Embracing the diversity & spirit of the city of Portland by providing everything you need in a premier private city club.
The University Club of Portland [Oregon] was founded in 1898 by a group of young college graduates. After renting space in several buildings, the club completed its own four-story clubhouse in 1913, opening the same year as the University Club of St. Paul’s clubhouse.
The building, in downtown Portland, OR, is a beautiful example of Jacobean Revival architecture, recalling the early Seventeenth Century English type that adapted traditional Elizabethan with Continental Renaissance influences, complete with secret doors that blend into the dark woodwork.
The building has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 1979. Inside the front door is the Lounging Room, a pleasant space to greet people. An impressive staircase takes one to the Main Dining Room which measures 64 feet by 33 feet and 24 feet high. Adjacent to the Dining Room is a cozy library with fireplace.
The club has Artist-, Author-, and Archivist-in-Residence Programs, offering a unique cultural experience between Members and local creatives.
The club has re-imagined liberal arts by creating the Arts & Education Program, affirming a link with the club and other nonprofit organizations in Portland, including the Oregon Symphony, Portland State University, Portland Opera, Oregon College of Art & Craft, and Oregon Ballet Theatre.