William Temple House


William Temple House provides food, counseling, clothing, and household items to Portland-area neighbors to strengthen our community. Our vision is that everyone in our community is fully nourished--emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

Bottom Line for Portland

Our city is struggling. 1 in 10 Portlanders are hungry and our state has one of the highest prevalences of mental illness in the nation. It's time for that to change. 

William Temple House has been tending to community needs since 1965 and we have an answer. We give immediate support through our social services and provide long-term solutions with our one-of-a-kind low-barrier counseling program, all within the same building. In 2022, we supported over 27,000 of Portland’s most vulnerable individuals with counseling, food, and utility assistance. We also trained 38 graduate interns who will become Oregon’s next generation of counselors. 

Portland, there is hope. Every donation to William Temple House helps keep Portlanders out of crisis and nourished—today, tomorrow, and until we’re all supported.


“Because of the ability to access services, I am growing and thriving as a human…I can say in truth that the services at William Temple House have saved my life. I am grateful. Thank you.” —William Temple House Social Services client 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Equity and justice are the core values guiding our work at William Temple House. We strive to design our programs and services to be inclusive of all households and family structures, races and ethnicities, languages spoken, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, faiths, and immigration experiences. Our food pantry is recognized as an LGBTQ+ Affirming Agency in the Oregon Food Bank Network.


November 1st: The first and last donors of the day will receive a limited-edition Ozzy canvas tote bag from our Thrift Store! Commemorate our beloved Ozzy, our thrift store cat who passed this year, with a funky and sustainable canvas tote bag. 

November 15th: Donate $75 or more and receive a free Rose City Fizz 4-pack from For Bitter For Worse! Can't donate $75? No worries - the first and last donors will also get a free Rose City Fizz 4-pack! While supplies last.

November 22nd: Donate $75 or more and receive a 30% discount to the prAna Portland store (must be used in-person). While supplies last.

November 28th: Be the last donor to donate $300 or more and receive a bottle of Soda Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Kenneth Carl 2011 (valued at $150)! 

December 6th: Donate $10+ to WTH or Lift Urban Portland (Lift UP) and you'll be entered to receive a $25 Pizza Thief Gift Card! 

December 13th: Donate $25 or more and get a free Cinema21 movie pass! While supplies last. 

December 20th: Be the fifth donor of the day and receive a limited edition Ozzy canvas tote bag from our Thrift Store! 

December 20th to 25th: All donors who donate $50+ between Dec. 20th and Dec. 25th are in the running to receive one bottle of gin or vodka from New Deal Distillery, courtesy of our friends Milk Crate Kitchen. 

December 27th: Last chance! Be the fifth donor of the day and receive a limited edition Ozzy canvas tote bag from our Thrift Store! 

TWO PRIZES on December 30th: Be the first donor to donate $300 or more and receive a bottle of Soda Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Kenneth Carl 2011 (valued at $150)! Plus, one person donating $30+ will receive a bottle of A to Z sparkling rose. 


All donors will get a 20% discount at our Thrift Store! 


Thank you to our three business partners and three nonprofit partners this year: 

Cinema 21, our long-time partner and neighbor. Cinema 21 is an iconic independent art theater in downtown Portland. 

For Bitter For Worse, a new local business that creates award-winning, complex and tasty non-alcoholic drinks. 

prAna Portland store, who've donated clothing and volunteer hours to our food pantry. prAna creates clothing for positive change - something we can get behind! 

Lift Urban Portland, who we collaborate with often. Lift UP reduces hunger and improves the lives of low-income residents in NW and downtown Portland through a free healthy food pantry and community events. 

Milk Crate Kitchen, a grassroots organization gleaning food to prepare and deliver family meals to people all around Portland at no cost. 

Baby Blues Connection, an organization offering free peer-based support for parents coping with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. 

And thank you to Nathan Graves for assisting with picking our wine incentive this year! 

$13,243 raised of $10,000 goal
174 donations
132% of Goal


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Year Founded: 1965

Tax ID: 930559964


William Temple House is in the Human Services category which is sponsored by The Standard.

They're a medium-sized organization with activities in Multnomah Co.

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