Learn about Oasis while you walk!


Portsmouth, Virginia 23704, United States

Created By: Oasis Social Ministry

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See memorable locations that are a part of Oasis's nearly 50 years of history in Portsmouth. You will also see locations and facts important to the homeless and hungry in our community.

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You know where you are! Come take a tour and leanr all about us, or check out our website: www.oasissocialministry.org
We are lucky to have almost every service a person in need could use located within one block of each other. The local agencies and the services they provide are listed below. Portsmouth Department of Social Services Adult Care Residences A... Read more
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Third Baptist Church serves a meal every Friday from 11am-noon. They also serve a huge feast on Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Learn more about the church and their history here: http://thirdbaptist1885.org/page/our_history   *Find and ph... Read more
Opened in 1981, The Oasis Soup kitchen at 1020 High operated for 30 years. The lines of people waiting to eat lunch here each day was a poignant reminder of the plight of the homeless. As an often remembered image it has proven a difficul... Read more
Five Boroughs Restaurant 814 HIGH STREET • (757) 967-9666 five-boroughs.mycloveronline.com/   Pizza, Shawarma, Shish Kebab, Rotisserie Chicken and so much more! Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm Sunday: 12 – 8 pm   *Take a pi... Read more
Willie’s Barber Shop 718 HIGH STREET Great hair cuts by talented barbers! Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 7 am – 6 pm Saturday: 5 am – 5:30 pm *Take a picture of the barber pole. ...
Former location of Oasis's Thrift Store. *Find and photograph the Golden Snitch
https://oldetowneportsmouth.com/listings/gosport-tavern/   Gosport Tavern 702 HIGH STREET • (757) 606-2666 www.gosporteats.com/   Gosport is a classic neighborhood tavern serving Southern-inspired American cuisine plus a great selection... Read more
https://oldetowneportsmouth.com/listings/anderson-wright-rooms-gardens/   Anderson-Wright Rooms & Gardens 622 HIGH STREET • (757) 398-0990     Set around an enclosed courtyard, Anderson-Wright Rooms & Gardens offers an extensiv... Read more
Oasis began when members of St. Paul's began handing out sandwiches from the steps in front of their church. Since then, St, Paul's and the other members of the Portsmouth Cluster Parish have been a constant support of Oasis and all that w... Read more
Baron's Pub was a sponsor of this year's event. An old style pub with friendly bar and waitstaff, Baron’s features local live music Wednesday – Sunday nights. Enjoy great patio seating, delicious seafood and discover why this is one of ... Read more
Bier Garden 434 HIGH STREET • (757) 393-6022 www.biergarden.com/   The Bier Garden is a German restaurant where authentic Bavarian cuisine meets a stellar beer selection. For over 18 years, the Osfolk family has provided a warm, welcomin... Read more
http://portsmouthartcenter.com/   The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, housed in the 1846 Courthouse, is devoted to offering quality educational, cultural and aesthetic experiences in the arts through rotating visual art exhibits, lec... Read more
Roger Brown’s Restaurant & Sports Bar 316 HIGH STREET • (757) 399-5377 www.rogerbrowns.com   This NFL legend’s ultimate sports bar features cafe and casual dining with traditional American dishes. They offer 24 beers on tap. Visi... Read more
Towne Bank has been a frequent sponsor of Oasis events and their support was integral in the funding of the current Oasis building. https://www.townebank.com/about-towne/about-us/our-history From humble beginnings in a two-car garage in Por... Read more
Are you too tired to make it back to Oasis on your own steam? Call this number: Mark Kent (757) 577-7796, and we will send a volunteer with a vehicle to pick you up and bring you back. Sit tight. Help is on the way!
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Crockin’s Furniture 215 HIGH STREET • (757) 399-2463 crockinsfurniture.com/   Crockin’s Country and Traditional Furniture, located in Historic Olde Towne Portsmouth, has been furnishing the fine homes of Hampton Roads for over 120 ye... Read more
Children’s Museum of Virginia 221 HIGH STREET • (757) 393-5258 childrensmuseumvirginia.com   Children step inside a world where bubbles grow bigger than they are, where the forces of energy electrify and spark their imagination, where ... Read more
https://oldetowneportsmouth.com/listings/jimmy-johns-gourmet-sandwiches/   Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches 341 HIGH STREET • (757) 673-3400     Jimmy John’s serves from-scratch food made with excellent ingredients. At Jimmy John’... Read more
The Portsmouth Public Library is a haven of safety and entertainment for some of the city's homeless. They also support Oasis each year with their Food for Fines program which allows patrons to pay off their late fees with canned goods.  h... Read more
Commodore Theatre 421 HIGH STREET • (757) 393-4383 www.commodoretheatre.com The Commodore is a luxuriously restored 1945 Art Deco style motion picture theatre presenting first run films with a fine dining restaurant within the main audito... Read more
https://oldetowneportsmouth.com/listings/griffs-restaurant-and-sports-lounge/   Griff’s Restaurant and Sports Lounge 509 HIGH STREET • (757) 606-3990   American food, salads, sandwiches, wraps, ribs, dinner entrees and pool tables mak... Read more
RocketBike Marketing 607 HIGH STREET • (757) 392 -2770 itsrocketbike.com/   RocketBike is a digital-focused marketing studio in downtown Portsmouth Virginia that helps companies succeed with next generation web development, innovative de... Read more
Brutti's has been a supporter of Oasis for many years, including hosting our first cook-off at no charge! Brutti’s Catering 622 KING STREET • (757) 735-4360 bruttiscatering.com/   Brutti’s Catering has been serving Hampton Roads wit... Read more
Check out an article in the Virginian Pilot about the fire at Zion Baptist Church. https://pilotonline.com/news/article_5ae35f89-9dab-5b2a-a143-6eb796d1f7a2.html   *Take a picture of the phoenix, which rises from the ashes. ...
The H. Edward Whitaker Educational Center serves as the location for the three breakfast meals served by Zion Baptist Church. Meals are serve here on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday each week.  Learn about the History of Zion Baptist and ho... Read more
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