Portland and Multnomah County Oregon free clothes, back to school supplies and clothing closets.

Receive free clothes, household goods, baby or school supplies, furniture and more from Multnomah County and Portland area clothing closets. Several non-profit centers and churches in the region accept donations from people in the community and they then redistribute the clothes as well as other items to the needy and less fortunate. They also provide free stuff in all counties in the region, including Clackamas and Washington.

Some of the items distributed can include clothing or uniforms for work or school. Another focus is on helping newborns and pregnant women and many clothing closets may provide baby supplies, clothing, diapers, furniture including cribs or other goods. The pacific northwest and Oregon can have some cold spells during the winter, so free winter coats, hats, boots, and other goods can be passed out during the winter, especially to children and students.

Some of the leading centers in the greater Portland Oregon area are below. If a location can't meet your needs, or if a center is not near you, then referrals may be available.

Children's Club Inc.
3520 SE Yamhill Street
Portland, Oregon 97214
(503) 233-2246
Kids can get free birthday toys, school supplies including book bags, shoes, and more. There may also be some basic furniture, including beds.

City Team International
Location : 526 SE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
Main phone: (503) 231-9334
When available, will have clothing items for women. In addition, will offer shelter, especially during the winter months and any severe weather in Oregon. Daily meals may be served too.





Sunnyside United Methodist Church
Clothing closet address: 3520 SE Yamhill Street
Portland, OR 97214
Hotline: (503) 235-8726
The center accepts donations and provides some or all of the following to those who qualify. Receive personal hygiene products, diapers, shampoo, baby hygiene products, household cleaning products, pull ups, new pillows and clothing, socks and undergarments (for adults and children).

Portland Dress For Success
1532 NE 37th Street
Portland, OR 97232
Main phone: (503) 249-7300
A goal is to help women find a job. The non-profit will offer interview suits to help low-income women on a job interview and/or to help them make a successful transition into the workforce. In addition to that, sign up for the Dress for Success Professional Women's Group program.

It offers ongoing support and case management through monthly meetings and mentorship. An on site career center also assists clients in Multnomah County with job searches, resumes, access to computers and fax machines, and the free use of a telephone.





Fish Emergency Service, Incorporated
Address: 1335 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97214
(503) 233-5533
Service Description:
May have small household goods, gently used clothing, personal care products, and even maternity or infant clothing. Some small or mid size furniture and appliances may be given out for free. Also get information and referral to other community resources, including state of Oregon and federal government resources. The clothing closet, which also has free clothes or uniforms for school as well as supplies for students, is open weekly.

Bridgetown Ministries
Portland, OR 97209
Call (503) 664-0653
Clothing, such as winter coats and other items, are available along with a bike repair service. They also offer personal hygiene, including haircuts.

Mother And Child Education Center
1515 NE 41st Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
Main Phone: (503) 249-5801 24 hours
Helps pregnant moms and newborns. The center offers a 24-hour help lines for concerns and parenting questions. Or get free pregnancy tests. The location may also have free clothing & household supplies for nursing mothers and pregnant women. The Portland non-profit also provides clothing and emergency supplies for babies, items usually include blankets, diapers, baby food, formula, and sleepers.

Pregnancy Resource Centers Of Greater Portland Lloyd Center
Address: 1626 NE 9th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97232
Main phone: (503) 284-1977
There are several of these centers in Multnomah County and the Portland region.

Volunteers Of America Oregon, Incorporated
Main Phone: (503) 239-7944
The Portland center has a thrift store, free back to school supply drives, bookbags, shoes, and more. More on help from Volunteers of America.




Free furniture bank of Clackamas, Washington and Multnomah County
There are a few places to call. They try to offer kitchen supplies, pots, pans, beds, sheets, and many other furniture items for free. Call (503) 347-2147 for Tualatin or (503) 235-8786 in Portland Oregon. There will be other kid and adult items provided too.

Community Warehouse
Main address - 3969 NE Martin Luther King, Jr.
Portland, Oregon 97212
Call (503) 235-8786 for hours and intake.
Beds, tables, couches, dining chairs, and many other furniture items may be given out. Or get computers, laptops, and vintage goods along with clothes such as suits or pants.

International Center For Traditional Childbearing
Ictc Building, 2942 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Portland, OR 97212
Telephone: (503) 460-9324

Location : 1435 NE 81st Avenue, Suite 100
Portland, OR 97213
Call (503) 232-2031
Provides gloves, food, blankets, sleeping bags, tarps, socks, feminine hygiene items, underwear, winter hats, jackets, razors, and even deodorant.

NE Portland Donation Site
6929 Ne Halsey Street
Portland, OR 97213
Call the center at (503) 777-4736

Portland Rescue Mission Burnside Shelter
111 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
Accepts donations, and then will redistribute goods to the homeless and poor. May also sell clothing or household items at a thrift store. Continue with Rescue Mission in Portland.

Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter
11 NW 5th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209
Main phone: (503) 227-0810

St Andre Bessette Catholic Church
601 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
Call (503) 228-0746 for hours of clothing distribution.
The church accepts and distributes donations of sleeping bags, non-perishable food, Adult clothing, winter/rain coats, blankets, backpacks, personal hygiene items, underwear, coffee mugs, and socks.





Transition Projects Inc., Day Center
650 NW Irving Street
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 280-4700

Union Gospel Mission
Address of main pantry/closet - 3 NW Third Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 274-4483

William Temple House
2023 NW Hoyt Street
Portland, OR 97209
Main telephone: (503) 226-3021
May have oral hygiene products, up to five day supply of free food, and a children's clothing closet, including for students and teenagers.

Allen Temple Emergency Aid Center
4214 NE Eighth Avenue
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 284-1010
While crisis support is a focus, there may also be long term support. Low income families and seniors can be given free furniture when moving to a home or apartment. Or get clothes for work or school uniforms and supplies too. Or seek applications to cash aid.

Native American Youth And Family Center
5135 NE Columbia Boulevard
Portland, OR 97218
(503) 288-8177

Portland Homeless Family Solutions
Portland, OR 97201
Main phone: (503) 915-8307
Distributes winter coats for students,  blankets, baby and personal hygiene items, formula, and more.

Southeast Community Church Food Pantry
5535 SE Rhone Street, Enter Downstairs On South East Corner
Portland, Oregon 97206
(503) 895-6102

Christ Memorial Community Church
Main address - 1552 North Killingsworth Street
Portland, Oregon 97217
Phone - (503) 972-2122
Among other assistance programs, and annual back to school event that gives away supplies is offered.

William Temple House Thrift Store
Address - 2230 NW Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 222-3328
A thrift store sells gently used good and clothing to the general public.





Francis Center
6535 SE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97266
Phone - (503) 775-6784
Provides used clothing, free food, information and referral, groceries and limited utility assistance. At most $35 is paid out to qualified families.

Portland Adventist Community Services-PACS-Thrift Store
11020 NE Halsey Street
Portland, OR 97220
Main phone: (503) 252-8500
May pass out free low-cost clothing, furniture, and household items to Multnomah County families. Please donate extra goods if you can.

Esther's Pantry
10202 SE 32nd Avenue, Suite 601
Milwaukie, Oregon 97222
Telephone - (503) 349-4699
Offers assistance to residents with  HIV/AIDS. A food pantry and thrift store are also available.

10750 SE 42nd Avenue
Milwaukie, OR 97222
(503) 654-9593

Human Solutions, Inc. Family Winter Shelter
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
12505 NE Halsey Street
Portland, OR 97230
(503) 256-2280
Accepts donations of household cleaning supplies, blankets, linens, winter clothing, coats, unopened personal hygiene products, new sock and underwear (for both men and women), and toiletries, disposable and non-disposable kitchen ware, baby formula, canned food (especially soup), frozen dinners, fruits and vegetables, and more.

Madonna's Center
13800 SE Webster Rd Suite 101
Milwaukie, OR 97222
(503) 653-1595

Good Samaritan Center Of North Portland
8160 N Jersey St.
Portland, OR 97203
Main number - (503) 719-9460

Portland Rescue Mission Shepherd's Door
Address: 13207 NE Halsey Street
Portland, Oregon 97230
(503) 906-7650





Salvation Army Cascade Division SE 194th Avenue
473 SE 194th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97233
Main phone: (503) 618-8270
Various social services are offered. Some of what may be provided includes a free clothing closet and thrift store. Children can receive Christmas assistance from the Angel tree and other holiday programs. The store will sell low cost furniture, tables, lamps, and other items,. Some very limited emergency financial assistance may be offered for paying bills or rent in a crisis. This is the local branch of one of the nation's leading charities. More on Salvation Army in Portland Oregon.


By Jon McNamara

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