COVID-19 Freeze for Multnomah County

The four-week (minimum) freeze is in effect through December 16th.

Resources during the COVID-19 response

The Safe Routes to School team has assembled a list of resources for families to access during the closure of Oregon schools in response to COVID-19.

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Food resources 

Portland Public Schools

Breakfast and lunch will be provided to children in the community Monday through Friday. Meals will be available for pickup outside the school from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the following locations:

  • Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary - 620 N Fremont Ave
  • César Chávez Elementary - 5103 N Willis Blvd
  • George Middle School - 10000 N Burr Ave
  • Grout Elementary - 3119 SE Holgate Blvd
  • Harrison Park School - 2225 SE 87th Ave
  • *Lent School - 5105 SE 97th Ave
  • *Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary - 4906 NE 6th Ave
  • Rigler Elementary - 5401 NE Prescott St
  • *^Rosa Parks Elementary - 8960 N Woolsey Ave
  • *Scott Elementary - 6700 NE Prescott St
  • *Sitton Elementary - 9930 N Smith St
  • *Woodmere Elementary - 7900 SE Duke St
  • Markham Elementary - 10531 SW Capitol Hwy
  • Madison at Marshall - 3905 SE 91st Ave
  • *Franklin High School - 5405 SE Woodward St

*Food Pantries: Another way for families to get food will be at food pantries once a week at the PPS campuses marked above with *. Please see the list of locations, days and times.

^Rosa Parks also will distribute dinners Mondays from 4:30 - 5:30 P.M.

Centennial School District

Centennial School District is offering walk up/drive up food services between 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM at the following schools:

  • Centennial High School (by the back auditorium) - 3505 SE 182nd Ave
  • Powell Butte Elementary - 3615 SE 174th Ave 
  • Meadows - 18009 SE Brooklyn St
  • Parklane/Oliver - 15811 SE Main St
  • Patrick Lynch Elementary - 1546 SE 169th Pl

David Douglas School District

From 9:00 – 11:00 AM. (Mon-Fri) DDSD is serving Grab and Go breakfast and lunch at four DDSD sites:

  • Gilbert Heights Elementary School: 12839 SE Holgate Blvd
  • Ventura Park Elementary School: 145 SE 117th Ave
  • Ron Russell Middle School: 3955 SE 112th Ave
  • David Douglas High School (SOUTH CAMPUS): 1500 SE 130th Ave

Parkrose School District

Parkrose School District is providing packaged breakfast and lunch at two schools from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

  • Parkrose Middle School - 11800 NE Shaver St
  • Russell Elementary School - 2700 NE 127th Ave

Additionally, the Food Pantry will be open on Thursdays from 3:30 - 6:00 PM at Parkrose Middle School.

More information about food

SUN Food Sites
SUN Community School Food Pantries, in partnership with Oregon Food Bank, provide 3-5 days of nutritious food to families for weekend, evening and other non-school days when food is hard to come by.

Summer Meals Oregon / El Programa de Servicio de Alimentos de Verano
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is available in hundreds of communities throughout Oregon, offering free meals and snacks to all kids ages 1-18. Community summer meal programs are open to all families without paperwork or signing up – kids can just drop in. Many programs also offer fun activities so kids can stay active and keep learning.

Oregon Food Finder
Find your nearest food pantry.

Online application for SNAP benefits

Recursos en español

Multilingual information about COVID-19

Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 (video)

The City of Portland and Multnomah County Health Department developed a video to make sure all community members get important messages about how to stay safe, slow the spread of the virus and get updated information.

You can access the video translated into 30 lanInformación sobre covid-19guages here

General COVID-19 Information from Multnomah County

Children's Story about COVID-19

This is a story developed for and by children from around the world through the coordination of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC). Over 1,700 children, parents, caregivers and teachers from around the world took the time to share with the IASC about how they were coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Ways You Can Help

Mental Health and Wellness


Online Learning and Shelter-In-Place Activities

Outdoor Learning and Family Activities

Please note: Make sure to follow CDC guidelines and wash your hands before and after you visit a park, trail, or natural area, or any other public space. Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others. The Portland Bureau of Transportation strongly encourages community members to follow Governor Brown's Stay Home, Save Lives Executive Order and stay at their homes as often as possible, unless they are engaged in essential activities.

  • Neighborhood scavenger hunt by ECO2school
  • Plan a bike ride or walk around your neighborhood using our interactive bike map.
  • 5th graders: Plan your route to middle school and practice it! Take a walk or bike ride. Find route planning tips here. 
  • 8th graders: Plan your route to high school and practice it! Take a walk or bike ride. Find route planning tips here. 
  • Start a neighborhood window walk. Use social media to pick a theme with your neighbors (such as teddy bears or rainbows) and ask your neighbors to put drawings in their windows. Take a walk around your neighborhood and see how many you can spot!
  • Create a nature rubbing. All you need is a sheet of paper and a dark crayon to create a cool image of a bit of nature.
  • Have fun with sidewalk chalk! You can play hopscotch, leave nice messages for neighbors, or draw your favorite animal.