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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Volunteers from CASH Oregon will be offering in-person tax preparation at Friendly House again this year. To schedule an appointment, click here to go to the online scheduler. If you are unable to schedule online, please call 503-224-2640 for assistance.

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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.

The Faces of Friendly House: Stacey Moy

The Faces of Friendly House: Stacey Moy

February 2022 "Friendly House is where people find new friends, continue lifelong friendships, connect with their Northwest neighbors, take fun classes, where children have a safe place to have fun together, where...

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The Faces of Friendly House: Ellen Goldschmidt

The Faces of Friendly House: Ellen Goldschmidt

January 2022 "My long-term connection with Friendly House, its staff and fellow volunteers has given me a deeply satisfying experience of working together to benefit others and to strengthen an indispensable community...

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The Faces of Friendly House: Jerry Harris

The Faces of Friendly House: Jerry Harris

January 2022 "I have faint memories, as I would walk through the Y to the day’s activity, of seeing doors open to rooms where older men were talking. It couldn’t possibly have entered my mind then that 60+ years later...

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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