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.

Have you or has someone you know tested positive for COVID-19? We can provide support to help you through this difficult time. Contact us for more information.


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.

Come Visit Us!


Our Fitness Room, Lockers, & Internet Center are open to the public Monday–Friday, 7am–1:30pm, as well as some in-person classes and activities. Check our calendar for more information.

Free access to showers is available from 5:30–7pm on Friday nights, with the last chance to sign up for showers at 6:30pm. 

Open Gymnasium Times:
Monday-Friday, 11:45am–1:15 pm
Monday and Friday, 7–9:15 am

Monday–Friday, 8am–2:15pm
Extended Childcare until 6pm


Program Hours & Info

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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