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. On Fridays, from 5:30–8pm (last entry at 7pm), enjoy free access to our facilities, including showers and lockers. We will also host online family-friendly creative activities, such as drawing, painting, and more. Activities are currently held via Zoom unless otherwise noted until we can safely gather in person.

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. See below or check out our calendar for upcoming online gatherings.

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 each Friday night.

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