Structure Type: built works - recreation areas and structures

Designers: Whidden and Lewis, Architects (firm); Ion Lee Lewis (architect); William Marcy Whidden (architect)

Dates: constructed 1910

4 stories

811 SW Salmon Street
Downtown, Portland, OR 97205

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In 1930, the Arlington Club had an address of 365 Salmon Street.


The Federal Style Arlington Club was an elite social club open to Anglo-American males beginning in 1910. The club began operation as the "Social Club" in 1867, formed by the state's leading bankers and businessmen.

Building Notes

The Portland architectural firm of Whidden and Lewis designed the Arlington Club, completed in 1910. The club catered to wealthy male businessmen and professionals. It widened its membership pool to men of more diverse backgrounds in the 1960s and to women by the 1990s.

Building Notes

One of the architects of the Arlington Club, Ion Lewis (1858-1933) lived for about 23 years in the Arlington Club.

National Register of Historic Places (Listed 2010-08): ID n/a

PCAD id: 24527