The Ananda Community of Portland is located in the Garden Home neighborhood of SW Portland, OR.

The Ananda Portland Community is a 50-unit apartment complex on 5 acres. Residency is open to all who are sincere and supportive of a quiet, peaceful living environment. There are approximately 60 adults and 15 children in residence. There are both community and individual gardens. Residents can grow vegetables, fruit, and flowers; the grounds include ornamental landscaping, large trees, a swimming pool, a nature trail, and a lawn for gatherings and play.  A community kitchen is run by residents and provides regular vegetarian dinners each week, open to friends and visitors as well as residents.

An on-site manager and a maintenance person handle day-to-day needs. Call 503-888-1551 with questions or to arrange a visit.

More about community:

The Importance of Community:  an article by Swami Kriyananda

Ananda Center at Laurelwood: a brand new creation – Introductory article by Daiva Glazzard

Ananda Center at Laurelwood: An educational campus and retreat center adjacent to a new rural community, Valley Village, that is being born now.

Valley Village property

 Ananda House at Laurelwood:  A progressive, assisted living home, where Ideals of high thinking and simple living are used to provide for the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of each individual. We follow these principles as a way of helping others “live consciously, to die consciously.”

Ananda House