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Founders Cafe


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

Breakfast 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Delicious Food for Everyone 

You are invited to enjoy meals in our cafe free of charge. No questions asked. Since 1952, we’ve been serving delicious, hot meals three times a day in a safe, clean and friendly dining room to anyone who would like one. There are no requirements to enjoy a meal at Blanchet House of Hospitality. Volunteers serve every guest a plate of food with respect and dignity. Learn more about our mission.

How the Meal Service Works

  • Guests are directed to a table by a friendly host. (All hosts are residents of our life-saving housing program.)
  • Guests are welcome to enjoy as many plates of food as they like. You can even bring a to-go container. Just let a volunteer know.
  • In order to serve everyone quickly we ask that you go through the line for each serving unless you are physically unable to.
  • Want to skip the line? Arrive toward the end of the meal service after most people have been fed.
  • We cannot accommodate dietary restrictions as we do not have the capacity to make different meals.
  • Volunteers aged 12-years-old and up can serve. Sign up to volunteer.
  • On street parking only. Close to MAX and bus lines.
Blanchet House plate of food

Our Food

Blanchet House rescues fresh, excess food from businesses around Portland like the Oregon Convention Center and Trader Joe’s. We received over 300,00 pounds of donated food in 2019 and got it to hungry people. All other food is purchased from the Oregon Food Bank.

Every dish is prepared, cooked and served with care by men residing in our housing program. We do our best to serve a balanced plate of protein, vegetable, carbohydrates and fruit. It is hard to predict what we might get donated so we have to be creative.

Call us if you have food to donate at 503-241-4340. We can only pick up large quantities as we have only one driver to send out.

What is a House of Hospitality? Watch our video to learn about the amazing people offering compassion and hope at our cafe, house and farm.


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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