• Inspired to dream
  • Inspired for change
  • Inspired by Faith

Who are we?

Learn who we are

Blanchet House has been lending a helping hand to the Portland community since 1952, following a simple mission dedicated to serving those in need.

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What we do

Blanchet House will always have a focus on feeding the poor, but we are excited to now offer case management services to place an added emphasis on the quality of our guest’s futures.

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Founders Café

With frequent donations from various food partners throughout the city, Blanchet is able to consistently provide nearly 1,200 nutritious meals per day.

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Our History

The origins of Blanchet first started in 1938 at the University of Portland when a group of students organized to form a social and service club focused on serving the poor.

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Upcoming Events

Farm Picnic

Strategic Planning

Christmas Party

Founders Brunch

Directions to Blanchet House



Greg Baker

Greg Baker

Executive Director
Kelly Crop

Kelly Wetherald

Executive Assistant

Dennis Arnold

Purchasing, Building and Food Services Manager
Rene Pugmire

Rene Pugmire

Residential Program and Transitional Housing Manager