PORTLAND, Ore. — While people stay home and practice social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, there is still one reason many have to leave their home: to get groceries.

This can be especially challenging for people 60 and older, who are at higher risk of having severe symptoms of the coronavirus.

In response to that concern, many grocers have set aside "senior hours" for shoppers in an attempt to limit their exposure to the virus.

Here's a list of "senior hours" for grocery stores in the Portland metro area. Stores are listed in alphabetical order.


  • 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Fred Meyer

  • 7-8 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

New Seasons

  • 8-9 a.m. Monday through Friday.


  • 7-9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.


  • First hour on Wednesdays.

Trader Joe's

  • 9-10 a.m. daily.


  • 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays.


  • One hour before opening on Tuesdays.

Whole Foods

  • One hour before opening daily.

WinCo Foods

  • 6-7:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Senior hours for grocery shopping during the coronavirus pandemic
Senior hours for grocery shopping during the coronavirus pandemic

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