PORTLAND — Advocates for the homeless are inviting the 15 candidates for Portland mayor to a soup kitchen for a forum.

Preble Street Homeless Voices for Justice have been invited the candidates to share a meal at Preble Street Soup Kitchen on Wednesday with people using the services and to participate in an open discussion and question-and-answer session.

Given the large candidate field, two sessions will take place, one after the breakfast soup kitchen meal and one after the lunch meal.

Preble Street is the leading provider of basic services to Portland’s homeless and low-income residents. It serves an average of 500 people each day, many of whom are already registered voters.

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