Welcome To Friendly House
Building community, one friend at a time.
A nonprofit community center and social service agency in Portland, Oregon.
Need Help with Taxes?
Volunteers from CASH Oregon will be offering in-person tax preparation at Friendly House again this year. To schedule an appointment, click here to go to the online scheduler. If you are unable to schedule online, please call 503-224-2640 for assistance.
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.
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.
Elder Pride Services
Services and advocacy for LGBTQ+ 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.
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.
Come Visit Us!
Our Community Center is open to the public during the following times:
Check our calendar for events, classes and more information.
Free access to showers is available from 6–8pm on Friday nights, with the last chance to sign up for showers at 7pm.
Extended Childcare until 6pm
Program Hours & Info
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Read more about Friendly House and the people that make this place special.
A Conversation with Desiree Noisette, Founder of Mermosa PDX — February 2024 Tell us a little bit about Mermosa. Mermosa is inspired by my family’s heritage. We, like most people, have family members from all around...
March 2022 "I believe that attending Friendly House deeply impacted me as a person. Not just learning social-emotional developmental skills, but also how to be in community, to share and collaborate." Carrie Hoops is a...
February 2022 "The folks at Friendly House really care about the community and the people who come to them for care and services. Everyone belongs at Friendly House, everyone is family there." Kevin Cook has been a...
We appreciate the warm welcome and sense of community. We feel very grateful our child is part of Friendly House.