The Vision of Linnton Community Center

We believe that the strength and vibrancy of our community lies in the unity of its people. Linnton is a community where people care deeply about one another. Our center is a testament to these beliefs, a place where neighbors lend each other a helping hand, and where a community calls home. We believe that every child in our community deserves access to excellence in education and that each person deserves a chance to give and receive the benefits of a deeply connected community.


The Linnton Community Center provides art, adventure and STEM focused youth programing, a bilingual pre-school, an emergency food pantry as well as recreational programs and services for adults and families.


We couldn't do it without our amazing, qualified staff and volunteers.

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At LCC we take and individualized approach to providing meaningful volunteer opportunities that make the best use of our volunteer’s skills and talents. Please contact us about available opportunities.

Latest News from the Linnton Community Center

Remembering Douglas Joseph Polk

Douglas “Doug” Joseph Polk He was born in San Francisco on February 11, 1940 to Wesley & Mary Grace Polk. He died here in Portland, on February 24, 2016, at home, peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He graduated from Parkrose High School in 1957 and attended Stanford University. He served in the Army as a […]

The Linnton Community Center is Hiring a Summer Lifeguard

LCC is looking for a certified lifeguard to work in our summer camp program. Schedule is 10 am – 3 pm, three days a week (Wednesday, Thursday Friday). Camp runs from June 13 through August 19th. The Linnton Community Center provides children and youth in the Linnton and surrounding neighborhoods with a fun, meaningful and […]

LCC’s food pantry from a client’s perspective

My name is Katherine Pauley. I am a 29-year-old Portland native. This is my testament as to how the Linnton Community Center Food Bank has positively affected the lives of my little family. Almost a year ago now, my mother in law suggested to me that I try out the food pantry on highway 30 […]

LCCers spring sign up open now!

The LCCers are a children’s comedy troupe that meet during after-school youth activities at the Linnton Community Center. Kate Horan, instructor for the troupe graduated from “The American Academy of Dramatic Arts”. Performed Stand Up at “The Comedy Store” and studied with “The Groundlings” a Premier Improv group in Los Angeles California.  She also performed with […]

Summer supply wish list

Lightly Used Equipment Wanted! If you are like me you may have a few things in your garage or basement that have not seen the light of day for some time. Chances are, we can use them at LCC! Please consider donating your lightly used equipment; We Need: Sports equipment: cones, pinnies, tennis rackets, soccer […]

Community Teaching Kitchen is fully funded!

Thanks to Metro, The Oregon Community foundation and The Clark Foundation the Linnton Community Center Teaching Kitchen is soon to be a reality! The kitchen will be built under the Emergency Food Pantry on site at LCC and extend into a covered area behind the bathroom on the playground. The facility will transform underutilized space […]

Skyline students organize food drive collecting 86 lbs. of food!

For the third consecutive year, skyline student Clara Earl has organized a food drive to help combat hunger in the community. Clara and two friends, Anna Whitworth and Sophie Warner collected 86 lbs. of food from fellow skyline students. The food helps to stock shelves at the Linnton Community Center emergency food pantry. Clara and […]

Boffer Fencing Spring Break Camp!

Boffer Fencing! Spring Break Day Camp at the Linnton Community Center! Children build safe and fun boffer fencing swords and armor; learn real fencing skills, military tactics and above all Chivalry. Classes are led daily by High Constable Sir Grant and his assistants from the Mountain and Rose offer guild! The Details March 21st – […]

The LCC adds air conditioning to a long list of upgrades to its historic facility.

Thanks to the Oregon Community Foundation the participants in programs at the Linnton Community Center are looking forward to a comfortable summer. Air conditioning systems have recently been installed in the meeting hall and gymnasium. Despite the fact that some will morn the loss of afternoon “Hot Yoga” These upgrades are a welcome addition as […]

LCCers’ First Performance a Huge Hit!

The LCC would like to extend a huge thanks to those who attended the LCCer’s winter performance. We are looking forward to spring and the start of a new season. The LCCer’s are a local children’s comedy troupe that meet during After-school youth activities at the Linnton Community Center. The Club will begin again in […]

Linnton Food Pantry, Volunteer Spotlight

If you have visited the Linnton Community Center Food pantry on a Monday or Tuesday lately you may have had the opportunity to meet Gloria Lillethun and Kip Waldron. It is with great pleasure that I highlight their dedication to providing emergency food to people experiencing hunger in our area. Their hard work and leadership […]

Hunger Banquet January 18th 4pm

Hunger Banquet this Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 4pm. BUY TICKETS NOW USING THE LINK BELOW! A hunger banquet is an all ages educational event developed by the global relief organization, OXFAM. It is an interactive, storytelling event focused on humanizing global hunger issues and empowering attendees to make a difference. All Proceeds will […]