Multnomah Friends Meeting

Who we are....

Multnomah Friends meeting, a Quaker spiritual community, welcomes all.

Like all Quakers, we call ourselves “Friends”; we are formally known as the “Religious Society of Friends.”

We value our “radical diversity.”  Our core belief is that the Divine Spirit is accessible to all. Most Friends are Christians, but many are not. We come to Friends from many faith traditions. Most of us began our spiritual journeys in some other tradition or no tradition at all.

We call our gathering place a Meetinghouse.  Striving for simplicity, our place of worship is plain. We sit together in a circle or rectangle.  Recognizing that the Divine Spirit is accessible to all, we gather without reliance on formal creeds, sacraments or clergy. Our worship is grounded in silence.  All present are free to speak “out of the silence” if they are genuinely moved to do so. Spoken ministry should be for the others gathered as well as for the speaker.

The community gathers in a monthly Meeting for Worship for Business to consider together what actions we might take.  We do this recognizing that the Divine Spirit is present to guide us to decisions which are appropriate for this community at this time.

Individually we each strive to live in the “Light of the Spirit” which leads us to lives based in simplicity, peace, integrity, community and equality. These are our testimonies and we find that in trying to live up to them, our lives are changed.

What's New

We, Quakers of Multnomah Friends Meeting in Portland, Oregon, United States, support the new United Nations General Assembly’s Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.

Marty Crouch, a beloved member of Multnomah Meeting, died at home at 1:25 PM on Monday, September 11. Details about a future Memorial Service for Marty will be forthcoming and announced in the Weekly Bulletin and, time permitting, the Newsletter.

The worship service for Eddy and Marty, planned for their home on Wednesday evening, September 13, will be held as planned. This will be an opportunity to be present with Eddy in the early days following Marty's death.


Kenyan peace activist and social change agent Getry Agizah will make two presentations in June at the Multnomah Friends Meetinghouse, 4312 SE Stark in Portland.

On Sunday, June 11 at Noon “Overcoming Election Polarization: Lessons from Kenya”

On Friday, June 16 at 7 PM “Healing and Rebuilding our Communities: A Kenyan Perspective”


Thank you, Multnomah Friends, for your support of Young Adult Friend and Advocacy Corps member Sitara Nath during Friends Committee on National Legislation’s 2017  Spring Lobby Weekend. We are grateful for your support of this incredible annual FCNL event which gathers young adults from across the country to Washington D.C. to experience advocacy firsthand. Friends were incredible in this support and faithful work!


An attender at Multnomah Monthly Meeting, Mitchell Santine Gould, is the leading authority on Walt Whitman's Quakerism. He will be giving a lecture on "Whitman @ 200," on Whitman's birthday, May 31, 2017, 7pm at The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Avenue.


Worship with us!

(503) 232-2822
Multnomah Friends Meeting
4312 S.E. Stark Street
Portland, OR 97215
United States
Meeting Times: 

Early Worship: Sunday 8:15-9:30

Sunday Morning Adult Discussion: Sunday 8:15 - 9:45 am

Regular Meeting: Sunday 10:00 - 11:15 am

First Day (Sunday) School & Day Care: Sunday 10:15 - 11:15 am

Social Hour: 11:15 - 12 Noon

Business Meeting: 3rd Sunday of the month, 12:15 pm

Bible Study: Monday 7 - 8 am

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