Rood Family Pavilion

A mother and son checking out a room at the Rood Family Pavilion

Lindsy Moreland and her son, Noah, check out their room in the Gary and Christine Rood Family Pavilion. The guest house for patients and their families is on OHSU’s South Waterfront campus.

The Gary and Christine Rood Family Pavilion gives you and your family a home away from home. You’ll find places to relax, gather and focus on healing. The pavilion is run in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington.

You’ll find:

  • Spaces indoors and out devoted to your comfort and well-being.
  • A location at the heart of OHSU’s South Waterfront campus, with easy access to clinics, mass transit and the Portland Aerial Tram.
  • Private quarters to rest and recharge. 
  • Public spaces to cook, hang out and take part in group activities.

Rood Family Pavilion offerings

The pavilion opened in 2019 with a five-story guest house atop six levels of parking. It holds 38 suites for pediatric patients and their families, and 38 for adult patients and their families.

Two floors are dedicated to pediatric families, with no direct access for other adult guests. Children staying on adult floors also enjoy common areas and children’s activities.

Your stay includes:

  • A private room with a bathroom, microwave and mini-fridge (nine suites have kitchenettes to accommodate patients with vulnerable immune systems) 
  • One free parking space
Rood Family Pavilion rooftop garden with circular landscaped 'healing garden' and other South Waterfront buildings in the background.

The pavilion’s rooftop features the George and Janet Boldt Healing Garden and the Silver Family Children’s Park. The play area was designed for kids of all mobilities.

Community spaces include:

  • A kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Lounges
  • Laundry facilities
  • Activity rooms
  • A rooftop natural space, the George and Janet Boldt Healing Garden
  • The Silver Family Children’s Park, a rooftop playground for children of all mobilities
  • WiFi and business center

Our location gives you easy access to:

  • The Portland Aerial Tram, connecting you with our Marquam Hill campus in minutes 
  • OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital 
  • OHSU Hospital 
  • Center for Health & Healing Buildings 1 and 2 
  • Many coffee and dining options 
  • Mass transit (bus, streetcar and light rail) 
  • Riverfront bike and walking trails

Pediatric patients and their families

Cost

Families with children being treated at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital pay nothing. The costs are covered by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington.

Ronald McDonald House Partnership

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington provides all funding and services for our pediatric spaces. Learn more.

Who is eligible to stay?

You need to:

  • Have a child 21 or younger or to be expecting a baby due within two weeks
  • Live more than 30 miles from Portland
  • Have a permanent physical address

Also:

  • Patients younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 
  • Patients age 18 to 21 must have a support person who is at least 18 and who knows about the patient’s medical care.

How do I request a reservation?

Reservations are based on availability. You also need:

  • A referral from a doctor, hospital case manager or social worker.  
  • To meet screening requirements with our social work team. 
For help: Contact OHSU’s social work team at 503-418-4064 or .

You can also contact our social work team to ask about:

  • Same-day reservations 
  • Accommodations if you live closer than 30 miles but have an especially early or late procedure

A child looking at a book, holding a toy, eagerly grinning

Melody Rose Aho, 2, spends time in one of the several activity rooms at the Rood Family Pavilion.

Adult patients and their families

Cost

Cost is well below the cost of an average hotel room. Funding is also available to help qualified families. For more information, contact our social work team at 503-418-7663 (ROOD) or

Ronald McDonald House partnership

You need to:

  • Have a verified appointment 
  • Have a permanent physical address 
  • Live more than 30 miles from Portland  
  • (Patients who live closer but who have an especially early or late procedure can request an appointment with our social work team.)

Who is eligible to stay?

You need to:

  • Have a verified appointment
  • Have a permanent physical address
  • Live more than 30 miles from Portland
  • (Patients who live closer but who have an especially early or late procedure can request an appointment with our social work team.)

How do I request a reservation?

Reservations are based on availability. You also need:

  • A referral from a doctor, hospital case manager or social worker.  
  • To meet screening requirements with our social work team. 
For help: Contact OHSU’s social work team at 503-418-7663 (ROOD) or .

You can also contact our social work team to ask about:

  • Same-day reservations 
  • Accommodations if you live closer than 30 miles but have an especially early or late procedure

Jason Moreland and son at the Rood Family Pavilion

Jason Moreland gives son Jason a ride through colorful spaces at the Rood Family Pavilion. The guest house on OHSU’s South Waterfront campus opened in 2019.

About the Rood Family Pavilion

The $32 million Gary and Christine Rood Family Pavilion was built entirely through the generosity of donors, including a $12 million gift from Gary and Christine Rood of Vancouver, Washington. More than 1,900 donors from Oregon, Washington and states across the U.S. contributed.