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 primarily closed due to the COVID-19 virus until it is safe to resume in-person programming. Critical services and community activities are still happening remotely, and we are beginning to reopen classrooms for childcare during the school year, with strict safety guidelines in place. 

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

Oregon Wildfires Update

Communities all over the state have been devastated, and the fires are continuing to expand, with potentially hazardous levels of smoke pollution affecting millions. Please stay inside if you can. If you have been evacuated or are otherwise without a safe space to remain indoors, please click the button below for a list of recently announced emergency shelters. Stay safe. We will get through this.


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

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