Congregation Kesser Israel

6698 SW Capitol Hwy.                   Mailing Address

Portland, OR 97219                        PO Box 80811

503-222-1239                                     Portland, OR 97280                     Like Us on Facebook



At Kesser Israel

We are excited you'd like to visit our community!  

Please take a minute to read this information - you can submit a hosting request at the bottom of the page.


Congregation Kesser Israel is committed to the mitzvah of Hachnasat Orchim and we will always do our best to place visitors for Shabbat.  Please note that our resources, and number of hosts, are limited.


To request hospitality, please fill out the “Hospitality Request Form” through the link at the bottom of this page by the Monday before your

Shabbat visit. Requests received closer to Shabbat are unlikely to be filled. Please fill out the hospitality form in as much detail as possible in order to accommodate the best match.


Hospitality for Shabbat meals may be requested at any time throughout the year, though placements will be based on availability.


Regarding sleep hospitality, please note that we are not able to fill vacationer requests for sleeping hospitality in the Summer months (June 10-Sept. 10), and over the Chagim.  Outside of this time frame we will try to accommodate sleeping requests. Placements are based on availability and are most successful for parties of 1 or 2. A list of hotels and Airbnb’s in walking distance of Kesser Israel is provided below, along with information about kosher food in Portland.


If you are working with other people or organizations to secure Shabbat hospitality, in addition to Kesser Israel, please make note of this on your Hospitality Request Form. This will help eliminate confusion and streamline our efforts.


Thank you for visiting our community and we look forward to being in touch.


Kosher food


For a meal or Shabbos "take-away," your best bet is following:


Cafe at the J - Dairy Restaurant (Tuesday night "Meat Night") | 6651 SW Capitol Hwy Portland, OR 97219 | (503) 535-3630 |

They may have Shabbat catering options available, call them to find out more.


Safeway Kosher Bakery - Sushi, Challah, and an assortment of baked goods are available here.

8145 SW Barbur BLVD, Portland OR 97219 |  Store Hours: M-F 5AM-1AM | (503) 452-6068


For all Kosher establishments in Portland and places that offer Kosher options, click here.




Home Hospitality

To request Shabbos hospitality (meals and/or sleeping), please fill out our electronic request form by clicking the button below.  Again, due to the size of our community, we are not always able to accomodate all requests.  However, we will do our best. Hospitality sleeping arrangements are for Friday nights only, unless prior arrangements are made with the host family.  Requests need to be submitted at least a week in advance of your visit.


Hotel & B&B Info (Outside Eruv & modest accomodations)

Aladdin Inn and Suites -- 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from Kesser Israel

8905 SW 30th Ave | Portland, OR 97219 - 3956 | 503-246-8241


Hospitality Inn -- 2.1 miles (3.4 km) from Kesser Israel

10155 SW Capitol Hwy | Portland, OR 97219 | 503-244-6684

Terwilliger Vista B&B -- 1.4 miles (2 km) from Kesser Israel

515 SW Westwood Dr. | Portland, Oregon 97201 | 503-244-0602


Private Rentals (Within Eruv)

Bulka Luxury AirBnB 1 bdrm whole apartment, private entrance, 7 min easy walk to shul:


Strictly Kosher Condo (2 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 6) - Contact Jodi Berris -


Spacious Suite with Large Yard:


Bedroom, Living Room, Kitchenette: Click Here


Private, Spacious Daylight Apt.: Click Here

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