Norwegian heritage is not required to join Grieg Lodge. Our community bonds are based on our mission of service, fraternity and an interest or background in Norwegian or Nordic culture. Grieg Lodge is the place to
get in touch with your ‘inner Scandinavian!’

There are two categories of membership:  Individual dues are $60 annually and Family dues are $95 annually.  The latter includes all family members up through age 23 who share the same address. Membership forms are available at the office or you can download a Grieg Lodge membership application. Completed applications may be dropped off at the office or mailed to:

Grieg Lodge Membership
Norse Hall
111 N.E. 11th
Portland, OR 97232

If you’re interested in learning more about membership in this nearly century-old, non-profit organization, the first step is to get personal! Call 503-236-3401, or stop by Norse Hall (111 N.E. 11th & Couch). You’ll get a chance to chat with a member and tour the Hall. Materials about our activities are available along with upcoming events in which you can participate (also check the events page and calendar page on this website).

Portland-based Sons of Norway Grieg Lodge was founded in 1910 and built its home, Norse Hall in 1928. As an all-volunteer, non-profit fraternal organization with 620 members, Grieg Lodge is dedicated to cultural, educational and humanitarian pursuits connected with Norwegian and Scandinavian heritage, and is active in the community in many ways. The Lodge currently supports yearly college scholarships, financial aid and tuition grants for youth summer camps and local schools, cancer patient aid, and annual financial contributions to a variety of charitable groups.

Ongoing cultural activities include a traditional dance program that has operated since 1934, Norwegian craft and language classes, Scandinavian film, literature and history clubs, and a recently restored library which houses one of the largest collections of Norwegian-language books in the Northwest. Grieg Lodge is the Portland chapter of International Sons of Norway, which was founded in 1895 and has 63,000 members worldwide.