Illini Club of Portland

The Illini Club of Portland encompasses 2,000 alumni living in the Oregon and Southwest Washington state area and holds several events throughout the year, such as a walking tour of downtown Portland for new residents, and a blood drive with other Big Ten alumni clubs.

The club's annual picnic was held at the club president's house last summer where local alumni of all ages enjoyed mingling and sharing stories from Champaign over hamburgers and a potluck dinner. A lively game of croquet finished the evening as the sun went down over Mt. St. Helens in the distance.

The club was particularly happy to revive their scholarship program in 2015, awarding a $1,000 scholarship to Kevin Kim from Gresham, Oregon. Kevin is a junior at the UIUC campus, majoring in computer science.

Please check back later for additional photos the club has shared of Portland from the walking tour and the annual picnic.