The Portland Club is a social activities club that is welcoming to anyone who feels an abiding fondness for the city of Portland, values good times and good company, and shares our membership’s dedication to the preservation of the historic property that is the home of the club: the Alexander Parris-designed 1805 Hunnewell-Shepley mansion, located at 156 State Street.
In 1886, Fred N. Dow and a group of influential male friends organized their informal gatherings into a club – The Portland Club.
The club’s 21st century mission still focuses on spirited discussions of current events, but also includes preservation of the mansion, providing a comfortable social setting, and hosting special events to benefit non-profit organizations.
The Portland Club meets for cocktails, dinner, and discussion on the 1 or 2 Wednesdays each month from September through May. Meals are prepared and are just $20 for members and guests, served by the acclaimed Black Tie Catering, the club’s tenant. Dinner is followed by a presentation, the topic of which varies widely.
Members have free access to the house and to the finest pool room and billiard hall in New England. The Club’s exclusive Pool Room contains the original six pool and six billiard tables – antiques which are kept in top playing-condition for members.
For questions regarding membership, contact Ron Kramer at 207-956-8943.
President: Mike Cobb
Vice President: Casey Mountain
Treasurer: Carl Hanson
Sergeant at Arms: Ronald Kramer