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Make it a ‘Yellow and Black Friday’: Neiva’s Christmas Miracle

For many families, Thanksgiving is the final stop before the holidays begin. After the last crumb of pumpkin pie is scraped up, and the turkey cools, Christmas lights start popping up across the neighborhood. The smell of pine needles and cinnamon materializes. Radio stations begin crooning carols, if they haven’t already.   The holiday season…

10 November 24th, 2017 0
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4 Steps to A Restored Life: The New Life Program

Most people know that Portland Rescue Mission gives hope to thousands of people in crisis by providing free hot meals, safe shelter, showers, clothing, mail service, 24/7 restrooms and chapel services. But that’s just the beginning! Hundreds of lives are transformed in our free residential New Life Ministries at The Harbor for men and at…

14 July 19th, 2017 0
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8-Year-Old Asks for Gifts for Those in Need for His Birthday

“I didn’t know we’d have this much,” said 8-year-old Evan, looking around at the gifts that his friends brought for his birthday. For his birthday party, held outside at a local park, Evan asked friends to bring gifts of towels, socks and blankets for men and women facing homelessness. “It looks like everyone read the…

12 May 24th, 2017 0
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Mission Bar-B-Que food truck hits the road, delighting Portlanders

  Our award winning flavor his hitting the road! Come try some of our mouth-watering, sweet-spicy Mission Bar-B-Que. Our barbecue is cooked to perfection using a 19-step, two-day process used in competition. We’ve done the hard work. All you need to do is order a plate at our food truck, and it will be served…

11 February 23rd, 2017 2
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Singer Sandi Patty Raves About Mission-Bar-B-Que

  Sandi Patty, the most awarded female artist in Contemporary Christian Music, was coming through town. Traveling for her Forever Grateful Farewell Tour, she stopped in Portland to lead worship for her beloved fans one last time.   Mission Bar-B-Que* staff had the honor of catering for her band and crew. Little did we know…

5 February 17th, 2017 0
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Community Saves Elderly Woman from Homelessness

  No one expects to become homeless. The truth is, homelessness can happen to anyone.* Clara, at 87 years old, received a notice of a 62% rent increase, pricing her out of housing. “When she got the notice, thankfully I was there. She just broke down,” said her daughter Vena. “She lived there a long…

5 February 16th, 2017 0
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Join Portland Rescue Mission: Seeking compassionate men, women for our night teams

  Are you longing for something more when it comes to your vocation? Come join our team in the transformational work at Portland Rescue Mission. Men, women and children are daily discovering hope–that life is good and they can heal from the past and live free from addiction. If you have a compassionate and courageous…

4 July 29th, 2016 0
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Freedom, independence for New Life Ministry participants at Portland Rescue Mission

Freedom and independence … it’s what this time of year is all about when we celebrate the Fourth of July. And for the many men and women that come through our New Life Ministry at The Harbor (for men) or Shepherd’s Door (for women and children) and graduate from the program, that means freedom and…

6 July 1st, 2016 0
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12 years after Shepherd’s Door, Darlene has regained all that was lost

It’s late at night at Shepherd’s Door, our New Life Ministry for women and children in northeast Portland. A woman comes downstairs, anxious and unable to sleep. She has a court date tomorrow to find out if she’ll gain custody of her children now that she’s in recovery. Darlene, a night-shift staff member, invites her…

10 November 11th, 2015 0
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Steve finds his miracle, discovers new life at The Harbor

A Greyhound bus station is an unlikely place for a miracle. Steve had been living on the streets of California for over a year. Addicted for years, he’d long since sold his car and every last valuable he owned on one last drug frenzy. Steve had now given up on life. After manipulating every family…

11 June 30th, 2015 0
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