We are very proud of Kartini Clinic's association with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington (RMHC). We have partnered with RMHC’s team of dedicated staff and volunteers in order to provide our families with a “home away from home” while children are being treated at Kartini Clinic.

The Ronald McDonald House East strives to provide a home-like setting during what is a difficult time for many families. During their visit, families stay in comfortable and lovingly decorated private rooms where they can get a peaceful night’s rest, knowing their child is close by. This is a service Kartini Clinic would not be able to provide otherwise, and we, as well as all of the many families who have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House East are always deeply grateful.

To qualify to stay at the Ronald McDonald House East, you must be a parent/legal guardian who:

  • Has a child between the ages of 0 and 21 being treated at a Portland hospital.

  • Lives more than 30 miles from Portland.

  • Has an active, permanent physical address.

If you meet these qualifications, take these next steps:

  • You can get a referral in one of two ways: from a Kartini Clinic intake coordinator or your child’s assigned hospital case manager. If a case manager is unavailable, a charge nurse or doctor may provide the necessary information.

  • Complete the screening form given to you by our intake coordinators or your hospital case manager.

  • Please confirm with the person you are working with that your referral has been submitted to Ronald McDonald House East staff.

Important things to know

  • RMHC does not take reservations due to uncertainty regarding the length of stay of other families

  • Families are admitted as availability permits

  • Check in hours are 10am to 4:30pm

  • One room per patient

  • RMHC requests $20 per night, however, no family is turned away if they are unable to pay.

  • Families clean their own room and wash their towels and sheets before checkout

  • Families actively share in keeping the House clean and tidy

  • Families must be respectful and tolerant of other families who are equally concerned about the well-being of their own children


More frequently asked questions

Ronald McDonald House – East

2620 N. Commercial Avenue

Portland, OR 97227




Ronald McDonald House Charities relies on generous donors and volunteers to operate our Houses. We request that families pay $20 per day. However, the actual cost to operate the Houses is about $100 per room. Because having a child in the hospital can put even financially stable families in crisis, we often reduce or waive the fee completely. If a family is unable to pay, we never turn them away. Your gift ensures that these families will continue to be able to stay close to their children. Please consider making a donation.

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