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Join the Community In Raising The Roof at Burnside

Few of us know what it feels like to sleep outside in the rain, the cold and sometimes even the snow. Don knows exactly what that feels like. “I’ll never forget the first night out on the street that I was homeless. I had just cardboard that I pulled up around me and made a little…

25 June 14th, 2017 0
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Shop at New Seasons and Provide Meals for the Hungry

Friend, This weekend is the annual “Hunger Match” at New Seasons! This is an easy opportunity to turn your grocery shopping into a way to help those in our community who are hungry and facing homelessness. As you do your grocery shopping, come to one of the three participating New Seasons locations (Seven Corners, Sellwood and Concordia) on May…

22 May 18th, 2017 0
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SAFE AT LAST: Provide Safety for Women and Children

  Women and children are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. In addition to those already on the street, thousands are “couch-surfing” and considered just one step away from homelessness. “Its hard out here on the streets. Its scary. I’ve put my life in danger, sleeping under the bridge where there’s nobody there…

24 May 3rd, 2017 0
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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…

20 April 20th, 2017 0
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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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Join our Marketing Team | Tell the Stories of the Homeless

  You are passionate about seeing the hurting find hope. You are a problem solver. You enjoy social media trends and analytics. You love writing… And that’s what makes you a great candidate for the position of Digital Marketing Specialist at Portland Rescue Mission! You will expand the message and ministry of Portland Rescue Mission…

22 March 9th, 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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