700 NE Dekum St. Portland, OR 97211
(503) 828-0884

Frequently Asked Questions

How can my charity get supported by The Oregon Public House?

We have several different partnerships and programs that you can get involved in, including our primary GIVE Menu partnership, Charity of the Day events, and our Pints with Purpose and Donation of the Month programs. You can read all about these options here. If you'd like more info on how any of this works, please contact partnerships@oregonpublichouse.com and we can chat. 

If you would like, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter to see examples of past partnerships and be informed of upcoming openings and events.

Ok... what's the catch?

Seriously, no catch. We're just trying to do our small part to give back to our community.

So, who gets paid then? Who's actually making money off this?

We (the Board) are all volunteers. The pub has hired employees, at industry standard wages, to work and run the restaurant. No one will receive any "salary" or "stipend" or payment of any kind simply because we came up with this idea, or are helping direct and guide the vision. This is a profit-generating machine for, and only for, the charities we support.  Literally no one is "making money" off this idea, or our business.  

So how do you all make money?

Everyone who is a part of the Board of the Oregon Public House has another full time job. We are all volunteers helping to make this vision a reality.

Are you a 501(c)(3) organization?

No! Although we are registered as a Public Benefit domestic nonprofit in the state of Oregon, we are not a tax-exempt nonprofit. We pay all of our taxes and receive no tax benefits.  We simply exist to support and promote our amazing nonprofit partners.

How can I be involved?

In a number of ways!  
Bringing folks into the pub is a great way to support our mission as well. Schedule a happy hour with coworkers, or stop in for one of our many events in the pub. If you are interested in learning more about our work, we are happy to schedule a staff member to chat with your party when you come in. You can make a reservation by calling the pub at 503.828.0884.
Another way is by becoming a Founder!  More information available below.
By renting The Village Ballroom, a beautiful historic event space upstairs, you help offset our facilities cost.

Are you really the "first of your kind"?

Well, when we started and were incorporated in September of 2010, all the extensive research that Google allowed seemed to infer this.  Others have definitely created a similar way of giving back and raising funds through business, but our model of choosing your own charity, and giving back through the social and communal nature of a pub is definitely the first of its kind.

What makes you think you can actually make money for charities?

We are!  In our first five years alone, we have donated more than $180,000. Our goal is much bigger...but it takes YOUR help!  And by that we mean, come in, grab a meal and a pint, and pick your charity.  Tough work.

Ok, I'm game.  How can I help?

Become a Founder!  Free Beer for life...and I'm helping charities.  What???

  • Level 1 Founders ($2,500 donation)
  • Level 2 Founders ($1,500 donation)
  • Level 3 Founders ($500 donation)
  • Level 4 Founders ($100 donation)

Involvement at any level gets you a personalized pint glass, displayed on the "Wall of Founders" behind the bar in the pub, which you may use at each visit.
If you'd like to give at any level, please email Ryan Saari at ryan@oregonpublichouse.com, or call us at 503.828.0884 x3.

Lastly, you can rent The Village Ballroom! Just like the pub, you get to choose what charity you want your event proceeds to go to.  Perfect for corporate events, weddings, parties, training sessions, dances, etc. You can also get catering through the Oregon Public House when you rent out the Village Ballroom.