Welcome To Friendly House

Building community, one friend at a time.

A nonprofit community center and social service agency in Portland, Oregon. 

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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.

Lifelong Learning

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.

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 Featured Events

See our Calendar for more.

Come Visit Us!


Our Community Center is open to the public during the following times:

Monday–Thursday, 7am–7pm

Friday, 7am–8pm

Saturday, 8:30am–4pm

Sunday, Closed

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. 

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


Program Hours & Info

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Read more about Friendly House and the people that make this place special.

Local Business Highlight: Mermosa PDX

Local Business Highlight: Mermosa PDX

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...

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The Faces of Friendly House: Carrie Hoops

The Faces of Friendly House: Carrie Hoops

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...

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The Faces of Friendly House: Kevin Cook

The Faces of Friendly House: Kevin Cook

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...

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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