Founded in 1893 as First Friends Meeting of Portland, Reedwood Friends Church, at 29th and Steele. has been in its present location since 1970.

The church is currently remodeling Lambert House on 28th Ave (an original building from Lambert Gardens) for extended ministry and a community meeting space. Reedwood Friends Church houses the non-denominational, private (tuition) Brooklyn Cooperative Pre-School for ages 3-5 While not in our boundaries, Trinity United Methodist Church is located at the northeast corner of 39th and Steele Street.

Housed in Trinity Methodist, Shining Star School is a private (tuition) 4-day “Waldorf oriented” program for grades 1-6—open during school year, and with a summer program for ages 4-10.