Multnomah Lodge #1

Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
Grand Lodge of Oregon
Chartered in 1846 by the Grand Lodge of Missouri

Portland Scottish Rite Center
1525 SW Yamhill St.
Portland, OR 97205

Stated Meeting:
2nd Monday at 7 PM

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There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.  — Br. Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain)

All you have to do is ask...


To become a Freemason, you must:  

  • be a man at least 18 years of age;
  • be of good moral character;
  • have personal beliefs in a Supreme Being and the resurrection of the soul (the definitions of these terms is up to you);
  • decide to become a Mason of your own free will and accord;
  • be loyal to your country;
  • be dedicated to providing for your family and those dependent upon you; have a sincere determination to conduct yourself in a manner that will earn the respect and trust of others; and
  • possess a desire to help others through community service and universal benevolence.

To join, follow these steps:

  1. Talk with someone you know who is a Mason (you may be surprised who that someone might be!). If you do not know anyone who is a Mason, just contact a lodge in your neighborhood. You’ll need to express your personal interest in joining the Fraternity.
  2. Complete a petition for membership and return it to your local lodge with the proper fees. Three members will meet with you to assess your character and answer your questions. In some cases, you may be subject to a background check.
  3. Your petition will be presented for secret ballot. If accepted, you will be notified when and where to appear to receive the first of the three degrees of Freemasonry.

To inquire about membership, please