A special thank you

As we sink into summer session with our community’s most vulnerable young people, we’d like to send a sincere thank you to our donors and sponsors for the generous contributions they've made to p:ear this year.

p:ear is hiring!

We are looking for a new Safe Space / Floor Coordinator to join our team. Read the full job description here!

Introducing p:ear Bike Works

​We are SO EXCITED to announce the opening of p:ear Bike Works, our new bike repair and repurposed bike shop in East Portland.

Goodbye to Joy

p:ear founder and program director Joy Cartier retires in August

Every day, Homeless Youth Enter Through Our Doors And We Share

We offer warmth. We receive trust, humor and gratitude. With your help, we build love and hope for a different future.

Community Partner Profile: ThinkShout

ThinkShout employees have supported p:ear creative events like the upcoming Smiths to Smithereens 80s College Rock Benefit Concert as well as working with pear’s art program to create cool tee shirts.

It’s Give!Guide time!

It’s Give!Guide season again! Donate to p:ear through the G!G and get cool stuff!

Rec Program Hits The Ropes

p:ear Wilderness Rec program spent a phenomenal day of fall climbing with youth at French’s Dome. We topped out and rapped off for some incredible views!

Homelessness & The Brain

On Thursday, October 19th, p:ear joins NW Noggin in hosting “Homelessness & the Brain,” an event designed to raise awareness and understanding of the critical link between affordable housing and brain health.

Next volunteer training, May 19th

If you’d like to mentor, cook, or help out at p:ear fill out the volunteer application and contact Joy Cartier about signing up for the next volunteer training at p:ear, Saturday January 20th.

And the winner is… p:ear barista school latte art competition

It’s been a year since the p:ear coffee window opened for business! Thank you to everyone who came out for free drinks and the latte art competition on September 15th. Plus the Owen Jones-designed parklet perfectly captured the 90’s nostalgia for “Friends” and Central Perk.

Summiting South Sister

From recreation coordinator Nate: "We summited the South Sister at 9:30 this morning. Elevation: 10,358ft.”

Visiting Seattle!

On July 11th the p:ear art program got the chance to spend the day in Seattle. This trip started with youth and staff meeting at p:ear at 7:30 am, loading a north bound Amtrak train and getting back to p:ear at 10:45pm.

p:ear receives Bending Toward Justice Award

Senator Jeff Merkley awarded p:ear directors Beth, Pippa and Joy the 2017 award for p:ear’s work in “making the world a better place.”

IKEA makes over p:ear!

p:ear won a $10,000 IKEA makeover to help improve Safe Space, the p:ear kitchen and pantry, and provide much-needed items for youth moving into housing. With some help from IKEA Portland employees and volunteers, p:ear put together brand new tables, chairs, and shelves!

Volunteer Profile: Dave Boeckel

Meet current volunteer and board member Dave Boeckel CEO of William Henry who has been helping out a p:ear every Friday since 2015.

Chance, charm, serendipity and unwavering love: Celebrating 15 years of p:ear

15 years ago, we envisioned a place where kids could reach their highest potential; a place where the emotional maturation of a young person was as important as food and shelter: a place where young people could be nurtured and trusted to grow into healthy adults.

New barista school graduates!

Come celebrate on April 6th at 6pm as three youth graduate from the eight week barista job training program in partnership with Nossa Familia! The p:ear gallery will be open for First Thursday from 5 pm to 8 pm for “An Eduction” featuring the art of Jeremy Okai Davis and p:ear youth artists.

Use your wedding to give back

Planning wedding? Not sure if you need another toaster or set of salad tongs? Register to give back to p:ear through The Good Beginning!

Live Auction preview for p:earblossoms FuturePast!

Picture eleven kilometers of pristine white-sand beaches in Thailand. You and 5 lucky friends will be making yourself home in this sporting paradise, renowned for world class rock climbing, jungle exploring, swimming and cocktail sipping. Full amenities included!

Grocery shop for p:ear this week via AmazonPrime Now!

Amazon Prime Now will deliver these perishable items to p:ear within a 2hr delivery. Set delivery to p:ear, 338 NW 6th ave Portland, OR, within our open hours, 8am to 2pm Tues-Friday. Forwarding order confirmation email to kitchen@pearmentor.org can get you a tax-deductible donation receipt/be good for the heads up. Also check to see if your items are eligible for Amazon Smile!

Love in Print art show benefiting p:ear

Opening First Friday, February 3rd, 2017 from 6-10pm with additional show hours – 12-4pm on Saturday Feb. 4th and Sunday Feb. 5th.