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Partnership Opportunities

The Oregon Public House was founded in 2010 as an innovative way to allow the community to participate in supporting nonprofits of all sizes, locations and mission focuses while enjoying tasty food and beverages.

At OPH our unique partnerships allow guests to engage with organizations serving; Animals, Arts & Culture, Children, Youth & Families, Civic & Community Engagement, Education, Food & Nutrition, Health & Wellness, Housing & Economic Development, Nature & the Environment, and more!

We currently have a variety of opportunities available including our "GIVE Menu" partnership, Charity of the Day events, and the Pints with Purpose + Donation of the Month program! 

Please see below for more information about each of these programs and sign up for our nonprofit newsletter to receive updates about application periods, new programs and all the fun, foodie, philanthropy our Pub as to offer!

 

"GIVE Menu" Partnership

Thank you for your interest in partnering with the Oregon Public House to raise funds and awareness for your good works!
OPH chooses six nonprofit partners at a time for a period of 5 ½ months, during which our customers vote with each of their transactions in the Pub, telling us how to divide our profits amongst these rotating partners.

We support NPO's that cover a wide gamut of social justice, community and environmental needs. As such, we are a place where anyone can walk in and find an organization that is caring for a need that they feel passionate about. Our partners rotate twice a year and include 6 organizations at a time.  See our FAQ at the bottom of the page for more details.


Application available now-2/27
Click here to apply for the next rotation of GIVE Menu Partners! 

 

Current Partners

Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is Oregon's statewide, tenant-led Renters' Rights organization. CAT educates and empowers Oregon tenants to demand safe, stable, and affordable rental homes. CAT believes when adequately supported with education, a robust network, and engagement opportunities, renters that are most impacted by Oregon’s housing crisis are best equipped to lead the solutions.


Portland Meet Portland (PMP) welcomes and befriends immigrants and refugees, and helps diverse cultures to engage one another. PMP enriches community through mutually beneficial mentoring opportunities and dialogue that promotes cross-cultural learning, enhances personal and professional development, and builds trust.


Sisters of the Road is a nonprofit cafe in Portland’s Old Town neighborhood working to create systemic change that will end poverty and homelessness by providing nourishing meals in a safe, dignified space. Since 1979, a healthy entree and drink have been accessible for $1.50 in cash, SNAP benefits, or in exchange for 15 minutes volunteering at the cafe!


The Shadow Project is a 15-year-old Portland nonprofit providing K-8 students with learning challenges like dyslexia, ADHD, and autism in 38 schools access to unique learning tools so they can achieve their potential in the classroom. Shadow is working for the day when every Oregon classroom is equipped for students in special education so there is a level playing field.


Wild Diversity creates safe and welcoming spaces in the outdoors for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and LGBTQ folks. Wild Diversity supports the BIPOC community by creating rules that are centered around them while providing sliding scale outdoor adventures like rock climbing, backpacking, canoeing and kayak trips. Wild Diversity connects to learn, laugh and hold space for growth.


Write Around Portland changes lives through the power of writing. Since 1999, Write Around has been at the forefront of using art as a means for social change. Each year, Write Around runs 40 free creative writing workshops for 450 adults and youth with the least access to the arts, publishes participants’ writing in two anthologies, and hosts free community readings to share the stories and voices that often go unheard.


 

CHARITY OF THE DAY EVENTS


OPH welcomes nonprofit organizations to partner with us to raise money and awareness for their missions all year long! In addition to our rotating partnerships, we are pleased to have guest nonprofits come in and take over the Pub for a day by hosting a Charity of the Day (COTD) event!
 
During your COTD, the Pub is yours.  Throughout the day you are welcome to use our space for a wide variety of activities in support of your mission. Groups have found success in raising money, awareness, reaching new clients or volunteers, hosting donor or volunteer appreciation events and much more!
 
The best way to have a smooth and profitable event is to schedule a variety of activities to bring in your community throughout the day. You can host trivia, stream a film, hold a raffle, sell merch, have live music, solicit direct donations and more, all while working to boost Pub sales for a donation from OPH as well!

Some things to ask yourself when considering hosting a COTD event:

  • Can you mobilize your networks to patronize OPH throughout the day on a Monday?

  • Can you provide members of your team to have a presence in the Pub all day?

  • Are you willing to promote and advertise this event like crazy?

  • Can the event planning leaders come by OPH to meet with our staff at least two months before your COTD to make a plan for success?

If you answered YES to all of these questions, we would love to partner with your organization! 

For your event, we commit to:

  • Donating between 5-15% of the day’s sales to your nonprofit!

  • Providing a space for activities to amplify your message and reach new communities.

  • Providing social media support about your day and your charity leading up to the event.

  • Meeting with you in advance to offer suggestions, discuss options and support your planners to make the event profitable for your organization and fun for all!

If you’re interested in this partnership, please follow this link to our COTD application, refer to the calendar below for available dates, and we'll be in touch shortly to set up a meeting and make a plan for a fun and successful event!
 

 


Prospective Partner FAQ


How does a not-for-profit bar work?

OPH operates like typical pub: we serve food and beverages and pay our staff, rent, and other expenses, then we donate the rest! While OPH is not a tax-exempt organization itself, we are operated by a volunteer Board of Directors and we distribute our profits amongst rotating nonprofit partners and guest charities.
 

What is the difference between a rotating "GIVE Menu" partner and a "Charity of the Day" partner?

Rotating “GIVE Menu” partners are the six organizations that OPH commits to working with as a group for several months at a time. These organizations also have their logo and mission statements printed on our menus, on the GIVE menu, and have other opportunities to engage with our community and raise funds/awareness through our platform. These partners are selected by our Board of Directors and are the recipients of our proceeds for the duration of our partnership, typically five or six months.

“Charity of the Day” partners are the hosts of one-day events at OPH, scheduled on Mondays. They receive a percentage of sales donation on the day of their event. COTD partners have the opportunity to take over the whole space for a day to raise money and awareness, make new connections and get a feel for what it might be like to engage in a longer partnership with OPH.
 

How are donations allocated amongst the GIVE Menu Partners?

Every time a guest completes a transaction at the pub they are asked to cast a vote for one of our nonprofit partners. One transaction = one vote. At the end of each month we pay our bills and donate the rest. The average monthly donation from OPH is $2,500, which is split amongst our partners according to customer vote and purchase amount.
 

What are the ambassador shifts like? Would we need to staff servers or bussers?

Ambassador shifts are an opportunity for our guests to learn about your work from the most passionate and knowledgeable people involved, you! OPH asks our partners to bring a couple of their volunteers by once a week for a few hours to act as ambassadors, representing the organization and engaging with our customers. We encourage you to use this time creatively, there are no specific duties assigned to these volunteers.
 

How do I apply for these opportunities?

Applications for the GIVE Menu are open twice a year, in the early spring and fall. Partners are selected by OPH’s Board of Directors. This partnership works best for smaller, local organizations.

Charity of the Day partnerships are booked on a rolling basis, dates are first come, first served. Organizations of all sizes and locations are encouraged to host a COTD.

The Pints with Purpose+Donation of the Month program is currently booked by invitation only. This partnership works best for organizations that have engaged with OPH before, have strong community connections to the Pub and would like to host an in-kind donation drive along with their fundraising efforts.

Follow us on Facebook for updates on application periods and email OPH’s Director of Nonprofit Partnerships, Molly Gray, at partnerships@oregonpublichouse.com with any other questions!
 

Are there other ways to get involved?

Yes! As the event venue operated by OPH, the Village Ballroom shares our mission to support social benefit organizations! When you book the Village Ballroom you have the opportunity to choose one of our current GIVE Menu partners to be the recipient of the proceeds from your event!