessert by the van-load to Birthday Party for the Homeless

A birthday party is never complete without dessert. And as part of Portland Rescue Mission’s 8th annual Birthday Party for the Homeless, that dessert came in the form of a van-load of cream pies from Shari’s Cafe and Pies. But the generosity didn’t end with dessert. Marketing Manager Carrie Henderson decided she didn’t want to…

18 May 20th, 2016 0
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Double the meals, twice the transformed lives with Matching Gift Challenge

Your gift, DOUBLED! That’s what can happen this month with the help of a special group of generous donors who are putting out a $30,000 Matching Gift Challenge during the month of May. So, if you’ve been waiting to give to Portland Rescue Mission, wait no more! There’s not a better time to make your…

17 May 13th, 2016 0
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Eric takes a risk, gets shoes from the Portland Trail Blazers

Eric has always had big feet. In fact, for as long as he can remember, finding a pair of shoes that fit his size 15 feet has been nearly impossible … or so it seemed. So, in response, Eric decided to take a proactive approach and set his sights on a little writing project. Since…

12 May 10th, 2016 2
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Shepherd’s Door showed Brianne life is worth living (Matching Gift Challenge)

Twice the meals. Twice the care. Twice the HOPE! Thanks to your support, hundreds of hurting people are touched by Portland Rescue Mission every day – men, women and children who look to us for help in desperate times. You help provide the essentials of life – hot meals, safe shelter, friendship and the first…

19 April 28th, 2016 0
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Don’t grill yourself, cater with Mission Bar-B-Que (5 excuses to give)

With the sun shining (along with record-setting April heat) and the smell of May flowers in the air, chances are that grilling might be on your mind. And if that’s the case, let us help you make those thoughts become a reality with Mission Bar-B-Que. For those of you that may not be familiar with…

12 April 19th, 2016 1
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Gary lost his house, finds much more at Portland Rescue Mission

Gary lost his house. After numerous battles with the banks and an array of other struggles with the courts, he was evicted and forced to leave his home behind. Any hope of straightening out his living situation was gone. In a matter of days, Gary was homeless and facing a new reality: survival. Gary’s experience with the…

19 April 15th, 2016 0
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Join Circle of Friends at Portland Rescue Mission, transform lives

Giving hope and restoring life … it’s what we do at Portland Rescue Mission. And it’s made possible by our very special Circle of Friends. Circle of Friends are monthly supporters of Portland Rescue Mission. They serve as the foundation for the work we do in our New Life Ministries at The Harbor (for men)…

19 April 11th, 2016 0
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Eric chooses life, finds what he needed and wanted at The Harbor

Eric held a steady job most of his life. His life wasn’t perfect, but he was getting by. He certainly never expected to be homeless. Addiction crept over Eric slowly, a seemingly harmless habit that snaked its tendrils deep into his heart. By the time he noticed, the grip was too tight to escape on…

23 March 23rd, 2016 0
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No hopeless men and women at Portland Rescue Mission

A note from Eric Bauer (Executive Director of Portland Rescue Mission) … God can do the impossible. But it is hard for us to believe that without seeing it first. Even Jesus’ most faithful followers abandoned hope when he was brutally killed. It didn’t matter that he had explained it all before, that he would…

19 March 22nd, 2016 0
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When no bed is available, blankets are a lifeline for Portland’s homeless

It’s evening and shelters are at capacity. It’s raining, it’s cold and it’s time to seek out a place to sleep. Where do you go if you have nowhere to go? How do you stay warm? Will you find somewhere safe and comfortable to sleep? For anyone dealing with the troubling reality of life on…

20 March 8th, 2016 0
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