Classes & Events

In-person classes, events and facilities are open at the following times: 

Monday–Thursday, 7am–7pm

Friday, 7am–9pm

Saturday, 8:30am–4pm

Friendly House brings people together from all walks of life. Through community celebrations, lifelong learning opportunities, arts and culture events, and more, we build a stronger community for all.

Can’t Miss Classes


Move & Groove with Reese

Friendly House 1737 NW 26th St., Portland, OR, United States

This is a dance-inspired cardio class, fun for everyone! No experience necessary! Groove at your own pace—instructor adapts movements to students' abilities. All ages and fitness levels welcome! 10–11am • […]


EPS Trans Social with Reid (Online)

A weekly virtual trans community facilitated by a transman, Reid Vanderburgh. 4–6pm | Wednesdays All Elder Pride Services socials are using Zoom, which supports call-in and video options. To RSVP […]

Take a look at some of our recurring classes and events.

Music Circle

Bring an instrument, music to share, and a desire to sonically commune with new friends on the third Friday of each month. Harmony Music Circle holds a vocally oriented gathering on the second Friday of each month.

Portland Haiku Group

Haiku group for all,
Second Friday every month.
Poem friends unite.


Pickleball combines the best parts of tennis, badminton and table tennis. Sure, you’ll get a workout, but most of all it is fun! Our two regulation-size, indoor courts provide ample space for multiple teams to battle one-on-one or two-on-two for Pickleball glory.

Tai Chi

Tai chi is meditation in motion, promoting inner peace and physical health through a series of graceful movements that focus on balance and intention. We’ve got a class for you, no matter your age, ability, or experience.


You don’t need to have mastered crow pose to feel at home in our yoga classes—our classes are great for aspiring and experienced yogis of all levels. Expert instructors will guide you to movements and poses that feel right for you.

Community Nights

Every Friday night, our community center is available to all free of charge, and we offer a family-friendly activity, from movie nights and bingo, to ice cream making and terra cotta pot decorating. See you this Friday!

Community Celebrations

At Friendly House, we know that when communities come together, sharing perspectives and culture, beautiful things can happen. That’s why each year, we pull out all the stops to bring cross-cultural and community-driven celebrations to all. 

Don’t see what you’re looking for or have an idea for a class? Contact us and let us know.

Please check our Calendar for more classes and events.

Join us for a celebration soon.

Chinese Lunar New Year

Celebrate the coming of the new lunar year in January with traditional food, performances, music and more.

Pride Party

For Pride Month in June, we celebrate the LGBT+ community with a family-friendly party, complete with art, performances, food, and activities for everyone to enjoy.

Festival de Día de los Muertos

Each November, we honor and remember friends and family members who have passed away through the Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead with a community gathering and celebration of life and death. 

Winter Community Celebration

Brighten the season at our non-denominational celebration of all things winter with friends, family and lots of fun each December. 

Please check our Calendar to see what we’re celebrating next!

Friendly Thoughts

Friendly House offers great classes for seniors and kids. It keeps us connected to friends and our neighborhood. Thank you!

Friendly House Member