Calendar of Events

Greater Portland Iris Society, “GPIS” Calendar 2018

  • February 3  Noon, Luncheon/Judge’s Training “Pacific Coast Irises” by Patrick and Margaret Spence, Clackamas Banquet and Catering Center, Clackamas

Pre-Registration required: 2018 JT luncheon


  • March 6  General Meeting:  “Ikebana Floral Arrangements” by Nana Bellerud, Program Director/Exhibit Chair, Portland Ikebana Chapter


  • April 3  General Meeting:  “Show Prep and Artistic Arrangements”, by Chad Harris, Kay & John Ludi


  • April 8-14  American Iris Society National Convention

Hosted by Greater New Orleans Iris Society

Registration Information


  • April 14-15 GPIS Spring Plant Sale

“Hortlandia”, Portland Expo Center


  • May 6 GPIS Early Show 9-4

“Spring Garden Fair” Canby, Oregon

(Note plant sale is for two days the floral show is Sunday only)



  • May 11-13, 2018 Region 13 Spring Meeting/Garden Tours

Hosted by Oregon Trail Iris Society, Salem OR

Registration Information


  • May 25-26 Siberian-Species National Convention

Hosted by Frances Scott Key Iris Society, Maryland

Registration Information


  • June 10 GPIS Late Show 9-4

Portland Nursery, 9000 SE Division, Portland, Oregon


  • August 4 GPIS Potluck/Auction

Noon, Sandy Grange Hall, Sandy, Oregon


  • August 25-26 GPIS Plant Sale Bearded Iris 9-4

Portland Nursery, 5050 SE Stark, Portland, Oregon


  • September 4 General Meeting: “Reblooming Iris” by Terry Aitken


  • September 22-23 GPIS Plant Sale Beardless Iris 9-4

Portland Nursery, 5050 SE Stark, Portland, Oregon


  • October 2 General Meeting: “Beardless Iris Breeding Programs” by Kevin Vaughn


  • October 6 AIS Region 13 Fall Meeting

Hosted by Central Columbia Iris Society, Wenatchee, WA (Registration information forthcoming)


  • November 6 General Meeting: “A Walk Through The Medians’ Garden” by Lynda Miller


  • December 8 GPIS Holiday Potluck

Noon, Sandy Grange Hall, Sandy, Oregon


  • General Meetings are held at:
  • Ainsworth House and Gardens
  • 7-9 pm
  • 19130 Lot Whitcomb Drive, Oregon City, Or, 97045