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Join the Junior League of Portland

In 1910, Gretchen Corbett convinced her sewing group and other friends to join her in founding the Junior League of Portland. As an original member of the first Junior League in New York City in 1901, Gretchen knew the rapidly growing Portland community would also need a group of trained women volunteers to address issues in the community as they arose.

Today, the Junior League of Portland (JLP) is the fourth oldest League in the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) and the first on the west coast. Since that time, JLP has provided countless volunteer hours to improving the community, launched much needed programs and initiatives to protect the underserved, and prepared generations of local women for a lifetime of civic leadership.

We are devoted to:

Effecting change within our communities

Training and developing civic leaders

Promoting voluntarism

We warmly welcome women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in voluntarism, a commitment to community service, and an interest in developing their potential to better serve the Portland community.

We request all interested women to please provide us with your information so we can keep you updated on events. Click here to submit your information to JLP to receive invitations and information regarding recruitment events throughout the year.

We’d also love to hear from you with any questions! Please reach out to us at

We look forward to meeting each and every one of you!


The 2016-2017 Junior League of Portland Recruitment Committee

Membership Informational Mixers

The Recruitment Committee is excited to begin our 2016-2017 Recruitment Season! Our first Membership Informational Mixer will be held Monday, October 3, 2016 at Raven and Rose (The Rookery Bar)  and we welcome anyone interested in learning about membership with the Junior League of Portland to mix and mingle with current Junior League of Portland Members. The Membership Informational Mixers are an opportunity to discover the leadership, training, and social opportunities the Junior League has to offer.

Please register here for the mixer.

We hope you enjoy yourselves and learn more about the benefits of membership with the Junior League.



Membership Informational Open House

We hope you can join us at one of four Open Houses in the spring to learn how you can grow through membership with the Junior League of Portland, Oregon. We will have the details for these open houses later this year.

Open enrollment will resume in Spring 2017. Please reach out to us with any questions at