Welcome to Friendship Masonic Lodge No. 160

A Masonic Lodge in North Portland, Oregon.

A Guiding Light

What is Freemasonry? To many of its members, Freemasonry is a guiding light to those who wish to improve themselves — better fathers, better husbands, brothers, and ultimately, better members of society. Its principles and ceremonies inculcate the importance of introspection and manifestation of personal improvement to the world at large.

It’s also a haven for long-lasting and meaningful friendships among those who might otherwise have remained at a distance.

In short, it’s an organization that fosters fraternity, encourages personal improvement, and provides meaningful experiences.

For the Modern Gentleman

Freemasonry has attracted men from many walks of life; those who not only have a sincere wish to be serviceable to society, but also to be a cut above the typical man and be part of the times. It is a haven for the modern gentleman to learn about the ways of the world.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in pursuing, then we invite you to learn more.

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Latest News from the Lodge

You’re Invited!

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Friends and Brethren all! May is set to be an exemplary month for Friendship Lodge! It’s not just every day we have the pleasure of hosting the Grand Master of Masons in Oregon. And so nine months ago when our Secretary asked me if I wanted the GM to visit I had only one word to answer – yes!

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Game Night

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Calling all adventurers! It’s time for another night of brotherhood and board games at Friendship Lodge. While Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate  has been a lodge favorite for some time, we always decide which games to play at the start of the night, and it’s anybody’s guess what we will pick. So bring some of your own board or card games and enjoy a night of fellowship and fun with Friendship #160.  Everyone is encouraged to bring beverages and snacks to share, and some light food, like sandwiches and chips or pizza, will be provided. Everyone is welcome!

Masons Discuss Moral Science and Natural Law

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Nine men met this Wednesday evening, March 21st, to peer into Hume’s views on Moral Philosophy. Following a 30 minute recorded lecture by Prof. Daniel Robinson, from our library of The Great Courses, Our Junior Warden (Kent Smith) facilitated a group discussion of … just what exactly was David Hume talking about, anyhow? Categorical imperatives versus hypothetical imperatives, coupled with the necessity of a functioning rational capacity in order to make moral decisions, were all in play. Predictably, not all agreed, though all also agreed we might not fully grasp exactly what we were agreeing or disagreeing about. Philosophy can be like that, particularly across the centuries and language barriers between ourselves and Mr. Hume. Read More

Rescheduled for Now!

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Following surprisingly wintry weather in February, our first philosophy discussion night of 2018 will be on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:00pm at the Kenton Temple. We will be watching and discussing Prof. Daniel N. Robinson’s lecture, “Moral Science and the Natural World”, in the context of our willfully obligating ourselves as Masons.

Wine, fellowship, light – what a night this promises to be! Read More

Snow, Ice, and the Warmth of Brotherhood in February

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February is the best time of year for Masons to travel! Friendship Lodge started the month off with a visit to Beaverton Lodge to retrieve a gavel they claimed from us last year. WB Don Martin (the Master of Beaverton) graciously offered WB Lee of Friendship the opportunity to close his Lodge. Not one week later however, did Kenton 145 travel en masse to Friendship – stealing away our hard-won gavel again! It seems we needn’t put away our road gear just yet. In addition to their delightful company, Kenton presented Friendship with an artifact from our past – a cigar ashtray commemorating the cornerstone laying of an addition to our former building. Read More

For Visiting Brethren

Friendship Masonic Lodge meets at 8130 N. Denver Avenue in Portland. Its stated meeting is on the first Wednesday of each month.

Dinner is served at 6:30 PM followed by lodge opening at 7:30 PM.

The lodge also hosts a light gathering for libations and lively conversations after lodge, usually by 9:00 PM.

Recommended attire is suit and tie.

Interested in Joining?

To be considered for membership at Friendship Masonic Lodge No. 160, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be able to support yourself and your dependents (if any)
  • Have a belief in a Supreme Being
  • Not have a felony record

To learn more about how to become a member of the lodge, please contact us.

Secretary’s Corner

Brother Quinn Haase performed a perfect proficiency at his Master Mason examination on May 16.

a Master Mason