Lifelong Learning

 Take a look at our fall catalog.  Take an exercise class, enjoy a class about the history of musical theater in the US and more.


 American Musical Theater

Wednesday, September 21 from 1-2 PM
Part 1 is from Colonial days to roughly the late 1800s.

Wednesday, October 19 from 1-2 PM
Part 2 will go from the late 1800s to about 1940 and cover people like Victor Herbert, George M Cohan, Jerome Kern Irving Berlin and Gershwin.

Wednesday, November 16 from 1-2 PM
Part 3 will be from the 1940s to present starting with Rogers and Hammerstein and going through Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Weber.

$10 each or $25 for all three (if paid by the day of the first session).  Friendly House members get a 10% discount ($9 for each or $22.50 for all three).  Free for SNAP eligible participants.

Canine Wellness Wednesdays

Instructor: Liza BurneyFeel and connect with the subtle energy of your animal and practice identifying different qualities of energy. We focus on the First-Aid technique to facilitate pain relief and accelerating physical healing for your animal companion. Quite, well-behaved dogs are welcome to attend. However, due to staff allergies, cat owners will need to leave their companions at home.

Second Wednesday of the Month September – November.

6:30-7:30 PM

$10 per session, Friendly House members receive a 10% discount ($9)

Free for SNAP eligible participants.

Next Book Club is Monday, November 7th at 2 PM

Americanah  by Chimamanda Adichie

1737 NW 26th Ave

Portland, OR 97210

(503) 228-4391


To register and pay for any of these activities please call Friendly House at 503.228.4391 or email us at

Members of Friendly House’s Community Recreation and Education Program receive a discount for most activities.  See here for more information about membership benefits.  Please let us know if you have any questions. Click on the event title below for more information.

Program fees are non-refundable.  We occasionally have to cancel a class or activity; in this case a refund or credit is offered.

Regrettably, Friendly House is unable to offer a medical or other exception for any programs involving a third party payment, such as ticketed items and day tours. These are non-refundable after the closing date listed in the class description.


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