Don’t just live in Portland, THRIVE IN IT!


Cru is an international missions organization headquartered in Orlando, Florida. Here in Portland we are a team of staff, volunteers and trusted partners working with 20-somethings (millennials) in our city.

The Portland Millennial team’s desire is to connect disconnected 20-somethings to Jesus and people that love him. We believe that there is a place to heal, grow and thrive for every 20-something in Portland. We are a catalyst for the next generation of Portland citizens to be unleashed to create, engage and work for flourishing of Portland.

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Only 4% of young people in the core of Portland claim a faith community.

  • Cru is a super valuable partner in the task of bringing hope and healing to Oregon’s poorest community. Cru leaders serve our neighbors with grace. They have helped literally hundreds of young people engage here in our community. As a result, our neighbors have connected with local churches, leading to the growth of these churches. We love Cru!

    Brad Ketch – Rockwood Community Development Corporation Director
  • I love the collaborative heart of the Cru leadership team in Portland! They have been fabulous to serve alongside as we seek the good of the next generation in the city! Their vision, creativity and support have encouraged our work and we’re so thankful for their partnership!

    Brianna Woods – Assistant Director of CityServe – Palau Organization