Friends of Hopewell House


To provide the most compassionate and innovative care to those at the end of life, in a home-like setting. To shape and share what it means to "live well in the presence of death"


Bottom Line for Portland

Since 2019, Friends of Hopewell House has been working continuously to reopen Hopewell House, a residential facility for Portland residents in need at the end of life. With your help, we have purchased the property, begun hiring permanent staff, and are putting the finishing touches on the house. We're now in the final preparations to open in January of 2023.


"The week before my brother’s death I was a guest at Hopewell House. The staff, incredible people seemed to break all the rules usually imposed at hospitals, they pushed my brother’s bed out into the sunny courtyard where we “enjoyed” boisterous family gatherings, even my brother’s dog “Brillo” was allowed to romp on his bed, kissing his master’s face… resigned as we now were, that weekend we were almost happy… I was so grateful and touched by this. The folks at Hopewell House even provided a suite where my parents could spend the night to be near their son! They probably knew we had very little time left. He died the next day."  - Antoinette Gordon

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Hopewell House is working to make end-of-life care available to all Portlanders through building and training a diverse staff, equipping the house for a wide range of cultural and religious death-care practices, and cultivating relationships in the community. We seek to build this capacity by holding listening circles throughout Portland with various communities, which have been taking place in 2022 as we prepare to open and will continue during regular operation. 


Sarah Newhall is matching up to $10,000 in donations!

Business Partner(s)

OH PLANNING + DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE is kindly partnering with us on this project by providing their renovation and design expertise as an in kind donation. Check them out here.


LA MAISON is consulting with our team to make the interior design of Hopewell House feel like home. See their website here.


PARR LUMBER is donating the cedar for the beautiful upgraded ceiling in our portico and residential wing. Learn about them here.

$15,575 raised of $50,000 goal
154 donations
31% of Goal


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Year Founded: 2019

Tax ID: 843380179

Friends of Hopewell House is in the Health category which is sponsored by CareOregon

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