Portland Rescue Mission

Meal Time: 6 pm, Thursday
111 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

A traditional meal is also served on Wednesday, the night before Thanksgiving.

Union Gospel Mission

Meal Time: 10 am, Thursday
3 NW 3rd Ave

A traditional meal will be served to-go on Thanksgiving Day.

Portland Rescue Mission started in 1949. Over 70 years later, it’s still known for compassionate care to homeless men, women, and children. The nonprofit has 4 different locations and also provides long-term recovery care.

US Bank Corp volunteers assemble snack bags at Union Gospel Mission of Portland

Other Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities:

Blanchet House does not serve meals on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day so that its shelter residents who help to prepare and serve meals can enjoy a day of rest. The nonprofit has volunteer opportunities that you can do from home on Thanksgiving. See below.

From Blanchet House:

You can volunteer from home by doing one of the following meaningful activities.

Make Sack Lunches

Sack lunch donated for the holidays

Prepare 10-100 sack lunches and drop them off at Blanchet House. Review our Sack Lunch How-To for the details.

Assemble Care Kits

Volunteer donates care kit

Pack care kits containing essential survival items like socks, toiletries, rain ponchos, and snacks.

Host A Clothing Drive

Knit hat donation

Our guests are in need of adult-sized seasonally appropriate clothing and sleeping essentials.

Drop Off at Blanchet House

Donations can be dropped off Mon-Sat*, at 310 NW Glisan St. from 8 – 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 4 p.m. *We are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

Pull up to our entrance, knock on the door to get our attention, and a staff member will retrieve your donation from the car. If you’d like a donation receipt, we can provide one. You can also call us at 503-241-4340 or email [email protected].

If you would like to volunteer on-site at Blanchet House on a day that is not a holiday sign up here. Blanchet House is open Mon-Sat, except for New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. We are open all other holidays.

Have a question? Blanchet House Frequently Asked Questions