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Angels Among Us

The motto and heartbeat of Melody’s Angels is, “Stay humble, be kind, and spread love.” Melody is a long time friend of Portland Rescue Mission, and more importantly, a friend to those we serve. You’ll find her serving a Sunday meal each month with a smile, greeting every guest at the Burnside Shelter. And she…

13 February 8th, 2017 0
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“Eat Good. Do Good.” Come to a free Mission Bar-B-Que tasting!

Not quite a year and a half old, Mission Bar-B-Que is off to an amazing start. “We’ve taken a business from the ground level and made it into something that is on the cusp of exploding,” said Dave Whiting, Social Enterprise Manager at Portland Rescue Mission. Mission Bar-B-Que is a catering business that offers competition…

13 August 26th, 2016 0
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How does it feel to be homeless in Portland?

It started to rain. A small tree above me, branches spread wide, helped to slow down the soaking that had already begun as cold water covered my blue sleeping bag. I didn’t care. Inside was warm and dry and I wanted to enjoy this moment of rest. Now I knew. I knew how valuable a…

16 July 15th, 2016 1
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