WELCOME TO PORTLAND LODGE
We are honored to have you visit our national award-winning
website. We hope that you will take the time to explore the site and to gain an understanding of what it is to be a modern member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Find out who we are, what we are, what we do and how you might become one of us
The Order of Elks is distinctly American. It is a national, charitable organization founded on the principals of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity. Here in Oregon our two primary charities are the Meadowwood Summer Camp for Hearing and Speech Impared Kids and the Elks Childrens' Eye Clinic, part of the Oregon Health and Science University. Through the Elks National Foundation
, which is the charitable arm of the Order, we offer five national scholarship programs. We also offer Youth programs such as the Elks Drug Awareness Program and the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest and Veterans Services such as the Elks National Veterans Service Commission and a grant to maintain the Elks Veterans Memorial in Chicago.
Our Lodge here in Portland is just one of many across the United States, all committed to the same goals. As a member of the Order, you are welcome in any of the over 2100 such Lodges from Alaska to Florida. A definite plus if you’re traveling for business or pleasure as Elks tend to treat each other like extended family.
We hope that after viewing our site you may have a better understanding of today’s Elks and you may even be interested in joining our Order and helping us with our worthy causes. And lest you think we are all work and no play, take a look at our Photo Gallery
and our Lodge Calendar
! And check back often! The site is on-going and new photos and articles will be posted frequently.
If you're in our area, please drop in and ask for a tour of our Lodge. Visitors are always welcome. And if you're anywhere else in the country, check the phone book and contact the Lodge nearest you.
Mary Francis Deitz
Exalted Ruler 2013 / 2014
IMPORTANT SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS