Mark Your Calendar: the 68th Annual Oregon Orchid Show & Sale is April 11-12, 2015 in Portland, OR



Welcome to the Oregon Orchid Society, Portland, OR


July Meeting – July 21, 2015

  • Here in the Northwest we may not have heard much of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens but this plant mecca has a conservatory that includes a room entirely dedicated to orchids. Join us as Stephanie Willis shares with us an overview of Atlanta Botanical Gardens and its orchid house. Show and tell as usual. Bring a snack to share if you can! Everyone is welcome. Ambridge Event Center, 1333 NE MLK Blvd, Portland, OR – doors at 6:30, meeting starts at 7pm.

August Meeting – August 18, 2015

  • Topic TBD. Ambridge Event Center, 1333 NE MLK Blvd, Portland, OR – doors at 6:30, meeting starts at 7pm.

September Meeting – September 15, 2015

  • Laelia sincorana is found on Mt. Sincorana in Brazil. This travelogue, complete with an expert guide who had been there before, should sound wonderful. But something wasn’t right in this magnificent landscape…
    As we all know, even though a place may have been designated a national park, it doesn’t necessarily mean anything if it lacks hands-on management. Fame can lead to destruction of an orchid population.
    Hear about Dick Van Ingen’s journey and conservation attempts in this land of orchids, bromeliads and other exotic plants. Ambridge Event Center, 1333 NE MLK Blvd, Portland, OR – doors at 6:30, meeting starts at 7pm.
The Oregon Orchid Society is a non-profit organization that emphasizes educating the Portland, Oregon area (and beyond) on the appreciation and cultivation of the orchid and conservation of native orchid habitat and would love your participation! Our general meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 the heart of Portland at the Ambridge Event Center, 1333 NE MLK Blvd, Portland, Oregon. Each meeting features a lecture or other educational program and a display of blooming plants. Visitors are always welcome! Membership is open to anyone interested in orchids. We welcome you to peruse our website. We hope you find it an enjoyable, educational and inspirational experience! And if you came here looking for our 2014 Orchid Show Dates, they’re set! Mark your calendars on April 26 & 27, 2014 for the largest orchid show in the Pacific Northwest, the Oregon Orchid Show & Sale right here in the heart of Portland.  We hope to see you there.

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April Monthly Meeting: Rhonda’s Greenhouse – April 15, 2014 – 7pm

OOS member Rhonda is getting a greenhouse!  She’s very excited – but this affords us the opportunity to help contribute to the process of greenhouse construction and to learn from it as well.  If you’re a greenhouse owner, share what you’ve learned with Rhonda (and the rest of us) and if you’re considering building a greenhouse you can learn from those that have already built one.  We’ll go through the process from the bottom up – prepare for a fun and engaging time!


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May Monthly Meeting: On the Media! – May 20, 2014 – 7pm

There are lots of things that orchids can grow in.  One recent speaker told us about a successful orchid grower that potted in tennis shoes.  OK, we won’t be discussing things THAT outside-the-box, but we will look at the many options for orchid media – with the goal of helping you decide the best way to grow the orchids you have, and the orchids you want.  We’ll be preparing for a group supply order that you’re welcome to participate in.

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2014 Oregon Orchid Show & Sale – April 26-27, 2014

dsc07085The largest orchid show in the Pacific Northwest, this orchid show has vendors and exhibitors from near and far. It’s always a fun time and includes educational seminars, orchid repotting, photo contest, auction, American Orchid Society judged displays and, of course, thousands of orchids for sale. You can buy tickets online or print out a discount coupon. Keep your eye on our showpage for information including participating orchid vendors.