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
Become a member!
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
To join, follow these steps:
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.
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.
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.