Soup for the Soul is Back!

The second annual event touts a lineup of Portland's favorite chefs

Over the last month we have had a number of exciting announcements about Soup for the Soul .  In addition to adding some new chefs to our already stellar lineup, Fox 12's very own Andy Carson will be serving as emcee.

Soup for the SoulOur line up has names that will make any foodie jump for joy.  Expect to be wowed with offerings from Amanda Ames of Chez Joly, Christopher Israel of Grüner, Daniel Mondok of formerly of Sel Gris and Genoa, and who is soon to announce the name of his new place, Aurelian Mott of Bernie's Southern Bistro, Karen Pride and Brittney Galloway of Prasad, Greg Samples of Portland Prime, and Ramona White leading a team from the Oregon Culinary Institute.  If that wasn't enough we will also have offerings from local favorites, Cupcake Jones and Widmer Brewing Company.  All that, topped off with music from a trio led by Frank Tribble makes this an event that cannot be missed.

Please visit www.soupforthesoulpdx.com to buy a ticket to this unique event and help support Transition Projects.  Stay tuned for updates on Facebook and Twitter.

Six Month Anniversary at the Bud Clark Commons 

Oh how time flies!  Six short months ago, Transition Projects moved in to the new Bud Clark Commons, which is home to Doreen’s Place, a 90-bed residential program, and our day center, where Transition Projects clients can access numerous resources that will assist them in ending their homelessness. 

Peter Korn with The Portland Tribune has followed the Bud Clark Commons very closely and two articles published this week highlight the impact of the new facility.

Bud Clark CommonsNew center helps homeless wash away street stigma

http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=13

A community on common ground

http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=132631905341616400

New Needs for the New Year

Was one of your New Year's resolutions to clean out that attic, closet, or garage?  If this is the case, Transition Projects would love to recieve your unused or gently used items.  Here are some ideas of things that we really need.

  • Plus sized men's clothing and underwear
  • Pillows and linens to be used in our residential programs
  • Art supplies for classes and open labs
  • Flash Drives for use in our computer labs
  • Board Games and Playing Cards for use in residential programs and Women's Winter Shelter
  • Housewares and cleaning products for clients moving into housing

You can always bring your items to our donations desk at 665 NW Hoyt st. Portland, OR 97209.

Serena Cruz Walsh joins Board of Directors

Serena Cruz WalshTransition Projects would like to welcome Serena Cruz Walsh to its Board of Directors.  Serena has a long history of involvement in our community. 

Her company City House Builders creates affordable, sustainable housing in urban areas.  In her previous role as Multnomah County Commissioner, she was involved in the Bridges to Housing effort, an expansive, four county strategy to house homeless families.  In addition, Serena served on the committee for the 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness. 

Serena’s expertise and dedication will be a great addition to our Board.