COVID-19 Emergency Relief Resources for PDX
-This list of resources was compiled and is being updated by Congressman Earl Blumenauer and his team in Portland, Oregon. Please share with your networks:
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-We have done our best to verify information, but things are changing at a rapid pace, so please be sure to contact businesses for updates and verification before visiting.
-In Oregon, call 211 from a cell phone, 503-222-5555 from a landline, text your zip code to 898211, or email to find services and answer your questions about COVID-19.
NameArea ServedSupport OfferedWebsiteNotes/Additional Info
Food Access/Resources
Oregon Food Bank Statewide Food FinderOregonType in zip code and access free groceries, meals, produce, and other programs in your area. Note: Food pantries and food assistance sites across the state remain open with increased cleaning and changes in service to help minimize contact among large groups of people. Though hours of operation are updated as frequently as possible, please call ahead before visiting a partner agency.
School Food Access SitesPPS, Centennial, David Douglas, Gresham-Barlow, Parkrose, ReynoldsFood and meal distribution at local schools. to change, visit for updated list.
SnowCap Food PantryEast Multnomah County, note: Generally, they serve East Multnomah County (east of 82nd) but will not turn anyone away right now.SnowCap is the largest food pantry distributor in Oregon and services thousands of people in Portland/Gresham. They will be distributing pre-packed boxes and as much fresh/frozen food as possible. Food is being given outside of front doors so dress warm. SE Stark St., Portland, OR 97233 (directly behind Rockwood Center), (503) 674-8785,
Sunshine DivisionPortland metro areaOpen at both locations for clients to continue receiving emergency food. Food boxes are served near the entrances (outside) in a manner that ensures the safety and precautions to thoughtfully care for clients and staff. For hours and locations, click link to the right. N. Thompson Street Portland, OR 97227 (503.823.2102), 12436 SE Stark Street Portland, OR 97233 (971-255-0834)
Preston's Pantry (Lift Up)NW and Downtown PortlandFood pantry located at First United Methodist Church. SW Jefferson St. (First United Methodist Church). In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Preston's Pantry will remain open during regular hours. We have adjusted the way we are distributing food to neighbors. ​Please check website for the most updated information.
Free Meals CalendarPortland metro areaCalendar listing times, locations, and dates for free food.
SUN Service SystemMultonomah CountyFood access sites for both children and adults.
Partners for a Hunger-Free OregonOregonPartners for a Hunger-Free Oregon actively works to end hunger before it begins by promoting the well-being and economic security of all Oregonians and eliminating the underlying causes and consequences of hunger. 595-5501
Blanchet House of HospitalityPortlandAnyone in need of a free hot meal can visit Blanchet House of Hospitality at 310 NW Glisan. All are welcome. You will be served with dignity and respect. Breakfast: 6:30-7:30. Lunch: 11:30-12:30. Dinner: 5:00-6:00. NW Glisan St
Portland, OR 97209
Mainspring Community PantryPortland metro areaMainspring Community Pantry will continue to provide food to community members and schools. They will also continue their mobile food pantry and senior food delivery program. They are working on a plan to increase food delivery to affordable housing program sites in the event of school closures and additional ideas that limit the impact of food insecurity. They plan to have more accessible community food pop-up pantries and will post updates as they confirm sites. NE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220
Client Service Hours: M/T/W 9:30AM to 12:00PM, (503) 233-5533
Catholic Charities Food PantryPortland The Food Pantry is hosted on the first floor of Catholic Charities’ Clark Family Center (2740 SE Powell Blvd.) every Wednesday from 12-2 PM. SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 231-4866
Sisters of the Road CafePorltandSisters of the Road is a nonprofit Cafe in Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood working to create systemic change that will end poverty and homelessness by providing nourishing meals in a safe, dignified space.
(503) 222-5694
Outside InPortlandDrop in day program provides services like meals and showers and helps you connect with a supportive and caring community. Join them for three healthy meals each day, enjoy a hot shower, do some laundry, check your mail, and learn about available housing options – all in a safe and affirming place., Health Clinic:, Pharmacy:, Needle Exchange: Program: 1132 SW 13th Ave, 2nd Floor, Portland, OR
New Avenues for Youth Drop-In CenterPortland A safe space where youth experiencing homelessness can receive three meals a day, six days a week, as well as access to showers, laundry, clothing, drug and alcohol recovery and mental-health supports, computers and internet, free legal counsel, monthly veterinary clinics for those with pets, and engagement activities focused on skill-building, music and art, health and wellness, recreation, and self-empowerment. SW 9th Ave Portland, OR 97205, (503) 432-3986
Meals on WheelsMultnomah, Washington, Clark CountyProvides meals to vulnerable seniors, COVID-19 Hotline - 503-953-8158
Street RootsPortlandDistributing info/supplies to houseless community
JOINPortlandWorking in partnership with Multnomah County Joint Office of Homeless Services and coordinating with community partners to provide outreach and supportive services that prioritize the safety of our houseless neighbors. 232-2031,
SNAPOregonSNAP provides a monthly supplement for purchasing nutritious food.
Senior and Vulnerable Shoppers - Special HoursOregon/NationwideMany stores are opening early or offering special shopping times for seniors and vulnerable shoppers. See list to the right and be sure to check with individuals stores in your area to verify.Albertsons and Safeway stores nationwide will be open for 'senior shopping' on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., Dollar General has asked its network of stores to reserve the first hour of operation each day for seniors and vulnerable shoppers, New Seasons stores are extending their senior discount day to all open hours and incorporating a special hour from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. every weekday for seniors and vulnerable shoppers, Target stores will reserve the first hour of operations each Wednesday for the elderly and people with underlying health conditions, Whole Foods stores in the U.S. and Canada will serve adults ages 60 and older for one hour before opening stores to the general public.
Laughing Planet CafePortland, Eugene, Corvallis, BendFree kids meals to those participating in meal-assistance programs during school closures.

Students can get a quesadilla or burrito along with a side and a drink and are not required to show proof that they are part of a meal program.,
Pita PitOregon City They are offering up to four free pitas per week to Oregon City students who are part of a free or reduced lunch program. They are asking students to message them if you are in need of food. Only messages received from students will be able to take advantage of this offer. 518-7482, 423 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, OR 97045
Lionheart CoffeeBeavertonOffering brown bag lunches every day from every location. Scholls – 11421 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton OR 97008, 503-521-7051, Lionheart Watson – 4590 SW Watson Ave, Beaverton OR 97005
Ps and Qs MarketPortlandFeed it forward: Go in and mention that you’re there for a feed it forward meal. No questions asked. NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211
Bless Your Heart BurgerPortlandFree burgers/dogs for students on free/reduced lunch. Order "HOT LUNCH" at either location. No questions asked. NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211 and 126 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Grain & GristlePortlandFree lunch for students on free/reduced lunch. Bring your student to Grain and Gristle to order a "school lunch special". NE Prescott St, Portland, OR 97211
KACHKAPortlandWhile Portland area schools are closed, all children under the age of 12 can choose one item off our new kids menu for free, no strings attached. SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Sugar Street Bakery & BistroPortlandBrown bag lunches at no charge to children and families who need them. SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Hana's PDXPortlandFriday, March 20, 2020 they we will be feeding 100 kids a meal. They will be in front of Woodlawn School (501 N Dixon St, Portland, OR 97227) from 12-3pm or until al the food is passed out. It’s preferably for the kids but they won’t turn anyone away.'s PDX (971) 409-7097
JoJo Food TruckPortlandFree kids' meals, you MUST call ahead (503) 309-4768. SE Powell Blvd Portland OR 97202
PDX SlidersPortlandFree meals for kids in need, call (971) 717-5271 for availability. SE Bybee, Portland, OR and 3111 SE Division, Portland, OR
Portland SOSPorltand metro areaPortland’s small businesses need our support now. Many are offering specials and discounts. Purchase gift certificates from your favorite businesses today.
PDX2GOPortland metro areaThis resource was created to help the Portland community find restaurants, food carts, wineries, and breweries that are providing their normal or special takeout and delivery options during the COVID-19 pandemic. Help support these small businesses by placing to-go orders or purchasing gift cards to use at a later date.
City Team MinistriesSE PortlandIs continuing to provide hot meals, safe shelter, showers, clean clothing, recovery programs and other essential care while taking percautions to reduce spread of the virus., 526 SE Grand Ave.
Portland, OR 97214, (503) 231-9334
Portland Rescue MissionNW PortlandContinuing to provide servies. Serve up to 700 meals per day. Clothing, showers and shelter for 120 men each night. Restrooms.www.portlandrescuemission.org111 W. Burnside St
Portland, OR 97209, 503-906-7690
Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter SW PortlandContinuing to deliver services during COVID-19. Emergency female shelter, showers, restrooms, lockers, telephone, resting areas, laundry, on-site support groups, activities, case management, information, referrals, snacks and advocacy.http://www.safes.salvationarmy.org30 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204, 971-202-5360
VETS (Veterans Emergency Transitional Shelter) SW PortlandContinuing to deliver services during COVID-19. Short-term case management and transitional housing for veterans. Accepts men, women, and families for up to 9 months for veterans that qualify with TB card. www.tsacascade.org30 SW 2nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97204, 503-239-1259
Transition Projects (TPI) Day CenterNW Portland Continuing to deliver services during COVID-19. The Transition Projects Day Center is open seven days a week, 365 days a year. The Day Center is the point of access to all other services TPI offers, and is the first place people should visit if they are looking to meet basic needs or be connected to emergency or residential shelter services. NW Irving Street
Portland, OR 97209, (503) 280-4700
Goose Hollow Family ShelterSW PortlandContinuing services with percautions during COVID19. Sleeping space where the family gets to stay together, not separated as in other shelters; Dinner and breakfast; Showers with all toiletries and hygiene products provided; Laundry facilities; Access to computers, a telephone, and a mailing addresswww.pdxhfs.org1838 SW Jefferson
Portland, OR 97201, 503-595-9390
My Father's House Community Shelter GreshamA family shelter for 30 families located in East Multnomah County, Oregon. W Powell Blvd
Gresham, OR 97030, (503) 492-3046
Good Neighbor CenterTigardContinuing the provide services, enrichment events are being postponed. A family emergency shelter open from 6am-10pm 365 days a year. www.goodneighborcenter.org11130 SW Greenburg Rd.
Tigard, OR 97223, (503) 443-6084
Rose Haven Day Shelter for Women and ChildrenPortland metro area Rose Haven will be continuing to offer services. Hours of operation will be 8:30-11am and 1-3pm Monday through Friday until further notice. Services include: Food, water, emergency clothing, diapers, wipes, hygiene products, mail service, pet food, bathrooms and sink usage, outdoor supplies including tents, tarps, sleeping bags (as supplies last), additional direct service allocations for rental and utility assistance. 248-6364, 627 NW 18th Ave., Portland, OR 97209
Home ForwardPortland metro areaHome Forward works with local community agencies to provide a range of services — emergency hotel voucers, rent payment, help with eviction prevention, and help with housing placement — to people who are homeless or at risk of eviction.
Impact NWPortland metro areaImpact NW provides a safety net for families in crisis, with services that connect them to housing and energy assistance while supporting them as they move toward independence.
211 Utility Assistance ProgramsMultnomah, Clackamas, Washington CountyOnline database to find utility assistance programs in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Portland General ElectricPortlandThey have suspended non-payment disconnection. Urging customers to call them if you need help with your bill so they can work with you to find a solution that fits your needs. You can request a payment extension 24/7 by logging in to your account or calling their automated phone system. Offices are closed through 4/1 and they are encouraging customers to use self-service options. or 800-542-8818 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
NW Natural GasOregonWill not disconnect customers who can’t make utility payments due to the impacts caused by Coronavirus. or 800-422-4012
Portland Water BureauPortlandWill not disconnect service of Bureau of Environmental Services and Water Bureau customers for nonpayment. Customers will continue to be responsible for sewer/stormwater/water charges due now and accrued during this time. The Bureau of Environmental Services and the Water Bureau offer financial assistance in the form of: Payment arrangements, Bill discounts for sewer and water charges, Crisis vouchers, The Utility Safety Net more info or to work out a plan: 503-823-7770,
Pacific PowerOregonTemporarily suspending disconnections and late fees for non-payment for customers.,

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, NW Fiber and more (see list at website on the right)NationwideFCC Chairman Pai has asked phone companies to pledges for the next 60 days (until mid-May) to:
(1) not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their
inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;
(2) waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their
economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and
(3) open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them
Charter CommunicationsOregonStarting on March 16, Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with a K-12 student or college student who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription. Installation fees will be waived for new student households as well. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. 1-855-846-8376 for English or 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish
ComcastOregonThey will make it easier for low-income families who live in a Comcast service area to sign up by offering new customers 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month.
They are also increasing Internet speeds for the Internet Essentials service from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps for all new and existing customers, which will be the speed of the service going forward. sign up, applicants can simply visit The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
Resources for Businesses/Workers
Business OregonOregonThey offer direct loan programs (OBDF, ORF, and EDLF) that can help with access to capital.
Oregon Work Share ProgramOregonSmall businesses that have had to reduce the amount of hours employees work by 20 to 40 percent may be eligible to participate in the Workshare program. This program enables employees to receive unemployment benefits while they are still working under reduced hours
Oregon Employment Department's COVID page OregonInformation for workers, job-seekers and employers.
Oregon Employment DepartmentOregonWebsite to file unemployment claims.
State of Oregon Workplace Safety and UnemploymentOregonCOVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits
State of Oregon Employment DepartmentOregonEmployment Department Temporary Rules for Unemployment Insurance Benefits Flexibility
State of Oregon Sick Time InfoOregonCOVID-19/Coronavirus in Oregon: Facts about Sick Time
CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and EmployersNationwideThis interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.
Restaurant Workers Community FoundationNationwideInformation and links to resources that will help restaurants and workers deal most effectively with the COVID-19 Emergency
U.S. Department of Labor Unemployment InsuranceNationwideNew guidance on unemployment insurance flexibilities during COVID-19 outbreak.
U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster AssistanceNationwideThe SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. Customer Service Center -1-800-659-2955 (for the deaf and hard-of-hearing 1-800-877-8339), Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm ET, or email:
Oregon Health Authority Guidance for EmployersOregonGuidance for employers based on CDC guidelines.
The Nonprofit Association of OregonOregonCOVID-19 guidance for nonprofits in Oregon
Prosper PortlandPortlandBusiness resources through Prosper Portland include information about commercial rent freezes, and deferral of loan payments.
APANO's Jade District-Oldtown COVID-19 Small Business Response FundPortland's Jade District and Old Town Chinatown$190,000 will be available for disbursement. These resources are intended to be an additional short-term tool to support local businesses and not in place of other government intervention to support Portland and Oregon’s broader economy. For small businesses located in the Jade District or Old Town Chinatown with a priority on Asian and Pacific Islander owned businesses.
Freelance Artist ResourcesNationwideAggregated list of free resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.
Resources for Musicians and Live Music ProfessionalsNationwideList of resources for musicians and live music professionals during COVID-19, as well as ways fans can support artists right now.
Various Freelancer ResourcesNationwideEverything from emergency funding to remote job opportunities.
Resources for College Students
Hope Center Guide for Supporting College StudentsNationwideGuide to help colleges and universities keep their students, faculty, and staff healthy, safe, and educated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SNAP for College StudentsNationwideSNAP can be used to buy groceries at over 246,000, authorized retailers, grocery stores, and other places that sell food, including discount stores, bodegas, and farmers markets.
EdquityNationwideProvides online emergency support for students during COVID-19 outbreak by providing online access to emergency funding and other resources.
U-HaulNationwide30-days free storage for college students impacted by campus closure.,
Lowering College Students’ Bills with Energy Assistance ProgramsNationwideGuide to help students navigate programs offered by utility companies to lower bills to help avoid financial distress.
State/City/County Resources
Oregon Employment Department's COVID page OregonInformation for workers, job-seekers and employers.
Oregon Health Authority's COVID-19 pageOregonCOVID-19 updates and info from Oregon Health Authority.
Multnomah County's COVID-19 PageMultnomah CountyCOVID-19 updates and info from Multnomah County.
Clackamas County's COVID-19 pageClackamas CountyCOVID-19 updates and info from Clackamas County.
Business for a Better Portland COVID-19 SwitchboardPortlandList of community resources and support.
Oregon ClosuresOregonOregon Live's list of closures and business hours.
Governor Brown's Resource PageOregonVarious COVID-19 resources from Kate Brown's office.
Oregon DMVOregonTo slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended social distancing. Effective immediately, DMV is limiting customer entrance in our offices and cancelling all behind-the-wheel drive tests scheduled from March 16, 2020 through April 7, go online at if you need to do the following: Vehicle Registration Renewal, Change of Address, Report of Vehicle Sold, Purchase a Trip Permit. If your transaction requires a visit to DMV, please know our wait times may be longer than normal. If you are ill, please visit the office another day.
Crisis Hotlines
Lines for Life Suicide LifelineOregon24/7 free, confidential, and anonymous help. Highly trained staff and volunteers provide immediate assistance, compassionate support, and resource referrals that can put you on a path to healing.Call 800-273-8255 (24/7/365), Text 273TALK to 839863 (8am-11pm PST daily)
Lines for Life Alcohol & Drug HelplineOregonFor individuals and family members seeking crisis intervention, treatment referral, and chemical-dependency information.Call 800-923-4357 (24/7/365), Text RecoveryNow to 839863 (8am-11pm PST daily)