* VAN DRIVER NEEDED: The Portland Council urgently needs a volunteer driver for our van to help us for about 6 hours a week to pick up donations. You will need to be able to lift approximately 40 lbs. If you could help us, please call Stephanie at 503-595-2286 or Brian at 503-234-5387. Thank you!
Jan 102018


Spotlight Conference


The St. Vincent de Paul Society was first established at All Saints Catholic Church in 1935. Traditionally the groups work quietly as the main social outreach in the parish. An ongoing food drive in the All Saints Conference provides food distributed to needy families and individuals living within the parish borders. Special baskets are prepared for those in need during the holidays, coordinated by Bill Leineweber. The current president of the All Saints Conference is Chris Bushman. All Saints Conference member Bob Dewar has served on the SVdP Board of Directors for several years.

The church and conference are located at 3947 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97232.

 January 10, 2018  Posted by at 11:08 am Uncategorized Comments Off on SPOTLIGHT
Jan 022018
Pantry Appeal Image

The SVdP Portland Council is running very low on some things critically needed by our clients, particularly the children. We ask your help to ensure our area children get basics needed for daily living, such as protein foods and hygiene items. Would you please consider donating the following to our pantry?

  •                    Canned tuna
  •                     Canned beef and chicken stew
  •                     Canned ravioli
  •                     Peanut butter
  •                     Canned fruit and shelf-stable individual fruit juices

Also needed are:

  •                     Family size bars of soap, shampoo and deodorant

******Don’t forget—Fred Meyer partners with St. Vincent de Paul—so a portion of your purchases from Fred Meyer will be donated to us.******

We’re located at 8101 SE Cornwell St., just a few blocks north of the Johnson Creek Fred Meyer. You can drop off your donation at our warehouse Mondays and Fridays from 8:00 – 12:00 & 1:00 – 4:00, and Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 2:30 – 4:00.

Thank you for your generosity and for making a difference in the lives of our hungry neighbors! 


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Jan 022018

We have recently lost two loved members of our community, Tom Lewandowski and the mother of Archbishop Sample.

On December 28th, Tom Lewandowski from St. Therese Conference passed away. Tom had been Conference President at St. Therese for the last 5 years. He was legally blind and had to take the bus or get a ride to all of the Conference meetings—and Tom was always there. Tom was also a great help to our Emergency Services and He will be missed.


Please keep Archbishop Sample in your prayers. His mother passed away on New Year’s Eve Day—December 31st at the age of 89. A prayer service is set for Thursday, Jan. 4, at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland.

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On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Portland Council, and the Conference Presidents as well, we wish to thank Bob Gazewood for his many years of dedicated service to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. As a long time Board member, his judgment, support, and counsel have been invaluable. Bob brought his […]

The Portland Council Welcomes New Staff

The SVdP’s Portland Council would like to introduce two new staff who recently joined our team: Mike Armentrout, Accounting Manager and Craig Loughridge, Emergency Services Manager. Mike, a Certified Management Accountant with a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Montana, has many years’ experience as an accounting manager and comes to us most recently […]

Directions to Portland Council Headquarters

Directions to Portland Council Headquarters

The Portland Council is in a new building at 8101 SE Cornwell Street. This is just across the street from the north edge of the Johnson Creek Fred Meyer parking lot, and a half block west of SE 82nd Avenue. It’s also one block east of the Clackamas Service Center. Public transportation is available via […]