Welcome To Friendly House


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.

Covid-19 Update

Friendly House facilities are closed due to the Covid-19 virus until it is safe to resume in-person programming. Critical services are still happening remotely. Please check out our Facebook page to learn more about the virtual community building that Friendly House is doing every day.


Full-day classes for ages 3-5.

Summer & Winter Camps

Activities-based day camps for elementary–age kids.

Lifelong Learning

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.

After School

Enriching after school care for Chapman Elementary students.


Fun and accessible classes, a full-court gymnasium, and a fully equipped workout room to keep you in top shape.

Community Nights

Family-friendly activities and free use of our community center facilities every Friday night.

Senior Services

Case management, information & referral, and other life-sustaining services for older adults in Multnomah County.

Upcoming Events

Come See Us

Friendly House facilities are  closed until it is safe to resume in-person programming. We’ll let you know when we re-open!
Friendly House is open every weekday from 7am–7:30pm.
On Fridays, we are open until 9:30pm for Community Night.
On Saturdays, we are open from 8:30am–4pm.
See below for additional hours.


Hours & Info

Program Hours & Info

Administration Office

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm


Preschool: Firefly 7:30am–2:30pm

Preschool: Ladybug 7:30am–5:30pm


After School Program (September – mid-June)

Monday–Friday: 7:00am–8:00am
7:00am–6:00pm on many school closure days

Summer Camp (Mid-June through Mid- Aug. )

Monday–Friday: 7:00am–6:00pm

Fitness Room/Gym/Internet Center

Monday–Thursday: 7:00am–7:30pm
Friday: 7:00am–9:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am–4:00pm

Community Services

Monday–Friday: 8:30am–5:00pm

Stay in Touch

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Friendly Thoughts

We appreciate the warm welcome and sense of community. We feel very grateful our child is part of Friendly House.

After School Parent