Welcome To Friendly House
Building community, one friend at a time.
A nonprofit community center and social service agency in Portland, Oregon.
We’re here for you.
Friendly House provides programs and services for everyone, from preschoolers to older adults. All of our services are offered for free or on a sliding fee scale, to ensure a welcoming and equitable space for all.
Friendly House will be open to the public Monday–Friday, 7am-1:30pm through the end of August.
• Fitness room capacity will be limited, but drop-in visits are welcome.
• The first-floor bathrooms and locker rooms will be accessible, but shower facilities will ONLY be available on Friday evenings.
• The internet center will be open but limited to 60 minutes at a time.
• We will continue offering showers and our internet center on Friday evenings from 6-7:30 pm. The first-floor bathrooms and locker rooms will be accessible, but shower facilities will ONLY be available on Friday evenings.
• Friendly House will continue to require all visitors and staff to wear face masks while inside our buildings. We ask all visitors to sign-in and do a health check as they enter the building.
Have you or someone you know tested positive for COVID-19? We can provide support to help you through this difficult time. Contact us for more information.
Friendly House Children’s Programs are open for enrollment and currently offering in-person care and distance learning support for preschool and school-age children. Critical services for older adults and community activities are still happening remotely, in addition to some in-person programming.
You Are Not Alone
We know that for many people in Oregon, physical distancing creates increased concerns, but there is help. The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) has created the You Are Not Alone website to provide resources for those at risk of harm due to isolation during COVID-19. All resources offer translation services and are confidential. ODHS provides direct services to more than 1 million Oregonians each year, helping Oregonians achieve well-being and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity.
Full-day classes for ages 3-5.
Summer & Winter Camps
Activities-based day camps for elementary–age kids.
Classes on history, music, technology, culture and more provided by expert instructors.
SAGE Metro Portland
Services and advocacy for LGBT older adults.
Community Outreach Programming
Community-building programs for residents of Cascadian Terrace Apartments and other low-income communities.
Enriching after school care for Chapman Elementary students.
Student Success at Home
Distance learning support for students learning at home.
Fun and accessible classes, a full-court gymnasium, and a fully equipped workout room to keep you in top shape.
Family-friendly activities and free use of our community center facilities every Friday night.
Case management, information & referral, and other life-sustaining services for older adults in Multnomah County.
We Hope To See You Soon
Our Community Recreation and Education program has reopened on July 6th!
Our Fitness Room, Lockers, & Internet Center will be open to the public Monday–Friday, 7am–1:30pm through the end of August.
Open Gymnasium Times:
Monday-Friday, 11:45am–1:15 pm
Monday and Friday, 7–9:15 am
Program Hours & Info
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We appreciate the warm welcome and sense of community. We feel very grateful our child is part of Friendly House.