Virtual Check Presentation to NAFY

The Junior League of Portland is proud to provide a $110,000 gift to New Avenues for Youth (NAFY) in honor of our 110th anniversary as a league. New Avenues for Youth is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and intervention of youth homelessness. They provide basic needs such as meals, showers and counseling as…

JLP Cares

2019 Recap The Junior League of Portland held our tenth annual Community Action and Revitalization Event aka JLP CAREs, on Saturday, October 26, 2019. This year’s event activated more than 115 volunteers who put in a cumulative 300 hours of volunteer service. Sites this year included our official partners, such as Children’s Book Bank and…

Literacy Celebration – A Children’s Story Hour

Jackie Starr, Executive Director of the Friends of the Library read “Baby Feminist” and JLP President Gina Roman read “You’re Here for a Reason” to a group of children from the community at the Multnomah County Central Library in Downtown Portland. Attendees enjoyed crafts, activities themed around the books, and enjoyed time in our beautiful…

110th Anniversary Celebration

Background: The year 2020 marks the 110th Anniversary of the Junior League of Portland (JLP), the fourth oldest League in the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) and the first on the West Coast. JLP was founded in 1910 by Gretchen Corbett, an original member of the first Junior League in New York City in…

Human Trafficking Awareness Day Reception

All were invited to join the Junior League of Portland at the Human Trafficking Awareness Day Reception on January 11, 2020. Intended to share with the public about human trafficking happening locally, this event aims to educate the community and empower them to effect change. The reception opened with a welcome from the League President…



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  • The Junior League of Portland’s Racial Justice Commitment

    posted on July 9, 2020

    June 3, 2020 The events of the past week have once again underscored the severity and violence of racism that our communities experience in the United States and across the world every day. The Junior League of Portland condemns the senseless acts of violence being perpetuated against the black community here in Portland and nationally.…

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