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Join our creative communiy

Grab some food. Get connected to what you need. Whether a bus pass, safe space to make art, job training or just someone to talk to – we’re here.

Who is eligible to attend p:ear?

You can enroll at p:ear before your 24th birthday. We are happy to talk with you to discuss your eligibility at any time. Because we have limited resources, we ask that you currently be homeless or in unstable housing. We will ask to see some form of ID to check your age, but will help you get ID if you don’t have any.

How to enroll

Come to p:ear anytime Tuesday through Friday from 9:00am – 2:00pm and we can help you get signed up! p:ear is located at: 338 NW 6th Ave. Portland, OR 97209

What to expect at p:ear

p:ear is a creative, inclusive community of brilliant and resilient young people moving through and beyond homelessness. At p:ear, you can grab a homecooked meal, supply up, connect with peers, learn new creative skills, find cool projects, sign up for field trips, and more! All are welcome at p:ear, and if we can’t help with something, we will do our best to locate someone who can.

Unsure if p:ear is right for you? Swing by and say hello! Give us a call or message us on Instagram! You’ll be met with a friendly face.

p:ear youth say

"Through this place I have finally gained the courage to go to school and to trust adults again to guide me instead of hurt me and lead me astray. I am so grateful for p:ear."
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~ S.
“Don't just use p:ear for the resources. Really ask questions and dig into all that's there. There's so much.”
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~ B.
“There are kind people and thoughtful staff here."
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~ D.
“The resources help you get back on your feet, and it's a great place to find creative or fun outlets."
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~ S.
"Don't be afraid by the creative aspect of p:ear. Just go! Give it a chance and put your heart into it. I promise you'll find things you enjoy. All artists and non-artists are welcome here."
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~ R.
"I love that there's no drama here. The environment is calm and the food is better than other places I go. It's open during hours that NAFY and OI are not open so you can hop to and from each place."
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~ J.
"There's chill vibes here. I never feel unsafe at p:ear like I do other places. It's a place to find therapeutic outlets in a non-judgmental space."
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~ B.
"Very kind staff. When rules need to be enforced, they give you a gentle reminder and treat you with respect. I only wish p:ear was open more often."
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~ C.
"Whether you're good at art or not, you will be respected and loved here. p:ear is about relationships before anything else."
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~ T.