Nobler Deeds. Higher Thoughts. Purer Actions.
You’re a gentleman for the modern day: A person who loves history, the arts, philosophy and intellectual discourse for all the right reasons; someone who dresses and speaks well. You’re versatile for any occasion or situation.
You have a job, a steady life, and goals for your future.
You understand that challenges are important in making a man better.
A desire for knowledge, a sincere wish to be serviceable to your fellow man and a never-ending argument for nobler deeds, higher thoughts, and purer actions are some of the core principles that make you the person you are today.
If this sounds like you, then welcome to Enlightenment.
Welcome to Enlightenment.
Enlightenment Lodge No. 228 is Oregon’s newest Masonic Lodge located in the historic Kenton district at the stately Kenton Masonic Center. Our key goals are to further Freemasonry’s visibility in the greater Portland area, and to fulfill Freemasonry’s principal mandate… taking good men, and making them better men.
We’re composed of gentlemen from various walks of life – Different professions, ages, interests, and even nationalities. If there is anything that separates us from your average gentleman, it is our manifest undertaking, which includes the pursuit of nobler deeds, higher thoughts and greater achievements.
It’s one of the oldest fraternities in the world, with members as notable as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Mozart, to name a few. Freemasonry’s aim is simple: to make good men better through a time-proven system of principles and teachings.
Freemasonry encourages one to examine oneself, and through a process separated by degrees, it allows you to become a better man not only for your own benefit, but also for the benefit of society at large.
Becoming A Member
Membership is a serious decision; one that is not to be taken lightly. It’s a gift that the fraternity offers to those who are ready to receive it and are willing to carry its responsibilities.
In order to become a member, you must fulfill the following requirements:
- Be a man of legal age
- Be an Oregon resident for at least six months
- Be fully employed and can take care of dependents (if any)