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Founders Cafe


Monday to Saturday, Closed Sunday
310 NW Glisan Street, Portland, Oregon

Breakfast 6:30am – 7:30am

Lunch 11:30am – 12:30pm

Dinner 5:00pm – 6:00pm

More Than a Meal 

Anyone in need of a meal is welcome to eat in our Founders’ Cafe located in downtown Portland. We offer well-balanced, good tasting meals six days a week, three times a day in a safe and clean environment. Since 1952, we have been responding to the needs of the most vulnerable in our community by offering this basic need. Our meal volunteers serve every guest a plate of food helping to nourish and restore dignity to the individual without judgment. There are no requirements to enjoy a meal at Blanchet House.

About Our Meal Services

  • Upon opening of the doors guests are welcome to line up inside the Cafe where they will be assigned a table.
  • The Cafe is staffed by men participating in our Residential Programs and compassionate volunteers.
  • Meal guests are welcome to bring to-go containers to fill.
  • Meal guests must exit and get in line for each additional plate of food. This ensures all are fed in a timely manner.


Free Meals. No Questions Asked.



In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they apply for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:  (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

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