“The transformative power of love is the foundation for all meaningful social change.bell hooks

What's Happening Now

Full Plate Project

We are all about filling plates and filling hearts at Sisters!

Celebrate the work that we do together during Full Plate Project, our summer... See all events >

Healthy Plate Project at Portland Farmers Markets

Gather up your green barter cards and take a ride on the MAX with us! Once a week throughout the Spring and Summer we’ll take a trip to Portland... See all events >

Services around town

Emergency Shelter and Services for anyone experiencing homelessness in Multnomah County available here.

211 Health and Human Services can be found... See all events >

About Us

211 Cooling Center Info

Sisters Of The Road is a nonprofit Cafe in Portland’s Old Town neighborhood working to create systemic change that will end poverty and homelessness forever by providing nourishing meals in a safe, dignified space. We work to build community one relationship at a time, with nonviolence and gentle personalism, believing everyone has a piece of the truth and that we are all more than the sum of our current situation or past experiences. We interrupt violence and oppression in all forms and our Cafe is a Safer Space where everyone is welcome. Our belief in food justice and universal human rights are reflected in Sisters’ barter work program where folks can work to pay $1.50 for a meal and drink (same price since 1979!) if you aren’t able to pay with cash. We accept cash, SNAP benefits/EBT cards, meal coupons and barter cards. First time guests, families and customers who, for medical reasons, are unable to do any of the work involved in running the Cafe receive a meal and drink at no charge.

Meal Coupons can be redeemed in our Cafe for a meal and a drink or at Portland area farmer’s markets during the growing season. Meal Coupons are an innovative way to share a meal and start a conversation while responding to need in our community. If you’d like to purchase meal cards for $2.00 each, they’re available online here or give us a call or stop by our development office at 618 NW Davis (Tuesday - Saturday, 9-5).

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Food Justice in 100 Seconds

100 Seconds with sisters of the road.