Support CCC With A Gift Through Give!Guide, Get Free Meals At Iconic Portland Restaurants!

Central City Concern has been selected as a nonprofit featured in Willamette Week’s 2019 Give!Guide – an opportunity to support our mission with a donation and receive fantastic gifts in return.

We’re thrilled to announce a number of mouth-watering incentives just for you, our CCC family!

We’re partnering with CCC supporters John and Renee Gorham to offer these exclusive incentives. John is best known as the Executive Chef-owner of iconic Portland restaurants like Toro Bravo and Tasty n Alder, and co-owner of restaurants like Mediterranean Exploration Company and Bless Your Heart Burgers.

Here are the exciting gifts you can receive by donating to CCC through Give!Guide starting November 1 through December 31: 

Give $25 or more

Every donor who gives $25 or more during Give!Guide will receive a voucher for a free burger from Bless Your Heart Burger.


Give $75 or more

$25-level incentive, PLUS a chance to win one of two brunch/dinner gift certificate packages. The pair of Toro Bravo Inc. restaurants changes every week!


Give $1,000 or more

$25-, $75-, and $150-level incentives, PLUS a chance to win:

  • Chef’s Tasting Menu for 8 at Toro Bravo, Tasty n Daughters or Mediterranean Exploration Company
  • Signed Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull cookbook
  • Signed Hello! My Name is Tasty: Global Diner Favorites from Portland’s Tasty Restaurants cookbook

The winner will be drawn on Jan. 2 and notified by email.

When you make a gift to CCC through Give!Guide, you’re helping us bring hope and lasting change to those in need. Thank you for supporting CCC’s comprehensive continuum of services to end homelessness.  

The Fine Print

Vouchers for a free Bless Your Heart Burgers are limited and will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Gift certificates will be mailed with donor acknowledgment letters in early to mid-January.

Eligible donors will be entered in a raffle and selected at random for the following incentives: gift certificate packages to Toro Bravo, Shalom Y’all, Tasty n Daughters and Mediterranean Exploration Company, tickets to dinners at PLAZA DEL TORO and the Chef’s Tasting Menu for 8.

Brunch gift certificates are only redeemable during brunch service.

Chef's Tasting Menu for 8 does not include gratuity or alcohol and redeemable Sunday – Thursday.

For questions about donating to CCC through Give!Guide or more information about incentives, please contact Catharine Hunter at 503-200-3903 or