The Bonsai Society of Portland, Oregon, promotes the art of bonsai through education. The Society meets monthly, presents guest speakers, shares bonsai knowledge, holds public exhibits, maintains a library of books, videos, maintains a mentorship program and holds social events.

Join the Bonsai Society of Portland and participate in an educational and pleasurable learning environment dedicated to the art of bonsai.


Here is What’s Happening at the BSOP Meeting

January 26, 2016:

Program 7pm – 9:00 pm: January is a 3 part meeting….1st up, we have our annual business meeting with reports from committees and board members. Second we have Margaret Keeler with the Portland Japanese Garden doing a presentation and talking about the remodel of the garden. Last we will have Lee Cheatle discussing the importance of proper repotting techniques, AND a special announcement about an upcoming program on March 22 with Ryan Neil that we promise will be a styling education on steroids. Five of our members will be lucky winners in regards to this but we will leave that as a bit of a teaser for now……Curious?  You will have to come to the January meeting for details.

Question & Answer Table: If you have questions about tree care, especially fertilizing & pest control, will have Keith Wingfield handling your questions this month.

Show & Tell Tables 6pm - 9pm:  This is the place to show off and share.  Please fill out a card (on the table) that tells what the tree is and who owns it.

Silent Auction: Due to the length of our program this month we will be taking a break from the monthly auction.

Raffle 6pm - meeting end:  Your 1st ticket is FREE when you pick up your name badge.   Additional raffle tickets are available for purchase at $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.  Tickets will be sold before the meeting and during the break.   PLEASE check your numbers on the winner’s board at the end of the meeting before leaving. This month the raffle proceeds benefit the BSOP GENERAL FUND. Donations are ALWAYS appreciated!   If your New Year resolution was to clear out some of your excess trees, pots and tools, please consider donating it to the BSOP raffle.

Vendor Tables 6pm - 7pm & break:  Please call ahead to preorder specific needs:  Daybreak (Donna) 360-687-5641, Wee Tree (Rose) 541-829-1859.  Vendor Tables are available to ALL members who would like to sell trees & products.  Please email me ( so I can make sure we have a table set up for you.  There is NO CHARGE for up to 2 tables.

BSOP Library 6pm – 7pm: BSOP library has a huge selection books, periodicals and other reference material.  Barbara Devitt will handle your library questions. The library is located at the back of the stage in the main meeting room and is closed when the presentation begins. Please return and check out books with Jan Hettick located at the membership table near the entrance.

Your assistance with setting up the meeting (5pm) and resetting the room following the meeting is always appreciated!

Doors open at 6 PM so come shop & network with other members. See what’s new and coming up at BSOP!  See you all at the meeting.....

Members who have not picked up their akadama orders, I will be available 6- 6:30 and immediately after the meeting to deliver.