PIP Volunteers

RAIN OR SHINE

52 WEEKS A YEAR

Fighting Hunger In Portland since 19912018-12-10T18:58:47+00:00
Annual Christmas Dinner

POTLUCK IN THE PARK

25th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER

HOLIDAY BAKED GOODS NEEDED

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Christmas at the Art Museum

Each year Potluck in the Park, in partnership with the Portland Art Museum, hosts an annual free Christmas Dinner.

This year our meal will be served on Christmas Day –
Tuesday, December 25th

Noon – 3pm

Location: Portland Art Museum

Volunteer Sign Up is Now OPEN

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Fighting Hunger in Portland.

Rain or shine, 52 weeks a year, hundreds of needy people have a hot meal and a community gathering place because generous supporters like you. Understanding food is a human right and hunger is a human wrong. Every Sunday for twenty-five years Potluck in the Park volunteers have prepared and served healthy wholesome meals with dignity and kindness. The secret to Potluck in the Park’s staying power is the story of its people.  Our tenacious teams of career-volunteers have inspired thousands of other volunteers to donate their time, talent and money to fight hunger in Portland.  Their dedication and passion has made Potluck in the Park a touchstone for a community in crisis

To provide cover during the winter months
WE ARE MOVING

(TEMPORARILY) to WATERFRONT PARK under the SW HAWTHORNE BRIDGE RAMP
For your safety, please cross Naito Parkway from Main St. or from Columbia St.

WINTER LOCATION EFFECTIVE
NOVEMBER 18!

3:00pm Every Sunday
Ticketing will still begin at Noon

  Potluck in the Park has provided a free hot meal to anyone in need every Sunday since 1991, rain or shine.

Sunday Volunteer Sign-up Now Open

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Our Smiling Cat : 1930’s Hobo Signs

During the Great Depression of the 1930’s “hobo signs” were scratched on pavement or fence posts in front of houses across the country. The symbol of the smiling cat meant, “Kindhearted Woman” – someone who could be counted upon for Smiling Cata friendly word and perhaps a warm meal. In hobo language it was a high complement; today it still is. Potluck in the Park has adopted the smiling cat to symbolize what we stand for: A safe haven, rain or shine. We have been serving warm meals to those in need since 1991.

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Our VOLUNTEERS
speak out.

Please take a few moments to watch this short video and learn more about Potluck in the Park.

In Memory
of our friend Karl