Community Nights

Every Friday evening, we waive our drop-in fees and open our doors to everyone. 

At Friendly House, we believe that community is strongest when everyone participates. That’s why we make sure that income is not a barrier to participation in our weekly Community Nights. From 6-9pm, enjoy free use of our facilities, including our fitness room and showers, and a family-friendly activity like playing bingo, making ice cream, or creating shrinky-dinks.

Family-Friendly Activities

The best part about our free community events is the community. Get to know new friends through our family-friendly activities. Get creative, have fun, win prizes, and build community at our upcoming Friday night events.

Bingo Night

Test your luck at our next Bingo Night! Multiple prizes are up for grabs, so bring your game face to this Friday night event. 

Movie Night

Some nights you just want to relax with a movie, and we get that. Bring your friends and family and enjoy some popcorn at our next Movie Night.

Arts & Crafts

Creativity is a fundamental part of every community, so we invite you to stretch your creative muscles at one of our arts & crafts activities like terra cotta pot decorating, jewelry crafting, tie-dye sessions, soap making, and more!

Enjoy Friendly House membership benefits without the drop-in fee.

There is so much to discover at Friendly House, from new friends to a healthier lifestyle. We invite you to enjoy yourself and your Portland neighbors with free use of our first-floor facilities at each Friday night event.

Internet Center

Four desktop computers await your perusal, whether for research, job hunting, catching up on the news or browsing social media. 


The gym is open! Brush up on your jump shot, join a pick-up game, or run some laps. 

Fitness Center

Weight lifting, cardio, flexibility training—whatever you’re working on, it’s all free on Friday nights.


Get clean after your workout. Towels and toiletries are available upon request.


Bring some friends together for a rousing game of Monopoly, take your chances with a few rounds of Yahtzee, test your vocabulary in a Scrabble match, or just relax and kick back with a puzzle. 

Lending Library

Browse our ever-evolving collection of books from all genres, and don’t worry about late fees ever again.

Support free Community Nights by making a donation today

As a nonprofit neighborhood center, our ability to serve the community depends upon the generosity of people like you. We are so grateful to be able to provide these services at no cost to the public, and we thank you for empowering us to do that.

Friendly Thoughts

 I like the feeling of community that Friendly House has.

Preschool Parent