About Us

An Enduring Tradition of Excellence 

Founded in 1898 by a group of young college graduates, the University Club of Portland embraces and reflects the diversity and spirit of the city of Portland by continuing its tradition of excellence with an ever-expanding network of Members. Members enjoy the Club through the fine dining program as well as our extensive and exciting social calendar. From high-quality meeting rooms, expertly planned wine pairing dinners and tasting menus, to vivacious events like our Annual Boxing Night the University Club of Portland has everything you need in a premier private city club.


Outstanding & Elegant Culinary Experiences

Our Tudor-style Main Dining Room, Jefferson Bistro and sociable Grille offer an exclusive dining experience for Members and guests during lunch and dinner hours. Led by Executive Chef Paul Dube, our kitchen deftly and expertly prepares meals that rivals and surpasses the very best restaurants in Portland. On our menu you will find University Club Classics such as Fried Razor Clams and French Onion soup, to specially developed Four Star prix fixe menus using the finest locally sourced ingredients.


The City’s Most Robust Social Calendar

Our social calendar boasts a variety of scheduled events and in-house clubs and activities that cater to the interests of our Members and their guests. Members are treated to festive occasions such as our Annual Robert Burns Scotch Tasting, the very popular Thanksgiving and Christmas Buffets, as well as stimulating events such as our Guest Speaker Series, Resident Artist and Author demonstrations, and performances sponsored by our Arts and Education Membership.


All Your Private Event Needs

The club offers an array of private rooms suitable for any occasion, professional or social. Consider using our rooms for your next meeting, interview, or to enjoy a cocktail party amongst friends. Our Special Events Director is here to assist you with all of your private event needs.



Reciprocal Clubs Across the Globe

Partnered with over 170 private clubs worldwide, our Reciprocal Clubs program offers Members access to a network that spans across the country and all over the world.


A Distinguished Wine Program

Our knowledgeable Food & Beverage Director is on hand to help Members browse through local & national wineries to carefully select & order bottles & varieties at wholesale prices. With weekly, complimentary wine tasting, decadent wine-pairing dinners, and wholesale prices, our program shines.