As soon as news of school closures hit, families and businesses immediately began sharing innovate ideas on how to make the quarantine experience easier on everybody. From community involvement to small business food delivery ideas, we’re pooling together different options around PDX. This list will be continuously updated. If you know of something we should add, please let us us know in the comments or by sending a note to [email protected]. Wish you all health (and sanity) in this most unusual time.
Maggie Mae’s Kid’s Bookshop Curbside Pickup and Delivery (Gresham)
From their Facebook page: With circumstances changing daily, we’d love to be a constant for you. What can be better than books and socks delivered to your front door? We are now offering front porch and curbside delivery to our friends and customers! (Valid within a 5 mile radius)
Hammer and Jacks Toy Delivery and Curbside Pickup
From their Facebook page: “Need a toy pop or better yet order online and we will bring it to you curbside or deliver it to your door! Yup that’s right! We will deliver to you! Been dreaming of a balance board or @waytoplaytoys roads? We have them in stock and will drop them off on your door step! Stay safe and take care of one another! We will miss playing with you but looking forward to bringing the fun o. The flip side of this!”
iSpark Toys Curbside Pickup
From their Facebook page: “Out of an abundance of caution, to keep you and our team safe as well as to do our part to minimize the “community spread” of the coronavirus, iSpark Toys retail space will be closed to foot traffic until the end of March. You can still shop our website for the most educational STEM toys for your little ones. During the retail floor closure, we will be offering curbside pickup for your online purchases. Confirmed online orders will be ready for curbsite pick up the following day between 10am and 2pm. Just give us a call at 503-207-6570 before you head out our way, and we will be ready with your order. Shop now https://bit.ly/3aQSsII
Green Bean Books
From their Facebook page: “Have you tried out Green Bean’s new book delivery service yet? Just call us up to put in your order and pay over the phone 503-954-2354. You can either choose curbside pick-up or we can deliver your books to your front porch if you spend at least $25 and don’t live too far away.”
Meal Assistance Programs from Local Restaurants
Laughing Planet – From their IG account: “From now until further notice Laughing Planet will be providing a free kids meal to kids who qualify for Meal Assistance Programs. PLEASE help us spread the word!”
PDX Sliders – From their Facebook message: “We would like to take this opportunity to offer free kids meals to anychildren who need it, no questions asked. Just come by either of our locations and place your order, and just let them know “School is out”. We know that many kids depend on school as there only meals and we will happily provide for those who need it. We will also happily open our locations to any children who need a safe place to hang out. Our doors and kitchens are open for you.”
Sugar Street Bakery and Bistro (SE PDX): Free lunches for kids in need, rice/bean bowl or quesadilla with sides, a drink, and chips.
Bless Your Heart Burgers – From their Facebook page: “185,000 kids rely on free and reduced lunch as a lifeline in the Portland Metro area. To help offset some of that burden while schools are closed, we are giving out free burgers and dogs to kids receiving free and reduced lunch at both Bless Your Heart locations!”
Restaurants Offering Curbside Pick-Up or Delivery Options
Note: Changes to requirements set by Governor Brown and Governor Inslee, we anticipate this list will change rapidly. Please inform us of an inaccuracies or additions. Thank you!
Full Belly Fare Complete meals catering to a variety of dietary needs, with delivery to Portland, Salem, Vancouver, and more.
Etc Eatery (S Waterfront) – offering delivery and curbside pick-up
Por Que No? (various locations) – offering curbside pick-up
Pizzicato (various locations) – offering free delivery and take-n-bake options
Off the Griddle (Foster) – offering curbside pick-up
Additional List Courtesy of Portland Mercury:
Hat Yai: Open for deliver with major food delivery services. Call to order at Killingsworth (503) 764-9701, or Belmont (503) 206-8156.
JoJo: Pickup or Grubhub. Order and pay by phone (503) 309-4768. (Free kids’ meals!)
Eem: Pickup and delivery starting April 1.
Yonder: Pickup or delivery through Caviar. Order by phone (503) 444-7947.
La Moule: Curbside pickup. Order by phone (971) 339-2822.
Gado Gado: Curbside pickup or “delivery possible.” Order by phone (503) 206-8778.
PDX Sliders: Offering free kids meals for needy children.
Fried Egg I’m In Love: Dining room closed, available for pickup or delivery. Food carts are open!
Bao Bao: Takeout, order by phone (503) 477-8911.
Bar Bar: Patio burger window open from 11 am-9 pm for take-out.
St. Jack: Food to go including beer and wine. Order by phone (503) 360-1281.
Screen Door: Fried chicken for pickup or delivery.
Kachka: Curbside pickup & delivery (three mile radius).
Bless Your Heart Burgers: (33rd Ave location only) Delivery through Caviar and pickup. Free “kid’s hot lunch” for children in need.
Plaza Del Toro: Pickup noon-8 pm. Order by phone (503) 764-9678.
Mediterranean Exploration Company: Pickup from deli case. Order by phone (503) 222-0906.
Lardo: Curbside pickup and delivery through Caviar, Doordash, and Uber Eats. Online ordering
Raven & Rose: Family meals to finish at home to go. Order by phone (503) 222-7673.
Magna: Curbside pickup and delivery. Order by phone (503) 395-8542 or email [email protected]
Little Beast Brewing: Now delivering beer directly to your home! ($20 min order, $5 delivery fee.)
Baker & Spice Bakery: Curbside pickup.
Portland-Area Covid-19 “Offer Support” Volunteer Form
(From the online form): Please use this form if you would like to help make deliveries, or offer support. We are prioritizing assistance to folks who are sick, unhoused, disabled, quarantined without pay, elderly, undocumented, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, trans, and/or queer, including those displaced from Portland to the nearby areas. Thank you for your patience and grace. We are an all-volunteer grassroots group operating in the territories of the many tribes who have made their homes near the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, including Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla.
Donation Sites for Gloves, Masks, and Other Protective Gear
Portland-area hospitals are running out of essential supplies and have put the call out to local businesses and residents to donate anything they have. Please consider donating whatever you have at any of the sites listed on the KATU page covering the story.
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Store-to-Door of Oregon
(From their website): Store to Door is a nonprofit agency that is a volunteer-based grocery shopping and delivery service in Portland, Oregon serving over 700 clients annually. We support independent living for seniors and adults with disabilities. Many of our clients are home bound or have limited access to the community. Because we are delivering groceries to a vulnerable population we are taking our role in preventing the potential spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) seriously. In fact, because our program reduces the need for seniors to shop for groceries in stores, we actually prevent vulnerable seniors from potentially being exposed to the Coronavirus.
Support Safe Food Access with Oregon Food Bank
(From their Covid-19 page) Help Communities #EmergeStronger as we work to ensure everyone has access to safe, nutritious food in the wake of COVID-19. The coronavirus has closed schools and community centers, creating a gap in meals for countless kids. Seniors, people with chronic conditions and those with compromised immune systems face higher risks in public spaces — forcing many to remain at home. The Oregon Food Bank Network is ready to meet these evolving needs head-on, shifting our food sourcing and distribution to keep as much nutritious food flowing as possible statewide. But we can’t do it without your support!
This list will be updated every 48 hours. Please confirm with listed locations for details. More spaces will be added to this list as they makes their announcements.
All K-12 Portland-area public schools are currently closed. Daycares and other childcare center openings are at the discretion of the site directors.
All spaces with gatherings of 25 people or more are closed.
We will update you as spaces begin to re-open.
Comcast announced a number of new changes to their Internet Essentials program to support low-income households as the nation copes with the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes provide for:
- Speed increase from 15/2 MBPS to 25/3 MBPS for all new and existing customers, and will become the speed of the service going forward.
- 60 days of internet service for free for new Internet Essentials customers.
The Internet Essentials program is normally available to all qualified low-income households in Comcast’s service area for $9.95/month. In the Oregon/SW Washington region, Internet Essentials has connected more than 52,000 households since the program was rolled out in 2011. More information is available here.
Local Health Information + Resources
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Get ACCURATE and updated information from our government agencies:
Oregon Health Authority – Novel Coronavirus Updates and Information
Washington Health Authority – Information about novel coronavirus COVID-19