McDonald is a resident of Portia with whom the player can develop a friendship. He is a rancher living outside of Portia, next to Sophie's Ranch. He raises horses and cows and dreams of one day opening a restaurant. He can often be found at his shop, McD's Jumpin' Livestock, or with his animals in the fenced area nearby.


McDonald's family has been raising animals on these lands since the founding of Portia. After he took over, McDonald slowly built his ranch into one of the largest in Portia. Never one to shy away from the spotlight, McDonald is always on the look out to become famous.

Personal lifeEdit

McDonald was born on Day 4 of Spring. His ancestors have been raising animals on the lands of Portia since its founding, eventually being handed down to McDonald. McDonald slowly built his ranch to become the largest in Portia. McDonald had been married and had kids, but they eventually divorced; his ex-wife took the kids while he took the ranch.

McDonald dreams of one day becoming famous and opening up a restaurant, selling beef burger patties and fries.

Physical appearanceEdit

McDonald wears a multi-pocketed navy vest over a white checkered button-up shirt, slightly worn blue jeans, a wide brown belt, and brown boots. He wears a wide sombrero-style hat hanging off his back.

Related charactersEdit

McDonald's closest connection in Portia is his neighbor, Sophie, from the farm next door. He considers her a Buddy.


When befriending McDonald, his relationship network with other NPCs will also be affected, resulting in the player receiving favor points from those NPCs as well.


McDonald typically never leaves his ranch and can usually be found tending to his livestock or working in his farm store.

Time Location
7:00Leaves his house
7:30Tends to his livestock
9:00Works at his store
18:00Tends to his livestock
20:00Go home



Developing a friendly relationship with McDonald unlocks new dialogue that reveals more about McDonald and gives you access to special relationship perks.

Buddy StarStarStar 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2
Send gifts through the mail sometimes
Possible gifts are:

Social interactionsEdit

Interactions: Social talk Social gift Desire head icon Social spar Social RPS Social play Social Dine Social photo Social Ride Social Relic Trade Social mission

Click on the icon to go to the respective section.

Social talk ChatEdit

First meeting
  • McDonald ED 001
    Howdy, did you just arrive at our town? You might've heard of me, I'm famous around these parts. Mc...McD...ring a bell?
  • McDonald ED 002
    Do you want my signature? I'll be famous one day. I'm going to start my own restaurant selling beef patty burgers! I might be too famous for you to get it by then.
  • McDonald ED 003
    My Rambo is gonna win the title of Mr. Bull this year! You can bet on it!
  • Social talk

  • Social talk You better be careful, I'll show no mercy.
  • Social talk Let me show you my full power!
  • Social talk Alright, let's go! Bring it!
  • Social talk Come on, let's see what you got!
  • Social talk Challenging me? I'm game!
  • Social talk Okay...let's start!
  • Social talk I admire your courage! Fine, I'll play with you.
  • Social talk Already starting? I was going to do some stretching.
  • Social talk Let's rumble!
  • Social talk Hahah, What do you think of me now?
  • Social talk You're not hurt are you? Don't worry about it, practice makes perfect.
  • Social talk Haha, that was super fun! You are pretty good!
  • Social talk Perfection!
  • Social talk Of course I was going to win! You underestimated me!
  • Social talk You're far too weak.
  • Social talk Humph, go home and practice more.
  • Social talk Alright, I win!
  • Social talk So you're only so-so.
  • Social talk Ah, I got some bruises from that.
  • Social talk Never imagined I could lose.
  • Social talk Oh, defeat...
  • Social talk I'm getting a little tired...
  • Social talk You are the most powerful opponent I've ever met!
  • Social talk I lost...
  • Social talk Ah, ow, ow, ow!
  • Social talk Why are you so strong?
  • Social talk I'm going for the win next time.
  • Social talk You won, be proud of it!
  • Social talk Mercy, mercy!
  • Social talk What a pity! I will not lose next time!
  • Social talk That was awful, I'll remember this!

Talk about favorite foods
  • Social talk Instead of spaghetti, I'd rather have steamed, stewed, baked, or fried rice.
  • Social talk I get a stomach ache whenever I eat something sour, too bad, because I actually like 'em.
Ask about work
  • (So you've been running this farm all by yourself?)
    • Social talk Aw shucks, it's a long story. I used to be married in my younger days, but she took the kids and I took the farm when we divorced. Nowadays, I'm used to workin' the farm everyday, not like I got much else to do.
  • (Have you ever considered getting more hands?)
    • Social talk I see it this way, if I be the only one getting it done, them I'm also the only one gettin' recognition, wahahah.
Casual talk
  • Social talk When I am famous, other cities will beg me to visit.
  • (What types of gifts do you like?)
  • Social talk I'm very fond of fruits and vegetables.
  • Social talk I hate sticky stuff, the very thought is giving me goosebumps right now! So don't give me anything sticky!
  • (Your beard is really cool!)
    • Social talk Wahaha, is it really? I've heard beards are sexy, so that's why I let it grow.
  • (I admire your long term vision!)
    • Social talk Well now! Let me tell you about my plans for a restaurant to get your food on the go!

Winter Solstice
  • Social talk I never got why people want to do a big hotpot, gimme cheeseburgers and fries any day!

Social gift GiftEdit

Console Note
The information below pertains to the PC version of My Time at Portia, and may differ from the console versions. Additionally, console-specific information may change in future updates.
Comments: Gifting values on non-universal gifts may currently be different on consoles.

Giving gifts to McDonald affects the player's relationship with McDonald. Every character has unique gift preferences.


  • Every giftable item, except for the items below, will have a Neutral (+1) effect when given to McDonald.
  • Gifts given on festival days and on McDonald's birthday will earn the player 2x and 3x relationship points, respectively, and will show a unique dialogue.
  • Values listed below are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra point.
  • McDonald feels neutral about Animal Feces, unlike most who hate it
Social gift Gifting Items
Love      +18
Love      +15
Love      +12
Love        +10
Like        +8
Ruby Ruby
Like        +6
Like        +5
Like        +4
Like        +3
Like        +2
Dislike        -1
Dislike        -2
Hate        -5
Listed values are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra point.

Gift values displayed on this chart are for the PC release of My Time at Portia and may not apply to the console releases.

Desire head icon DesiresEdit

The following items are desires, or wishes, which are randomly assigned to one or two NPCs per week. In the event that McDonald has a desire, gifting the wanted item will provide the higher tier points; otherwise, on non-desired events, the item gives the base point value. Some NPCs may desire an item that they do not normally like.

Desire head icon Desires
Desire icon
Water BucketWater Bucket

Social spar SparEdit

McDonald can spar with the player up to three times per day.

Note that the level in the table below is McDonald's base level at the start of the game. McDonald's actual level can be higher because McDonald will level up over time.

Social spar
Level: 9
Relationship Rewards/losses
Round 1 2 3
Player Win
Prompt happy
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
Gols Gols
Apple Apple
Baked Bread Baked Bread
Herbal Juice Herbal Juice
Herbal Mixture Herbal Mixture
Herbs Herbs
Roasted Meat Roasted Meat
Player Lose
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
Prompt ordinary

Social RPS RPSEdit

McDonald can play RPS with the player up to three times per day.

Social photo PhotoEdit

Below is a gallery of McDonald's poses in group photos.


Social play PlayEdit

Once the player has become buddies with McDonald, they can schedule a play date together.

Social Dine DineEdit

If the player chooses to dine at The Round Table with McDonald during a play date or date, it is recommended to order dishes McDonald will like. If asked before ordering, McDonald will sometimes tell the player exactly which dishes to order; other times, McDonald will just give little hints. In the event that McDonald does not specify the exact foods desired, the player should order between three and six dishes, depending on what hint McDonald gives. It is recommended to order each of those dishes from different courses, ex. ordering one Appetizer, Meat, Vegetable, Dessert, and Drink course each, rather than five Desserts.

McDonald's food preferences are:

Play date eat Dining
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
Menu icon appetizer
Menu icon main course
Main Course
Menu icon meat
Menu icon vegetable
Menu icon dessert
Menu icon drink

Social Relic Trade Relic tradeEdit

McDonald occasionally uses the Relic Pieces Exchange board at the Museum to trade for relic pieces. McDonald likes to look at particular completed relics, so after the player has donated such relics to the Museum or displayed them in their yard, McDonald may come visit the Museum or the player's yard to view these relics. Such visits will earn the player relationship points each time, with the amount dependent upon the relic.

Social Relic Trade
Relic Trade
Points Relics
Requested Pieces +30
Favorite Exhibits +???
Galloping Horse
Galloping Horse
Duck on a King
Duck on a King

Social mission Missions Edit

Legend: MAPICON main2MAPICON branch2 major • MAPICON main1MAPICON branch1 minor • Social play friendship • Social date romance

  • MAPICON main2 Main missions are listed in chronological order, based on the chronology list.
  • MAPICON branch2 Secondary missions are listed in alphabetical order.
  • Indented missions indicate succession of the previously listed mission. Further missions in its timeline are in chronological order.

Main missionsEdit

MAPICON main1 The Cave on Amber Island
Build the power generator and repair the machine inside the cave on Amber Island.

Secondary missionsEdit

Social play Dreaming Burger Shop
McDonald is looking for you, go find out what happened.
Social play Taste Survey
It seems like McDonald has got some troubles, go and ask if you could help.
MAPICON branch2 McDonald's Stable
Old McDonald's stable was damaged by the storm, please collect some materials and repair it for him.
MAPICON branch1 The Secret of Planting
After the Autumn Festival, Emily wants to find a bigger fruit crop to plant, help her find the seed.


  • McDonald may pay a tribute to the old nursery rhyme, "Old MacDonald Had a Farm", as the nursery rhyme talks about MacDonald owning various animals on a farm.
    • His concept and background information may also stem from the largest fast food retailer in the world, McDonald's.


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