Portland Chapter

The Portland Chapter was chartered in April 1997 after two provisional years. Our membership covers the entire Portland metropolitan area. In 2000, a new provisional chapter, Lake Oswego, branched off from ours. Mothers and daughters living in Lake Oswego can now choose between the two chapters. In order to join Lake Oswego chapter, members must reside in the Lake Oswego / West Linn area. Three additional chapters, Oregon Rose, Blue Heron and Sunnyside chapters of NCL, Inc. are also available in the Portland Metro area.

Core Values

Honoring the mother-daughter bond by together learning, growing and modeling responsibility and graciousness

Empowering women with the skills and confidence to lead

Nurturing through mentorship

Inspiring a legacy of social awareness and compassion

Providing depth of support in local communities

Integrity and excellence in everything we do


Our Vision

Through the mother-daughter relationship, National Charity League, Inc. will develop strong women leaders serving and impacting communities today and for generations to come.

Our Commitment

We are committed to the development of our members as leaders and are dedicated to community support, consistently improving local communities through hands-on volunteerism. We hold strong the traditions of the past, which we honor through cultural education and awareness.