Operation Nightwatch Portland

Rating: 4.83 stars   78 reviews


1432 SW 13th Portland OR 97201 USA


Operation Nightwatch is an ecumenical night ministry providing hospitality to promote dignity and community among Portland's neediest.


This year, over 13,000 visits have been made by guests to our downtown or Mobile Hospitality Centers, where we have provided the warmth of human connection along with food, blankets, and warm clothing.

Target demographics:

homeless and low-income adults in the Portland, OR, metro area

Direct beneficiaries per year:


Geographic areas served:

Metropolitan Portland, OR


Weekend Hospitality Center Mobile Hospitality Center Street Hospitality Teams Immersion Program Birthday Nights Comedy Movie Nights Sunday worship services Weekly Bible Studies Monthly day-trips to parks, museums Annual Spiritual Retreat Annual Christmas Party Annual Memorial Service

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Role: Client Served
Rating: 5 stars  

I used to live in my car with my dog Kosmo in Portland. Nightwatch was a place for me to get a little hope and a little less fear. Now I'm thinking about volunteering.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

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How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

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Rating: 5 stars  

Nightwatch is wonderful. I've been coming for three years now, and am an active member in the homeless community, both as a guest and as a volunteer. Nightwatch gives me a place to socialize with friends who sleep outside, as well as make new ones who do not. I enjoy the fact that I can come here, be myself, and accepted as that person, even on my bad days. I can talk to people whose concerns are not 'where shall I sleep tonight?' or 'Which line will I stand in to eat?'

Gary is a wonderful organizer, and has the interests of the guests of Nightwatch in mind with every decision he makes. The volunteers are wonderful, and many have been coming for far longer than I have.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Because I sleep outside

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make sure the volunteers are guided a bit better.

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