NE Portland

Our Free To Be Me Northeast Portland location is our original social program, founded in 1986.

Community Church of Christ (unaffiliated)
4837 NE Couch Street
Portland, OR 97213

Phone: 503.709.2450

Hours of operation:
Mon, Wed, Thurs 10:00am-2pm

See calendar for more details:

We have new information about our social programs. If you are a member, or just have interest, you’ll find information at this link: Social Programs.


FolkTimes Social Centers are the only social programs in the tri-county area that are free and open to anyone over 18, regardless of health care system affiliation. If you would like to become a sponsor of this program, please contact us at

NE Portland Staff

Amanda Maddalone, Director of Social Programs

Nick Allard, Program Lead

Jeni Aubrey, Peer Support

By the numbers:
75% of our members reduced their use of  mental health services:
73% reported reducing needing of the hospital
57% reporting using the Emergency Department less
45% reporting less involvement with Police

95% of the members surveyed felt they had built friendships through Folktime
93% of participants felt that Folktime helped them get nutritious meals that were otherwise difficult to attain.