Portland Rescue Mission Ministries, Inc.

Rating: 3.86 stars   14 reviews


PO Box 3713 Portland OR 97208 USA


We share the Word of God and demonstrate the love of Christ to transform the lives of homeless and addicted people.


Generous community support provides more than 330,000 meals a year and 82,000 nights of safe shelter to people in crisis. Hundreds of men, women and children are touched by our short- and long-term recovery programs designed to meet a hurting person at their point of need and help them on their journey home.

Target demographics:

Men, women and children suffering in homelessness, addiction, hunger and abuse.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

330,000 meals, 82,000 nights of shelter, hundreds of lives touched by our recovery programs

Geographic areas served:

Portland, Oregon and southwest Washington


Portland Rescue Mission grew from a volunteer effort in 1949 to an organization today with more than 80 staff, more than 3,000 volunteers, an annual budget of $10 million, and three facilities focused on serving the needs of homeless people in the Portland area. 
The Burnside Shelter is a 35,000 square-foot landmark at the Burnside Bridge (111 W. Burnside) that gives hope to people in crisis. Generous community support provides food, shelter, 24/7 restrooms, clothing, showers, mail service and connection to area resources. Our New Life Ministries for men and women provide a yearlong residential program with addiction recovery, life skills and spiritual growth. The Harbor (10336 NE Wygent) houses up to 42 men. Shepherd's Door (13207 NE Halsey) houses up to 62 women and children. The Mission also includes our Drive Away Hunger car sales and donations program and Mission Bar-B-Que catering. Proceeds support all of our programs to give hope and restore life to hurting people in need.

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Reviews for Portland Rescue Mission Ministries, Inc.

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

3 people found this review helpful

PRM is a fantastic organization in every way. Their passion to help the homeless, hurting, and addicted is clearly observed throughout the organization. Not only does PRM treat those they serve well, but they also treat volunteers and employees in an outstanding way. They are continually looking to improve their services, as well as make them more efficient.

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Seeing continual improvement in the facilites of PRM.

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5 people found this review helpful

In reponse to Carrie's review, what's most unfortunate is that the local media and the event organizer took this story to the market with only one side to the story. Portland Rescue Mission's decision to not partner with the Dec. 2010 "Queer Quistmas" was a sponsorship decision, not a decision to decline the much-needed and useful contribution of blankets and winter outerwear. We were willing to accept the donations, but the organizer chose to direct the gifts elsewhere (after taking his story to both TV and web). Fortunately, the donated coats still benefited the homeless people of the community who we serve everyday at Portland Rescue Mission. Our decision to decline the sponsorship was primarily based on the urgency of a decision (it was less than 3 weeks away) and our inability to provide all the benefits that the organizer/event would require. We regret the confusion that this issue has created in our local community and the greater community of LGBT concerns.

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Be more careful as we interact with potential partners to determine their true motives for offering support.

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