evergreen & Portland hotel society

To develop, maintain and promote affordable housing

Portland Hotel Society (PHS) is an indispensable organization that creates housing opportunities for individuals who are poorly served elsewhere due to their physical health, mental health, behavioral issues, substance dependencies, forensic history, or homeless status.

PHS has spent decades advocating for & working to provide housing and support to marginalized members of the Downtown Eastside community. It was founded in 1991 on the premise that every life has value; and that regardless of background, socio-economic condition, physical or mental health, everyone has a right to housing & social support.

Read up on their history here.

All proceeds from Evergreen’s branded merchandise directly support PHS. 

To date, we’ve raised over $10,000

Our current selection of items include our all-bamboo rolling trays & grinders, standard & electric lighters, tote bags & pocket ashtrays. You decide how much you want to donate, and we reward you with your item(s) of choice! Your help is valuable & very much appreciated.

We benefit from working in an industry with a deep-rooted history of drug-related stigma & disproportionately racialized incarceration. We believe it is our responsibility to pay that forward. Particularly in Vancouver, where we are experiencing an unprecedented crisis of unchecked homelessness & opioid addiction, we want to make sure we serve the communities who need the kind of support that PHS provides.

Evergreen Branded Merchandise

Featured Product

Bamboo grinders are grinders made of bamboo! Perfect for oregano, rosemary, or any other herbs you might want ground up.

Suggested donation: $5

Our new electric lighters are a great add to the toolkit for regular users! Reduce harm on your lungs by phasing butane out of your sessions, and never run out of fuel (as long as you remember to plug it in).

Available in black, silver, gold, blue, or red (black available in matte finish).

Suggested donation: $7

A standard Bic lighter. Timeless, a classic.


Don’t toss your butts! Our pocket ashtrays are smell-proof, airtight, and made out of 100% second-use plastics. 

Suggested donation: $2


Our rolling trays are made from 100% sustainably sourced bamboo. Also makes for a terrible frisbee!

Suggested donation: $5

Tote bags! Because you definitely don’t have 12 at home, and 6 more in your car.

Suggested donation: $1