Sisters of the Road


We build authentic relationships and alleviate the hunger of isolation in an atmosphere of nonviolence and gentle personalism that nurtures the whole individual, while seeking systemic solutions that reach the roots of homelessness and poverty.

Bottom Line for Portland

In operation for 42 years, Sisters is known throughout the Portland area as an innovative model that successfully builds authentic, cross-class, cross-cultural relationships. Our model continues to be successful because it was created and is still driven today by the leadership of those experiencing homelessness. Even during the pandemic, Sisters is so much more than a place to get food--it is a place where our houseless friends are welcomed by name.


“I came to Sisters for food and coffee when I was on the streets. You helped me get sober. Now I'm in housing and don't need to come in anymore, but I still do every day because Sisters is my family. You all do so much more than feed us.” Sisters' customer

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Sisters of the Road strives to uproot systemic, institutional, cultural and personal oppressions in our broader community. We believe that this work must be meaningfully guided by people and groups directly experiencing oppressions. We exist to challenge oppression and support our community with the guidance of our organizational philosophies. We also exist to respond to the ongoing and evolving need to push our organization forward to advance our mission.


The first two people to donate $300 or more will each receive a $50 gift certificate to ¿Por Que No?. 

The first four people to donate $200 or more will each receive admittance for two to the Darcelle XV Showplace (a $40 value). 

The first four people to donate $100 or more will each receive a $20 gift certificate to Triumph Coffee.

Business Partner(s)

Darcelle XV & Company have been entertaining audiences in all walks of life for over 50 years with Las Vegas-style cabaret revues of Glitz, Glamour and Comedy. 

¿Por Que No? is a much loved Portland taqueria located on NE Mississippi and SE Hawthorne. 

Triumph Coffee is an awesome coffee shop located on SE 12th avenue that offers vegan and non-vegan treats. 

$54,419 raised of $55,000 goal
586 donations
99% of Goal


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Year Founded: 1979

Tax ID: 930748169

Sisters of the Road is in the Civil & Human Rights category which is sponsored by Comcast

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