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St. Francis Parish Joins the 2016 Bread for the World Campaign

With the encouragement of Fr. Bob Krueger the  St. Francis Parish Community is once again invited to write letters to their congress people asking them to support funding for international maternal and child nutrition programs. Each year Bread for the World runs a campaign inviting parishioners across the country to Read more...

A Long and Fruitful Ministry: Fr. Bob embraces his 60th Anniversary of Ordination

One day this week Fr. Robert Krueger will move past his 60th year of ordination. He will probably not mark this anniversary with pomp and circumstance, but with authentic simplicity and the grace that comes from genuine faith. Over the years Fr. Bob's commitment to non-violence and peacemaking, to justice for Read more...

Job Opening in St. Francis Dining Hall

Isaak Oliansky has given notice. We will be sad to have him go as he has been a wonderful part of the staff. His energy and people skills have had a positive impact on the whole community. Now as he makes plans to move on, working toward his future goals, Read more...



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The Dining Hall is located in the lower level inside the St. Francis Church.

Hot meals are served daily, Mon-Fri 5:00 PM; Sundays 3:30 PM. Here, 150-300 hot meals are served daily to those in need in dignity and peace.


words from pope francis

Laudato Si’ #146. In this sense, it is essential to show special care for indigenous communities and their cultural traditions. They are not merely one minority among others, but should be the principal dialogue partners, especially when large projects affecting their land are proposed. For them, land is not a commodity but rather a gift… Continue Reading

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who we are

St. Francis of Assisi is an urban parish in SE Portland. We are a welcoming congregation, with a special outreach to the poor and marginalized. We operate a Dining Hall, serving an average of 300 people an evening meal, six days a week. Our Dining Hall guests are treated with respect and served a hot meal in a Christian atmosphere of dignity and peace.

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