A Meal.

A Home.

A Future.

Blanchet House serves anyone who comes to our doors without judgment. We believe everyone deserves food, clothes, community, and hope.

On a mission to alleviate suffering and offer hope for a better life by serving essential aid with dignity.

What We Do

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Hot Meals

The Founders Café is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday-Saturday. We serve freshly prepared, well-balanced meals to anyone who comes to our doors during meal hours.

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Farm Program

Blanchet Farm, located one hour outside Portland, is a men’s transitional residential program that offers an opportunity to build a healthier sober life in a rural setting.

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House Program

The downtown Portland residential program offers a free safe space to recover and refocus for 8 months. Through dignity and respect, we help you build towards the life you want.

Ways to Help


Compassionate people aged 14 and older are needed to serve meals, sort clothing, and more. Easily sign up online.

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Your financial support makes a powerful difference in the lives of the people in need of Blanchet’s life-sustaining services.

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Help our guests experiencing homelessness from your home. Make toiletry care kits, sack lunches, or collect clothing and sleeping essentials.

Latest News & Events

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Funding Blanchet Farm, $1 Million Away From Opening New Doors

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Blanchet Farm Needs Funding to Complete Construction and Open Doors to Oregonians in Need FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Yamhill County, OR -- Blanchet Farm, a one-of-a-kind rural program for addiction recovery,…
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Harm Reduction Saves Lives, I Know Because It Saved Mine

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Harm reduction can lessen health and safety risks associated with drug use.  By Duke Reiss  In my time working as a Peer Support Specialist at Blanchet House in downtown Portland,…
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Blanchet House Announces Campaign to Rebuild Blanchet Farm

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Blanchet House Announces Building Pathways Home Campaign, to Rebuild Facilities for Addiction Recovery at Blanchet Farm Oct. 1, 2023 -- The public phase of Blanchet House’s campaign to rebuild Blanchet…
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How to Donate Food Safely: Expiration Dates and Good Samaritan Laws

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A guide for understanding how to donate food safely to food banks and charity kitchens. By Jon Seibert  Blanchet House is well known for the thousands of meals we serve…


“How we walk with the broken speaks louder than how we sit with the great.”

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Our Story

Blanchet House was founded in 1952 by a group of University of Portland alumni as a house of hospitality in the model of those established by the Catholic Worker Movement.

It started with a simple mission to offer food to the unemployed in Old Town. Since then, Blanchet has grown to provide clothing, hygiene items, community, and transitional recovery programs to thousands of people every year downtown and at a farm.

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We make a difference, one relationship at a time, through food, clothing, and supportive housing programs.


We welcome and serve meals to everyone with compassion and dignity. Join as a guest, a volunteer, a resident, a donor, or a supporter.


There are many people in immediate need of food, clothing, access to hygiene, shelter, community, and hope.


Your gift will help stabilize lives by providing meals, transitional housing, and other vital services to vulnerable individuals and families.