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Close up of Food Pantry Shelves

We operate a free food pantry that shoppers may visit up to twice a month. You can choose from a wide selection of fresh food to take home, including meat and eggs, fresh produce, dry and canned goods, and dairy products.

Portland’s Free Food Resource

*Please note the entrance of the Preston's Pantry is located in the rear of First United Methodist Church next to the playground.


You’ll find Preston’s Pantry conveniently located near the Goose Hollow Tri-Met stop in the back of First United Methodist Church. It can be accessed by the Red and Blue MAX lines and bus lines 6, 24, 58, and 68. Bus lines 51 and 63 are also nearby and drop riders a few blocks from the free food pantry.

1838 SW Jefferson St,​ Portland, OR 97201

Preston's Portland

Free Food Pantry*

  1. You live in Downtown or Northwest Portland (zip codes: 97201, 97204, 97205, 97209, 97210, 97239). If you live beyond these zip codes, use the Oregon Food Bank’s Food Finder for nearby resources.

  2. Your income level meets the required guidelines.

You are eligible to shop at Preston’s Pantry if:

Tuesdays*, Thursdays, and Fridays
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Tuesdays are by appointment only for people experiencing mobility challenges or health conditions that require assistance while standing, waiting, or shopping. Appointments are available from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Currently, there are no available appointments. Add your name to the waitlist here. Have questions regarding appointments? Contact Program Manager Teresa Steichen at 503-221-1224 x105.

Note: We will not accommodate same-day appointments. 

Appointments are not necessary on Thursdays and Fridays. Instead, we allocate Thursday and Friday shopping times through a lottery drawing. Please arrive no earlier than 2:00 pm, but you must arrive by 2:30 pm to participate in the lottery. The lottery will begin shortly afterward — usually between 2:40-2:45 pm. Using a lottery system ensures everyone has an equal opportunity to shop. Please arrive before 5:45 pm to shop, or we will ask you to return the next shopping day. 

Hours of Operation

Voluneers in the Lift UP Free Food Market

The Lift UP Free Food Market takes place on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 11:00 am to noon. It is open to the general public — first come, first served.

  • Featuring fresh produce and shelf-stable items from Oregon Food Bank

  • Open to everybody, regardless of where you live

Location and time:
1200 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210
Parking lot of the Legacy Good Samaritan Clinic
Location: On the corner of NW 23rd and NW Northrup

Lift UP Free Food Market

For more information on how to access free food, please:

•  Check out the Other Resources page on this website; or
• Contact us at or 503-221-1224 ext. 110. 

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