Starting September 1, 2019 the Sellwood Community House (formerly Sellwood Community Center) is being operated by the Friends of Sellwood Community House, a neighborhood-led non-profit. Learn the latest news, class schedules, volunteer opportunities, employment opportunities, and more at the Sellwood Community House website.
Background: The Friends of the Sellwood Community House is a group of dedicated individuals in the community who are devoted to keeping the center vital and contributing to the health of the neighborhood. Through a variety of activities, the group supports programs at the Center, including fundraising to ensure the Center’s long term vitality.
The Sellwood Community House has been in operation since 1910 and is the second longest continuously operating community center in the city of Portland. It began life as a YMCA and became part of the Portland Parks and Recreation system in 1920, which operated it as a neighborhood recreational facility until September 2019 when the Friends of Sellwood Community House took the reins. In recognition of its cultural and architectural significance, the Center was approved for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.