A List of Free Public Showers in Portland 

We compiled a list of places in the Portland metro area where you can find free or low-fee public showers when experiencing homelessness or lack of permanent shelter.

This page was last updated on July 14, 2022. Contact us with updated information at info@blanchethouse.org.

By Cait Kegley

Access to free public showers is an incredibly important thing for people who are experiencing homelessness or lack permanent shelter. Without access to a shower or other hygiene services, we humans can experience low self-esteem, struggle to find and keep a job, disconnect from social interactions, or place ourselves at higher risk for infections.

Showering on a regular basis helps us meet social standards of cleanliness and outward appearance. It also keeps us healthy by removing bacteria, dead skin cells, and other irritants that might lead to skin issues. 

Jennifer Coon, a Peer Support Specialist in Portland, works with people who are experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity at Blanchet House. She knows through her own experience with homelessness and addiction how important access to a shower can be. 

“Don’t judge a book by its cover. Underneath the filthy pants, grimy hands, and greasy hair is someone with feelings and a story,” Coon says. “They simply need a break like a hot shower and some clean clothes. The struggle is very real.”

Before visiting one of the showers listed below we recommend that you first search Street Roots’ Rose City Resource directory for the most up-to-date information on where to find showers, restrooms, shelter, clothing, food, and more in Portland, OR.

City Team Portland: Free Public Showers

  • Drop-in showers for WOMEN on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1  – 3 p.m.
  • Showers for MEN are offered to guests staying at overnight shelter, check-in 5:45 p.m.
  • Towels are available and toiletries are offered on-site in hygiene kits.
  • Food is served and clothes are offered to whoever may need them.
  • Showers are located on the first floor of the City Team Portland building.


Location and Contact:
526 SE Grand Ave, Portland, Oregon 97214
503-231-9334
portlandinfo@cityteam.org
Website: https://cityteam.org/portland/

Clackamas Service Center Shower Trailer

Clackamas Service Center shower trailer.

Clackamas Service Center

  • All genders.
  • Showers are available Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Clackamas Service Center has a portable shower cart with two separate shower rooms.
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, washcloths, and towels are provided.
  • Razors, combs, and a change of clothes, including new socks and underwear are also available.
  • Public showers are limited to 15 minutes per person. If a visitor is concerned about their ability to undress, shower, and redress within that time frame, they should speak with a volunteer or staff member.
  • Public showers are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Location and Contact:
8800 SE 80th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97206
503-771-7914
www.cscoregon.org

Cultivate Initiatives

Cultivate Initiatives offers free showers at 4-6 different locations weekly throughout Portland. Check their schedule online.

  • Hot showers, clothing, and hygiene products are available.

Contact
503-477-9742
info@cultivatepdx.org
Online Mobile Shower Schedule

Hygiene4All showers and toilets

Hygiene4All shower trailer and toilets.

Hygiene4All

  • All genders.
  • Showers from 3 – 9 p.m. on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. 3 – 7 p.m. on Fridays.
  • Located under the Morrison Bridge, on the corner of SE MLK Blvd. and SE Belmont St.
  • Shower trailer.
  • Soap, towels, hygiene supplies, clean clothing, and medical supplies are available.
  • Sanitized port-a-potties are available. 
  • Household trash disposal.
  • Charge electronic devices.
  • The last shower of the day is 45 minutes before closing time. 
  • Closed for federal holidays and Oct 31., Nov. 22-29 Dec. 21-26, and Dec. 31-Jan. 2.


Location and Contact:
Under the Morrison Bridge on the East Side of the river.
971-236-2524
www.h4apdx.org

 

Portland Rescue Mission Showers.

Portland Rescue Mission shower room.

Portland Rescue Mission

  • Showers are only for MEN who are staying in the emergency basement shelter. 
  • 2-4 p.m.

Requirements:
Must be a registered guest of the mission.

Location and Contact:
111 W Burnside, Portland, Or 97209
503-906-7690
portlandrescuemission.org

Sunnyside Shower Project

  • Tuesdays 1-5pm (vaccination not required)
  • Thursdays 1-5pm & Saturdays 2-6pm (vaccination required)
  • Must make an appointment. Appointments are 30 min.
  • Showers are cleaned between appointments. 

Location and Contact:
Methodist Church, 3520 SE Yamhill
For an appointment, call or text Hannah at 917-538-1623.

 

Transition Projects Resource Center waiting room.

Transition Projects Resource Center waiting room.

Transition Projects, Inc.

  • All genders.
  • Showers are available daily from 8 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. The last time slot is 2:05 p.m. 
  • 15-minute time limit per shower. 
  • Towels, soap, and shampoo are provided. 
  • Showers are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Requirements:
A TPI registration required. Any one can register.

Location and Contact:
650 NW Irving Street, Portland, OR, 97209
Located in the Bud Clark Commons Building
503-280-4700
Contact Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. – 4  p.m.
Website

Mobile shower truck

Mobile shower truck.

Union Gospel Mission at Parkrose United Church of Christ

  • All genders.
  • Free public showers are available from 11  a.m. – 3 p.m. on Wednesdays.
  • Public showers are located in a mobile shower trailer.
  • Soap, shampoo, and towels are provided.
  • Underwear and clothes are not provided.

Requirements:

  • None.

Location and Contact:
12505 NE Halsey St. at Parkrose United Church of Christ
503-274-4483
ugmportland.org

Small Fee Showers

Many truck stops and large travel centers have showers for a small fee.

Jubitz Truck Stop Shower Stall

Jubitz Truck Stop shower stall.

Jubitz Truck Stop

  • Open 24 hours.
  • $15 for a shower. 
  • Towel provided with refundable $10 deposit.

 

Location:
10210 N Vancouver Way, Portland, OR 97217
503-283-1111
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