While we are one large association, we have created lots of different ways for our sisters to get involved. In addition to philanthropy, panhellenic, and the administrative board, we like to have fun! All dues paying members are invited to participate in any of the following groups:

Night Owls, led by Melissa Catto and Michele Becker

Night Owls is a social group for Kappa alumnae of all ages. Outings are typically in the early evening and provide time for mingling, sharing food and drinks, and enjoying an evening out on the town with your local Kappa sisters. Recent events have included a  pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration at Kells Brew Pub on NW 21st Ave and dinner and drinks at Oliver's in Lake Oswego. Joining the Night Owls is a great way to get involved and meet new Kappa friends! We have several events planned for 2014 including:

  • Wednesday, July 16th: 5:30pm - Noble Rot - 1111 East Burnside - evite coming soon
  • Wednesday, Sept 24th: 5:30pm - Departure - 525 SW Morrison St

Lunch Bunch, led by Corrine Crothers

Everyone has a busy schedule, but we all have to eat lunch! The Lunch Bunch is an easy way to get to know your fellow Kappas and sample some of Portland’s fantastic restaurants. Come every month or pick a few to attend—you are always welcome at the table! Just be sure to RSVP so we can save you a seat. Lunch locations change monthly and rotate to different corners of the Portland Metro area. Attendance ranges from 5-10 women; it just depends on the day and time of year. We can't wait to see you soon! Upcoming dates include:

  • Friday, June 13th: Noon - Baird's on B - 485 Second St, Lake Oswego 97034 - evite
  • Wednesday, July 9th: Noon - Uno Mas - "The Ocean" - 2329 NE Glisan St - evite coming soon


Kappa Kulinary

Created in 2009, this group was an instant hit with members. Each event is a potluck designed around a particular theme (chocolate, summer salads) and we not only get to enjoy time visiting with sisters, but also sample each other’s favorite dishes and trade recipes!

Spring Salads 4/2014 - Home of Corrine Crothers

Top: Melissa Henderson, Corrine Crothers, Nancy Schick
Bottom: Elisabeth Rice, Allison Beam, Lindsey Castrey

Our most recent Kappa Kulinary, Spring Salads was hosted at the home of Corrine Crothers. Sisters enjoyed sharing a variety of salads including melon, mint and prosciutto as well as edamame over lively conversation. Don't worry if you missed this one, we are planning a Summer Family Picnic event in July or August and are looking for a host!

  • Summer Picnic: Summer 2014: Date and Location TBA - email the board if interested in hosting!                                           


Have a good idea? Don't see an interest group for you yet? 

We are always interested in adding new groups. If you would like to chair an interest group related to your favorite hobby or know some neat things to do in Portland that you want to share with your sisters, email portlandkappas@gmail.com.

We welcome your ideas and involvement!