× Close
I Need Help Donate

help

Be The Pit Master at Mission Bar-B-Que

  “You can do two good things here: You can get good food, and you can also contribute to a goodcause.”    “Friendly folks, great food, super quick–What more could you ask for?”    “The quality of the food can’t be beat. It’s the best bar-b-que that I’ve tasted here in the Northwest!”   With…

94 April 20th, 2017 0
Read More

AT THE HEART OF IT ALL -Our Annual Report Video

Almost 70 years after John Van Diest, our founder, served home-cooked soup to hungry people facing hard times, Portland Rescue Mission holds true to that first vision. Begin by meeting people’s most urgent needs. Show them that they matter, that they are loved by God. They are not alone. Then, as hope emerges in their…

107 April 7th, 2017 0
Read More

Choosing Life | Running the Race of Recovery

It was raining hard. Drops hitting her face, muscles aching, Marianne thought to herself, “I can’t do this. I don’t want to keep running.” She stopped, her tears mixing with the rain. The commitment to run and to persevere at something goes much deeper than training for a 13-mile race, these women are in the…

99 March 24th, 2017 0
Read More

Connection – The Opposite of Addiction

I heard a speaker recently who succinctly captured a deep truth behind much of what we do here at Portland Rescue Mission. “The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection.”   There are many reasons a person might become homeless. But relational isolation is experienced by all, especially if addictions…

93 March 21st, 2017 0
Read More

5 Ways to Help Someone Homeless This Winter

Harsh winter conditions are especially detrimental for men and women living outside. “Being homeless is beyond difficult, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. But being homeless during the winter can be deadly,” said Guest Care Manager Andrew Hall. Life becomes all about survival for men and women on the streets. “I remember walking…

100 December 21st, 2016 0
Read More

Dannon Partners with PDX Mission to Give Hope

  For the past 74 years, Dannon has served the community by “bringing health through food to as many people as possible.” They have fed families across the globe with their top-of the line yogurt, offering close to 200 different types and flavors of fresh and frozen dairy products. Not only has Dannon served the…

111 December 7th, 2016 0
Read More

Holiday Gift Guide: Make it a ‘Yellow and Black Friday’

As of Friday, the Christmas season is officially in full swing. Malls will be packed with people. Decorations will be up everywhere. Christmas lights will be glimmering. And between now and December 25, the calendar will be joyfully packed with activities and events. It’s a time that is, for many of us, filled with joy,…

88 November 23rd, 2016 0
Read More