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Free Lunch + Play Schedule

Play for days at Free Lunch + Play, where kids come to share a meal together and have fun in the sun!

Monday through Friday from 10am-2pm. Meals provided by Portland Public Schools, Centennial School District, Parkrose School District and David Douglas School District and adhere to the USDA Federal Lunch Program rules and regulations. No program on Tuesday, July 4. 

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North Portland
Columbia Park: N Woolsey Ave + N Winchell StJune 21-Aug 1811:30am-1pm
Irving Park: 875 NE Fremont StreetJune 21-Aug 1811:30am-1pm
Kenton Park: N Delaware Ave and N Kilpatrick StJune 21-Aug 1812-1:30pm
McCoy Park: N Newman Ave and N Newark StJune 21-Aug 1812-1:30pm
Peninsula Park: 700 N Rosa Parks WayJune 21-Aug 1812-1:30pm
St Johns Park: 8427 N Central StJune 21-Aug 1811:30am-1pm
Northeast Portland
Alberta Park: NE 19 Ave and NE Jarrett StJune 21-Aug 1811:30am-1pm
Cully Park: 5810 NE 72 AveJune 21-Aug 1811:30am-1pm
Khunamokwst Park: 5200 NE Alberta StJune 21-Aug 1812-1:30pm
Montavilla Park: NE 82 Ave and Glisan StJune 21-Aug 1812-1:30pm
East Portland
Gateway Discovery Park: 10520 NE HalseyJune 26-Aug 2511-11:45am
Lents Park: SE 92 Ave and SE Steele StJune 21-Aug 1811:30am-1pm
Lincoln Park: SE 135 Ave and Mill StJune 26-Aug 2512:30-1pm
Luuwit View Park: NE 127 Ave and Fremont StJune 26-Aug 2512:15-1pm
Raymond Park: SE 118 Ave and SE Liebe StJune 26-Aug 2512-12:30pm
Ventura Park: 460 SE 113 AveJune 26-Aug 2512-12:30pm
Verdell Burdine Rutherford : 1599 SE 167 AveJune 26-Aug 2511:30am-1pm
Wilkes Park: NE 154 Ave and NE Beech StJune 26-Aug 2511:30am-1pm
Southeast Portland
Creston Park: 4454 SE Powell BlvdJune 21-Aug 1811:30am-1pm
Essex Park: SE 76 Ave and Center StJune 21-Aug 1811:30am-1pm
Mt. Scott Park: SE 72 Ave and SE Ramona StJune 21-Aug 1812-1:30pm
Southwest Portland and Northwest Portland
Holly Farm Park: 10819 SW Capital HighwayJune 21-Aug 1811:30am-1pm
Stephens Creek Crossing Apt: 6715-6816 SW 26thJune 21-Aug 1812-1:30pm
The Fields Park: 1099 NW Overton StJune 21-Aug 1811:30am-1pm

Mobile Lunch + Play Schedule

The Mobile Lunch + Play program travels to parks and apartment complexes in East Portland to provide free meals and recreation activities to kids two-days-a-week. Days vary, see schedule below. No program on Tuesday, July 4.

Mill Park School:
Under the covered shelter
June 26-Aug 25Wed, Fri11:30am-1pm
Arbor Glen Apartments:
2609 SE 145 Ave
June 26-Aug 25Mon, Thurs11:30am-1pm
Bellrose Station Apartments: 
7901 SE 92nd Ave
June 26-Aug 25Tues, Fri11:30am-1pm
East Gate Station Apartments: 
100 NE 120 Ave
June 26-Aug 25Mon, Wed11:30am-1pm
Vine Maple Apartments: 177 SE 146th Ave June 26-Aug 25Tue, Thurs11:30am-1pm

Play with our Program Partners

We team up with over 24 program partners to bring even MORE play to Free Lunch + Play sites! Program partners include Multnomah County Library, Portland Opera, Rose City Rollers, and more! The 2023 Program Partner Event schedule will be posted in late June.

Portland Opera

Fri, June 30Montavilla Park11:30am-1:00pm
Wed, July 12The Fields Park11:30am-1:00pm
Fri, July 28K'hunamokwst Park11:30am-1:00pm
Wed, August 9McCoy Park11:30am-1:00pm
Fri, August 25Verdell B. Rutherford Park11:30am-1:00pm

Rose City Rollers

Thu, June 29K'hunamokwst Park11:30am-1:00pm
Fri, July 7Gateway Discovery Park11:30am-1:00pm
Wed, July 12Lents Park11:30am-1:00pm
Thu, July 20Luuwit View Park11:30am-1:00pm
Fri, July 28McCoy Park11:30am-1:00pm
Wed, Aug 2Mt. Scott Park11:30am-1:00pm
Thu, August 10Kenton Park11:30am-1:00pm
Fri, August 18Gateway Discovery Park11:30am-1:00pm
SoundsTruck NW
Tue, June 27Holly Farm Park11:30am-1:00pm
Tue, July 11Alberta Park11:30am-1:00pm
Tue, July 18Luuwit View Park11:30am-1:00pm
Tue, July 25Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park11:30am-1:00pm
Tue, August 1Gateway Discovery Park11:30am-1:00pm
Tue, August 15McCoy Park11:30am-1:00pm
SMART Reading
Fri, July 14Mt. Scott Park12-1:30pm
Fri, July 21McCoy Park12-1:30pm
Fri, Aug 4Montavilla Park12-1:30pm
Fri, Aug 11Luuwit View Park12-1:30pm
Friends of Baseball
Tue, June 27Alberta Park11:30am-1:00pm
Tue, July 11Kenton Park12:00-1:30pm
Tue, July 18Gateway Discovery Park11:00am-12:00pm
Tue, July 25Essex Park11:30am-1:00pm
Tue, August 1Cully Park11:30am-1:00pm
Tue, August 8McCoy Park12:00-1:30pm
Tue, August 15Montavilla Park12:00-1:30pm
Tue, August 22Luuwit View Park12:00-1:00pm

Exploratory Nature Walks

Thu, July 6Peninsula Park12:00-1:30pm
Mon, July 10Ventura Park12-12:30pm
Thu, July 13Holly Farm Park11:30am-1:00pm
Mon, July 17Lents Park11:30am-1:00pm
Thu, July 20Kenton Park12:00-1:30pm
Mon, July 24Lincoln Park12:30-1:00pm
Thu, July 27K'hunamokwst Park12:00-1:30pm
Mon, July 31Essex Park11:30am-1:00pm
Thu, August 3McCoy Park12:00-1:30pm
Mon, August 7Raymond Park12:00-12:30pm
Thu, August 10Cully Park11:30am-1:00pm
Mon, August 14St. Johns Park11:30am-1:00pm
Thu, August 17Columbia Park11:30am-1:00pm
Mon, August 21Wilkes Park11:30am-1:00pm
Thu, August 24Luuwit View Park12:15-1:00pm
Bookmobile Babe
Tuesday's:  June 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15Columbia Park11:00am-1:00pm
Wednesday's: June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16Lents Park11:00am-1:00pm
Thursday's: June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27 August 3, 10, 17Gateway Discovery Park11:00am-1:00pm

Commonly Asked Questions

Question: Can an adult buy a Federal Lunch at the park?

Answer: Yes, an adult can pay $5.00 cash on-site for a lunch, no debit or credit cards.

Question: How old do you have to be to get a free meal?

Answer: Free meals are given to ages 18 and under.

Question: Can I take the free lunch and leave the Free Lunch + Play area to eat it?

Answer: Free Lunch + Play meals are required to be eaten on-site in the designated Free Lunch + Play area per the USDA Federal guidelines. 

Question: Can I pick-up a lunch before or after the stated mealtime for the park?

Answer: Lunches may only be distributed by staff during the designated mealtimes for the site that are approved by Oregon Department of Education and adhere to the Oregon Health Authority rules for safe food practices. 

Question: Can my child take two lunches?

Answer: No, per USDA Federal guidelines, each child may receive one lunch. Sites will have a "No Thank You Table" with parts of lunches that people don't want and youth can take what they want from that space during the mealtime service hours for the site. 

Question: If a site has extra lunches at the end of their meal service time, what happens to the extra meals?

Answer: In 2022, Summer Free For All Free Lunch + Play donated 7,850 extra meals to 10 local non-profits. 

Question: Why do the mealtimes vary from park to park for the Free Lunch + Play Program and are not all the same time?

Answer: Free Lunch + Play partners with four different school districts for the USDA Summer Meal Program. Logistically, it is not possible to have all the meals delivered and served at the same time to 29 sites daily. Staggered mealtimes provides families options to attend a time that works for their family.

Summer Free For All Brochure (English)

2023 Movies, Concerts, Cultural Events, Free Swim, and Free Lunch + Play schedule.

Free Lunch + Play Schedule Fliers (Translations)


Alicia Hammock

Recreation Supervisor | Summer Free For All Supervisor

Jeremiah Sazdanoff

Summer Free For All Coordinator

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