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.

Covid-19 Update

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, with limited on-site access to shower and locker facilities by appointment on Friday evenings.

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.

Please check out our Facebook page to learn more about the community building that Friendly House is doing every day. 

Student Success at Home

Introducing our new program designed to support students learning from home!  Distance learning is still new and challenging territory for us all. At times, it can feel confusing, overwhelming, and even out of reach for some. Thanks to generous grants from the Templeton Foundation and Metro, Friendly House is continuing its pilot program to offer free support to students and families and improve their experience. Student Success at Home aims to alleviate and elevate by providing resources, technical and academic support, and social interaction so students can stay engaged and families can feel equipped and capable.

You do not need to be enrolled with Friendly House After School to benefit from this program. Interested families can complete this one-time questionnaire to help us understand your specific needs and tailor our support. Send additional questions to Chris at clay@friendlyhouseinc.org or call (503) 935-5269.

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.

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.

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.

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 Featured Events

See our Calendar for more.

We Hope To See You Soon


Friendly House facilities are  closed until it is safe to resume in-person programming. We’ll let you know when we re-open!


See below for our regular hours. We hope to resume this schedule as soon as it is safe to do so.



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