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How Much Does It Cost to Operate Our Hospitality Centers? (I)

Not that much, really--if you calculate costs on the basis of per-guest-per-night. For the cost of a frappacino, you could support the enjoyment of two guests at our Downtown Hospitality Center (and more guests than that at our other Hospitality Centers)!

Take a look at how the costs pencil out:

per guest per nite costs

Amanda Smith to Serve as Summer Intern

amanda smallAmanda Smith, our work-study student from the University of Portland for the spring term, has moved over to another chair and will serve as our summer intern.

In that capacity, Amanda will still be working at our Downtown Hospitality Center, but she will also be with us during the week working on some special projects and "getting the hang" of what's required to keep a non-profit running.

Welcome, Amanda, to your new position!

Looking for a Couple of Good Board Members

As at least two vacancies will appear on the Operation Nightwatch Board of Directors due to expiration of Board terms, we invite applications from those who would themselves be interested in becoming Board members.

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The Board of Directors sets direction and policy for Nightwatch and works to provide to see that all programs are properly resourced. Terms are for 3 years and begin in July, 2015.

We seek to have a diverse representation on Board to reflect the broad diversity of our supporters, volunteers, and guests. 

Nightwatch continues to develop in many interesting directions, and these next three years are likely to be quite dynamic. If you would like to have an impact, consider becoming a member of the Board.

For more information and/or to obtain an application for Board membership, please contact our Board President, Bergen Allee, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or the Nightwatch office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.?subject=Board%20membership">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (503-220-0438).

Blanket Crowdfunding Campaign Update

Here's where we stand in our crowdfunding campaign to raise enough to purchase 100 blankets by the end of this month:

 60 40 blankets

We now have enough in our coffers to buy 60 blankets.

A contribution of only $10 will by a blanket. Help us gain the remaining 40 to reach our goal. Join the campaign by clicking here!

Consider an Internship!

internshipStudents! Looking to the upcoming fall, we're seeking those who might be interested in interning with us. With an internship, you'll be able to exercise more inititiative and creativity than regular volunteers, as we invite you to be part of our decision-making team.

An internship can involve a number of negotiable tasks (including the possibility of helping to coordinate the Nightwatch Free University). And you can never know where it may lead--given the fact that our Assistant Director Mikaila started out as an intern.

If interested in exploring the possibilites, give us a call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..