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Oregon’s Miss America, Katie Harman, The Face of Drive Away Hunger

  She’s Back! Singer-performer-philanthropist, and Oregon’s beloved Miss America, recently filmed two new commercials for Portland Rescue Mission. Katie Harman has been an advocate and friend of Portland Rescue Mission for years. Harman has starred in a number of commercials promoting Drive Away Hunger, the car sales and donation program of Portland Rescue Mission. We…

24 April 10th, 2017 0
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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…

22 March 24th, 2017 0
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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…

23 March 21st, 2017 0
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Easter on the streets for many homeless: How you can help

Easter is such a powerful reminder of God’s power to bring life out of death, hope out of despair. Many of us will spend this Easter celebrating with friends and family, making memories and enjoying good food together. But there’s a growing crowd of men, women and children who are left out… literally. Cold weather…

25 March 14th, 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…

18 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…

9 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…

11 February 16th, 2017 0
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AKA Direct – Directly Impacting the Mission

In this winter season, we are incredibly grateful for the generosity of countless individuals and businesses that have partnered with us, bringing light and hope to the men, women and children in our programs. One great example is the direct mail production company, AKA Direct. In addition to sponsoring our recent telethon events, they also…

17 January 18th, 2017 0
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Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

“Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for your partnership, allowing us to offer a Merry Christmas to all the people we serve. In fact, last night and tonight we will have over 300 people staying with us in our different facilities. We also have several hundred more people eating with us and receiving care.…

13 December 23rd, 2016 0
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Gresham Ford is Hands On in Caring for Portland’s Homeless

“Better communities happen when we all get involved,” said Bess Wills, General Manager at Gresham Ford. Known in the community as the “Dealer with a Heart,” Gresham Ford has been actively involved in the Portland/Gresham area through the Contribute to the Community program, benefiting over 250 local charities and non-profits. “Everyone I work with, each…

18 December 16th, 2016 0
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