A Masonic Lodge in Portland, OR
Chartered under the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free & Accepted Masons of Oregon
Founded in 1911, Kenton Lodge No. 145 is one of North Portland's Masonic Lodges. Our stated meetings are on every second Thursdays of the month, with dinner served at 6:30 PM and lodge opening at 7:30 PM. Aside from our stated meeting, we also meet every Thursday, with the first Thursday of the month reserved for officers and trustees meetings. For more information about our weekly meetings, please see our building calendar
For 2022, Kenton Lodge's leadership is composed of the following brothers:
- Worshipful Master: James "Ironblood" Elam
- Senior Warden: Matt Richardson
- Junior Warden: Blake Presswood
Renovated in 2011, the Kenton Masonic Temple stands as one of the few remaining Portland Masonic buildings that is still for Masonic use. It serves as an anchor point for the Kenton neighborhood and is home to various shops such as Kenton Cycle Repair, Comic Cave PDX and Bart's Barbershop.
The temple is also home to other organizations such as the Portland Unity Zikr, Enneadic Star Pronaos (AMORC), Friendship Masonic Lodge No. 160, and Enlightenment Lodge No. 228.
The grand object of Masonry is to promote the happiness of the human race.- George Washington
Freemasonry is an institution calculated to benefit mankind.- Andrew Jackson
Freemasonry is ‘veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols’ because these are the surest way by which moral and ethical truths may be taught. It is not only with the brain and with the mind that the initiate must take Freemasonry but also with the heart.- Carl Claudy