Join Us

Interested in learning more about Junior League of Portland?
Attend one of our upcoming Open Houses!

We hope you can join us at one of four Open Houses to learn more about membership with the Junior League of Portland. At the Open House, we give an overview of the Junior League, what to expect the first year, and how to apply.

Attending an open house is not required but is encouraged before applying for membership.

If you have any questions, please reach out to

Open House #1: Sunday, April 8th | 1pm-3pm | Register
Open House #2: Tuesday, April 17th | 6:30pm-8:30pm | Register
Open House #3: Sunday, April 22nd | 11:30am-1:30pm | Register
Open House #4: Thursday, May 3rd | 6:30pm-8:30pm | Register


About 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.


Join the League!

The Junior League of Portland Recruitment Committee requests all interested women provide their information so they can be updated on events.

Submit your information to JLP to receive invitations and information regarding recruitment events throughout the year – Fill out the form!

The Committee would also love to hear from you with any questions! Please reach out at

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


Membership Informational Mixers

A great way to learn about the league is through our Membership Informational Mixers! The Recruitment Committee hosts regular membership mixers and welcomes anyone interested in learning about the Junior League of Portland to mix and mingle with current League Members. The Membership Informational Mixers are an opportunity to discover the leadership, training, and social opportunities the Junior League has to offer.

Our upcoming Mixers are listed at the top of this page!