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Monterey Furniture with Oregon Roots

The original Monterey Furniture collection - designed for movie stars like Clark Gable, Gene Autrey, and Will Rogers was purchased from Meier and Frank in Portland. For decades, the retail dynasty created by Aaron Meier and Sigmund Frank was a long-standing hub of commerce for Portland. This iconic monument featured the first escalator installation in Portland and, in 1922, also […]


Marvels of Marble at Oregon Caves

Thanks to Christine Sherk from the Eugene Register-Guard for a special story about the amazing adventures at the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve. Enjoy a  wonderful sense of history, ambiance and outdoor fun for the whole family!


Little D Gets an Upgrade

The Friends’ current project is the rehabilitation of Little D, the former staff dining area, located on the 2nd basement level.  Built to feed the original cave guides, college students who worked here during the summer, Little D has never been available to the public and, since the end of the cave guide program, has essentially been […]


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Birthplace of the View Master - purchase a Commemorative Set.....

The Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve is the official birthplace of the View Master. Oregon inventor and photographer, William B. Gruber and the VP of the Postcard Division of Sawyers, Harold J. Graves happened to meet at the Oregon Caves in 1938 and designed the 3D viewer over dinner.


Help us tell the story of the Oregon Caves

An important part of our work is to gather and share memories and experiences of the Oregon Caves and Chateau.

Please send us photos and stories of you and your family's visits to the Caves. Or if you worked here, were a part of the CCC camp or the Oregon Caves Company, please share those memories.

These are very important recollections for us!


NPS to Undertake Life, Safety and Accessibility Upgrade at the Chateau

The National Park Service (NPS) has started the Environmental Assessment for the restoration of the Chateau. This is part of a phased planning process for a major Capital Campaign with an official kick off planned in 2013. The common goal is for the NPS to begin their Life, Safety and Accessibility restoration in 2016 at the same time the Friends Partner projects will support the structural restoration, plus the authentic restoration of the lobby, public areas and guest rooms.


The Friends of the Oregon Caves and Chateau was formed in 2008, in cooperation with the National Park Service, to preserve, protect and improve the cultural and natural resources of the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve
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