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Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1302
Portland, Oregon 97204

503-823-PLAY (7529)

Chariti Montez, Program Supervisor

503-260-5928

Jamison Holtz, Program Specialist

503-964-1240

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Free Lunch + Play

 


Starting Monday, June 22, 2020 
No programs on Thursday, July 2, and Friday, July 3, 2020.

Portland Parks & Recreation is providing free meals and grab ‘n’ go activities for kids at 26 locations this summer, thanks to NIKE, Inc. All 16 Free Lunch + Play park sites will offer free meals and activities that can be taken home. With support from Bank of America, Mobile Lunch + Play will serve 10 locations with free meals, games, books, and activities that practice safe distancing.

Program locations were selected in coordination with area school districts and other hunger relief programs in a regional response to COVID-19. Find more free meal sites for kids and teens by visiting Summer Meals Map at summerfoodoregon.org/map. Or call 211 or text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877 for meal locations.

All are welcome - Let’s play six feet away!

Portland Parks & Recreation is offering Free Lunch + Play programming while following COVID-19 safety guidelines set by Governor Kate Brown and Oregon Health Authority. Please know that Portland Parks & Recreation will be responsive to safety directives that could alter the services listed below. Updates will be made on this page as needed. 

Safety Guidelines and Program Rules

  • Practice physical distancing—stay at least 6 feet away from others you don’t live with.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
  • Wear a cloth face covering if possible.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Watch for signs in areas of the park that may be closed.
  • Youth ages 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult.
  • Meals are for all youth ages 1-18.
  • Meals must be taken off site.
  • Meals may be picked up by an adult for youth who aren’t present.


Thank you to our sponsors

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DETAILS
Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and apple Free Lunch
Orange graphic in shape of a sandwich and apple Free Additional Meals
 Purple graphic of a painter's palette Free Grab ‘n Go Activity Kits
 Image of a open box Free Food Market
Graphic of a person carrying a box  Pick up—Pick up meals in person to eat off site. 
Image of car Drive up—Drive up to receive meals to eat off site.
Blue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chair ADA Accessible—Individuals may enter/exit the site using paved pathways. 
Blue graphic with exclamation point All parks and natural areas are smoke and tobacco-free zones.

North Portland

LOCATION WEEKDAYS MEAL TIME DETAILS
Columbia Park
N Woolsey Avenue and Winchell Street
Monday - Thursday 12:30PM-2:30PM Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a boxImage of car
Kenton Park
N Delaware Avenue and Kilpatrick Street
Monday - Thursday
Food market on Tuesdays
12:00PM-2:00PM Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a boxImage of carImage of a open box 
Peninsula Park
700 N Rosa Parks Way
Monday - Thursday
Food market on Thursdays
12:00PM-2:00PM Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a boxImage of carImage of a open box 
St. Johns Park
8427 N Central Street
Monday - Thursday 12:30PM-2:30PM Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a boxImage of car

Northeast Portland

LOCATION WEEKDAYS MEAL TIME DETAILS
Alberta Park
NE 19th Avenue and Jarrett Street
Monday - Thursday 12:00PM-2:00PM Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a boxImage of car
Cully Park
5810 NE 72nd Avenue
Monday - Thursday
Free produce on Mondays
12:00PM-2:00PM Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a boxImage of carImage of a open box 
Irving Park
875 NE Fremont Street
Monday - Thursday 12:30PM-1:30PM Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a box 
Khunamokwst Park
5200 NE Alberta Street
Monday - Thursday 12:30PM-2:30PM Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a boxImage of car
Montavilla Park
NE 82nd Avenue and Glisan Street
Monday - Thursday 12:00PM-2:00PM Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a box 

East Portland

 LOCATION  WEEKDAYS  MEAL TIME  DETAILS
Gateway Discovery Park
10520 NE Halsey Street
Monday - Friday
11:00AM-12:00PM Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a box 
Luuwit View Park
NE 127th and Fremont Street
Monday - Friday
Free produce on Mondays
12:30PM-1:30PM Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a box Image of a open box 
Wilkes Park
NE 154th Avenue and Beech Street
Monday - Thursday 12:00PM-1:00PM Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a boxImage of car

Southeast Portland

LOCATION WEEKDAYS MEAL TIME DETAILS
Essex Park
SE 76th Avenue and Center Street
Monday - Thursday 12:00PM-1:00PM Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a boxImage of car
Harrison Park
SE 84th Avenue and Harrison Street
Monday - Thursday
Free produce on Mondays
12:30PM-2:30PM Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a boxImage of carImage of a open box 
Lents Park
SE 92nd Avenue and Steele Street
Monday - Thursday
Food market on Thursdays
12:00PM-2:00PM Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a boxImage of a open box 
Mt. Scott Park
SE 72nd Avenue and Ramona Street
Monday - Thursday
Food market on Tuesdays
12:00PM-2:00PM Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a boxImage of a open box  

 Mobile Lunch + Play

LOCATION WEEKDAYS PROGRAM MEAL TIME DETAILS
Arbor Glen Apartments
2609 SE 145th Avenue
Wednesday  10:00AM-1:00PM  11:30AM-12:30PM Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a box 
Friday 2:00PM-5:00PM 2:30PM-3:30PM 
Bellrose Station Apartments
7911 SE 92nd Avenue
Tuesday 10:00AM-1:00PM  11:30AM-12:30PM   Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a box
Wednesday 10:00AM-1:00PM  11:30AM-12:30PM 
East Holladay Park
12999 NE Holladay Street
Tuesday 10:00AM-1:00PM  11:30AM-12:30PM   Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a box 
Thursday 10:00AM-1:00PM  11:30AM-12:30PM 
Eastgate Station Apartments
100 NE 120th Avenue
Monday 2:00PM-5:00PM 2:30PM-3:30PM  Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a box
Thursday 2:00PM-5:00PM 2:30PM-3:30PM 
Gilbert Primary Park
13325 SE Foster Road
Tuesday  2:00PM-5:00PM 2:30PM-3:30PM  Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a box
Friday  2:00PM-5:00PM 2:30PM-3:30PM 
Glenfair Park
NE 154th Avenue and Couch Street
Monday  2:00PM-5:00PM 2:30PM-3:30PM  Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a boxImage of car
Thursday 2:00PM-5:00PM 2:30PM-3:30PM 
Harney Park
SE 67th Avenue and Harney Street
Monday 10:00AM-1:00PM  11:30AM-12:30PM  Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a boxImage of car
Friday 10:00AM-1:00PM  11:30AM-12:30PM 
Mill Park
SE 117th Avenue and Mill Court
Wednesday  2:00PM-5:00PM 2:30PM-3:30PM  Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a boxImage of car
Friday 10:00AM-1:00PM  11:30AM-12:30PM 
Raymond Park
SE 118th Avenue and SE Liebe Street
Monday
Free produce on Mondays
10:00AM-1:00PM  11:30AM-12:30PM  Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a boxImage of a open box 
Wednesday 2:00PM-5:00PM 2:30PM-3:30PM
Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park
1599 SE 167th Avenue
Tuesday 2:00PM-5:00PM 2:30PM-3:30PM  Green icon in the shape of a sandwich and appleOrange graphic in shape of a sandwich and applePurple graphic of a painter's paletteBlue graphic with ADA accessible symbol of person in a wheel chairGraphic of a person carrying a box
Thursday 10:00AM-1:00PM 11:30AM-12:30PM

57% of young Portlanders qualify for free or reduced-price lunch during the school year. Without school lunches, summer becomes the time when nearly 50,000 Portland children face hunger daily. The Free Lunch + Play program supports families by offering nutritious meals and recreational activities during the summer recess.

Working alongside community partners, Meals on Wheels People, Portland Public Schools, David Douglas, Reynolds, Parkrose, and Centennial School Districts, PP&R coordinates the Free Lunch + Play program to ensure that it meets the changing needs in our community. PP&R and its partners are constantly innovating. Our Mobile Lunch + Play program brings recreation to children at apartment complexes in neighborhoods where parks and playgrounds don’t exist.

Producing these special events is possible with the help of lasting partnerships with neighborhood associations and community members like you!

Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Kellie Torres, Development Manager
971-227-0997  |  kellie.torres@portlandoregon.gov

Interested in becoming a program partner?
Jamison Holtz, Program Specialist
503-964-1240   |   jamison.holtz@portlandoregon.gov


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

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