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VFW Post 1325 is an association of United States military veterans located in north Portland, Oregon. It is one of approximately 5,900 VFW Posts comprising over 1 million members across the country.  Formed on February 18, 1925, the Post is nicknamed the "Peninsula PEP Post" due to its location on the northern peninsula of Portland, and in recognition of its founding members who were mostly employees of Portland Electric Power, the company now known as Portland General Electric.


The Post is part of District 3 of the VFW Department of Oregon.  

We are a group of veterans helping other veterans and our community. We provide camaraderie to fellow veterans and we sponsor and support a multitude of community events as our member-veterans continue to serve their country and community and promote patriotism.


We normally meet twice every month and participate in numerous other events throughout the year.  The regular monthly meetings include a business meeting on the first Tuesday of every month and a social meeting on the third Tuesday of every month.  These are important opportunities to enjoy camaraderie with other veterans.


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We also participate in numerous other events and activities throughout the year, such as visits to patients in the Portland VA Hospital, a monthly Memorial Service at the Willamette National Cemetery, conduct of the "Patriots Pen" and "Voice of Democracy" scholarship programs for area high school students, sponsoring Little League baseball, and support for our "adopted" military organization, the 142nd Fighter Wing at the Portland Air National Guard Base.     

In all our activities we seek to support fellow veterans and to inspire and promote patriotism.  If you are qualified for membership we invite you to join us, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.


Membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars is limited to those honorably discharged veterans with one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Received a campaign medal for overseas service.

  • Have served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea.

  • Have ever received Hostile Fire Pay or Imminent Danger Pay.

Dues may be paid annually

or once for a Life Membership on the following schedule:

Annual Membership:


Life Membership,
age at time of joining:

Up to 30:  $425
31 - 40:  $410
41 - 50:  $375
51 - 60:  $335
61 - 70:  $290
71 - 80:  $225
80 and up:  $170

Legacy Life Membership:
Bronze:  $400
Silver:  $800
Gold:  $1,200


Tuesday, July 2, 20247 p.m.


Open to all members

Held at the Eagles Lodge at 7611 N. Exeter Avenue,

Portland OR  97203

Questions about upcoming events?

Use the Contact Form at the bottom of this page.


Veterans of Foreign Wars

National Headquarters

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Department of Oregon

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Contact FORM

Thank you for contacting VFW Post 1325. 

We will respond as soon as possible.

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